Top Ten Favourite YA Characters

Tuesday, April 24, 2012






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Top Ten All Time Favourite YA Characters:


1. Sirius Black from Harry Potter - Not too many people will understand/comprehend the magnitude of my love for this character. I was so intrigued by him, found hope in him and was absolutely devastated when we no longer had him in the story. He's probably my all-time favourite.
2. Cinna from The Hunger Games - If you don't know Cinna, you clearly haven't read the books. He makes the entire series for me. Truly. There's something about him that is so genuine and true in a sea of falsities that makes you turn to him throughout.
3. Arya from Game of Thrones - If you've watched the show, or you've read the books as I have, you'll probably understand why this little firecracker is one of my all-time favourite characters. She is so feisty, and she has a take-no-prisoners attitude that is incredible fun.
4. Mr. Darcy from Pride & Prejudice - Let's be honest...what girl doesn't love Darcy? I think I've loved this man since the first time I read the book, and my one-sided love affair continues ardently to this day. It's a shame really, because no man can ever really measure up (sorry!)
5. Mara from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Mara is a little bit twisted and quirky. Ok, quirky is too weak. Mara is a touch psychotic, and I'm pretty sure there's something loose in her head, but she is too entertaining, and her story enthralls me.
6. Martin from Martin the Warrior - Yes, I know he's a mouse. If you haven't read the Redwall series, you most likely simply won't understand. The animals seem so very human in the books that you forget they're animals...and Martin is every bit the hero.
7. Dobby from Harry Potter - I don't care what you say...he likely stole the scenes in both the films and the books. He may have just been a little a house elf, but he had a heart of gold, and he was one of the biggest parts of the whole series for me.
8. Fred & George from Harry Potter - These twins are awesome. Ok, the entire family is kooky and awesome, but they quite often steal the show. Their humour, their charm and, heck, their endless bravery makes them standout characters. They still break my heart, too.
9. Ian O'Shea from The Host - Le sigh. Ok, for those wondering, yes, that is really the guy playing him in the film (which I'm scared won't live up). Ian was this dead-sexy, super macho and utterly gorgeous character that I can't get enough of. I might hate her vampire books, but Ms. Meyer got me with aliens.
10. Emma Mercer from The Lying Game - I know, this one surprises a lot of people. Emma is such a great character though. While her twin sister is this conceited, heinous girl, Emma is down-to-earth, quirky and believable. I'm shocked to say I love this book series so much.

45 comments:

  1. Sirius for the win!!! Love this choice.

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  2. Sirius for the win!!! Love this choice.

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  3. Um, how HOT is the guy playing Ian in The Host movie? I think he'll do jussst fine. :) Great list, lady! :)

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  4. Great Choices, I loved Cinna from the Hunger Games he is one of my favorite characters too but I ran out of numbers to add him lol, my list would have been like 20 characters long lol

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  5. Out of all of them, all I could say was, "ARYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Love her! I haven't read the books yet (which I will very, very soon) but I absolutely LOVE the show!

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  6. Cinna really is one of the best characters ever, isn't he?!?! 

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  7. Arya is just awesome :) I thought about throwing Ned up there, but Arya wins!!!

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  8. Arya is just awesome :) I thought about throwing Ned up there, but Arya wins!!!

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  9. I KNOW! Haha I've loved him ever since he played the third brother on Supernatural :))))

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  10. So many great choices! And I'm right there with you about loving The Host and not loving (understatement) Twilight.

    And Dobby! <3

    -Britney @ I Eat Words

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  11. What about Professor Snape from HP? He was all that AND a bag of chips.  

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  12. Oh, he's up there, but if I listed all my favourites from HP, my entire list would be that ;) plus, Sirius always wins for me!

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  13. Awesome list Melissa, Fred and George made it to my list too. I was atually contemplating adding Sirius and Mr. Darcy! If only I could do a top 20 list instead! I absolutely loved Ian from the Host, I actually can't wait for the film! Here's hoping that it lives upto the book, because I loved it!

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  14. AH! I forgot Sirius! I put Snape. He is one of my favorites and so is Sirius. Damn it. How did I forget him...

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  15. You seem to be like me. You root for those strong side characters like Sirius, Cinna, and Dobby. I would like to add Reepicheep from the Chronicles of Narnia.

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  16. Ohhh the Weasley Twins! I have always been a huge fan of them! Also Mr. Darcy...le sigh... Happy Tuesday!

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  17. HELLO IAN. I loved The Host, too, much more than the vamp books and I had not seen this little hottie. Wowsers. And I love Cinna so much. I'm afraid that love grew when he was cast in the movie, because Lenny K. played him so well (I'm not sure how I feel about an actor influencing my love for a book character, but I'm being honest)! 

    I love Snape!  :)

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  18. Can't really see how all these are YA ;)

    Awww SIRIUS!

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  19. Ooh, nice range! Dobby! Fred! George! Three of my favourites there. I loved Cinna too, he was so amazing in the first book especially. Fab list!

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  20. I have a lot of diversity in my list these days haha ;)

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  21. haha I admitted that on twitter, but c'est la vie. It's all YA to me!

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  22. He's SO hot, right?! I was secretly hoping it would be Ian Somerhalder, but Jake Abel will do ;)

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  23. YES! There's something about the side characters that steal the show...I love them so so much :)

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  24. Sirius Black has always been my favorite too. Prisoner of Azkaban was <3 and Order of the Phoenix was :( Great picks, a lot of these are really great characters! 

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  25. I absolutely agree with EVERY single one of them, but for me, Adrian Ivashkov is always number 1. Truly love your list. Cinna, Fred and George, Sirius, and Ian are wonderful!

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  26. I loved Ian in The Host, he was such a great character! And you did well only choosing 3 HP characters, I cheated and chose everyone for my list! 

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  27. Yes to Sirius (I knew he'd be on your list ;) he's on mine too!) and to Cinna and Mr. Darcy and Dobby! Haven't read the Host yet but I might need to!

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  28. Cinna is an amazing characters! So much can be learned from him. 

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  29. Dang. You really are a girl after my own heart. Sirius, Cinna, Arya, Dobby, and the Weasley tiwns? Oh, yes. So fab!

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  30. Great list! Love Mr. Darcy and Cinna. I laughed out loud about your comments regarding Mara. I agree with you!









    Laura @ The Traveling Owl

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  31. Does not surprise me that several of your favorites come from Harry Potter. I'm with you on Dobby and the twins. And I'm right there with you on Arya and Darcy! I actually like that Darcy better than Colin Firth in the movie adaptation.

    Heather

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  32. Interesting choices! Love Redwall. I haven't read that in so long. Would like to again. Mine are: Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, Megan Chase, Varen Nethers, Amy (AtU), Four, Manchee (Chaos Walking), Wendy Everly (Trylle), Ismae (Grave Mercy) and Ali (The Immortal Rules).

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  33. Sirius Black! Yes! And Dobby, that's a great pick too. I liked that you picked Emma Mercer, because she really is a wonderful character (especially compared to Sutton). 

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  34. I'm glad I'm not the only one who knows Emma :) she's awesome!

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  35. GREAT choices all around! I have to totally agree with Four :)))

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  36. Dobby is just brilliant...I have to say that Colin Firth isn't a bad Darcy, I'm just partial to the newer version, myself :)

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  37. Mara is a tricky b*tch, eh?! I'm glad you love, Cinna, too!

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  38. I totally agree with so many of these! A lot of these are my favorites: Sirius Black, the Weasley twins, Cinna, Arya. Also! Mr. Darcy! Who doesn't love him?

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  39. Oh, I understand your passion and love for Sirius Black as I have it too. There is just so much about him that was left undiscovered and that really does make him all the more incredible and amazing to me.

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