Top 10 of 2011 is hosted by Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic, Lisa from A Life Bound by Books, Jamie & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books and Rachel from Fiktshun. It's a great opportunity to go back and remember all of the books you've read in 2011. For more information go here.
Just like the previous three posts (Top 10 Books I've Read in 2011 // Top 10 Covers of 2011 // Top 10 Book Boyfriends in 2011), this is a very hard post to write. When I first thought about my favorite characters, all of my book boyfriends of yesterday's list came to my mind. Then the heroines from my favorite books. Needless to say, this list could be endless.
So I'm trying something different to try and stick to ten characters only. I've created a few categories and will tell you my favorite characters that fit into them, so I won't repeat yesterday's list.
My favorite villains:
Warner from Shatter MeRoman from Blue Moon
It's hard to explain why I like these two so much, especially since it's been a while since I read Blue Moon (beginning of 2011, even before I started blogging). It's probably because they are very hard to hate or maybe because I love to hate them. Whatever it is, I'm looking forward to see more of them.
My favorite heroines:
Lola from Lola and the Boy Next Door
Emerson from Hourglass
Rose from Vampire Academy
These girls are unique in the YA world. I love their wittiness, how they're able to fight for themselves and the things they believe in and how much they care about others.
My favorite "messed-up" characters:
Mara from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Cole from Linger & Forever
I don't think it's a secret that Mara Dyer is a seriously messed up character, but considering the things she is experiencing I think it's appropriate; it's what makes this novel so special. And Cole is definitely messed up, too, but I always enjoy reading the chapters from his point of view the most.
Characters who never fail to make me smile:
Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments / The Infernal Devices
Puck from The Iron Fey
Adrian from Vampire Academy / Bloodlines
When these characters appear, I squee like a little girl. They're special and I love them soooo much. I know that Puck and Adrian already appeared in my Top 10 Book Boyfriends list, but I just needed to mention them again - they're that awesome.
Please link your lists below so I can check out your favorite characters! Were you able to stick to ten people only or did you give in to your love for them?