Characterize it Thursday 5/15/14
Once again, sorry this a day late! Testing weeks are crazy! Anyways, this meme is hosted by the ya book butterfly. This weeks topic is character from another world! I, of course, chose daemon black from the Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout!
Daemon black is one of my favorite characters ever and is number one on my fiction crush list. He is luxen which is kind of like an alien I guess because he’s from another planet. He starts out as an annoying egotistical jerk and remains that way throughout the series except the more you read, the more you fall in love with it. I’ve seriously never read about a character like him and I sometimes go through withdrawals from him and this series because it is so dang good! If you haven’t read this series yet please do and tell everyone you know! It will probably show up in my blog a lot because I love it so much…but daemon is the greatest!
The last book in the series is coming this summer, get started with book one, obsidian here.
Characterize It Thursday 5/8/14
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This week’s topic is: A character who is “dead” but isn’t really dead.
Sorry this post is a day late but I still had to do it because this topic is just great! As soon as I read it I knew the perfect person! Anubis/Walt from the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan is Sadie Kane’s boyfriend(s). The situation is super complicated but Anubis is a God associated with death and the afterlife who cannot be with Sadie because he has no mortal body to be with her in and when Walt (the second love interest of Sadie) is about to die, they merge into walt’s body! I definitely loved this twist, of course because Rick Riordan is an amazing author. I was confused with this for awhile which made the book even more interesting because I can usually guess plot twists. The only weird part was that Sadie is only thirteen and she has two “boyfriends” and one is a God who is immortal and the whole situation is almost too weird when I think hard about it because she is so young but it’s super entertaining to read! I love every book by Rick Riordan and if you haven’t read his books I strongly suggest it and if you’ve read Percy Jackson but not the Kane Chronicles, you will love these because Egyptian mythology is just as entertaining!! I definitely love them and I love Riordan’s writing! His characters are all great!
You can buy the first book in the Kane chronicles here.
Characterize it Thursday 5/1/14
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This weeks topic is: best realistic fiction character.
This weeks topic was tough for me because as you all probably figured out I am more of a fantasy, Syfy, mythology reader and not very well read in the realistic fiction genre. However, of the few books I have read, Chris mccandless was the character that stood out to me the most because of his crazy aspirations. Even though he wasn’t the brightest person sometimes, I enjoyed hearing about his adventure to travel to Alaska and how he got there. This kid was an interesting character and the ending of the book was upsetting and I didn’t like it because things didn’t turn out well for Chris, but it was based on a real person so it wasn’t the authors fault. A lot of schools read this book and I think it’s pretty popular but if you like realistic fiction and you haven’t read it, it was definitely a good read considering it isn’t up my alley so I would recommend it.
Characterize It Thursday 4/24/14
This week’s topic is: Wild Card – Any character! From any book! Just come up with a favorite!
I had an extremely hard time picking one favorite character and after all of my internal struggling I managed to narrow it down to two and decided to do both!
The first is Hermione Granger from the Harry potter series which is my all time favorite series and it will definitely show up in my blog a lot! Hermione is the intelligent and brave character who is extremely loyal to her friends and that is the kind of character I love reading about. Without her, the series would have been duller and Harry and Ron would probably have died several times, especially in the seventh book.
My other favorite character is daemon black from the Lux series which is second only to Harry potter in my mind. Daemon is my number one fiction crush! I love his arrogance which is often charming (in the later books) and his overwhelming lovable side. He would do anything for Kat and honestly that made me love him more. Plus his magic and the fact that he never backs down in a fight or shows weakness makes him even better.
If you haven’t read either of these series, I highly recommend it! Harry potter is just the greatest and even though lux isn’t super popular (yet) it is one of the greatest series I have ever read and I could not put it down! I was obsessed to the point that my family was concerned about me. Read them if you have yet to!
Characterize it Thursday 4/17/14
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This week’s topic is: Most Loving Parent(s): Parent that is actually around/big part of story
This is not necessarily even good parents, just parents who are actually present while the book is going on.
I am going to go with Sally Jackson from the Percy Jackson and The Olympians series. She marries a disgusting man just to protect her son, she risks her life for his getting him to safest in the beginning, and she lets him go because it is what is best for him but she never stops caring about him. Her presence was the most prominent in the beginning of the series but continued to stay strong and the love for her son influenced Percy to be a brave demi-god. This is one of my favorite series and Rick Riordan is one of my favorite authors. If you have not read this series, I seriously recommend it.
If you would like to purchase this series, you can do so here.
Characterize it Thursday 3/20/14
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This Thursday’s topic is: Second Helping – Strong Female Secondary Character who helps Lead Female Character through adversity.
The first character who came to mind with this description was Jenna from the Hex Hall trilogy. Jenna is a lesbian vampire who is also the best friend of the main character Sophie Mercer. Together, they live through all of the ups and downs of Hex Hall and Jenna helps Sophie control who she is because she had never learned to control herself before. Jenna also helps Sophie cope with the truth of who she really is and is just an extremely energetic and entertaining character to read about.
If you haven’t read Hex Hall and like magic and all types of creatures then I definitely recommend that you read these. One of my favorite series that I have ever come across. You can buy the first book in the trilogy here.
Characterize it Thursday 2/20/2014
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February 20th 2014: The Mr. Darcy – Guy Character that acts standoffish at first….but is sincerely attracted to the girl.
I am going with the first male character that came to mind with this description. Four or Tobias from the Divergent series is definitely a guy who pretends to be a tough instructor and have no feelings, but we all knew that he would become a softie. The romance between Tobias and Tris is frustrating and annoying, but it makes me feel like I am in love with him too. The way his personality and his love grows throughout the series is captivating and his character is definitely one of my fiction crushes.