characters I want to hug and protect forever

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today is a character freebie, and I’ve decided to talk about the characters I want to roll up in a blanket and protect from the horrifying reality of humanity. Let’s get started, before this gets any darker, shall we?

Nicholas and Seiji | Fence by C.S. Pacat
I actually wanted to choose only one of the main characters from Fence for this topic, but I simply couldn’t decide which one I wanted to hug more.

Sebastian | Running With Lions by Julian Winters
This entire book, I wanted to fight anyone who ever made Sebastian feel bad. He’s such a Hufflepuff, and it kicked my protective feelings into high gear. He’s the kind of person to look after everyone else and make sure they’re doing well, but who is doing the same for him?

Sadie | Sadie by Courtney Summers
This entire book is so sad and painful! Maybe I’m growing old, but seeing a teenager go through all this makes me feel sick. Why is no one there to protect her?? I guess I’ll have to do it then.

Rudy | The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
DO NOT GET ME STARTED ON RUDY.

Morrigan | Nevermoor by Jessicca Townsend
As is described in the synopsis of the first book, Morrigan is a “cursed child” because she was born on Eventide. Her entire life, people have blamed her for every single thing that goes wrong in the town. The absolute ridiculousness of this makes me so angry. She’s a child. You are supposed to protect her, not make her feel worthless.

Arya A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Out of all the characters in the series I’m desperate to protect, Arya tops the list. Since the start of the first book she has been my favorite character, and her journey has always been endlessly fascinating to me.

The Elric brothers | Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
Protect the brothers! I’ve been reading the FMA manga this year, and have grown so attached to these two. They are so precious, and hilarious, and adorable.

Achilles & Patroclus The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
I cried my eyes out while reading this book. I didn’t expect to feel so emotional, because I already knew what would happen to the characters. The way Madeline Miller made these characters come to life is absolutely mind-blowing.

Wylan | Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Little Wylan… Do I even need to explain?

Kaladin | The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
I’ve only read the first book in the Stormlight Archive, but I already feel like I’ll need to protect him. He’s had such bad luck in the first one, I hope it gets better.

Have you read any of these books? Which characters would you protect with your life?

28 thoughts on “characters I want to hug and protect forever

  1. Aww I want to hug and protect so many of these too! Rudy! Wylan! Achilles and Patroclus! Sebastian, he really was the kindest character ever. And Nicholas and Seiji ❤ And now I want to re-read Fence 🙂

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  2. Omg, I’ve been constantly saying how much Kaladin needs a hug, especially in The Way of Kings! And WHY DID YOU EVEN MENTION RUDY?! WHY. *inwardly crying again*

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  3. I LOVE THIS. I have read both Six Of Crows and the Book Thief and I LOVE Rudy and Wylan. The end of both books ANGERED me for those reasons. (Trying not to spoil anything!) Rudy was just so sweet and hilarious and Nico Liersch played him very well, I think, in the movie version. (But again, the book outranked the film.) Wylan was kind of adorable in Six Of Crows and was perfect touch to a gang filled with guys like Kaz and Matthias who can be considered criminals.

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      1. VERY, considering the actors weren’t ones most Americans are familiar with due to the movie’s need for young actors with German accents.

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  4. Great twist on this week’s topic! I’d like to join you when it comes to protecting Achilles and Patroclus, and Wylan and Rudy of course. I need to give Sadie a try – I’ve heard really good things about the audiobook!

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