Top Ten Tuesday: Good Characters in Bad Books

Top Ten Tuesday

Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week she asks us to share lists on the following:

 April 3: Characters I liked That Were In Non-Favorite/Disliked Books

 

This week’s list might be a challenge.  I’m going to have to rely heavily on my reviews and I often leave out names.  Also If a book isn’t working for me I DNF and those titles usually don’t even get a review.  So I’m going to take a look at my one and two-star review books and see if I can find some titles where I liked the characters but maybe not the books itself.  Wish me luck

Ten Good Characters in Crappy Books.

  1. The Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2) Paige Mahoney is the main character in this series and I truly liked book one but book two was a bit slow and a supporting character that I liked better than Paige was missing for much of the story.
  2. Time Untime (Dark-Hunter #21; Hellchaser, #4; Were-Hunter, #7) Acheron is the only thing that saved this book for me.  I was not a fan of this one at all.  Acheron doesn’t have big part in this book but it ended up being the only sections that I cared about.
  3. Killing Rocks (The Bloodhound Files, #3) Jace Valchek is the main character in this series and I enjoy her and her smart-mouthed partner Charlie as well as the chemistry between Jace and the head of her department.  The problem for me with this book was that those two supporting characters were missing for much of the book.  I need that dynamics for this world to work for me.  I set down book four for the same reason half the characters I love are MIA.
  4. A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5) I like most of the characters in this world but my favorites are Tyrion and Arya as well as Daenerys and up until this book I had enjoyed the series.  This book just pushed me past my limit of tolerance.  Nothing happened in this and the previous book.  Nothing.  We followed characters as they were moved around a board and nothing happens.  I personally don’t care if he ever finishes the series because I’m done.
  5. Vampire Most Wanted (Argeneau, #20)  The main couple in this book was a struggle for me but I found the bad-guys were really well written.  Then there was an appearance of Lucian who is one of my favorites in the series.
  6. Silver Wolf Clan (Silver Wolf Clan, #1)  I wish I could give you the names of the characters I liked in this book but I don’t remember it much.  I did like the lead but the story felt off or two short.
  7. Thomas's Choice (Scanguards Vampires, #8) Thomas and Eddie were two characters I liked but the book took a graphic violent turn that I couldn’t stomach and I ended up DNF this book.
  8. Legal Wolf's Mate (Fabian Garoux #1) The characters were good in this book but there was a major shift in tone of the story that didn’t quite work for me.
  9. Black Wings (Black Wings, #1) Beezle is a sidekick in this series, a gargoyle I believe.  Overall I was disappointed by the first book in this series but mentioned that I like that character.
  10. A Touch of Crimson (Renegade Angels, #1) In the review, I mentioned that Elijah and Lindsay’s friendship was part of the reason I even finished this book.  I was tempted to DNF the book but must have kept reading for them.

This list was a challenge I often put the books out of my memory when I don’t like them or simply don’t finish them.  What characters from poorly written books have you enjoyed.

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