Today is book tag day, and this week I’m doing the Characters of the Year tag! I did this tag last year, and when I saw it on Zezee With Books, I remembered that it existed and decided to do it again this year.
Favourite Male Character of The Year
For this category, I’m picking Beltran from The Venators series by Devri Walls. Beltran is a fun and mysterious character, and I really like what he added to the books.
Favourite Female Character of The Year
For this category, I’m cheating and picking two winners. My first pick is Amari from Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston. Amari is such an amazing character, and I loved everything about her. My second pick is Aleja from The Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuzniar. I loved Aleja’s sense of adventure and courage, and I thought she was a wonderful character.
Most Relatable Character of The Year
I think the most relatable character of 2020 was Naomi from You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle. I loved everything about her, and I found her inner dialogue relatable.
Couple of The Year
For this category, I’m picking Naomi, and Nicholas from You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle. I loved their prank war and all of the tricks and games that they played. I loved watching them fall in love again, and finally working with each other instead of against each other.
Villain of The Year
The Beast from The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips is the best villain I encountered in 2020. The Beast is an absolutely vile character who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, and as far as villains go, he is delightful.
Most Disliked Character of The Year
My most disliked character of the year was Iris Wang from My Summer of Love and Misfortune by Lindsay Wong. Iris is one of the most selfish, delusional, and unlikable characters I have ever encountered, and I’m surprised I didn’t throw my kindle across the room while reading this book.
Royal of The Year
I don’t think I read any books with royalty this year.
Sidekick/Non-Main Character of The Year
I’m cheating on this question and picking three winners. My first pick is the gang from Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson. The Truly Devious series is one of my favourites, and the side characters in this book are delightful; I even have a soft spot for David. My second pick is the Hawthorne Boys from The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Technically, I think some of the boys are considered main characters, but in general, I loved the four brothers and what they brought to the story. My final pick is the Crew on The Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuzniar. The girls on The Ship of Shadows are all absolute badasses, and I love their friendship.
Siblings of The Year
My pick for siblings of the year are Amari and Quinton from Amari and The Night Brothers by B.B. Alston. The lengths that Amari went to try to save her brother are admirable, and I loved the bond that they had.
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