Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
Today was a character freebie and this could have gone so many ways, but in the end I chose to gush a bit about my favorite secondary characters ever, because really I adore these characters so much that I just jumped on the opportunity to rave about them some more.
Also, while making this post, I realised that I could have easily written this same exact post about 3 years ago (with some exceptions) so why don’t I have any more recent favorite secondary characters? Do I just love these ones so much no other character can live up to them? I don’t know… So let me know your favorite secondary characters, and if they are from more recent books or also a bit more aged like mine!
Ty and Kit from The Dark Artifices series
As much as I loved The Dark Artifices series (and I did love this series so much), I was looking forward to these two’s scenes most of all and I wanted more. I know they will get their own series, but when? Not soon, that’s when. *cries*
*art by Loweana
Manon from the Throne of Glass series
From the moment Manon appeared in Heir of Fire, I was intrigued. When I read about her relationship with The Thirteen and her bond with Abraxos, I fell in love. Celaena who?
*art by Charlie Bowater
Johanna and Finnick from The Hunger Games series
Everybody loves Finnick, the handsome flirt who became a close friend to Katniss. As do I OF COURSE! But I felt equally fond of Johanna Mason, the angry bitchy girl who favored the axe as a weapon and had a great enemies-to-friends relationship with Katniss.
Yumei from the Red Winter series
Yumei is the Prince of Shadows and Lord of Crows and I loved his character in the Red Winter series. He’s moody and secretive, and yet becomes such a good friend to Emi and Shiro. Can’t wait to read his story!
Nico from the Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus series
I loved Niko since the Percy Jackson series and was happy to see him again in the Heroes of Olympus series, though I missed his own POV. I was so happy in the final book when we finally got the POV of this son of Hades. He’s one of the most intriguing demigods to me and I’ll always want more of him! (Still need to read Trials of Apollo so I hope I see him again)
Nikolai from the Grisha trilogy
Ahh Nikolai Lantsov. The too-clever fox. The sass king. The prince of one-liners. I love him so much and am beyond excited he got his own book series, which is everything I ever hoped for… even if I haven’t even started it yet *oops*
Magnus Bane from the Shadowhunters series
Come on, Magnus is THE character from all the Shadowhunter series we pretty much all agree on loving ,right? The sassy warlock won me over from the very first book, but at least 12 books later he’s still my fave. (plus Kit and Ty of course). He ALMOST makes me want to try the Shadowhunters tv series again. ALMOST, but not quite.
Samwise Gamgee from The Lord of the Rings
MY FAVORITE CHARACTER OF ALL TIME! The most loyal friend anyone could ever wish for, I will always adore Samwise the Brave.
Kenji from the Shatter Me series
What started out as just the funny sidekick turned out to be one of the most fun characters and the best friend ever. My favorite sassy friend with so much hidden depth. (and is it clear I like the sassy characters?)
*art by Loweana