Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Book Characters I’d Love to Be Besties With

1.  Silas – This is a character that I met recently in Sorcery of Thorns and loved.  Oh Yes,I would like to be friends with Silas.  He certainly isn’t predictable, maybe a bit scary but yes, be my friend please.


2. Nona from the Book of the Ancestor series by Mark Lawrence – she would be one scary badass friend to have.  But, more than that, Nona would be a true friend, even a friend who can forgive.


3. Mercy Thompson – from the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.  Mercy would be the most fantastic friend to have.  She’s genuine, likable, imperfect, she knows when to ask for help but at the same time isn’t afraid to dive in when needs must. Storm Cursed is the latest in the series.


4. Toby Daye – I had to.  This is another fantastic series that is made so much better by the central character.  October Daye is a friend indeed and a great character.  I highly recommend this series by Seanan McGuire


5. Yukemo from the Shadow of the Fox series by Julie Kagawa.  Yumeko is a Kitsune shapeshifter which makes her especially interesting straight away but on top of that she has a wonderful innocence about her, she doesn’t ask her friends to put themselves in danger but will relentlessly pursue what she thinks is right even if she’s alone in doing so.  Plus a great sense of humour and a wicked streak with her magic.


6. Prof Cray from the Naturalist series by Andrew Mayne.  Okay, the professor is a little bit detached in many ways, and a bit awkward around people, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t want or need friends does it.  Anyway, he’s exceptionally intelligent and I love his thought processes.  Never a dull moment with this guy.

The Naturalist.jpg

7. Dru Jasper from the series by Laurence MacNaughton – to be honest I would like to be friends with Dru and all her friends.  Such a great circle with strong connections, they know each other well, this use their strengths to the best advantage and they try to back each other up.


8. Reichis from the Spellslinger series by Sebastien DeCastell.  Really, who wouldn’t want a furry cat squirrel, harh talking, butter biscuit eating (when he can’t get eyeballs) feisty critter as a best friend.  I definitely would be friends with Richis whether he liked it or not –  probably not.


9  Jean Tannen – what??  We could be very good friends.  It could work -I’m not crazy.