We all know these precious souls. The poor beans who have had to save the world from something Extra Terrible, but all they really need is a hug and one heck of a nap.
*turns to address the audience of mean authors* JUST LET THEM SLEEP FOR 5 SECONDS!
I mean, most of these characters came out more or less okay (MOST, SHE SAID), but hugs and a lifetime supply of cake and snacks never hurt anyone.
They just *slams fists on table* They need some comfort too.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl, in which bloggers and readers alike can scream together about books but in different topics each week!
Today’s topic is a Character freebie! So, I decided to point out the preciouses and cry in their general direction till they get some loving.
All covers link to Goodreads so you can check them out too!
Just About Everyone From The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Originally I was just going to put Gansey – especially after what happened to him in The Raven King (No spoilers here. Only tears. It’s fine) But let’s be real. The whole cast could use a hug or two or five thoUSAND! So the to hug list is: Gansey, Blue, Ronan, Adam, Noah *sob* , Maura, Gray Man, CABESWATER! I’m going to hug all those trees.
A.I.D.A.N from The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Okay. I get that he’s a computer. But he’s a SAD COMPUTER WHO DOESN’T QUITE UNDERSTAND HUMAN EMOTIONS!
Crazy A.I.’s need some hugs too. They don’t get many…. or any. Being without a body and all.
But also, just about every character had a hard time. From planetary invasion, to psychotic diseased zombie people, to GIANT battle carriers with nukes that want to blow you to smithereens chasing you around. They all need a break. Alas, this is only the first book. *whispers* You have another 2 to go sweeties.
Dorian Havilliard from Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
This sweet cinnabun needs a nice room full of books, chocolate and emotional support. Can’t believe we thought he had a hard time in Crown of Midnight because Chaol got with Celeana. *sigh* Simpler times.
Azriel from A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
Azriel just needs some peace and quiet and a place that he can nap for a few centuries tbh.
Cress from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
This sweet bean. The sweetest. A super smart bean when it comes to computers, but confused when it comes to people. And Thorne. (He totally loved her FROM THE START! He was just trying to make it not obvious. Because he’s Too Cool For Emotions)
Rev from Letters to the Lost + More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer
*sobs but happy sobs because he’s ok now*
Mather from Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
More specifically in book 2 (Ice Like Fire), that boi had some little, teeny, tiny issues come up… okay so they were pretty big. Like your whole life was a lie kind of big. And he didn’t deserve it at all. ; _ ; I feel bad for him is all. Poor soul
Cole from This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
JUST LET HIM DO HIS ART IN PEACE! *sobs again for the thousandth time* In fact, all the children that got experiment on to create “super soldiers” should receive hugs, it’s just we knew more about Cole.
Also, the finale comes out in January next year… HERE’S HOPING THEY ALL MADE IT THROUGH THE 2ND BOOK AND WILL MAKE IT THROUGH THE 3RD!
I just realised that most of the people on this list are dudes.
THEY HAVE TRAGIC BACKSTORIES AND TRAGIC ONGOING STORIES OK! HUGS ARE GOOD FOR ALL! Unless they don’t want to be hugged. Then that’s cool too. We can just cry at them from afar while saying “they deserved so much betterrrrrrr!” to any onlookers who are extremely confused.
What characters would you hug and sob all over while they awkwardly pat your back?? Which characters should have been given all the hugs to help them through their quest??