“When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold.”First line in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Colllins
We made it to another Tuesday so it’s time for Top 5 Tuesday hosted by Shanah from Bionic Book Worm. This week’s topic is Top 5 Main Males and that turned out to be a lot harder than I thought it would be. The list is not ordered because I’m weak but here it goes.
Rhy Maresh (Shades of Magic by V. E. Schwab)
Rhy is the funny one on this list. He often appears care-free and unafraid to bend to rules a little. However, as the layered character that he is, he’s also able to be serious and own up to his responsibilities as Prince and heir to a kingdom. I also especially love his relationship with his brother, Kell, and their interactions are some of my favorite parts of the series. Kell almost made it to this list but Rhy won because he’s precious.
Eugenides (The Queen’s Thief by Meghan Whalen Turner)
I haven’t even finished The Queen’s Thief, but I already know that Eugenides belongs on this list. His level of loyalty to the people he cares about is absurd. His cleverness and ingenuity are what makes the series so great and surprising. His main flaw is his bad temper but even that is a delight to read about.
Jude St. Francis (A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara)
My poor Jude has been through enough and didn’t deserve to be excluded from this list. My love for this character is so deep that he was the first one added to the list. It’s not based on his character traits because he’s a very flawed character but in a good way. If that makes sense. He’s just a character that I want to protect at all costs.
Levi (Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell)
Levi is the one who elevated my expectations in guys to an unattainable level. No one is that perfect in real life, but I still love to pretend that he exists. How he is around Cath and how he handles her social anxiety just proves that he’s a genuinely good guy.
Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)
Speaking of good guys, is there anyone better than Peeta? He’s charming without being obnoxious. He’s intelligent and cares deeply for the people closest to him. Not even The Hunger Games can ruin him. He retains his values even after seeing so much death and injustice.
This was fun making so I hoped you enjoyed reading it. Do we share any favorite male characters? Or are there some of these you just can’t stand? Let me know in the comments.