Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Most Memorable Secondary Characters

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Often, I read a book and wish it focused more on a secondary character. Keeping those instances in mind, it was pretty easy to come up with this list:

  1. Alice Cullen from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer: I maintain that this book (never made it through the series) would have been at least 50% better if the story had been about Alice and Jasper instead of Bella and Edward.
  2. Jericho from The Diviners by Libba Bray: I’m not totally sure if he counts BUT this is such a sprawling book that there were a lot of characters who were not “primary” in terms of page time. That said, Jericho is easily my favorite guy from this book.
  3. Everyone from The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: Of course Puck and Sean were the main event here and I love them. But I also love every other single character that appeared. I’m not even going to name any because you really just have to read (or re-read) the book to meet them all.
  4. Wildcount Volger and Dr. Nora Darwin Barlow from Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld: Leviathan is easily my favorite steampunk trilogy and Alek and Dery are one of my favorite couples. I also loved reading about their calculating mentors (of sorts) Volger and Barlow. These two are easy to appreciate though. I mean one is a wildcount and the other has a Tasmanian Tiger as a pet–of course they’re memorable. Of course I love them. Of course I hope there is fanfiction somewhere about them.
  5. Daisy from The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen: Please Sarah Dessen, please please please write a book about Daisy and Morris doing stuff.
  6. Vider from The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton: This one isn’t entirely fair because I strongly suspect she will turn up later in the series as a more primary character but I find Vider fascinating.
  7. Kevin Kapoor from Magisterium by Jeff Hirsh: Possibly the best sidekick in the history of sci-fi/fantasy mashups.
  8. The Della Torre family in The Demon Catchers of Milan by Kat Beyer: I still very much want this book to become the promised trilogy so I can read more about Mia and her family.
  9. Wesley Ayers from The Archived by Victoria Schwab: I can’t say much of anything because of spoilers but Wes is a really great foil to Mac throughout.
  10. Jamie from Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein: (And not just because I’m posting my interview with Elizabeth later today!) Obviously Verity and Maddie are the main event in this book and I love the story for that focus. That said Jamie was also a very fine character to have–even for the little bit of time he spent in the story.

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Most Memorable Secondary Characters

  1. I always thought it would have been cool if SM ever wrote out a story about Jasper and Alice. I also loved Wesley in The Archived (much more than Owen, anyway). Happy reading!

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