Do you ever read a book that you are not feeling at all and yet there are those characters that make the whole bearable enough to want to know what happens to them? Yeah, me too. It always makes me wonder if I should read on with series just to see what happens to them. In some cases I actually do.
So for this weeks Top Ten Tuesday, hosted over on That Artsy Reader Girl, I am sharing characters that I liked in books that I did not. This was actually the prompt I submitted. 😀 Most of these were 2-3 stars.
Gabriel from Half Bad
This year I read Half Bad. The book did not quite do it for me. But meeting Gabriel in the second half of the book made up for a lot of that. Nathan did too, just in lesser form. Their interactions made the book a whole lot better. Still not enough for me to really like it though.
Merik from The Witchlands
I had high hopes for Truthwitch and the series as a whole. Unfortunately it and the sequel let me down. Merik is the only character that I even remotely care about and the reason I MIGHT read the third one. MIGHT. Somewhere down the road… He is just what I like to see in a character. A charming prince but oh so flawed in ways.
Sevro from Red Rising
Red Rising was not for me but seeing glimpses of Sevro throughout the book gave me joy. That boy was just so strong and I do not understand why everyone else seemed to think him weird or disliked him. ._. He was amazing.
August from This Savage Song
This Savage Song is so far the one Schwab book that has not been able to sway me much. I have yet to finish Vicious but that might be the second. Anyway August was such a precious character in that book though. I really enjoyed getting his perspective.
Khalila from Ink and Bone
Despite the series being called The Great Library this was just not the book for me. Khalila however was just such a great and likeable character and I wish we could have gotten her point of view.
Caspida from The Forbidden Wish
Caspida was more of a side story but I wish her story had been the main one. It was far more interesting.
Baz from Carry On
Baz basically saved Carry on from a DNF for me. His point of view and interactions with Simon were amazing. I could have done without all the rest, haha. He was clearly the grumpy bad boy but I like those.
Newt and Min Ho from The Maze Runner
I ended up dnf-ing the third book of the trilogy so I do not know what happens to these two. But their personalities really shined through, even if they were just side characters. I do think the movie helped with this somewhat, haha.