It’s Wednesday! This means it’s time for Top 5 Wednesday, a weekly meme created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey and now hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. You can check out and join the Goodreads group here.
I am so very excited for this week’s topic because it’s my top 5 favorite minor characters! There are so many characters I can choose for this so I have no idea how I’ll narrow it down to just five. And as always, these aren’t in any particular order.
5. Fred Weasley from Harry Potter
Y’all are probably like “but what about George?” Well, my friends, they’re not one person! I hate when people say their favorite character is Fred and George. They’re two different people! Even though they’re twins and are (or shall I say were…) joint at the hip that doesn’t make them the same person! Now, little rant aside, I’ve always had a liking to Fred more than George for some reason. I’m still not over what Rowling did to him… still not over it.
4. Ahren Schreave from The Selection
Ahren is Eadlyn’s twin brother and although he’s the brother of the main character he didn’t get as much page time as I would’ve liked. When Eadlyn annoyed me (which was pretty much 99.9% of the time) Ahren came along and put her in her place. I would read an entire series surrounding him if I’m being honest. Maybe I like him so much because he reminds me of his father Prince Maxon – wait King Maxon.
3. Noah Czerny from The Raven Cycle
You’re probably whining right now because Noah technically isn’t a minor character, but he certainly doesn’t show up as often as I would’ve liked him to. I know it’s because of what he is, but still. I needed more Noah in this series.
2. Finnick Odair from The Hunger Games
I’m still not over this one as well. Finnick is a fan favorite but he wasn’t a huge character except for in the second book when he was introduced. I loved his character, though. I don’t remember exactly why because it’s been so long since I read the books but I do remember loving his scenes.
1. Brion from Falling Kingdoms
Falling Kingdoms was a very recent read of mine (3.5 stars if you’re wondering) and like Game of Thrones there are a lot of characters to keep track of. I liked Brion because he kept Jonas level-headed and sensible when he wasn’t thinking of the consequences of his actions. I can’t wait to read the next book to see where things go.
So those were my favorite minor characters! I bet there are a ton more but that’s all I could think of at the moment. Let me know what your favorite minor characters are!