As you all should have realized by now that there isn’t a book without characters in them. Every book has characters because the story is about their life and their own specific journey, so I have decided to write about the characters that made the book so fantastic or characters in general that are amazing.
**Disclaimer** Views, thoughts, and opinions are solely my own. If I happen to not exactly like a character, but if you do, please do not feel discouraged or feel like I’m personally attacking you. They’re just my own opinions, as you are entitled to your own, regardless if I like the characters or not, I still would like to know your own thoughts too! So please, feel free to leave a comment and let me know!
In no particular order:
1 – Evelyn Hugo from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
So if you’ve read my review on this book, I raved about how much I adored this book. And since it’s basically all about Evelyn’s life, there was a lot we learned about her character. She has gone through so much in her life, and she’s kept it together, and she’s pretty badass for how she went through it all. I also liked her message to Monique once they began the interview, which was, she wanted people to know the entire story, she didn’t want people to think she’s just a good person because she accepts that she wasn’t all the time, and wanted to make sure that people knew she wasn’t a perfect person, and I respect that so much.
2 – Kenji and Warner from The Shatter Me series
Obviously, this book wouldn’t exist without Juliette but the two characters that I’ve chosen for this is because they made this book so much better. Kenji makes the situation of things so much better because he’s so funny like that’s the kind of person he is. I think without Kenji, this book series would not be as good as it is because everything would be serious, and kind of depressing. And Warner, his character has been like a whirlwind from the beginning. We thought he was this tough, bad guy, and then he’s not as bad, that he’s this lovable character that just has a very complicated past.
3 – Simon and Magnus from The Mortal Instruments
Simon is such a great character because he’s relatable, he’s not from a magic world, he’s from the “real” world. He’s so innocent, oblivious but he’s also caring and dedicated. Simon has flaws, he gets himself into trouble, but when he gets stuck in those situations, he is mostly humorous like has comic relief in a serious situation, and I think those characteristics also bring out the best in him. Magnus is more of a serious character, but he has this kind of personality that is really likable. He does have some comic relief in the story that helps bring out his character as well. He’s lived through many lives and hasn’t had it easy all the time, but he’s still pretty positive. He is hesitant to help out Clary and Jace, but once he does, he is always there to help, (probably because of Alec, but who knows.)
4 – Felicity from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
On this blog, I’ve mentioned Percy and Monty, but I hardly talk about Felicity, Monty’s sister. She goes along with them on their voyage, and we get a sense of what her character is like. She’s very bright and usually knows how to get out of unprevented situations. She is also pretty badass as well, and I cannot wait until the book comes out in a couple months that’s written about her.
5 – Rowan from Heir of Fire
I feel as though the series didn’t really progress very much until we get to the third book in which we Rowan. At first I didn’t know what I should think about him because we were introduced to this new character and he didn’t seem very likable in the beginning. As we learned more about him, he was fairly sweet and very knowledgeable, especially about how the fae world. Rowan had disputes with Aelin for a good majority of this novel, but forcing her to face her own fear, and being hostile towards her, made her be stronger, and he’s just was she needed.
6 – Dobby and Neville from Harry Potter
I know what you’re thinking, it wouldn’t be Harry Potter without Harry, Hermione, or Ron but besides those characters, these two are ones that I adored throughout reading Harry Potter. Dobby comes in the second book, I believe and ever since he has made chaos for Harry, he’s grown into his life, and as a really enjoyable character. We don’t see much of Dobby throughout the whole series but once he’s there, it’s so funny and enjoyable to read about. Neville, I think isn’t very likable to other reader’s because he’s shy and we don’t really get to see too much from him but I think from what I’ve read (and watched) that he is the most developed character in this entire series because he goes from this shy kid to this person who’s brave and is willing to sacrifice himself to save others, and that’s what I admire about him the most.
7 – Wavy from All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
Wavy is the main character in this novel, and I don’t think it would have been as great as a book if it were any other character because she’s so unique. She’s lived in pretty much terrible places, and has dealt with bad people. She’s quiet, also mute for a good chunk of her years growing up. Once she meets Kellan, someone who accepts her, she grows into someone she wants to be. There is so much character development that we see from her all throughout the novel. Her character is so well-developed, that she seems almost real and that’s what the story is; it’s not a true story, but it can easily happen in our world today.
8 – Inej from Six of Crows
I loved a lot of the characters from the Six of Crows series, but Inej is someone that I feel as though she keeps everyone together, whether if she’s present or not. She tries to balance out the issues and tensions that have been caused all throughout this group of people and there’s something about her personality that causes most it to relax. When Inej was gone for a while in Crooked Kingdom, the entire group was right there, working together to bring her back. And plus, Inej is just a badass because she’s strong and can fight in really hard situations, and can win.
9 – Aibileen and Minny from The Help
This book has three different perspectives, Aibileen, Minny, and Skeeter. I think Skeeter is another very well written character and she brings a lot to the story as well. But, Aibileen and Minny are maids and I think from their points of view, it gives a whole new light on what it was like to be a maid in the 1960’s. Aibileen is a maid who basically has raised other people’s children, and she’s very smart for how people make her feel during that time period. Minny is very sarcastic, and she has gone through a lot in the novel and she is still standing strong from all of that. So these two women are apart of this book Skeeter wrote, but not only that, they helped raise awareness to other maids to join as well.
10 – Ove from A Man Called Ove
Ove is a special kind of man because we learn that he’s had a rough life growing up, but he’s always been dedicated and deep down he has a kind heart. Without Ove, this story wouldn’t be as good without him since it’s all about his life, mostly in the present time. It’s more so a humorous style, but at points it can be dark, and I feel as though throughout the novel we get to see the side Ove doesn’t want anyone to see because he’s still grieving his wife. Ove is a grumpy old man, he yells at people for breaking the rules around the home he lives in. He didn’t like new people moving next door but after a while, he secretly wanted them around although he acted like he didn’t, and for his longtime neighbor was going through trouble, he helped even though they didn’t get along all the time.