I would encourage anyone to consider doing this tag. It was a lot of fun coming up with answers for this. Thanks to Tiffany for devising such an awesome tag. Cinderella is not my favourite Disney film but the categories really challenged me to come up with great answers and I had a heck of a lot of fun doing it. 😀
I’ve said it before, but I really have to go with Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Nora was the most inconsistent character ever. First she was scared of Patch (which I think was the correct reaction) then she was just all over him like a rash.
Vee was also the worst best friend ever pushing Nora into the arms of the guy who had basically stalked her with the intent of causing her serious harm all so she could hook up with the guy she was after.
Not to mention Patch himself, the lousiest excuse for a love interest ever. There is no way you would fall in love with the guy who was planning to kill you ever if true love (blech) made him change his mind.
Definitely Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. Feyre wasn’t the easiest protagonist to warm up to and I had a hard time believing that someone would offer a home to the person that killed their friend, although the reasons why do become abundantly clear as the story progresses.
I really liked how much respect Tamlin showed Feyre (except, ahem, during a certain event when he was not fully himself… holy hotness Batman!) and their relationship was really quite lovely.
Although Tamlin may not be my favourite guy in this book (hello Lucien, I’m looking at you!) he really was the consummate gentleman.
Shahrzad from The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh is the character that springs to mind when I think of characters that are defiant. She could also be described as kind (underneath her prickly exterior) and certainly very graceful.
Shahrzad is a character I have a lot of admiration for. She throws herself at the wolves in order to avenge her best friend but she has her eyes open at the same time. She is very clever and beautiful and draws people to her like a moth to a flame. I liked her a lot.
Hmm, think I’m going to have to choose Kaylee Cavanaugh from Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamers series. She has a whole host of friends and family who have her back, especially Tod, her reaper boyfriend.
Believe me, Kaylee needs all the support she can get given what life throws at her, she is definitely a character that gets put through the ringer.
Not book-related but I always feel perked up when I listen to certain music. My go-to song to cheer myself up is usually I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Huston though Shake It Off by Taylor Swift is a more recent song that always seems to have the desired effect too.
I would have to pick Fallen by Lauren Kate. What a bunch of whiny, insipid characters. There isn’t really anyone I particularly like (although Cam is certainly the most interesting though that isn’t exactly saying much).
I did also read the second book (because the general idea of the story was interesting) but I had to give up after Torment because I just couldn’t put myself through that torment (heh) anymore.
Froi from the Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta. I never thought I would ever warm up to Froi considering he does a really bad thing in the first book, something I would class as unforgivable.
Yet, warm up to him I did. In fact, he became one of my favourite characters. He really grows and changes throughout the series.
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver was a book where the ending really managed to completely surprise and flummox me (in a good way). I usually see plot twists coming but this one really did sneak up on me.
Puck from The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater was a character whose grit and determination really inspired me. Puck was willing to do anything she could to be able to keep her family from being evicted from their home. I really admired her and she is one of my favourite female protagonists.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz has just the most perfect ending. In some ways I wish it was longer and that there was more of a denouement but I think that may have ruined the beautiful simplicity of its resolution.