Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday Make-Up: Characters I Liked From Books I Didn't Like

Top Ten Tuesday is weekly book blog meme now hosted by Jana over at The Artsy Reader Girl!

This week's topic is: Freebie!
Since I missed this topic from a couple weeks ago, I though that I would just make it up today as my choice for the freebie! This ended up being a lot harder than I thought and I could only manage to come up with seven (based on books that I have recorded on Goodreads). 

The Book ThiefThe Once and Future KingShadow and Bone (Grisha Verse, #1)The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)

Death from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
It's no secret that I did not enjoy The Book Thief at all, but I did really love the concept of having Death be a narrator, even if the execution didn't work for me.

Merlin from The Once and Future King by T.H. White
I still feel like it's blasphemy to not like this book, but I was just so bored throughout this book. Despite this, I loved the character of Merlin (I tend to love his character in general) and the scenes featuring Merlin were definitely the best ones.

The Darkling and Genya from Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I wasn't a huge fan of this book for many reasons, but I was always intrigued by the Darkling and Genya. This was one of those cases where I found them more interesting than the protagonist. I'm working on re-reading this trilogy to see if my feelings have changed because I don't remember a whole, and so far I've only re-read Shadow and Bone (and my feelings didn't change :/ ). Hopefully the rest of the trilogy improves.

Fetch from The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johannsen
Okay, so this is going purely off of what I think I remember because I remember very little from this book other than not liking it. Fetch is one of the only characters that I really remember and I do recall enjoying his character.

House of NamesSky in the DeepAn Enchantment of Ravens

Clytemnestra fro House of Name by Colm Tóibín (but only in the beginning!)
The first portion of this book that features Clytemnestra's point of view had me really loving her character. She was so intriguing and had so many different aspects of her personality that shone through... and then somewhere everything shut off and she had nothing three-dimensional about her. Before that, though, I thought she was great!

Myra and Inge from Sky in the Deep by Adrienna Young
Okay, maybe it's too early to include this one, but I'm going to anyway. I wasn't a huge fan of this book (review will be up next Monday!), but I did really enjoy the characters of Myra and Inge for bringing a lot of life and interest to the story. I won't say more than that since the book isn't out.

Rook from An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
For the record, I didn't dislike this book so much as I was just disappointed in it. I really liked the character of Rook, however, and felt that he had a strong history and storyline that would've been much more interesting to explore.

What characters have you liked in books you didn't like?

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  1. I liked the darkling too. I did enjoy shadow and bone though well really mainly enjoyed the ending. The book was really slow

  2. I hope the rest of the Shadow and Bone series is more enjoyable this time around :) What a great post!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  3. I loved The Darkling too. He's actually probably my favorite character in the series so far. I still need to read the last book.

  4. Rook was such an interesting character but he just... well, didn't have much of a part? I don't know, I actually liked An Enchantment of Ravens but honestly, I think I was just in the mood to read so that's why I had a great time reading. THE GOAT SISTERS. They stole the spotlight haha xD

  5. My current read-It's Hard Out Here for A Duke- I like James-but the whole story, I just didn't get into. Nice topic!!