This has been sitting in my drafts for a while and I can’t find an original author so I might have created it myself and simply forgotten I’d created it? Not sure. I don’t want to take credit for anyone else’s work. If you created this tag, please let me know!
BUT I’M PRETTY SURE I DID BECAUSE I AM OBSESSED WITH THE FEATURE FILM VERSION OF THIS MUSICAL.
Chloe from Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma. I read this while ago and honestly I’m not able to recall all of what happens but I do remember I really enjoyed it while I was reading it and Chloe is an unreliable narrator, which makes the magical realism all the more weird.
I’m picking Kestral and Arin from The Winner’s Curse trilogy.
Sexual assault is NOT romance.
Not even if the woman decides she likes being sexually assaulted because the one doing the sexual assault is a big hunky sex god of a man.
THIS BOOK IS NOT SEXY NOR ROMANTIC. I really don’t get how anyone can see it as a romance???
Molly Weasly from Harry Potter. She’s a great mother, if a little stuck in gender roles, and she adores each and every one of her children and child substitutes like Harry and Hermione. She makes a great traditional mother figure.
Rose Hathaway from Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy is always my number one go-to kick-ass girl. She doesn’t take shit from anybody. She would totally be in the cell block saying, “He ran into my stake. He ran into my stake ten times.”
I’m not one hundred per cent sure about this because it’s been a while since I’ve read the books, but I belief Adrian Ivashkov, before he met Rose in Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) was somewhat of a ladies’ man.
The Hunger Games, no doubt about it.
I’m actually picking non-fiction for this! Although glitz and glamour is a genre I’m interested in, I don’t think I’ve really read any decent books where people want to be famous – they want the work that inevitably leads to being famous like being a rock star or whatever. Anyway, I’m picking Portia de Rossi, she wrote a beautiful memoir called Unbearable Lightness about her anorexia, but I got the idea that she always wanted to be famous more than she wanted to be an actress (point one of many I could make, she changed her accent and name). That’s not a slight against her, I really adore her, she’s one of my most favourite celebrities.
I’m picking Harry from Harry Potter. He goes through a lot in the series but he does realise pretty early on how important his friends are, especially undervalued Hermione, but also Ron, and it’s awful when he and Ron fight, I really can’t stand it, I just want to slap Ron for being a twat. But luckily their friendship can overcome anything, even evil spirits hiding in possessed jewellery.
I can’t really think of a character most people overlook because truth be told in the bookish community there will always be a fan club for even the most insignificant of characters… so I’m picking a hugely underrated book, called EMBER by Better Sharpe. It’s a Cinderella retelling but it’s by far and the best Cinderella retelling, and probably fairytale retelling I’ve ever read.
I’m choosing PROM IMPOSSIBLE by Laura Pauling, one of the worst written and characterised books I’ve ever had the displeasure to finish, but my god the cover is cute as a button: