I did a ton of reading in 2021, and there are quite a few characters I would love to be friends with. Here’s my top seven list:
1) Aelin from the Throne of Glass Series
I didn’t read this series for the longest time, but I can see what all the hype is about. Aelin is one of the most smartass, funny and badass characters I’ve ever met, while also being unapologetically feminine. I would feel empowered to step up my confidence in her presence and accept the parts of myself that make me who I am.
2) Harper from the Cursebreakers Series
Harper is one of the most kind, patient and thoughtful characters I’ve encountered who can still be a total badass and take no shit from anybody. Not only would she be a force to be around, but I would feel safe and heard in her presence.
3) Louise from the Serpent & Dove Series
Louise has such a wild, fun spirit that I think she would encourage me to loosen up a bit and stop being so serious all the time. She’s not afraid to take risks, break the rules, and push boundaries. Plus, she loves french pastries and we both have that in common.
4) Jude from The Folk of the Air Series
Jude is an incredibly smart, strong and stealthy character who always finds a way to gain the upper hand. She’s very difficult to outsmart and she’s someone I’d want on my team for tough situations.
5) Inej from the Six of Crows Series
I love everything about Inej. Unlike many of the characters I’ve listed so far, I love how Inej is more reserved but still remains a strong, fierce character with unshakable morals. She is incredibly stealthy and a deadly fighter too. I love that she demonstrates that you don’t always have to be the most obnoxious and loud to be the most powerful woman in the room.
6) Manon from the Throne of Glass series
I’m not going to lie: Manon scares the crap out of me. She’s a witch, and one of the most powerful ones at that. She’s cruel, ruthless, cunning and resourceful, but when she changes her beliefs and opens herself up to love and hope, I think that makes her most dangerous because she gains perspective on things that most of her relentless kind don’t allow themselves to understand.
7) Percy from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
Percy is an incredibly brave and loyal person, and an excellent leader. He’d make an amazing friend. Plus, he’s very sarcastic and funny, and quite laid back in personality, which makes him approachable and easy to get along with.
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