Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I liked That Were In Non-Favorite/Disliked Books

Top Ten Tuesday book meme

So Top Ten Tuesday is held over at That Artsy Reader Girl, where every week bloggers list their top 10 being asked about. This week’s post is about those characters I liked in books that I may *not* have liked. 

The Rich and The Dead

This is a tale of time travel and murder, and a character that was let down by everything else around it.


Another as the above: Judith is a compelling anti-heroine, though I could have done without other bits of the book. Especially the brand name-dropping. Still would like to know why that happened.

Black Widow: Forever Red

I went in hoping for a story about Natasha and got a weak YA-romance, which used Natasha just to have Black Widow in the title, I think. But Natasha — needed more of her in this.

Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge 

Bailey Chen didn’t need an insta-romance to be an engaging character.


Indigo is a superhero stuck in a book that goes on for too long.

The Shambling Guide to New York City

Zoe, a travel guide writer for the supernatural, who was stuck in a book that should have been more exciting.

Black-eyed Susans

Tess is stuck in a book with an ending I didn’t like, but she I liked just fine!

The Other Einstein

This is the story of Mitza, Albert Einstein’s first wife — and I felt for Mitza, who I thought was a great character, but I think the book made Einstein a cliche, which did her story a disservice because it was all about the two of them.

18 Months

Alissa, who I liked, gets stuck in a LGBTQI Fatal Attraction. Blah.

Her Every Fear

When the blurb tells you a book is about a woman called Kate, and not enough of it revolves around her — and she’s the only promising thing that keeps you going until the end.


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