Another day, another tag.
I read a lot of books and, as well as being drawn into the stories and the fantasy worlds within the pages, I love the characters themselves. There are so many characters from my favourite books I’d love to meet, love to spend an afternoon with, love to be my BFF’s, so this was a brilliant tag to be able to take part in. The only issue was narrowing it down to one character per question.
I was tagged in the BFF book tag by Kirstie at Upside-Down Books. Thank you so much for the tag Kirstie; everyone else should definitely check out her original post and her blog, and if you’re not following her already then what are you waiting for?
Setting the Example:
A pair/group of book BFFs that you love
Blue and the Raven Boys
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
The relationship between Blue, Gansey, Adam and Ronan is one of my favourite aspects of this series. The four have their ups and downs, and they clash with each other more than once; Gansey and Adam over money, Gansey and Ronan over school, Gansey and Blue over privilege. However when it comes down to it the four always have each other’s backs. They are constantly drawn back to one another, drawn back to Gansey, and drawn back to their quest to find Glendower.
Which book character would you have liked to grow up with?
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Nix spent her childhood travelling all over the world to different time periods, having amazing adventures, and I’d have loved to be able to be a part of that. Nix is a great character and I think it would have been amazing to travel with someone who sees wonder in it all, and who’s only desire is to be able to take off on her own and explore the world at her leisure.
Which book character would bring out your competitive side?
Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Lila is a very competitive character, and is always taking risks. She travels to Red London with Kell despite knowing it could kill her, and later she steals another competitors identity to take part in the Essen Tasch. I feel like she would definitely bring out my competitive side every now and again, especially if it meant I got to travel along to Red London as well.
Who would be the bestie whose closet you’d want to raid or you would want to go on a shopping spree with?
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Throughout the whole series Iko was always the most fashion and appearance conscious of the Rampion crew so I imagine she’d be the best person to go on a shopping spree with, or the best choice for raiding a bestie’s closet. Iko would have the most gorgeous clothes as well as a lot of knowledge of current fashion trends so of course she would know what would work with different body types and skin tones.
The Bad Influence:
Which character would you want to commit a small act of rebellion with?
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I feel it would definitely end up being a big act of rebellion. Kaz has the silver tongue of a con-man and could probably get anyone to do anything he wanted, I doubt I’d be an exception. Plus Kaz would be the one with the plan and definitely the person you’d want on your side if you were going to try and pull off any kind of crime, big or small.
Which character would you want to be your surrogate big brother/sister?
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Kenji was my favourite character in the Shatter Me series, and I imagine he’d be a great surrogate big brother. He would always have a joke or light-hearted remark ready but at the same time he’d know when to be serious; know when it was time to stop the jokes, stop messing around and start acting. Also there are definitely times when his no-nonsense pep talks would be much appreciated.
Which character would you want to be by your side when you’re having a bad day to cheer you up?
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Finn is a character who never gives up. During Bone Gap, even when everyone else has accepted Roza is gone, Finn hasn’t and he is determined to find her and bring her home. Finn is stubborn and he doesn’t give up on the people he loves even when they’ve given up on him or on themselves. I think he’d be the best person to have at my side if I ever needed cheering up.
Which character would you go to for relationship advice or confide a secret to?
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
She is the one person Celaena always turns to for help and advice and Nehemia always knows what to say, and she seems wiser than her years as well. Yes Nehemia has her own secrets, quite a few of them, but she keeps Celaena’s and helps her friend whenever she needs it. If I could speak to Nehemia I would ask her for advice on everything, not just relationship issues.
More Than Friends:
Who would be your book boyfriend/girlfriend?
Immortal Descendants by April White
I love Archer, but even more I love his relationship with Saira. He is dedicated, loyal, and even when he wants to protect Saira he knows when she needs to space to walk her own path, accepting that she is more than capable of protecting herself. The two work very well together and I love their relationship because, in spite of their troubles, they actually talk to one another about them and come out the other side even stronger; a rarity in YA fiction.
Archer would be my ultimate book boyfriend but I wouldn’t want to fight Saira for him.
- Deanna at A Novel Glimpse
- Fatima at Noteable Pad
- Gretchen at Chic Nerd Reads
- Ioana at Books Reenchanted
- Louise at Genie Reads
- Yasaman at Following Muses
And if there’s anyone else out there who wants to take part, consider yourself tagged. Just send me a link to your post in the comments so I can see what your answers are.