Top Ten Tuesday: Side Characters Who Deserve Their Own Book

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a Freebie, but technically, I’m stealing this idea from another blogger. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits did a post about secondary/side characters who deserve their own book. I love the idea of that so here are ten characters I think deserve their own story.

Sage from Once Upon a Con series by Ashley Poston: While we get to see what happens with Sage after Geekerella, I totally want an entire book about Sage. She’s fun and a great friend. I’m just not sure which fairytale retelling could fit her character!

Nico di Angelo from Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan: Nico has been my favorite halfblood character since he first showed up. I’ve always thought he deserved his own book, and Uncle Rick has announced he is working on a standalone novel about Nico! I’m so excited.

Brom from the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini: The last time I read through this fantasy series, I kept thinking about how interesting Brom’s back story is. I’m entirely convinced that Paolini wrote about the wrong character. Brom is so much better than Eragon. XD

Marilla from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery: It’s possible with all the prequels and retellings out there that this exists, but I’d be interested in a story about Marilla Cuthbert, especially in regards to her relationship with Gilbert Blythe’s father and how she came to be the person she is when Anne enters her life. Even if a book like that exists, it wasn’t written by Montgomery so it won’t be quite the same.

The Mauraders from Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling: I’m pretty sure a bunch of people would love a book or two (or three or four) about the Mauraders from Harry Potter. But I guess we’ll all just have to settle for fanfiction.

Avitas Harper from An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir: There are several characters in this series with interesting backstories, but I want more about Harper! There is just not enough of him in these books. XD

Osh from Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk: After reading this, I have so many questions about Osh. Who is he? Where did he come from? What is the war and destruction of his home country he’s referring to? I know the whole point of the book is that those answers don’t matter, but I still wish I knew. I need a book about his journey from where he came from to the island where he stayed.

Kitty Covey from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han: I’m not sure I actually want another To All the Boys book since I reread them and was so annoyed with the drama. But if anybody from these books deserves their own story, it’s Kitty. She’s the only redeemable character.

R.F. Jackaby from Jackaby series by William Ritter: It seems kind of funny to want a book about the character the book and series is named for, but these books aren’t really his story. They’re Abigail’s. So basically I want a prequel series about Jackaby, how he got his magical sense, what his life was like before Abigail shows up. It would be fun.

Any character from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: There is so much potential for stories about the characters from The Hunger Games. Finnick, Haymitch, Mags, pretty much anybody. Yet she wrote about Snow, who I have no interest in learning more about. *sigh* I’d settle for a collection of short stories about a bunch of the side characters at this point.

Which characters do you think deserve their own story? Don’t forget to join the link-up!

20 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Side Characters Who Deserve Their Own Book

  1. I would also like to know about Marilla. There is a book about her but I decided not to read it because it wasn’t by Montgomery and I heard there were a bit to the story that isn’t quite true to some of the characters. I guess it would be nice it to have been written by Montgomery but at least, that can never be.

    I would definitely like to know more about the Marauders but I like more about Sirius Black – I thought we didn’t get to know him much in the series.

    I read the Jackby series and one of the reasons I didn’t like it as much is because it’s more about Abigail and less about Jackaby. He’s definitely my favorite character in the series and I like his quirkiness.

    Have a lovely day.

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    • I definitely agree about the Marilla book thing. It’s sad to hear that it wasn’t quite true to the characters.

      And I understand wanting to know more about Sirius Black! He’s definitely an interesting character ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Yessss! I’m excited for the new book, but I’d love to have something that explores what he does in between his appearances in the three series. What has he been up to?


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