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Top Ten Tuesday – August 27, 2013: Top Ten Most Memorable Secondary Characters


It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish!
This week’s topic: Top Ten Most Memorable Secondary Characters


Roar Roar may be one of my favorite secondary characters of all time. Veronica Rossi does a GREAT job at this best friend for Perry and non-romantic companion for Aria (thank you for not making this a love triangle)! I was delighted to meet in him UNDER THE NEVER SKY and to get to know him even more in THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT and the novella ROAR & LIV.



THE PRINCESS BRIDE has always been one of my favorite movies (okay, it’s only fair that I saw the movie first… it’s been out since before I could read & comprehend the book…) and ever since I read the book last year, it totally solidified itself in my heart forever. I absolutely love Inigo and Fezzik as the sidekicks in this book and how their roles really shape it without being the main characters.



Harry Potter……. I think that says it all.



Obviously Rue is a favorite character of THE HUNGER GAMES, but I was actually pretty disappointed that Madge was totally cut from the movies! She was the actual person who gave Katniss her Mockingjay pin and she ended up being an important friend for Katniss in many ways. I ended up really loving Haymitch, especially later in the series like in CATCHING FIRE and MOCKINGJAY!



STURMOND. Loved him in SIEGE AND STORM. He was comedy and tension and friendship and mystery all in one. He was a fantastic addition to the Grisha Trilogy and I hope we see so much more of him in RUIN AND RISING!



CINDER was amazing, but SCARLET totally blew me away. I totally saw similarities between Carwell Thorne and the aforementioned Sturmhond. They were hilarious and great additions in the second books of these series!



I was so impressed with the depth of these two characters in THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY, especially Drew. He could have easily been a one-dimensional and stereotypical character, but he actually turned out to be one of my favorites of the book!



Zuzana was a feisty little best friend to Karou in DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE and more than that, even if she didn’t like it, she was really always there for her. She put a lot of blind faith in Karou and they really developed an easy friendship despite how complicated Karou’s life really was.



GOING VINTAGE had one of my favorite family relationships with Mallory and her sister Ginnie. I loved their sisterly friendship, their inside jokes, constant support, and I loved seeing siblings get along for a change.



I had to pick characters from THE RAVEN BOYS because Ronan is really the main character in THE DREAM THIEVES but still plays more of a minor or secondary character in TRB. I was really fascinated by his character in TRB (which totally made TDT that much more awesome). I also loved Noah and all of this story that comes out in the two books! Also, Blue’s mom is just badass.


So those are my favorite secondary characters! Which ones do we have in common? Which ones did I miss? Personally, I think I could read full stories of some of these supporting characters (hint hint Veronica Rossi….)