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April 3: Characters I liked That Were In Non-Favorite/Disliked Books.

This is a tough one, as I generally put down books I dislike. So these are less-than-favorite books. Alphabetical, as always.

  1. Don Quixote. Don Quixote; Miquel Cervantes. While he’s also a little tragic, I admire his pursuit of his dreams!

2. Loki. The Seafarer’s Kiss; Julia Ember. Loki is more than a bit of a jerk, but embodies ‘be careful what you wish for.’

3. Hester Prynne. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne. She’s a rebel, and I admire that.

4. Cressy Stavely. False Colours; Georgette Heyer. In a book full of silly people–who were also sometimes wasteful, stupid, or selfish, she was remarkably sane.

5. Scarlett March. Sisters Red; Jackson Pearce. While the story didn’t quite come together, Scarlett is a kick-butt fairy-tale hero.

6. Green. Foxlowe; Eleanor Wasserberger. She’s so deeply messed up, and not a nice person, but compelling nonetheless.

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

8 responses »

  1. FranL says:

    Great list. I couldn’t think of characters I liked in books I didn’t, so I just went with characters whom I’ve found relatable:

  2. Ah, I absolutely adored Hester’s character! I would have also like to read more about Pearl..? Considering how she was always described with this sort of pixie or witch like aura…

  3. Great picks for this week. I completely get you about finding this topic hard, but quality over quantity right? 😀

  4. ameliatreader says:

    Loki is very much like Coyote in the American Southwestern Indian’s mythology. A bit of a troublemaker – sort of the agent of change. And more than a bit of a jerk.

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