1. Vlad Tepesh - The Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost
I know I'm cheating a bit with this one. Vlad does end up starring in his own series. But when we first met Vlad, he was playing second fiddle to Cat and Bones in At Grave's End. When he was there, though, Vlad was larger than life. He's handsome, scary, witty, and absolutely hysterical. He protects his friends with incredible fierceness and destroys his enemies mercilessly. Vlad is one of my most favorite vampir
2. Roar - The Under the Never Sky Series by Veronica Rossi
Roar is Perry's best friend, and then he becomes Aria's best friend too, especially after he learns that Aria's abilities mirror his own. Roar is a stand-up guy. He'd do anything for Perry and Aria. And, he's got personality. Where Perry is serious and brooding, Roar is fun and goofy sometimes. I'd love a BFF like him.
3. Cookie Kowalski - The Charley Davidson Series by Darynda Jones
Cookie is Charley Davidson's neighbor, best friend and employee. Charley would be a hard woman to befriend - she's crass, snarky, has a dangerous job, and - oh yeah. She's the grim reaper. But, Cookie takes it all in stride. She answers Charley's wisecracks with ones of her own. She loves oogling hot guys. And she loves her 12-year-old daughter. Cookie is a piece of work.
4. Ben - The Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs
Ben had a rocky start in Adam's pack. But, he proved himself when Mercy was horribly attacked and emotionally shattered. Ben also had a tough life, so he was a friend for Mercy to lean on that could understand where she was coming from. And, he helped Adam help her too. Did I mention that he's got a British accent and he turns into a gorgeous red-haired wolf? Yeah - Ben rocks.
5. Fred and George Weasley - The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowlings
It was easy to think that the Weasley twins were nothing more than shallow jokesters. I mean, they quit school early to open a joke shop, for crying out loud. Yet, when stuff got hairy, they willingly stepped up to help their friends and fight the bad guys. It's obvious they love their whole family, and they care fiercely for their friends. Even if they subject them to vomit-flavored jelly beans.
6. Daphne - The Mythos Academy Series by Jennifer Estep
It was easy to think in the first book of the series that Daphne was going to be the token mean girl. She was popular, powerful and beautiful. But, then Gwen discovers she also likes computers and a "band geek" and realizes there's more to this Valkyrie warrior who shoots pink sparks out of her fingers then what meets the eye. By the end of the book, Daphne and Gwen have forged a great friendship and I loved her all the more for it.
7. Luc - The Chicagoland Vampires Series by Chloe Neill
Luc is the captain of the guard at Cadogan House, and sorta, kinda, Merit's boss. Luc is a vampire created in the Civil War era, and a Texan to boot, so his stupid jokes, laid back attitude and his accent might make you think he's not serious about his job. You would be wrong. Luc is a great strategist and manages his guards efficiently and effectively. And, the way he loves Lindsey is so freaking adorable - this guy is awesome.
8. Grim - The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa
Grim is a cat. He looks out for numero uno, he runs whenever the shit hits the fan, and he never turns down a chance to make a good deal. Yet, as the Iron Fey series progresses, you start to think that perhaps he actually gives a crap about Meghan, Ash and Puck.
9. Eddie Cahill - The Vampire Academy Series/The Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead
Eddie first appears in the Vampire Academy series. He was Mason's best friend, and the one that ended up the worst off when Rose and her friends were captured by Strigoi in Frost Burned. When the Bloodlines series continues, Eddie is selected to protect Jill as she goes across the country to California. Eddie is noble to a fault. He cares deeply for Jill, yet pushes his feelings aside time and time again so that he can continue to
10. Simon - The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
Simon's journey in The Mortal Instruments series is full of ups and downs. He loves Clary. She shoots him down. She finally gives things a shot with him. But, shoots him down again. He becomes a vampire. Then a weapon. Then finds love again with someone else. This poor guy has been through so much, yet his loyalty to Clary and the other Shadowhunters never waivers.
1. Janco & Ari - The Study Series by Maria V. Snyder
2. Kanin - The Blood of Eden Series by Julie Kagawa
3. Beast - The My Fair Assassin Series by R.L. LaFever
4. Charlotte - The Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare
5. Christian Ozera - The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead