Hey y’all! I hope that all of you in college/school are on break and having a fantabulous time! Christmas is coming and I am … not in the mood.
But enough of that! Today I have stolen the Smashing and Dashing Character tag from the glorious queen PaperFury. I enjoyed doing it way back in 2016. The questions are slightly different, so since 2k16 is still fresh in your pretty little minds, it won’t be over the top boring.
Without further ado, I present to you (haha), the character tag!
1. Most Relatable Character
For me, this is most obviously Martyn (Blades of Acktar) because he is sarcastic and grouchy and all the love towards you, man; Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) due to alllll the fluuuuuff (MY DUDES, THE SECOND MOVIE HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED); and finally, Mycroft (Every) because, well, tbh, I’m not sure. I just completely and utterly relate to him. Which is slightly concerning.
2. Most Pure Animal Companion
Aaaaah! Where are all the animal companions??? Most of the books that I have read this year have exactly 0 animals. #sadness
BUT. I have come up with one for you, my lovelies. Morpheus (Splintered). Yes, I see all of your puzzled looks. But hear me out. HE TURNS INTO A FREAKING MOTH. IT COUNTS, OKAY? Plus, Morph follows Alyssa around enough that he counts as an animal companion.
3. Fiercest Fighter
Nemesis (The Diabolic), Amani (Rebel of the Sands), and Katniss (The Hunger Games). All of these girls are total kick-butt and I love them all. Tbh, Katniss isn’t exactly a fighter, per se, but I still felt that she deserved a spot on this list.
4. Am Surprised That I Loved You??
Every Breath and Every Word. I did not expect to like them. At all. Especially the second book. BUT I DID. (Shocking, I Know.) These books are, like, my faves. BUT I AM IN AN OUTRAGE THAT THERE IS NO USA VERSION OF THE THIRD BOOK. LIKE, WHY. WHY MUST YOU DO THIS TO ME. I AM IN TEARS.
Also, Blank Mastermind. I had already read a decent helping of it – and new that I liked it – but I surprised myself by just how much I liked it.
5. Best Sassmaster
Jin x Amani (Rebel of the Sands) for sure. They go back and forth and their wit is sharper than a papercut. (aka pretty sharp)
Some more honorable mentions, tho, are Thomas (Stalking Jack the Ripper) are Morpheus (Splintered). Both are incredibly sassy lil boys.
6. Best Antihero
I actually haven’t read many books with antiheroes? I KNOW. I’M CRYING TOO. I would have to go with Wolfgang (Blank Mastermind) or Nemesis (The Empress), though. Both aren’t exactly antiheroes, but eh. It works.
(Does Morpheus count? I think that he sorta does. PLUS. I am trying to include him into as many sections as I can, lol 😂 )
7. The Best Friends Of All
THE GOLDEN TRIO, OF COURSE. MY BOYS (and girl). Hermione, Harry, and Ron (Harry Potter). I’m reading through the series right now and Harry is currently being a giant jerk, so props to Hermione and Ron for toughing through it!
I also adore the Lost Boys. They are everything. ❤
LARA JEAN AND CHRIS ‘TIL THE BLOODY END.
8. Best Villain To HATE
(Bonus: Best Villain to Love – Victor from The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein)
9. Award For Best vs Worst YA Parents
As I may have already, er, said, the Maestro. She sucks. I hate Alyssa’s parents (Splintered), not because they’re bad. Thomas (aka the father) is actually pretty amazing! I just hated the mom and Thomas by the end. Who am I kidding? I’ve always hated the mom. I was also fed up with Eliza’s parents (Eliza and Her Monsters), though to be fair, I was pretty much annoyed with every. single. character.
The Best! Thomas (Splintered). America & Maxon (The Selection). Mr Covey (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before). They are all fab.
10. Ship Of All Ships In 2018
LARA JEAN AND PETER, MY TWO LOVES. Jin and Amani for suresies.
My two controversial ships: Rachel and Mycroft (Every) … more controversial to myself. I hate the two of them together … yet I can’t stop shipping them. Tyrus and Nemesis … because they are so, er, tumultuous in the second book. BUT STILL. I LOVE THEM. THEY MUST SHIPPPITY SHIP OFF INTO THE BURNING SUNSET.
11. Most Precious Must Be Protected
Beck (A Thousand Perfect Notes) is the Cinnamon Roll above all Cinnamon Rolls. He just needs and safety blanket and twelve tubs of ice cream. (And a bag of carrots because, you know, he needs to stay healthy.)
(I would say Lara Jean, as well, but we all know that she doesn’t need to be protected.)
12. Honestly Surprised You’re Still Alive
13. Award For Making The Worst Decisions
HARRY POTTER. *cough cough* Parvin (Out of Time). Those two are the BIG ones. Though sometimes I really feel Audrey Rose (Stalking Jack the Ripper) is completely ridiculous. Alyssa (Splintered) should also definitely be nominated.
14. Most In Need Of A Nap
ALL OF THEM.
15. Want To Read More About You
Nemesis. Though, I mean, she still has another – final – book coming out. BUT THAT IS IN JULY. I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL JULY.
For reals, though. Daniel (Here Lies Daniel Tate). I am just so intrigued. Like, you’re suppose to be???? But I must know more, precioussssss.
Also, and finally, Elizabeth Lavenza (The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein). THE BOOK WAS SUCH A CLIFF-HANGER AND HERE I AM IN PIECES. YET IS THERE A SEQUEL? NO. AM I UPSET? MAYBE.
Haha, I hope that you all enjoyed my monster of a post. If you want to do the tag, please link me to it in the comments! I’d love to read it! 🙂 What are some of your favorite character loves this year??? Let’s chat!