Fave Reads of 2011 (so far) - the characters and covers
Part Two in Nomes'Faves of 2011 (so far) series is all about characters (and the added bonus of pretty book covers).
Below I'm sharing some of my favourite characters from this books I've read this year. Feel free to share your own faves in the comments, and be sure to check out Nomes' blog, Inkcrush, for more blogger picks in this series.
1. Best female POV
Bee in A Pocketful of Eyes (Lili Wilkinson) and
Charlie & Rose in Chasing Charlie Duskin (Cath Crowley)
2. Best Male POV
Sam in Hold Me Closer Necromancer (Lish McBride) and Adam in Where She Went (Gayle Foreman)
3. Best Couple ♥
Mia and Adam (Where She Went), Anna and Etienne (Anna and the French Kiss) and Bee and Toby (A Pocketful of Eyes)
4. Who I so want to be best friends with
The entire Martin family from Maureen Johnson's Scarlett Fever.
Or Anna's friends (especially Josh and Meredith) from Stephanie Perkins' Anna and the French Kiss
Or Al's friends (especially Maz and Nico!) from Aimee Said's Little Sister.
5. Who I fell completely in love with (new literary crush)
Toby from A Pocketful of Eyes (yay for delightfully nerdy boys!) and Sam from Hold Me Closer Necromancer (yay for snarkym skateboarding slackers!).
6. Worst (best) Villian
Mayor Prentiss from Patrick Ness' Chaos Walking trilogy
7. Best Character Twist (who you loved then hated or vice versa)
Miss Texas in Libba Bray's Beauty Queens (hate then love) and Ingrid in The Kid Table (love then hate).
8. Best Kick-Arse Female
I seriously couldn't think of a more awesome-crazy-kick-butt chick than Miss Texas - Taylor Rene Krysal Hawkins (Beauty Queens - Libba Bray)
9. Best Kick-Arse Male
Ollie, Arran and Small Sam from The Enemy, Ed and Jack from The Dead (both by Charlie Higson).
10. Broke Your Heart the Most
Cameron Quick in Sweethearts (Sara Zarr) or Jonah in How to Say Goodbye in Robot (Natalie Staniford).