Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Minor Characters

Top Ten Tuesday was created and is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week's topic is minor characters - the ones that even with small roles, still manage to make us fall in love with them.

1. Emmett Cullen (Twilight) - Even if you hardcore hate this series, you can't deny that Emmett's boisterous and humorous personality didn't make you smile at least once. I'm a big fan of the series, but I wished he would've had a bigger role. (Hey Meyer, how about you stop writing about non-important characters like Bree Tanner and give Emmett his own book?)

2. Devon (Raised By Wolves) - Devon is sort of like Emmett in a way. He's more joking than he is serious, but he's fiercely protective of the story's resident human, Bryn, when he needs to be. I absolutely loved this character and was so happy when I picked up the sequel (Trial By Fire) last night and he was the opening line.

3. Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter) - If I went to Hogwarts, Luna would be my BFF. She might be weird, but she's proud of who she is and she doesn't let anybody bring her down for it. I think she might actually be my second favorite HP character in general, behind Ron.

4. Grimalkin (The Iron Fey series) - Even the minor characters in these books are still pretty big, but I have to include the sarcastic talking cat that helps Meghan navigate around the NeverNever.

5. Rhode (Infinite Days) - Justin who? Rhode was only in the book for a short time, but in that short time I completely fell head over heels for him that I was so upset with where the book went without him. I'm crossing my fingers that Rebecca Maizel has him in book two because he's been my favorite character the second I started reading it.

6. Babette (Dreamland Social Club) - There are actually a lot of loveable minor characters in this novel, but Babette stuck out. She was the first to really befriend and give Jane a chance, despite the less-than-welcoming reception the student body had because of who her grandfather was. She's snarky and tells it like it is and even though she's a bit different from everyone else, she, like Luna, doesn't let it bother her.

7. Bonegrinder (Rampant/Ascendant) - Despite his name, this pet zhi unicorn is a loveable pet to the hunters. Unless you're not a hunter, of course, and then he'll try to live up to his name. He doesn't speak, but he adds a certain charm to the books.

Only seven this week, but if I think of more, I'll definitely be adding them! Next week I'll be posting about ten books that I've lied about! (Reading them, not reading them, liking or not liking them)


  1. Definitely agree about Luna and Grimalkin! I think if they met each other they would totally get along.

  2. Luna...LOL Such a character in so many senses of the word...

  3. Aw, I loved Rhode, too! I never understood why he didn't appear more.

  4. Bonegrinder! He was the best, when you know, he wasn't trying to kill anyone ;)

  5. Oh my gosh!! Luna Lovegood, one of my all-time favorite characters :)
    Great list!
    - Alyssa of Redhead Heroines

  6. Luna's a great one! Also, Finnick from HUNGER GAMES, and Bramble from ENTWINED. From Twilight, I think I actually liked Rosalie better. Not in a warm-fuzzy kind of way -- but she was so interesting and complex!

  7. I loved Bonegrinder! There was some sweet irony in a band of unicorn hunting girls who had a baby zhi as a pet. :) And Luna Lovegood and I would get on very well, too-- she's also one of my favorite HP characters. Fantastic list!

  8. YES! I agree about Luna. She would definitely be my BFF!

  9. I completely agree about Rhode. Justin has nothing on Rhode. Hopefully we'll get to see more of him in the next books.

  10. Yes yes yes! Luna is one of my all-time favorite characters! I think Neville is pretty much the bee's knees too, since you mentioned the Harry Potter books and favorite minor characters in the same post =]