By: Cait Marie
I’ve been thinking about rewatching One Tree Hill lately, so when I saw that Isabelle @ The Book Duchesses did this tag a couple weeks ago, I couldn’t resist. Without further ado…
A character with a talent you want
Ben Evans/Piper Hayes
Love is a Lyric by Michelle MacQueen
Music has always been vital to my existence. I went to my first concert when I was 7 years old and was in choir for most of my life. However, even though singing is one of my favorite things in the world to do, I am not a singer. And I definitely can’t write songs.
One of your first fictional crushes
The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine
Must be the name… hahaha. I was obsessed with this book growing up, and I hadn’t realized just how influential it was on my life until last year when I published my first book, The Lost Legends. There are a lot of subtle parts where you can see the subconscious inspiration.
A fierce character with a good side
Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
He’s intense and you can’t help but hate him in the beginning, however, after the first book, we get to see his side of things. More importantly, we gradually see how much of his behavior is a front.
An emotionally strong character
World Apart series by Robin D. Mahle
This is one of my new favorite series that deserves all the hype. Adelaide goes through SO much, but she stays strong and continues to fight. It’s heartbreaking, and the last book had me full-on ugly crying. Highly recommend.
A character with the best development
Shatter Me series by Taherah Mafi
I’ve said this multiple times, but Juliette’s development from the first book to the third is incredible. As a reader and author, it just amazes me. And it doesn’t stop there; J continues to grow throughout the last three books too, but it’s more distinct in the first half of the series.
Favorite side character
The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
He has his own trilogy now where he’s one of the main characters, BUT he was a side character for over a decade. And he’s tied for my favorite character of all time.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
This was really hard to choose, but in the end, Catching Fire almost always wins. It does not get the credit it deserves. The whole series of movies was well done in my opinion, and it’s one of my top go-to comfort picks.
Favorite protective character
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Does this surprise anyone? Probably not. Even from the beginning when he was the “enemy,” he was protecting Feyre and the others Under the Mountain. Not to mention his friends and all of Velaris. He sacrificed himself over and over to protect others, all while letting them think he was the bad guy.
Favorite female character
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Tied for my other favorite character of all time, Hermione was everything I wanted to be growing up. She was smart, fierce, loyal, and unafraid to fight for what was right.
**I do not condone the actions of Rowling or support her in anyway. However, I cannot just cut out a series that got me through so much or these characters who helped shape the person I am today.
A bad character that gets redemption in the end
A Kingdom of Runes series by Audrey Grey
Love of my life. There’s no denying the “bad” in him, but there is also good, and it’s seen more and more as the series continues. Even if that good only comes out for Haven…
Not sure this really counts as redemption per se, but I couldn’t think of anyone else.
Tree Hill, North Carolina
A fictional place you’d like to visit
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
I mean… obviously. The Court of Dreams? An art district with a rainbow bridge? Ridiculous Illyrians who stole my whole heart? Yes, please.
What would your answers be? Have you seen One Tree Hill or read any of these books? Let me know in the comments!