Top Ten Tuesday this week is about
The Favourite Secondary Characters
1. Aborynn from Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. He has only appeared in the prequels for Throne of Glass, but oh boy, did I fell in love with his character immediately. He is the most vicious, smartest, most vengeful yet the most charismatic villain I've ever read. That's why he deserves the no. 1 place in my list. I'm really hoping the readers find more about him in the future books!
2. Severus Snape from Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Even though I had always hated Severus Snape, the last book (naturally) changed my whole perception of him. I've hit myself several times after for not seeing right away what an incredible character he was with his protectiveness, loyalty, guts and resourcefulness. He is one of my favourite characters of all time as Severus is so complex and tragic character, even though not all good either.
3. Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish from A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. Oh, is there even words to describe this marvellous character. Quite many characters in A Song of Ice and Fire series rely on their combat skills or their family name, but Baelish is so different from them as he has arisen from a modest family to the King's council solely with his sharp mind and manipulation skills. He is one of the players in the game of thrones that I expect to survive until the last minutes. No one seems to get why I love this character so much, but he is just so amazing with all his mind games and charisma.
4. Haymitch from The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The depressed, alcoholic Haymitch wasn't at first the character that I thought I would end up falling in love with. However, the more the readers learnt about him, the more I became to sympathise and understand him. I wouldn't change a thing about him now (well, you know, personality wise).
5. Patrick from the Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I love Patrick's outrageously funny, independent, true-to-himself character. Even though I liked all of the characters from the book, Patrick always took all of my attention when he was in the scenes. Ezra Miller did fantastic job capturing the essence of Patrick in the movie adaptation.
6. Isaac from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Isaac makes me laugh, cry, and then laugh again. He is one of the most realistic characters I've ever read with his strengths and weaknesses, and the only thing I wish was different in The Fault in Our Stars is that it could have included more of Isaac. He is just brilliant.
7. Ian from The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Ian was probably my favourite character in the book. At the beginning, I hated him (probably like most of us), but then in the end I was really surprised how protective I had become of him. I loved his character development and the person he became to be: sweet, loyal, a perfect gentleman yet a passionate and smart guy. I love you, Ian!
8. Marvin from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Adam Douglas. I just had to add Marvin to the list. The depressed and sarcastic robot is one of the things that has made The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy one of my favourite books. Anything that comes out of his mouth made me laugh.
9. Murtagh from Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. I'm a sucker for characters that seem very bad outside, but still have some goodness in them. Murtagh definitely is one of those characters. The further the series went ahead, the more I found to like him. He is one of those characters which makes you think how much environment can affect you as a person and your future.
10. Cecily from Wither by Lauren DeStefano. I loved how even though she was in a very oppressed situation and was taken advantage of, she was able to take some control of the situation. She became rather powerful and independent even though not through the most preferable ways. I loved her wits and sense of humour, and how she does her everything to stay strong until the very end.
This one was so difficult! And after writing the list, I realised I have only one woman in my list. What? That came as a quite surprise. But then again, I do tend to like tragic male characters. It's one of my weaknesses. Do you like any of these characters as much as I do?