Well hello everyone! And how are we doing today? Did your bank account survive Cyber Monday? I hope so. I will say I put a sizeable dent in mine buying things I “need” for the holiday season. Like Christmas t-shirts. I need so many of those.
I’m kind of addicted to Christmas t-shirts.
It’s a problem.
Speaking of problems…today is Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. It’s a fun meme of Top Ten lists that are put out every week. I love doing it. This week’s theme is Characters I’d Love An Update On. Last week I had a hard time coming up with ten things to the point where I only came up with six…things. Let’s see where this week takes us, shall we?
Pol From the Dragon Star Series by Melanie Rawn
This trilogy is the sequel to my beloved Dragon Prince series. I love this series just as much, but strangely never talk about it. I should fix that. This series follows Pol, Rohan and Sioned’s son, and a terrible war that rages across the land. I want to see what happens to the characters once the book is over. Pol in particular is really well written and has a lot of internal conflicts, not just the ones caused by the war.
Addie LaRue from The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
The ending of this book was terribly wonderful and I want to know what happens to Addie next. I won’t give anything away, but it was such a good book, and that ending was amazing. To catch a glimpse into Addie’s life after what happened would be divine. Everything I’ve seen points to this being a standalone book, so we probably won’t get any more in her world. But…ugh. I would love more.
Merlin From The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix
This book is set in 1980’s London, but a fantasy London, with magic. And I loved the characters in this book Merlin in particular was my favorite. They were clearly influenced by the androgyny of David Bowie in the ’70s and of all the fashionable stars, and starlets, of the times. He’s fabulous and I want to know more about him. The author has said he has more material for another book but has been vague about whether or not he will write more.
That One Character From Project Hail Mary by Andy Wier
I’m being vague on purpose, because if you haven’t read the book then you don’t know. But if you had, I want to know more! I know, there is an epilogue in the back of the book but that’s not enough! I need more! And yes, you must read this book to know who I’m talking about. It’s worth it, I promise.
Gallowglass from the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness
He featured pretty heavily in Shadow of Night and was in The Book of Life as well, but he needs a more fleshed-out back story and a life of his own. He’s such a fascinating character and I would absolutely love to see how he’s doing in future books. And Deborah Harkness has said she is writing more in the All Souls universe.
Ariadne From To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
This book had a very interesting ending that I loved, but it left me wanting to know more about every single character in this book, not just Ariadne. But it just, yeah. I need to know. If you have read this book you know this ending and this character just…tell me more!
Yadriel From Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
Yadriel was such a great character to read. He was wonderfully complex and not just a one-dimensional stereotype. I want to see more of him coming into his own after the end of the book. And as far as I can tell, this is a standalone story. Which makes me sad.
Barry From Recursion by Blake Crouch
Barry was intensely complex. Let’s be honest, this whole book was intensely complex. But Barry, he broke my heart a few times with his poor family and the constant reset of time. I would love to know more about how things went for him after the end of this book.
Harry From the First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
While this wasn’t my favorite book (I only gave it three stars) I found the characters fascinating. Harry relives his life over and over again, I love a good time loop, but this takes it to the next level, where the people can affect the world around them. And Harry did that. Now, how will he do it going forward once the book has ended. I must know!
Buttercup and Westley in The Princess Bride by William Goldman
So William Goldman teases a sequel, that doesn’t exist, in this book. And I want it! I want to know what happens to Westley and Buttercup after they flee Prince Humperdink. No, I don’t just want it, I need it. I need it like I need more Christmas t-shirts!
Hey, look at that! I had ten! I know that I didn’t go too in-depth into the actual characters here, but I was afraid I would give too much away if I did that. I do try to keep things here as spoiler-free as possible.
Anything on this list that you agree with? Or would you have picked different characters from these books?
Update: wow, I really paid attention to when this went up, as it posted before Cyber Monday. I’m gonna see myself out now.