Monday, December 1, 2014

Top 10 Favorite Male Characters

Hello, friends! How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was great. We went up to my family's for Christmas, people we don't see on a regular basic. I don't plan to talk about it here, but Bernie wrote a wonderful post about it, if you would like to know.

In other news, I've just finished The House of Hades, finally. Wow, that book blew my mind in little pieces, kind of like what Luke did to Kronos. I plan to post a review of it somewhere down the road:) I certainly have a lot to say about it.

Like I promised, this is my top 10 Favorite Fictional Male Characters. Surprisingly, I found myself naming more favorite guys than I did girls. But guys in fiction are amazing. Maybe it's because a lot of them are written by females who made up their dream guys. Either way, this is my list.

10. Aragon (The Lord of the Rings)
What makes any kind of character memorable to me is their character development over the story. Aragon's definitely stuck out to me. When we meet him, we find out that he is hiding because of his ancestors' mistakes, unwilling to take his rightful place on the throne. But when he finds people worth fighting for, he emerges from the shadows, He sees that he does not have to let his the mistakes of his fathers define him. He is an excellent leader and a great friend.

9. Luke Sullivan (The Charmed Life Series)
Oh, Luke. From the beginning of The Charmed Life Series, Luke had my attention and never let it go. He was just arrogant enough to be interesting. In the end, he found that the thing he wanted most was the person who made him swallow his pride. Bella and him make a great time. I loved them together. He's the perfect mixture of geeky and awesomeness. I reread those books every now and then.

8. Leo (The Heroes of Olympus Series)
Out of all of the new characters in Percy Jackson's world, Leo is my favorite. While the other character's perspectives were too similar, I could hear Leo's voice anywhere and be able to recognize it. No matter how terrible the situation it is, no matter how much tension is in the air, I can't help but giggle to myself at one of his hilarious comments. It was amazing that, after all he'd been through, he could still be as funny as he is. I liked him in The House of Hades best of all. Leo and                    are so cute together.

7. Ky Markham (Matched Series)
Recently, I finished the Matched trilogy. It wasn't the most exciting set of books ever, but Ky definitely stuck out. I liked him even before Mrs. Reyes brought in his perspective. He's so poetic. The poems were beautiful. Through the whole thing, he was always creating, always writing. He did forgive people and let go of the hate he carried. His voice was so unique and beautiful.

6. Day (Legend)
Unlike all these other guys, I've only seen Day in one book. Half of the reason was because of Day. Day handled everything so coolly, pretending like he had everything under control. His past was intriguing. His voice was the best though. Even when he got caught and was about to be executed, he didn't think about the fact that he would die. He focused on saving his brothers. In fact, I don't even remember that thought crossing his mind. Under all of that slyness, he really did have a heart. Maybe someday I'll try Prodigy again when I'm older. But it might be because of him.

5. Maxon (The Selection)
Maxon redefined a prince. When you think prince, you might think of one of those distant Disney princes who you didn't know that well. When I first saw Maxon, I was like, "Oh, I like Aspen much better." He made me do something I usually don't do when I'm reading a book. He made me change my mind. Even at the beginning, during their first argument, I began to see that Maxon had potential. Yes, there were a few times that I couldn't believe what a jerk he was, but in the end, he not only made up for his mistakes, but forgave America for hers.

4. Finnick Odair (The Hunger Games)
Oh, Finnick! I remember my friends having a conversation about him when I had only read the first Hunger Game book. Who are they talking about? I remember thinking. By the time I had read Mocking Jay, I realized that Finnick is the best recurring male character in the history of the world. HE starts off as this cool character that everything thinks they know, but they don't. Finnick and Annie.... Please excuse me while I drowns in my own pool of tears. He was handsome and charming enough to have any pretty woman, but the fact that he loved an insane girl just blows my mind.

3. Four (Divergent Series)
Once again, the word is character development. I couldn't believe it when I started the Four collection. This is the bold man in the beginning of Divergent? He not only proved himself in Dauntless, but he was willing to go against them when they were doing wrong. After becoming a new person and hiding his scars, he met Tris and realized he didn't have to. It was Tris that gave him the bravery to confront his father if it meant protecting others. Watching him change like that was amazing.

2. Percy Jackson
Percy proved that weaknesses can be your strength. His character wasn't confusing. All he was a courageous kid who wanted to sa

ve the world. Many times he was tempted to change sides. Why fight for people who were complete jerks half the time? But he moved past that and saw that it was the right thing to do for the sake of everyone. His voice is sarcastic and but I adore a sarcastic voice. Percy made me laugh countless times. He was brave beyond belief. I will always love him.

1. Peeta Mellark
What else did you expect me to do? I guess it's no secret I adore the boy with the bread. Maybe it's because Peeta is a slightly altered character that I created, but maybe not. Peeta is unbelievable because of his love for Katniss. At first, when he confesses his love, she calls him a jerk. But he didn't stop loving her. In the final chapters, he saves Katniss one last time. Like Katniss said, he's a picture of hope. His family was dead. The girl he loved was broken beyond repair. He had done things that he never would have done in his right mind. Yet, when he got back to his old home, the first thing he did was dig up flowers to plant for her. If that isn't the picture of hope, I don't know what is. He defines unconditional love. If you don't have that, relationships will fail sooner or later.

I hope you like the list. How was your Thanksgiving? You might have noticed I finally figured out how to put music on my blog! I'm especially excited about that. Do you like it? Inside, I'm doing a happy dance because I just received Jill William's copy of Replication free in the mail. And it's signed!

Happy Holidays! Who is your favorite male character? Why do you like him? Comment below and tell me. Fiction is one of my favorite things to chat about.

Oh, and has anyone seen MockingJay Part 1 yet?




8 comments:

  1. Good job on the music! It took me forever to figure out how to do it XP. I'm glad your thanksgiving was good. I haven't seen Mockingjay 1 yet, but I will hopefully be seeing it this week if we don't have Bible study.
    My favorite guys from your list are Four, Finnick, DAY (I only read Legend too), and Ky. Not on your list I also like Gale, Murtagh, Xander, Will Herondale, etc, etc. ;)

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    1. Yeah, my computer didn't run the program right for some reason. Oh, I hope you see it! It sounds like a great movie, but.... Peeta;( Yes, I do like Xander and Gale as well, though I like Gale more in Catching Fire and The Hunger Games. Thanks for all the tags by the way
      In Christ,
      Sara

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  2. I love this post!! Four, Maxon, Peeta, Finnick, Day <3 Yeah... fictional male characters are way better than real boys. They're written to be absolutely perfect. I hope you do try Prodigy when you're older. I've learned to accept that ending...

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I agree totally. I hope to, someday:)

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  3. Love this list! Four is my favorite male character in all of the books I have read...but I haven't read the Hunger Games, although I have heard that Peeta's love for Katniss is huge! I love how you described Peeta, and it makes me want to read the books.
    -Lauren <3

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    1. Yeah, it is. Four is one of my favorite male character too. Thanks. I can't stop rambling about him. Lol.

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  4. Hey! I've seen Mocking Jay Part 1 and I even did a review on my blog about it. http://lordsgirls.blogspot.com/2014/11/mockingjay-part-1-review.html
    My favorite male character is James "Jem" Carstairs/Brother Zachariah from the Infernal Devices/The Mortal Instruments series. XD I'd say I have a fictional crush on him big time! :P He's sweet, kind, gentle, and just all around perfect! XD XD XD

    -Guinea Pig Lover from lordsgirls.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, I read your review of it. I've been wanting to read the Infernal Devices. It sounds like a good book(s). Thanks for the comment.

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In Christ,
Sarah