Shannon's Top Ten Favorite Characters in Dystopian or Fantasy Genres
I feel like I write about the same 5 books/characters over and over. So to change it up, I decided to talk about my Top Ten favorite secondary characters from my two favorite genres!
1. Manchee from The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Manchee, Todd's talking dog, is just like you would expect a dog to be. The relationship that develops between Todd and Manchee is beautiful. Truly. Oh Manchee - you broke my heart.
2. Ron Weasely from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
I have a soft spot for gingers...being one myself. But also, considering his best friends are Harry Freakin' Potter and Super Smart Hermoine Granger, he only occassionally lets it get to him. He is very loyal and always willing to help Harry in whatever trouble Harry got himself into.
3. Grimalkin from The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
Grimalkin is a fay who takes form as a cat. He shows up whenever he wants and disappears just as quickly...usually when things start to go wrong. He has no patience for silly humans. Just like a real cat.
4. Roar from Under the Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi
I think everyone loves Roar.
5. Brother Walter from The Crowfield Abbey series by Pat Walsh
Brother Walter is actually a hobgoblin who gets taken in by Will, a monk's apprentice. He is very observant and has a funny little wry sense of humor.
6. Meenore from A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine
Meenore is a dragon who is very clever....and knows it.
7. Nero from the Dust Land series by Moira Young
Ummm, who wouldn't a pet attack crow?
8. Kenji from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Kenji brings much needed levity to the scene with Ultra-Serious (aka Adam) and Uber-Serious (aka Juliette). Always quick to make a joke and isn't taken very seriously. But I love that Mafi gave him a lot more depth than what he shows on the surface.
9. Kanin from The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Kanin is Allie's vampire Sire and is just awesome. If you've read this book, then you know what I mean. I was so sad when he was only in the first part of the book. Free Kanin!
10. Wee Free Men from Tiffany Aching series in the Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett
The Wee Free Men are kilt wearing little blue men who aid Tiffany Aching on her journeys. They fight, get in constant trouble, but are loyal to their "hag". They are seriously the best part of the books.