Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic is Top Ten Characters You Wish Would Get Their OWN Book. I often find myself more drawn to minor or secondary characters than the main characters in the books I read. Sometimes I wish the author had chosen to tell their story instead. What worries me, though, is this: once they're the main character, will I lose interest? Anyway, here are some characters that really should have their own book, because they're just as interesting as (or more interesting than) the main character:
Blue from the Alex Wayfare series by M. G. Buehrlen - I'm not holding out much hope for this particular story, as I have a feeling it would be so spoilery that it would ruin the rest of the series. If we ever do get to read about events from his point of view, it will probably be after the main series is completed.
Decker from Megan Miranda's Fracture series - Yeah, yeah... I know he's the protagonist of the prequel novella and the sequel. But I'm really afraid to read the latter because I'm afraid that the author will mess him up like she did with Delaney in the first book... and I'd rather remember him as the only decent character in Fracture.
Derek from The Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong - I kind of liked Derek, even in the first book. By the time I'd finished the trilogy, I was wishing it had been written about him instead of about Chloe. There were some interesting hints that were dropped about him in the third book, but they never went anywhere. He's got some special powers of his own, so it's not like he doesn't have an interesting story that could be turned into a book (or three).
Erris from Magic Under Glass and Magic Under Stone by Jaclyn Dolamore - He's kind of a tragic character. And yet, the tragedy was underutilized. I wanted to know more about how he ended up in his predicament, and being inside his head instead of Nimira's would have helped the reader sympathize with him a bit more. He was a far more interesting character than Nimira, and having a fairy prince as the narrator might have brought more magic into the story; for a land supposedly swimming in sorcerers, there was surprisingly little magic in the plot.
Gale from The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins - I was always on Team Gale, and I really did not like his weird choices in the third book. Had the story been written from his point of view, perhaps his actions would have made more sense. Either that, or the author would have realized that his actions weren't all that consistent with his character.
Hazael from the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor - Forget Akiva. If we're talking seraphim, then Haz was definitely my favourite. I'm not sure exactly what could be written about him that wasn't already covered in the series. Maybe we could find out what happened before his brother went off and caused so much chaos.
Po from Graceling by Kristin Cashore - I know Katsa is considered by many to be a kick-ass heroine, but I wasn't that crazy about her. Of all the characters in that book, I found Po to be the most interesting. I would have liked to read some of that story from his point of view.
Raffe from the Penryn & the End of Days series by Susan Ee - We did get a little bit of Raffe's POV in World After, but I would like to read more about his life. He's been around for thousands of years, after all; it's not like there would be any shortage of things to write about!
Ty from Stolen by Lucy Christopher - Yes, he was the villain, and yes, he was screwed up. We got some tantalizing hints as to how he got so messed up, but since the book was told from Gemma's point of view, we never really got a chance to get inside Ty's head. He was so complex and interesting that he could easily support a story all on his own.
Ziri from Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy - I know I'm not the only one out there who feels this way, and I have a feeling he'll make a lot of people's lists today. He's an interesting character, and there would be plenty of material to work with if the author ever decided to continue to write stories in the world she created.
What are some books that were hard for you to read?