I’m usually pretty mainstream with my tastes in characters – I swoon over the Will Herondales and scream at the Voldemorts of the literary world just like I’m supposed to. But sometimes I go against the grain and love characters who get some serious flak from the book community. So here is my list of top 5
babies fictional characters who I will defend until my last breath.
5. Katniss, The Hunger Games trilogy
Everyone loves Peeta, but Katniss gets a load of criticism for the choices she makes, particularly in the final two books. People seem to forget that she is 16. SIXTEEN. I’m 24, and I’m pretty sure I couldn’t even make it through 10 minutes of the Hunger Games with my sanity intact, let alone two games and a war!
4. Mal, The Grisha trilogy
Mal made numerous guest appearances in one of last year’s T5W: Characters I Want to Drown. It broke my heart! I can’t understand why so many people hate him – out of all of Alina’s love interests, he was the only one who didn’t have any ulterior motives. Nikolai and The Darkling both courted her for political reasons, at least at first – whether or not either of them truly fell in love with her after that, I was never able to figure out.
3. Andrew, All For the Game series
I’ve seen a few people criticise Andrew’s actions in the first book, and whilst no-one’s been crazy negative about it, it still makes me want to cradle my sarcastic little baby (who would probably murder me for calling him that) and scream at the critics, “KEEP READING!” I’m not saying you’ll necessarily agree with or support his choices, but if you give him a chance and follow through with the series, you’ll understand his character a lot more. Right after you find out about his past and your heart shatters into a million pieces
2. Rhysand, ACOTAR series
Oh yes, everyone loves him now. BUT WHERE WERE YOU ALL WHEN I WAS DEFENDING HIM IN ACOTAR?!
1. Chaol, Throne of Glass series
I’ve said it before – Chaol could actually destroy a whole city and I’d probably find a way to justify it. I know a lot of people don’t understand where he’s coming from, especially in the last 2 published books, but I do. All these other characters are off making their big, grand plans for a better world, but who’s looking after all the commoners caught in between? Chaol, that’s who! ❤
Are there any characters you get defensive about?