Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature has a different (usually) book related topic each week, and the goal is to compose a list of ten things that correspond to the topic!
This week’s theme is: Characters I Have Changed My Opinion Of
(I’m adapting the original theme, which was Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed, because my opinions on books don’t really change, but my opinions of characters definitely do!)
NOTE: I do give away information about these characters and there are some spoilers so please read at your own risk!
- Lena from Delirium – I really couldn’t stand Lena in the first book of the Delirium series. She was close minded, very naïve, and I really wished that the story was being told from a different perspective. Lena did start getting better in the second book, though, so I’m feeling her more as a character now. Hopefully she continues to get better in the third book, which I haven’t read yet.
- Roshar from The Winner’s Curse – Roshar is AH-MAZING. To start, he didn’t really mean too much to me, he was just another character. In the third book, though, he skyrocketed to my absolute favorite. I love his personality and I find him hilarious. I laughed out loud so many times at his dialogue. I want him to be my friend in real life.
- Malfoy from Harry Potter – Malfoy is supposed to be the bad guy, people aren’t supposed to like Malfoy. At first, I didn’t either, he was just the annoying bully character. As the series continued, he started to grow on me, and my true love for him was solidified fully in The Halfblood Prince. I guess I just like a bad boy – shrug!
- Snape from Harry Potter – Snape was pretty terrible for a while. He was mean to Harry and almost everyone else, and he annoyed me. BUT… and I mean this in the least braggy way possible… I totally foresaw a lot of the surprising things that revealed that Snape was secretly a good guy before they were revealed! I don’t know what it was, but I just got a feeling and then everything was out on the table and AHH my heart melted for Snape.
- Kitty from The Blackcoat Rebellion – Ick, Kitty was such a pushover in the beginning of this series. She fought for nothing and let the world kick her while she was down. Thank goodness she shook that relatively quickly and became bearable, because this series was super awesome!
- Cedric from The Glittering Court – Man, I hate when I get played by characters! Cedric seemed like a good guy at first! Sure, he had a strong personality, but I kind of liked that no bullshit attitude. I even admitted in a Goodreads status update that I didn’t think I was supposed to like Cedric, but that I did. THEN … he turns so awful and does terrible things and, basically I’m ashamed that I ever thought he was a good guy and that, for a few slight moments, I actually liked him.
- Preston from Liars, Inc. – Freaking Preston! I totally did not see his crazy side coming. This is definitely high up on my list of HOLY CRAP *throw the book across the room in shock* moments. It was completely amazing, but obviously my like for Preston changed pretty quickly.
- Max from Lola and the Boy Next Door – Meh, I was never really a huge fan of Max as a character, but I thought it was sweet what he was going through to try to make his relationship with Lola work (weekly brunches with two Dad’s – that is DEDICATION). But then he turned into a huge jerk, I hated how he treated Lola’s friends, and in general he became a douche. Lola didn’t ditch him fast enough!
- Anna from Dangerous Girls – Referring back to my HOLY CRAP *throw the book across the room in shock* moment list … THIS IS NUMBER ONE. This whole book is freaking insane! Anna is the only one on this list that I liked, and then something happened and I loved her! If you’ve read this book, you probably think I’m crazy for saying I love Anna, but DUDE … even if she did some messed up stuff, it was still awesome in a twisty way.
- ALMOST EVERY CHARACTER from Red Rising – Freaking crap. I swear my opinions of almost every character in this series flip flopped at least once. I went back and forth on if I liked them, or if they were bad, or if they were just faking being bad but were really good about a million times. Kudos to Pierce Brown, because I absolutely loved the flip floppiness of this because it kept me guessing, but man, it was a lot of feelings!
Who are some of the characters that your opinion changed about over time?