So I saw Zezee @Zezee With Books doing this, and she graciously tagged me when I expressed interest (thank you!), so I hustled on up and slapped together some answers!
Onto the tag!
Favorite male character of the year
If I’m not including my The Raven Cycle reread (and I’m not), then my favorite male character of the year has to be Memphis Campbell from The Diviners by Libba Bray.
Favorite female character of the year
This was a hard one, because there were so many good female characters I read about this year, but ultimately I have to go with Kara Resnik from the Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel.
Most relatable character of the year
Oddly enough, probably Ed Kennedy from I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak. It’s not that I relate to him completely, but he’s just trying to get through life and he’s pretty stuck on everyone and everything around him until the main events of I am the Messenger kick off, and, I gotta say, that hit home pretty squarely.
Couple of the year
Alex Claremont-Diaz and Prince Henry
Again, barring my reread of The Raven Cycle… gonna have to go with Alex Claremont-Diaz and Prince Henry from Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuinston. I had my (very few) issues with the book, but, gotta say, they were frickin’ adorable.
Villain of the year
It from It by Stephen King. Cliche? Maybe. But boy, he was the freakiest villain I read about all year, so I’m counting him. Also yes, I used the meme image. I love this meme.
Most disliked character of the year
HOO BOY HAD A LOT OF ANSWERS FOR THIS ONE. I had a salty year. Jacinda from Firelight by Sophie Jordan has to take the cake, though. I could not handle how high that pedestal she put herself on was. Like, girl, grow some humility, would you?
Royal of the year
… What? I like him! (Prince Henry from Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuinston)
Sidekick/non-main character of the year
Now I’m not totally sure she’s not a main character since I’ve only read the first book so far, but I’m going to go with Mabel Rose from The Diviners by Libba Bray anyway.
Sibling of the year
Memphis Campbell, again, hands down. He tries so hard with his little brother, and he’s easily the best sibling I read about in 2019. No competition.
Whew! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done one of these, good lord. But I had a lot of fun with it! Makes me want to start doing book tags again…
I’m not going to tag anyone specifically because I’m so far out of the game that I honestly couldn’t even think of who to tag, but if you’d like to do it, let me know and I’ll tag you!
Thanks for reading!