Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish which I adore and therefore chose to adopt into my weekly blog posts!
Ack! This one was really exciting! Here we go..
Severus Snape (Harry Potter series) – I really don’t think I need to even explain this one, do I? From book one I loved how evil Snape was but I couldn’t help but wonder if there was more to him than just a vengeful attitude toward Harry because of his hatred toward James. When he killed Dumbledore I think I had serious heart palpitations I was so confused “He’s REALLY evil??!! Really?!?!” Then the epic conclusion came and all the secrets were let out. “After all this time, Severus?” “Always.”
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter series) – Yes, I am allowed to have two favorite characters from one book on this list thankyouverymuch, just be happy it isn’t my top ten Harry Potter characters instead because it very well could be!! Bottom line: Hermione is kick ass. She is smart, brave and one of my favorite heroines of all time.
Anita Blake (Anita Blake series) – She’s a BAMF! She is an empowering woman in literature, sure sometimes she freaks out over “feelings” and “emotions” get in the way but usually she is hardcore and does what needs to be done. I envy her bravery and defiance and maybe her personal relationships a tiny bit as well.
Princess Cimorene (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles) – I have loved these books for as long as I can remember. Cimorene is a no-nonsense princess. She escapes her castle life because she hates being a princess and chooses to live with DRAGONS instead. How awesome is she? I love her so much I begged the bf to let me name one of our kittens after her. He put his foot down and we instead named them Cordelia and Celia, both literary, Shakespearean even (methinks the joke is on him!)
Rosie (Water for Elephants) – I loved this book and that darling elephant sure took the cake for my favorite character in the book. Her final act? Epic.
Miss Havisham (Great Expectations) – This character always intrigued me. Looking back I am somewhat annoyed and want to tell her to take a shower, get a healthcare plan and move on with her life but as a teen I always wanted more of her story. Plus I recently heard that Helena Bonham Carter is playing her in a new adaptation of the story. Perfectttt!
Clodagh (Heir to Sevenwaters) – I should probably be honest and say that though I chose Clodagh as my favorite Juliet Marillier character (because how can I not have her on a top ten list) it was hard to pick just one out of all the amazing female leads in these novels. They are strong and hardworking and I really loved every one.
Bigby Wolf (Fables) – He is so the male lead I always fall for in my novels. He is big and bad and totally in love with Snow White. How can I not love him?
Dracula (Dracula) – He is so sad! I am going to forget about the whole murderous part and just pretend that I could be his friend and wean him off human blood onto things like celery and maybe bugs or something less gross.
Seraphina Dombegh (Seraphina) – She is a new love of mine but I found her to be so intricately awesome that I couldn’t leave her off the list.
Great list. Anita Blake and Princess Cimorene are both brilliant characters 🙂
How could I forget Princess Cimorene?! She was my favorite princess growing up because she was not the norm! Great list.
Rosie from Water for Elephants, awww! Her sweetness was always present, but yes…her final act was amazing. Love the list!
I love your list, and I love your dialogue about Snape. So sweet.Feel free to check out my list 🙂
I love it! For some reason, my list ended up totally sexist, or I would have totally had Bigby AND Snape! Also I seriously laughed out loud that you have Miss Havisham on this list. LOVE it. Great Expectations is my favorite Dickons, I love it, and she IS a totally intriguing character.
We should totes write a story from Miss Havisham's POV. I love Great Expectations too! People always think I am crazy when I tell them that! Though my OCD makes me wanna go in there and clean up all of that cake…
I've noticed lots of characters from Harry Potter in response to this week's list. Great choices!
Awww … Snape. 😦 I loved that you added Rosie in your list. 🙂