(Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish.)
Today’s challenge is to list your favorite characters within your favorite genre; but because I feel like being contrary, I’ve decided to go in a slightly different direction and list favorite characters from several genres.
Thursday Next – Adult fantasy
Thursday is the star of the Thursday Next series, one of my favorite of all time. She’s resourceful, sarcastic, and real. Plus she travels into books and meets characters like Mr. Rochester, Miss Havisham, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.
Katsa – YA fantasy
Katsa is the main character in Kristin Cashore’s Graceling. She’s totally kick-ass, and is one of the few book characters for which I’d consider leaving Best Friend. 😉
Lucy – Science fiction
Lucy was a fantastic novel, and I loved its main character’s spirit, bravery, heart, and willingness to love despite those who hate her.
Fee Atwater – Retold classics
Sophy – Regency novel
The Grand Sophy is considered Georgette Heyer’s best novel, and Sophy her best character. And why not? She’s brash, sarcastic, witty, clever as hell, and manages to sail through her own problems while simultaneously solving everyone else’s.
Adelia – Historical fiction
I love any woman who earns the moniker Mistress of the Art of Death. Feminist, sassy, and strong, Adelia is one of my favorites.
Who are some of your favorite characters?