Today is Thursday, making it the perfect day for a book tag! Today, I’m doing the Characters of the Year Tag! I did this tag last year, and I enjoyed it so much that I thought I would do it again with my 2021 reads! Like last year, I’m going to cheat for most of the questions and pick more than one character.
Favourite Male Character of The Year
Last year, I started buddy reading the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch with some of the members of the TWR gang. This series is full of amazing characters, but Inspector Nightingale and Peter Grant are especially amazing. I am so glad that I met these characters, and I’m proud to give them this award.
Favourite Female Character of The Year
I encountered a lot of amazing female characters last year, but two of my favourites were Twelve from Fireborn by Aisling Fowler and Talia from The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune. These characters were very memorable, and I enjoyed reading about them.
Most Relatable Character of The Year
I think the most relatable character that I encountered last year was Vivienne Jones from The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling. I don’t know anything about witches, but there’s something relatable about accidentally cursing an ex-boyfriend.
Couple of The Year
For this one, I picked two couples. Up first is Emily and Simon from Well Met by Jen DeLuca. This book was so fun, I thought the characters had great chemistry, and I spent a decent amount of time this year thinking about them and Reinassance Faires. My other choice is Meg and Micah from Never Saw You Coming by Erin Hahn. I thought they were super cute, I liked how they had so much in common, and I spent the entire book rooting for them to have a happily ever after together.
Villain of The Year
I also have two choices for this question. Up first is the Faceless Man from the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch. This is a recurring villain in the series, and he is just so sinister and memorable. My second choice is the Lady in Red from City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab. I found this character to be terrifying and very evil.
Most Disliked Character of The Year
This was a very difficult question to answer, but after thinking about it for a bit, I’ve decided that I did not like Ellis Haley from A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee. I wasn’t a huge fan of this book in general, but I found Ellis extra unlikable.
Royal of The Year
Do River Goddesses count as royalty? If so, I’m going to pick Bev from the Rivers of London series because she is amazing.
Sidekick/Non-Main Character of The Year
I read a lot of Agatha Christie books last year, featuring Hercule Poirot and his trusty sidekick Hastings. Hastings is one of my favourite characters in general because he’s not the brightest, and I find him to be very amusing.
Siblings of The Year
Up first for this question is Abby and Savannah from You Have a Match by Emma Lord. I liked how they bonded and became super close after not knowing about each other’s existence for so many years. My second choice for this question is The Hawthorne Brothers from The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, because who doesn’t love Greyson, Jamison, Xander, and Nash?