In this post, I will be sharing my top ten male book characters. Although many male characters in the books I have read serve a romantic purpose, this does not detract from them sometimes being epic warriors or just being nice people.
Honourable mentions: Nate McCauley; Cooper Clay; Abe Portman; Max Vandenburg.
10 – Hans Hubermann
A character from one of my favourite books of all time – we have a lot to thank Hans for as he taught Liesel how to read, which fuelled the book thievery storyline. The only bad thing about us as readers liking Hans so much is the ending scene (if you know, you know), which I was not expecting. I do recommend reading The Book Thief twice, so you can see the links to the end of the story that Zusak has planted throughout the book.
9 – Day Altan Wing
Day’s the Legend, and June is the Prodigy. His never-ending quest throughout the trilogy is packed with twists and turns. Of course, I really liked how certain things that he was accused of were cleared. I can’t wait to read Rebel, and find out how the series progresses.
8 – Alex Arcady and George Mukerjhee
As there are no pictures of Alex and George, here is the cover of First Class Murder, where we were first introduced to Alex Arcady. I do like the Junior Pinkertons, despite them being rivals to the Detective Society, as this introduces a three-way competition into some of the books – between the police, the Junior Pinkertons and the Detective Society.
7 – Lucien
I had originally thought of including Tamlin on this list instead of Lucien, but after his actions when he simply didn’t want Feyre to go on a mission? No, I’m hoping that there will be an explanation as to why he’s so overly protective over Feyre.
I’d say that Lucien is definitely underrated in this series – he protects Feyre so much in the first book (but not being overly-protective), as well as being a pivotal character in many scenes. I hope that we see more of him in future books, as I really would like to learn more about his past and the Spring Court.
6 – Evan Hansen
“Even when the dark comes crashing through, when you need a friends to carry you, when you’re broken on the ground… you will be found”
Whether you know Evan from Broadway, the West End or the book, I’d be very surprised if you didn’t take a liking to his character. Everything that he stands for throughout the book is so important for everyone in today’s world. Throughout reading this book last year, I was gripped by his storyline – battling lying to the Murphys while they grieved for their son, falling in love with Zoe and his life at school.
https://dearevanhansen.com/ – link to the musical’s website
5 – Jacob Portman
Jacob had to be on this list, seeing as he was so pivotal in the series. Throughout the first trilogy, I feel like he is gradually settling into Peculiardom, and then in the second trilogy, he is battling whether he should live peculiarly or normally. The Jacob in the film is very different to Jacob in the books, so even if you didn’t like the film, I recommend reading the books to see if your opinion changes.
4 – Rowan Whitethorn
Although we are not introduced to Rowan until Heir of Fire, he is undeniably a very important character in the rest of the series. I do have to say though that my favourite Rowan moment is in Kingdom of Ash, when he rescues his wife, and who he kills afterwards (this is the only way to describe it without spoilers!).
3 – Ron Weasley
Weasley is our King! I do like Ron, he is very underrated and I do agree that he should have ended up with Hermione. Out of the Golden Trio, he is definitely the one that I laugh at the most, whether I am returning to Hogwarts by page or screen. Ron also correctly guessed why Tom Riddle got a Special Services to the Schol Award – ‘Maybe he killed Moaning Myrtle, that would do everyone a favour.’
2 – Callum McGregor
My first question about Callum is always why the first book had to end the way it did! The last two chapters of Noughts and Crosses are horrible to read, Callum shows bravery and courage throughout the book. Everything that he does is either for Noughts or Sephy. I guess that the TV series (it’s amazing, you should watch it) had the ending that I wish the book had.
1 – Harry Potter
Harry Potter, the boy who lived. Need I say more? What I do find funny about Harry Potter and Voldemort is how despite Voldemort wanting to kill Harry, he cares so much about his education that he always waits until the end of the school year to do this 😂. We do get a very different Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and I like this because it shows how he has changed from a student to a father. I have owned my copies of the Harry Potter series for nearly five years (the 2014/15 covers) and after multiple reads, they are all still together, but I do worry how many more times I can read Order of the Phoenix without it falling apart (I am waiting for the 20th anniversary edition so I can no longer worry that the spine will just give up on me completely!).
Who are your favourite male book characters? Please comment with your thoughts.
I will be reviewing A Court of Mist and Fury in the coming week. My reviews are slower at the moment as I find that I always take ages to read a Sarah J. Maas book for the first time. This is no reflection on her books, I find that I get carried away in her magical worlds whilst reading, and each time there is a plot twist (of which there are many), I have to re-read that part several times, to ensure that I am not making it up! After I’ve finished reviewing this series, my reviews should become a bit more regular.
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