This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is about the Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who _______(are musically inclined, have lost someone, have depression, who grow up poor, etc.) I picked the books with the characters who are the best sidekick/best friend 😀 So here’s my list:
1. Isaac from The Fault in Our Stars
The moment he came into existence I instantly knew that he is an awesome person and I would love to be his best friend 😉 I mean he’s cool, witty, romantic and amazing! Allow me to show you a line from Isaac: “Augustus Waters was a cocky son of a bitch. But we forgive him. Not because of his super-human good looks or because he only got 19 years when he should have gotten way more.” *wipes away a tear
2. H from Ready Player One
Yes, it’s a one letter name he chose for his avatar. Cool right? So aside from being cool, he is a badass sidekick and a one great friend who will be loyal and true to you no matter what.
3. Ruby from Love, Rosie
If you have read my review then you know how frustrating yet inspiring this book is. There’s humor in it as being a romantic comedy and one thing that adds up to the humor that this book gives were the honest opinions and advises Ruby gives to Rosie. She was their to support Rosie during the hardest of times and never left her side until the very end.
4. Samwell Tarly from A Song of Ice and Fire
Okay wait! Sam may not be a great sidekick but he is the most loyal friend anyone can have. He has a kind heart that not only Westeros is in need of but the real world too. He is courageous enough to stand with you and against you if it need be, like when you’re acting dumb or self-destructive. But no matter what you say and do, he will remain as your friend!
5. The Colonel from Looking for Alaska
I admire The Colonel in so many ways. He is the kind of guy who just brings everyone together, a leader in the making. I particularly appreciate how he befriended Miles and introduced him to the gang. He may be too rational and sees things in black and white but when you are his friend, he will stay loyal to you until the end.
6. Ron and Hermione from the Harry Potter Series
Will I ever forget to mention them? Need I say more? 😉
Yeah, I only got six for this topic. I hope you enjoy reading it and I’d like to know who would be on your list so just comment it down below.
Hugs and kisses to all of our best sidekick/best friend! 🙂
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published on: September 2013
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Young-Adult Fiction
Synopsis (via Goodreads):
“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”
It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.
His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.
But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.
For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.
When a certain book has so much hype I tend to become cautious. To avoid putting pressure on the book, I don’t read reviews about it so that I would go through it without any influences. With the hype surrounding this book, I dived into to it without a single idea what it was all about. But since I was so excited with this book I can’t help but to pressure it and hope that it would be great read.
During the first hundred pages (I think), I was starting to get bored with it. I felt like there’s not much event or action going around and I’m not a fan of psychics or fortune tellers. I really think their lame and pretentious The whole premise between a poor girl and a group of rich kids, with the expectations of a love triangle blossoming was in my honest opinion, so cliché I thought I couldn’t handle it. So its safe to say that I forced my way through the next hundred pages and you know what? I’m glad I did! I just realized that each of the characters were interesting– our female protagonist (Blue) and her raven boys (Gansey, Adam, Ronan and Noah). I was particularly drawn towards the boys. They’re quite intriguing with their complicated life stories, striking features and extreme personalities so different from each other yet you cannot think of one without the others. I admire the determination and passion shown by Gansey towards his quest and how the rest of the gang showed their support. With Adam, I felt that he was a dangerous character just by looking at the situation he is in and the goal he is fighting hard to achieve. Now Ronan, at first I don’t really know what to feel about him but as the story progress I began to understand his battle and I root for him. And we have Noah!!! I was curious, very curious and when his character was finally unraveled OH GOSH!
Now with regards to the story and the legendary quest I have to say I was intrigued by it too! At first I thought it was introduced so quickly and that I only got pieces of the whole idea. I was basically hungry for more details about it and when it was given, I was all in!
And last, I have to applaud the writing of Maggie Stiefvater. I confidently conclude that she is an amazing storyteller. I admire how carefully the words were chosen and how it was beautifully brought together to create a vivid image of what she wants the reader to see. With those cliffhanger words from Ronan Lynch I just got so interested and excited to pick up the next book in the series! OH MY GOSH!
5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads
Have you read this book? What do you think? I’d like to know your thoughts about it so just comment it down below! 🙂 Have a nice day ahead and God bless :*
Hi there 😀 As you may have noticed, I haven’t done a book tag post before. But I love reading this kind of posts by you (my fellow book bloggers) and is fond of watching booktubers do it on their youtube channels. I was not tagged by anybody, but I really enjoyed the video posted by the booktuber, jessethereader regarding this tag and so I decided to do it! HAHAHA 😀 here it goes…
Phase 1 – Initial Attraction: A book that you bought because of the cover
From my April purchases, this was the book I picked up because I find the cover simple yet intriguing.
Phase 2 – First Impressions: A book that you got because of the summary
Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite, but they don’t laugh.
‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was never the same after that.’
Phase 3 – Sweet Talk: A book with great writing
OH MY GOSH THIS BOOK! ❤ ❤ ❤
Phase 4 – First Date: A first book of a series which made you want to pursue the rest of the series
This book is part of my April TBR and I was so excited about it. At first, I was starting to get disappointed and I thought I was just not part of the majority who liked this book BUT THEN, as I moved halfway through the story everything started to become interesting and I got so engaged that I knew right then that I got hooked. I can’t wait to pick up the next book in the series 😀
Phase 5 – Late night phone calls: A book that kept you up all night long
Yeah, I just coudn’t stop reading it!
Phase 6 – Always on my mind: A book that you could not stop thinking about
I never stopped thinking about it and now that the shows back on TV, my mind wanders into the seven kingdoms more frequently than ever.
Phase 7 – Getting Physical: A book in which you love the way it feels
When I carefully ripped off the plastic wrap of this book, I just couldn’t resist the velvety texture of its cover (the blue-green background). Also, the title, the tree and the boy was embossed 🙂
Phase 8 – Meeting the Parents: A book in which you would recommend to your friends and family
This book has greatly affected me in so many ways and I want every one else to have what I got from this book.
Phase 9 – Thinking about the future: A book or series that you know you’ll re-read many times in the future
Harry Potter series will ALWAYS be my favorite re-read ❤
Phase 10 – Share the love!!! Who would you like to tag?