Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Who Deserve Their Own Book

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Neville - Trouble by Non Pratt

Neville is an absolutely wonderful character as a cantankerous old man; I'd love to read what he was like as a teen! Any interest in writing YA historical, Non?

Wergar - Wereworld series by Curtis Jobling

I want a prequel, basically, because I can't bear to accept that a world as staggeringly complex and thrilling as Jobling's was created for 'only' a six-book series! I've said in the past that I'd be thrilled to see the rise and fall of Drew's father, and that hasn't changed.

Westy - Faith books by Candy Harper

I adore nearly every character in the Faith books, but Westy and Lily - both daft as a brush but hugely likeable - hold special places in my heart. We already see a fair amount of the main four girls so how about a book focusing on the boys, with Westy starring?

Graham - Boys Don't Knit by Tom Easton

Come on, Tom, you KNOW we're all waiting for 50 Shades of Graham!

Soap - Finishing School series by Gail Carriger

This series has one of the only love triangles I've enjoyed reading for ages. I can understand Lord Mersey's appeal but will forever be Team Soap here; it's easy to see why he's such a great friend to heroine Sophronia despite the difference in their social standings. I'd be thrilled to see a book completely focused on him.

Rosalind - Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine

I was a huge fan of Caine's take on Romeo and Juliet; my only issue with it was that Rosalind was such a brilliant character it was a shame she didn't get more page time. Rectifying that, with the story from her point of view, or a sequel, would be fantastic!

Juliet - Heart-Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne

Despite Emily being the one in a young offenders' institution, her voice was so remarkably strong that I found it easy to sympathise with her. I'd love to read the story from Juliet's point of view to see if this changed the way I felt.

Stepmama - Kat Stephenson series by Stephanie Burgis

Stepmama is a favourite of mine because I believe she wants the best for her three stepdaughters, even if she and Kat have markedly different views about what this entails. I'd love to read about her as a teen!

Rosie - You Don't Know Me by Sophia Bennett

You Don't Know Me ended so perfectly that it's hard to think about going back to those characters in case a sequel wasn't as good, but they're so fantastic that it would be worth the risk. (And with the wonderful Sophia Bennett writing it wouldn't really be a risk!) I'd love to know what happened next for Rosie.

Sturmhond - Grisha books by Leigh Bardugo

This one needs zero explanation!

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