Top Ten Characters I Wish Would Get Their Own Book
This was a bit of a tricky topic for me, I had to give it some serious consideration because so few names jumped right into my head!
1. Lily, James, Sirius, Remus etc. from Harry Potter – I think all Potter fans, but particularly the older ones, would squeal in delight if Rowling ever decided to do an adult series (or a Children’s series) following the teenage and grown-up exploits of this lot. And I would definitely be one of them.
2. Chaol from Throne of Glass – I fell in love with him a little bit, and I think he has a really interesting back-story, I just know there’s more going on there! I’ve read The Assassin’s Blade novella-bind-up and Throne of Glass already, and I have the next two waiting for me to devour, but I’m basically petrified that this is the end of Chaol and Celeana because I’ve heard another name around the interwebs (Rowan)…
3. Nehemia from Throne of Glass – Was I the only one who was completely intrigued by Nehemia? It just feels like there’s so much unanswered and so much left to say! Basically, Maas should write novellas for all of her side characters, please and thank you.
4. Alba DeTamble from The Time Traveler’s Wife – I’m just about to start a reread of this for Sci-Fi November! Alba inherited Henry’s time-travelling abilities, but she seems to have more control over it as a second-generation time-traveller. Now that the medical world knows about this ability, how is life for Alba? Does she get to see her dad often? I need to know more!
5. Alice from Twilight – Alice was always one of my favourite characters from this series. I think I need to reread it at some point though. I enjoyed these books the first time I read them, but because they receive so much criticism, I want to reread them to see if I still enjoy them. If I do, then I can happily fangirl with conviction.
6. Kevin from We Need To Talk About Kevin – I’m not sure if I want to go inside this character’s head or not. The book is so perfectly done as it is, and to write from Kevin’s perspective would be to answer some of the intentional questions posed by the original text. However, it would be amazing to get inside his head to see what his motivations were, how he really feels, and to answer the nature vs. nurture conundrum.
7. Trevor from Boys Like You – I’m kind-of cheating with this one, as I just found out from the author yesterday that Trevor’s book will be out in May 2015. I really loved Boys Like You (check out my review) and can’t wait to be back in this world with some of my favourite characters, including Trevor, who spent pretty much all of this book in a coma.
8. Emma from Tease – The one book that causes so many confused feelings within me, that I’m still thinking about it (and debating whether I liked it or not) practically a year later. Check out my review of Tease. The story is told from the perspective of the bullies, and while I found elements of it unsatisfactory, it felt very real, and really made me think. So, I have to ask – was Emma suffering from a mental health problem? There are hints that she has a history of issues. Was she a completely innocent victim or was she equally bullying the bullies? What really happened?
9. Rosie from The Rosie Project – A short novella would even do for this one, but while Don is being his charming self, did no one else wonder what on earth was going through Rosie’s mind? My review for The Rosie Project.
10. Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones – She was the UK’s favourite spinster, who finally got the guy (yes, I refuse to acknowledge the existence of the third book), and I would love to get my hands on a book from the perspective of the delicious Mark Darcy, who loved our Bridget, just the way she was.
Which characters made your list today? Do you have any great recommendations this week? Link me up or let me know in the comments! Happy reading, Book Geeks!