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Top Ten Tuesday – March 10, 2015: Top Ten Books Featuring Scoundrels

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TOP TEN TUESDAY
March 10, 2015

It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic was:
Top Ten Books for Readers Who Like _____ (so I chose SCOUNDRELS) 

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Scoundrels are some of my favorite characters. Some are more unscrupulous than others. Some are nastier. Most of the ones I fall in love with are more of the rogue and rascal variety! I just love scoundrels. They’re clever, witty, smart, and daring — and they ALWAYS find a way to keep things lively! I had a lot of fun coming up with my favorite books featuring scoundrels — as we know, I love me some Swoony Snark — so check them out below!


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So those are my favorite scoundrels! Some are more just swoony wise-crackers (Finn, Jason, Emilio, Thorne), some are clever schemers (Tyrion, Littlefinger, Sturmhond)  and some are honestly thieves (Locke Lamora, Hale). Some are a bit more good-natured than others but they all crack me up, fascinate me, and hold a little piece of my heart!

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From rascals to trouble-makers to straight up thieves, scoundrels have a special place in my heart. Who are your favorites?

My Latest Bookish Addiction [9] – Swoony Snark

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In keeping with the theme of my blog, I decided to start bringing you updates of the newest and greatest bookish addictions in my life so I can share with you some awesomely bookish things or discuss if maybe we share the same bookish loves. It seemed like a great way to get a little discussion going in a very relaxed way.

This Edition’s Bookish Addiction? Swoony Snark

Screw the days of White Knights. I want my Prince Charming to be completely sarcastic and utterly witty with a streak of adventure and let me tell you, NOBODY knows how to write these guys better than today’s YA writers. I feel no shame in admitting that I’m in love with a few fictional characters because they’ve just stolen my heart with their brilliance and boldness and I can’t get enough of the japes, the jokes, and the borderline arrogance (just as long as it doesn’t go TOO far). Give me a Han Solo or an Indiana Jones (apparently any Harrison Ford character…?) any day! I have many, many book boyfriends, but these scoundrels are the ones who stole my heart… Just to name a few:

ThorneScarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) – Marissa Meyer
My Latest Bookish Addition [8] – The Lunar Chronicles

Well, after finishing CRESS, Carswell Thorne tops the list. He’s funny and cocky, but also has a gentle and protective side. I’m SO glad we got to see him as more of a main character in CRESS and more of his story. Marissa Meyer wrote him perfectly and he is definitely my top book boyfriend of all time, at the moment.
Quote: A relieved grin filled up Thorne’s face. “We’re having another moment, aren’t we?”

Swoon Level: Sci-Fi Snark
 Han Solo

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SturmhondSiege and Storm (The Grisha #2) – Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo’s character Sturmhond, who first appears in SIEGE AND STORM, is another top top top choice. I love his banter with Alina and even the conflict with Mal, which I usually don’t enjoy. He’s confident, but not cocky, and his sense of adventure surely drives the book forward!
Quote: “I can’t decide if you’re crazy or stupid.”
“I have so many good qualities,” Sturmhond said. “It can be hard to choose.”

Swoon Level: Adventure Snark
Captain Jack Sparrow mixed with Indiana Jones

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duvalGrave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) – Robin LaFevers

Duval was not only chivalrous, but he was kind, dashing, and a whole lot of swoony. I love his clever with and sharp tongue I swooned for him right from the start. Just looking up quotes has me itching for a re-read!
Quote: “I will sit here but an hour or two, then leave.”
I yawn. “So very long as that?”
When he answers, there is a wry note in his voice. “I do have my reputation to protect.”

Swoon Level: Historical Snark
Ichabod Crane

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The Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead

I actually wasn’t super swoony over Adrian in the Vampire Academy series because I had Dimitri-blindness, but I really got to love him once I started Bloodlines! I really love seeing that rich-boy swagger mixed with a sensitive side that he doesn’t want anyone to really know about. Add all of the snarkiness in there and you KNOW I was sold!
Quote: “You look confused,” said Adrian.
I shook my head and sighed. “I think I’m just overthinking things.”
He nodded solemnly. “That’s why I try to never do it.”

Swoon Level: Trust Fund Snark
Chuck Bass

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jasonMeant To Be – Lauren Morrill

Jason Lippincott from MEANT TO BE is a character that grows on you. Practical jokes, typical boy humor, and a whole lot of mischief turn off MC Julia, but as the book goes on, both Julia and I found a soft spot in our hearts for him!
Quote: “Holy crap, is that a bathtub at the foot of your bed? That’s awesome! Can I join?”
“Hilarious.”

Swoon Level: Goofy Snark
Chandler Bing

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dayLegend by Marie Lu (review to come!)

Well, I just finished LEGEND and LOVED IT. I really loved Day too! He’s smart, quick on his feet and also quick witted. He wasn’t super snarky in LEGEND but he and June has some nice banter which I always love! It makes me even more excited to continue on with the rest of the series too!
Quote: “You’re very attractive.”
I’ve been complimented on my appearance before. But never in his tone of voice. Of all the things he’s said, I don’t know why this catches me off guard. But it startles me so much that without thinking I blurt out, “I could say the same about you.” I pause. “In case you didn’t know.”
A slow grin spreads across his face. “Oh, trust me. I know.”

Swoon Level: Survivalist Snark
Sawyer mixed with the athleticism of Jason Bourne

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emilio

I totally swooned over Emilio in THE BOOK OF BROKEN HEARTS. He was sly, witty, and FORBIDDEN *fans self* I really loved his interactions with Jude and how their relationship developed! Definitely swoon-worthy for me!
Quotes: “Emilio smiled, and it was like, stubble, dimples, scar. Damn.”

 Swoon Level: Bad Boy Snark
Phil from The Hangover

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I swoon for snark! Who are your favorite literary scoundrels? Anyone on this list that you would have included that I missed?