Top Ten Tuesday

TTT – Secondary Characters Who Deserve More Love

Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” This is definitely something I can understand and want to participate in.

This week’s topic is about secondary or minor characters that I think deserve more love. Or in my case, maybe not necessarily love, but at least more attention. 

  1. Madoc from The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black — clearly this says a lot about me, but I was always so curious about what made Madoc the way he was, and what he was thinking. 
  2. Sadie from Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus — in a story where everyone has secrets, I wanted to learn more about Sadie. She has such a major impact on the main characters, and we don’t really get to know very much about her at all. 
  3. Raikama from Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim — I loved this book, and there’s so much to the story. Right from the start, I wanted to learn more about Raikama.
  4. Maeven from the Crown of Shards series by Jennifer Estep — there’s just something about a villain that immediately makes me want to find out what they’re thinking. And who is more villainous than Maeven? Like, what makes this bitch tick? 
  5. Grey from House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland — in a book with so many layers of mystery, Grey was the one character that I wanted to learn more about. She was definitely one of the most mysterious characters in the story. 
  6. Ian from the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon — While there are so many characters that I was interested in, Ian was definitely one of my favorites. I want to learn more of his story!
  7. Sevro from the Red Rising series by Pierce Brown — come on, like you didn’t see this coming. While I wasn’t sure what to make of him when he first appeared, he quickly worked his way right into my heart. 
  8. Jane and Niko from One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston — I would read an entire book from Jane’s POV, all about her experiences at literally any point in her life, and I wanted to learn so much more about Niko. 
  9. Siti from A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark — Siti caught my attention early on, and held it. I wanted to hear more about her, so hopefully there’s a short-story from her POV in the works.
  10. Kitay from The Poppy War series by R.F. Kuang — he was one of my favorite characters throughout the series. Even though he was more of a major character, I still wouldn’t have minded an entire book devoted to him. 

What do you think? What are some secondary or minor characters that need a little more attention or love in your opinion?

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  1. Ian from Outlander! Yes, how could I have forgotten him?? And I haven’t started Estep’s new series yet (some sort of Urban Fantasy overdose symptoms), but your post makes me want to try that after all. 🙂

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    • Ian was my favorite side character! I think he at least should get a novella of his own, since his stories are so interesting. And I have some weird thing about wanting to get inside the head of villains!

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