Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Top Ten Favourite Characters In X Genre

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  I'm hoping the X stands for whatever genre I want and not some sort of sub-genre that I've been unaware of because I live under a book shaped rock.  Therefore, my Genre is 'the Back of Waterstones Norwich'.  That encompasses a few genres (SCI FI/Urban Fantasy/Paranormal/Horror), but seeing as a bookshop lumps them all together I don't see any reason why I can't for today.

1.  Miriam Black - Blackbirds/Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig
Spiky, damaged, feisty and foul mouthed.
2.  Alexia Tarrabotti - The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger
No-nonsense, practical and intelligent, with very good taste in friends.
3.  Eddie Bear - The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse/The Toyminator by Robert Rankin
The original Ted...I fell in love as soon as I found out you had to turn him upside down when he'd been drinking.
4.  Xaphan - To Hell and Back series by Matthew Hughes
For me, he was the best thing about The To Hell and Back series. Mainly because he reminds me of the Weasels in Who Framed Roger Rabbit!
5.  Jamie Vegas - The Otherworld Series by Kelley Armstrong
The whole reason I started reading the Otherworld series was because of a short story that featured Jamie.  I can't tell you why she's my favourite, she just is.
6.  Harry Dresden - The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
A loyal, witty lug head, who would do anything to protect his family and friends.  There's many a reason as to why I love the Dresden Files, and Harry is certainly one of them.
7.  Bob - The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
A talking skull that sounds like a horny version of Boni from The Trap Door?!?  How can I not love Bob?!
8.  Amy - vN by Madeline Ashby
Amy had her own agenda in vN, but it never stopped her from helping others in need.
9.  The Bonies - Warm Bodies by Issac Marion
I liked the idea of a zombie hierarchy.  Even though I'm not sure I want to see the film, I'd like to know if they pulled the Bonies off.
10.  Ivy Hisselpenny - The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger
She was in my top ten last week.  I like how she's portrayed as silly, but she's just as loyal as Alexia, and somewhat more perceptive than people give her credit for.

    That's my list for this week.  What do you  think?  Who is on your list this week? Any characters from series that I've picked that you prefer?


  1. The Parasol Protectorate is on my TBR list, I have heard great things, I also just got Etiquette and Espionage from the library!

    Great List, I have not heard of some of the books, so I will have to goodreads them.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I hope you enjoy The Parasol Protectorate when you get round to reading it! I've also got a copy of E&E waiting to be read...tempted to abandon all my other books and start reading now!

  2. The cover of Blackbirds/Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig is freaking awesome. Looks like a graphic novel.

    J'adore Happy Endings

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I agree. I haven't put my copies on my bookshelf yet, only on my coffee table, so I can stare at the pretty all day long! Can't wait to see what the cover for Cormorant will look like.

  3. I totally love Xaphan. He's such a jerk, but I dig it.

    Oh oh oh and do you like The Dresden Files? I've been thinking of trying that series out, but I'm hesitant to start such a long series unless it's really awesome, you know?

    I saw Warm Bodies (haven't read the book yet, I plan to next month) and the bonies were scary! I wonder if they have more of a story in the book... I can't wait.

    Great list!!!

    1. I find it awesome, I don't know if that helps? It's the one long series that I've read in which the characters have actually evolved and not had personality transplants.

      Have you read any of the short stories that fit into the series? You may enter a bit of spoiler teritory, but it might be a way to test the water first without wasting time on a series you don't like? That's how I got into the series anyway!

      I caved and went to see Warm Bodies on Tuesday! Thought it was a good adaptation. I agree about the Bonies. The weren't how I imagined, but I think I went all claymation in my head! I can't remember if they have more of a story in the book (I read it a while ago and am very tempted to re-read it) but I'd totally read a book/short about a Bonie army!

  4. the Bonies are pretty creepy... and the idea for a zombie hierarchy is awesome, too!

    Here's my TTT Post @ I Heart Romance

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I agree they are creepy, I wouldn't want to meet one in an abandoned airport!