Thursday, 29 December 2011

Top 10 of 2011: Characters

Welcome to day 4 of Top 10 of 2011! This week-long event is hosted by Confessions of a Bookaholic, A Life  Bound by Books, Fiktshun and Two Chicks On Books.

Today's post is about our favourite characters from books read in 2011. To avoid repetition, I've left off anyone from my Book Boyfriends list posted yesterday.

These are in no particular order, as I found it too hard to rank them:

1. Mae from The Demon's Lexicon  

Mae really got my back up at first, but by the end of the TDL I really took a shine to her, and by the end of the trilogy I can definitely say she's one of my favourite heroines. I love her strength, her resilience, her determination and her love for her brother.

2. Woolsey Scott from Clockwork Prince

We might have only seen a bit of him, but I loved this character! His dandy-ness really appealed to me, as did his quips and relationship with Magnus. I hope we see a lot more of him in Clockwork

3. Dru from The Strange Angels series

I'm a huge fan of Dru, she takes no shit from no one and she's so strong despite the constant stream of terrible events in her life. She knows her own mind, sticks to her guns and always puts up a fight. I also really admire how she conducts her affairs of the heart! If you haven't read this series yet you really must.

4. Cole St.Clair from Forever

This is a bit of a cheat one really, because Cole would probably make an extended book boyfriends list. He's got that whole tortured genius vibe that I really like and his relationships with the other characters--especially Isabel--are really interesting.

5. Sydney Sage from Bloodlines

I always identified with Sydney much more than Rose in VA, and I really liked that we got to see more of Sydney in the spin-off. I like how intelligent she is, how competitive and yet how fragile and naive and uncertain she can be as well. I can't wait to see how her character develops in this series.

6. Jamie from The Demon's Lexicon Trilogy

Jamie is just so sweet; he reminds me a bit of my own brother. He's also really funny and fairly brave. I love his tentative friendship with Nick--it's ridiculously cute. Another character that annoyed me a bit at first I'm now a firm Jamie fan.

7. Tessa Gray from Clockwork Angel/Prince  
I really like Tessa, I love her love of books, her resilience and strength. She thinks so little of herself when she's such a great person. She handles Will magnificently and never lets anything faze her.

8. Death from Rage

I really liked the character of Death, whether it was his uncanny resemblance to a certain dead rockstar, or his wit, he was an enigmatic and likeable character.

9. Isabel Culpepper from Forever

Isabel is another non-leading female that I really like. I admire her strength, especially after everything she's been
through, and her snarky sense of humour. I like how she's a bit of a mean girl, and love her interactions with Cole.

10. Tris Prior from Divergent

Tris is another strong female character. Despite lacking physical strength she's brave and thoughtful and very resilient. She doesn't give up even when faced with overwhelming odds and she isn't afraid to feel.


  1. Ha! Woolsey Scott was fantastic! I loved him. He seemed liked a pre-Magnus Magnus.

  2. I loved Tris, Isabel, Cole, Sydney, and Woolsey Scott!


  3. Great list!!!! Tris is the best and I´m glad that Dru is in another list, she´s great! I also like Woolsey Scott.
    thanks for stopping by
    My Top Ten Heroines and Villains

  4. gr8 list
    cool thau added cole and isabel
    still need 2 read demon lexicon
    my top characters

  5. It's so daunting to pick only 10! I don't know about you, but it was hard for me. I love your list. I did Top 10 Awesome Chicks on mine.

  6. I really like Cole from Forever and Death is pretty awesome. He's my favorite character in that series.

    My list:

  7. Tris and Tessa are two of my favourite heroines :). I really love Mae as well, and thought Woolsey Scott was awesome :P. And I adore Jamie! He's amazing and funny. Fab list! :)

  8. COLE. Damn that bastard for scaring me in Forever... or I should say, DAMN MAGGIE! I'm not sure who I prefer when comparing Rose and Syney, I love what they both offer. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing Sydney grow over the series. And I totally agree with Isabel and Tris choices! Seriously, if I don't get me some Insurgent soon.... *getting antsy*

  9. haha Woolsey Scott made me laugh so so hard :D
    and Cole & Isabel were fantastic!! I totally loved them while reading :) They were dynamic!! Which was totally great ;)

  10. oohh. Woolsey Scott! You're not alone, I love him too. I hope we'll know more from him in the last book.

  11. Yeah, there's a lot of these I haven't read yet. They're on my TBR list, though. Now I just have to get to them.

  12. I haven't read any of the books from your list other than Divergent and I loved Tris in it.

  13. You can actually remember all your characters? My memory's terrible...I love Tris, but that's all I really agree with. I really want to read the Horsemen series...

  14. Who's Woolsey Scott from CP? dang you spoiled me!!! I have not read it :/ geez i'm really left behind! the mail man has not been delivering my packages T__T Glad you included Tessa love that girl so naive of everything aside from what she have read in the book lol Tris Prior! awesome characters!

    Here' s my Top 10 Characters of 2011

    Jay @ We Fancy Books


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