Monday, February 18, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #2: Top Ten Favorite Characters In YA

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Here are my ten favorite characters in the YA genre:

1. Puck from The Iron Fey series
Hilarious! My favorite trickster.
The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)
2. Zuzanna from Days of Blood & Starlight
She is the character that brings sunshine in this otherwise depressing 2nd novel.
Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2)
3. Adrian from Bloodlines/ Vampire Academy
I will admit, I used to hate Adrian. But over time, I began to grow very fond of him.
Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)

4. Katarina Bishop from Heist Society
I bet all of us are jealous of this teen thief.
Heist Society (Heist Society, #1)

5. Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars
His outlook on life, his poetic statements, his humor; qualities of Gus that make us all love him.
The Fault in Our Stars

6. Alex Rider from the Alex Rider series
Alex reminds me of Katarina; he is just so clever.
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider, #1)

7. Karou from Daughter of Smoke & Bone
She is one of the few heroines in the YA genre that does not give up all that she believes in just to be with a guy. ( I won't say more; I don't want to spoil it for everyone who hasn't already read it).
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)

8. Morpheus from Splintered
Love him!

9. Liam from the Darkest Minds
In this book, Liam's heroism is considered a "bad" thing by some of the characters. I totally disagree.
The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)

10. Rudy Steiner from The Book Thief
The Book Thief


  1. Oh my gosh, I LOVE your list!! JUST finished Splintered and I really liked Morpheus! (When he wasn't being an ass :) ) Rudy-I'm dying. I adore him! Karou and Zuzana are 2 of my favorites! Karou especially, she is just such a kickass chick. And words. Same as Rudy. Just in love with. Fantastic list! :)

    1. Thanks for checking out my list! Yes, it seems like we have a lot in common :D. Oh Rudy... the boy with the lemon-colored hair. I just break down in tears whenever I think of him.

  2. Ok I am a huge fan of you for mentioning Puck AND Augustus on one list. That makes you awesome! New Follower.
    Deidra @ Simply Books.
    My TTT

    1. Why thank you! You, too, are awesome for agreeing with me:)
      Thanks for following!

  3. Puck really grew on me over the series. At first, I didn't like him, but now, he's my favorite character from The Iron Fey.

    1. Same here! In the first book, for some reason, I was Team Ash. When I started to notice how sweet and funny Puck was, I saw the error of my ways and he quickly became my favorite character.

  4. Hey, Puck was on my list too! I'm still a Team Ash fan, but I just thought his character was hilariously awesome and I wish he had someone to love. :(

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  6. Right there with you with Ruby, Alex, and Katarina. I loved all of them.

    I still need to read Kagawa's books. Thanks for the reminder.

    Here's my Tuesday meme post

    ~Danica PageTaking it one Page at a Time

    1. They're all badasses! I think I would die from excitement if I met them in real life.

  7. Good list, I love Katerina, Augustus and Rudy as well.

    1. Thanks :). Sometimes I wish I could meet a guy like Augustus. He has such a pure heart.

  8. Yay Karou! :D I can't wait to read the second book, it's sitting ever so patiently on my shelf just waiting.
    Here's my TTT :)

    1. You need to read it like, now. But I'm warning you: the second book is very depressing. And be ready to rip your hair out once you finish it.

  9. Oooh I love Adrian's character so much! Great list :)

    Here's my Top Ten!

  10. The Fault in our stars in still sitting on my shelf. I need to read it very soon. Great choices. New follower via GFC. Heres my TTT

    1. I just read the fault in our stars a few weeks ago, and I was wondering why I waited so long to read it. Trust me, you should read it very soon, and it wont disappoint. Thanks for following!

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  12. RUDY! I love him so much! And I love Puck, Kat, and Augustus as well. They're all so amazing.
    New follower!

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

    My Top Ten

    1. Yes Rudy is like my favorite character of all times, I adore him (Jesse Owens incident, lol).
      I appreciate you following my blog!

  13. I'd love to re-read the Book Thief, it's one of my all-time favorite books. Puck isn't on my list (Grimalkin is), but he was definitively up there!

    Augustus . . . . *sigh* ;)

  14. I haven't read any of these (shameful, I know!), but I totally plan to! Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf