Top Five Characters I Liked in Books I Didn’t Like

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is:

Characters I Liked in Books I Didn’t Like

This week was a hard one for me, because of that, it’s only going to be a top five today.  For one thing, usually if I don’t like the characters, it’s the biggest reason why I don’t like a book.  For another thing, honestly, there are very few books that I actually dislike.  I don’t love every book I read, but a lot of the times, as opposed to full-on disliking them, I’ll find certain books just okay, but there’s still usually some quality of the book I still appreciated. I think that’s the case for just about all of these books here!

Alright, here we go!

Khalila Seif

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If you read my review, you’ll know that Ink and Bone definitely wasn’t my favorite book.  I had trouble connecting to this story.  That being said, there were a  lot of great, interesting and diverse characters in this book.  Khalila, in particular, was one of my favorites.  She was so fierce and independent!



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Samantha and Lucy Madison

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Ready or Not is another book I didn’t love, but still had great characters.  I loved the sister relationship Samantha and Lucy shared.  It felt super realistic, and was really sweet.





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Nesta Archeron


Unpopular opinion time: I didn’t love A Court of Thorns and Roses.  I found the book to be slow, and while it wasn’t terrible, it just wasn’t the book for me.  I was really intrigued by Nesta, though.  She’s not in the book a lot, but her character had so much depth, to me.



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All the characters from Every Heart a Doorway

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I know so many people love Every Heart a Doorway, and it’s not that I didn’t enjoy it, it was just lacking something for me.  That being said, this book had a great cast of characters! Everyone was so unique, and the premise of this book was really good.  It just wasn’t the book for me.



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Maddie Chase

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The Notes from a Spinning Planet series had such a great premise, but unfortunately, this book was kind of boring.  While it had a lot of interesting information about Ireland and its history, not a whole lot actually happens in this book.  I did think the characters were interesting, and I think Maddie made a great main character, though.  It just felt like nothing actually ever happened to her.


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There you have it!  Those are some of the books that I’ve read and haven’t loved, but their characters were the redeeming qualities!  Let me know who made the list for you this week.

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3 Comments on “Top Five Characters I Liked in Books I Didn’t Like

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