Characters of the Year Book Tag: 2022

I saw Anouk at Time for Tales and Tea do this tag, and I thought it was a lot of fun so I’m doing it as well. She mentioned that it originally came from A Brighter Shade of Hope, but it looks like the blog has been sort of deleted.

This tag is all about characters from books I read in 2022. To make it fair/easier on my part, I’m going to try to pick characters from new-to-me books (whether they were newly published in 2022 or backlist) instead of rereads. Hopefully next year, I’ll keep better track of tags like this and do them earlier in the year.

Favorite Male Character of the Year

Hands down, Lee from Furysong by Rosaria Munda is my favorite male character. His journey in this book is so, so heartbreaking but so, so powerful and I just love how far he comes.

Favorite Female Character of the Year

Annie, also from Furysong by Rosaria Munda, has such an important journey as well. (You can tell its’s the final book in a series, can’t you?) I don’t know if I’ll ever quite be over these characters and the story.

Most Relatable Character of the Year

Emily Wilde from Emily Wilde’s Encycylopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett is almost too relatable. She loves books and research and her dog but isn’t good at talking to people or understanding her feelings completely. And I just love her so much.

Couple of the Year

The first to come to mind is Florence and Ben from The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston. Because what’s not to love about a relationship where one half is a ghost?

Villain of the Year

I want to, jokingly, say Winter from Rebel, Brave and Brutal by Shannon Dittemore because it’s kind of a sore spot for some of the random. But Winter isn’t truly a villain (in my opinion) so I’m going to say Ixion from Furysong because he’s actually the worst and I hate him.

Most Disliked Character of the Year

Even though I hate Ixion, I’m going to say Izumi from Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean for this one because I adored her in Tokyo Ever After and she became super annoying in Tokyo Dreaming and I was so disappointed.

Royal of the Year

Charis from Rise of the Vicious Princess by C.J. Redwine. She’s a princess who can wear fancy dresses and also carries stabby weapons with her. She disguises herself as a pirate. She kicks butt and also has emotions. Basically, she’s the best.

Sidekick/Non-main Character of the Year

The princess from Cursed by Marissa Meyer. Weirdly, I don’t know her name (I can’t remember if it’s at the end of the book or not), but she is the greatest character in this duology. So unexpected and epic. I love her.

Sibling(s) of the Year

I love when a book has a good sibling relationship. My favorite of the year are the Barnes sisters from Being Mary Bennet by J.C. Peterson. They very much exhibit the Bennet sisters but in a modern setting, which I thought worked so well for the story.

I’m not tagging anybody specifically, but if you do this tag, I’d love to read your answers!

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