Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday. This is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. As the feature is on hiatus, I am sharing my answers to old topics from their blog. Today, we’ll talk about the top ten characters I can dedicate theme songs to.
10. Uprooted by Naomi Novak
The Woods in this book is just perfection. I have not stopped thinking about it since I put down the book a few months back. Hopefully, I will finish the book soon to see what will happen.
Theme song: I Need a Forest Fire by James Blake and Bon Iver
9. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Baz has such a unique voice. I don’t think I’ll ever fully get over his romance in this book. It was not a corny relationship, and it definitely demands all the love it gets on the Internet.
Theme song: Blood by The Middle East
8. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Mason and his relationship with Rose frequent my thoughts. I miss him. If I say more, I’d be crossing into spoiler territory.
Theme song: Coaster by Khalid
7. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
This is kind of surprising, but I find myself thinking of Alina and The Darkling (with a dash of Nikolai) very often. I didn’t expect her to stay with me so much, but here we are.
Theme song: Light by Sleeping at Last
6. Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
I love Inej and Nina, but Kaz definitely left an impression. While I adore the whole crew, I was fascinated by Kaz and his brain. “Scheming face?” “Definitely.” It never gets old. He has a certain swagger to him. I love it.
Theme song: Go Fuck Yourself by Two Feet
5. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
I love every single main character in this trilogy, but if I have to pick one, Holland would be the one for me to dedicate music and playlists for. He’s got such a compelling story arc. Any way you dice it, he’s always dealing with a heavy, painful burden. While I do wish there was more of him in the story, I am content knowing that he exists so closely to my heart. (shush. don’t make fun of me, oh my God!).
Theme song: Start a War by The National
4. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Steifvater
Miss Blue Sargent is incredible, and she’s liberated me so much. I think of what she’d do in certain situations. Her role in the books tends to eclipsed by these raven boys who have tragic stories. But, this girl comes from such great lineage and history. She’s destined to do great things, regardless of whether she has her own psychic skills.
Theme song: So Close to Magic by Aquilo
3. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
Listen, okay, I am halfway through this book and my mind is simply blown away by these characters. In particular, I like the hesitance of Mr. Cuffs himself (Han) to be a hero. Raisa is also interesting as she tries to find her place in the queendom.
Theme song: Hero by Family of the Year
2. The Falconer by Elizabeth May
Oh Aileana Kameron has stolen my heart with her badassery. I’m absolutely smitten.
Theme song: In For the Kill (Skrillex remix) by La Roux
1. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Vin and Kelsier’s relationship makes my heart swell with affection. And, I understand why the end of the first book happened, but I am still heartbroken. This shock is why I haven’t been able to pick up the second book yet. I will, though.
Theme song: Stand By Me by Bootstraps