August 27, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This is one meme I can get on board with - I LOVE lists! I'll show you mine if you show me yours!

Top Ten Best Secondary Characters

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
es ever.

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
protect her the way he needs to. I'd love to tell Eddie to just screw the job for ONCE and make a move on the girl he likes!

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. 

Honorable Mention

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


Feli said...

oh the twins! such a great choice. I'm never gonna be over Fred dying ;___; And I've seen Roar mentioned in quite a few lists actually so I reckon I have to read Under the Never Sky soon!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

All new-to-me. Thanks for sharing these!

Here's my list of best secondary book characters.

Unknown said...

Roar really is the best, isn't he!?! I absolutely LOVE Fred & George <333 I only read the first book in the series, but I agree -- Cookie was pretty great! I loved her attitude :)
I also almost included Eddie on my list, but in the end decided that I had too many haha! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by my TTT and the follow :D :D

Sam (Realm of Fiction) said...

I'm glad Roar and Grim made your list too! I also agree with the Weasley twins and Charlotte from the Infernal Devices. Great choices! :)

Elien said...

Great list! How could I forget about Grim, he's a cat but an amazing one :)

My TTT @ So Bookalicious

Christina & Melissa @ Allodoxophobia said...

ROAR! I totally forgot about him, but he was completely one of my favorites!

Anonymous said...

Fred and George! They were my favourite of the Weasleys (knew I should've added them somewhere in my list this week xD)

Great list! My TTT

Ula said...

Awesome list! I wish I'd remember Fred and George, but then again, all Weasleys are awesome. :)
Thanks for stopping by :)

Stephanie (Hopeless Romantics) said...

What would Harry Potter be without the Weasley twins =D I loved a lot of characters from that series!

Unknown said...

I love the Weasley boys!

Sandra said...

Ah we can't forget about Ari and Janco, they made me laugh to tears! Great list :)

Darynda said...

Oh thank you for this!!!! I love me some Cookie. <3

Girl!Reporter said...

The Weasley twins - great choice. There are so many wonderful characters in the Harry Potter books, it's hard to choose. I went for the obvious ones.

Here's my TTT.


Anonymous said...

Hell yeah Roar and Simon!!! They are the only 2 I've met on your list, but you do mention books that I have on my tbr list so that is a bonus!!

Anonymous said...

Yay to Fred and George (they were definites for my list too). I also like Charlotte as an honorable mention - she was one of my favorites throughout that whole trilogy!

Anonymous said...

Great list :) I can't believe i forgot Eddie! and Ben! Maybe i need to rewrite some of my list, great list though :)

Samantha Stewart said...

ROAR! I forgot about Roar! How could I forget him? I debated for ages whether to add Simon to my list or not, but I went with Magnus instead (but I still love Simon!). Hell yeah for Fred & George! They're awesome :) I love Grim too! He's such an amazing character.
I love that Charlotte and Kanin are in your honorable mentions, they're both brilliant!
Great list! :D

Unknown said...

Even though the twins didn't officially make my list, I love them very, very much! :)
For some reason I never read The Mortal Instruments but I think I'll start it soon. Besides, I have this deep love for Robert Sheehan so I also have to watch the movie! :D

Joana @ Joana In The Sky With Books

Unknown said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Vlad, Cookie and Ben! Vlad and Cookie are on my list but I stupidly forgot Ben :(

Great list!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I haven't heard of a bunch of these. The characters sound very interesting though. Yes, yes, yes to the Weasley twins! Seriously, I could have built this entire list around nothing but Harry Potter characters, but forced myself to limit it only to one. ;)

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

Denise @ Life With No Plot

Somewhere Only We Know said...

Oh you have a great list! So many great characters. Roar and the Weasley twins we've established to have in common. I haven't read Dark Triumph yet or The Mythos Academy, but they're both on my TBR list. Definitely love Charlotte and I like Simon now in the later TMI books. The first three not so much. Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier!

Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

Julianne said...

I've only read The Iron King but I loved Grim! If it was Top Eleven Tuesday he would have been on my list.

Katie said...

Thanks for checking out my blog! I love how you have the Weasley twins on your list. Their troublemaking tendancies always made me laugh. Plus, you have a lot of other great books on your list. I don't recognize a few of the titles, but I will definitely check them out. Happy Top Ten Tuesday!

Unknown said...

Except for Roar and Beast, I haven't read of any of the other secondary characters. Which is a definite shame. I'll have to start since you loved them so much! It looks like a good list :)

Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

Anonymous said...

Awww I really like Eddie too! I included CHristian on my list this week, but Eddie...le sigh! =)

Thanks for stoppin by! Have a good week!

Unknown said...

I came SO close to putting Kanin, but didn't! LOL. And VLAD! And Ben! Wow! I never would have even though of Ben! I'm too hung up on Adam in those books. Hahaha! Great list Krista!

Kate @ The Bookaholic Blurbs said...

I love Roar, too!