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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Most Frustrating Characters Ever

Happy Tuesday BookTasty readers! It’s nice to have you back!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s theme is Ten Most Frustrating Characters Ever. Now, let me say that I’m sure there are tons of obnoxious or frustrating characters that I just can’t remember, so the ones on my list today are not necessarily the most frustrating, they’re just some of those that fit the bill.

Heist Society by Ally Carter1. Bella from the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer.  Okay. No Twilight bashing. I don’t think I need to say anymore about this!

2. Katarina Bishop from the Heist Society series by Ally Carter. I love these books and I love Katarina, but I really don’t understand why Kat pushes people away and thinks she doesn’t need help from people. I know she does it…but why?

3. Jane from My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison. She steals her sister’s boyfriend and then gets annoyed when her sister wont speak with her. Uh..duh!

4. Conrad from The Summer I Turned Pretty series by Jenny Han. Now, I have only read the first two books in this trilogy so I may not have the whole picture here, but Conrad! ARRRGGHHH You love Belly so just be nice to her and let her know how you reallyThe Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han feel.

5. Charlie Joe Jackson from Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald. Seriously, just read the darn book Charlie Joe! Seriously.

6. The Capital from The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.  Yes. The entire capital.  For the love of all things holy, just leave the districts alone!

7. Greg Heffley from The Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. Greg, you are super hilarious, but you’re not a really nice person.  Stop being rude to your loyal friend Rowley!

8. Lexi Smart from Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella. This one is not YA, and I didn’t really like it. I think Lexi is selfish and obnoxious. I can’t really find anything redeemable in her at all. Wow that was harsh.

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney9. Ruby Oliver from the Ruby Oliver series by E. Lockhart. I adore Ruby! She is one of my favorite characters ever, but sometimes she is sooo darn frustrating! But I really do love her so much despite this!

10. Gale from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Okay, so I love these books. A lot. But Gale! You can’t get so upset at Katniss for being interested in Peeta if you never once told her you loved her! Plus it was a classic case of “don’t know what you got ’till it’s gone”. For reals.

So there you have it! That is a list of some of the fictional characters that frustrate me the most. Which characters just really get to you? Go ahead and share in the comments :)

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Teen Fiction Crushes

You know it was bound to happen. I was boy crazy as a teenager, and now that I’m grown up (?) and married (!), I have turned my boycraziness (new word) into fiction boyfriends. Who is awesome enough to make it on my list of ten favorite YA/Middle Grades fiction crushes? Well, you’re about to find out.

  • Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Because he is “the boy with the bread”. I really like bread.
  • Kartik from A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. Exotic, protective and mysterious. Yes please.
  • Will Herondale from Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. He’s British and Victorian. Need I say more?! No, I didn’t think so.
  • Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth. Mysterious, strong, and secretly vulnerable. And cute.
  • Po from Graceling by Kristen Cashore. His devotion to Katsa is so wonderful. And he’s kinda sexy.
  • Eli Stock from Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. Rides bikes competitively and needs help loving again.
  • Sam Roth from the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater. He’s a wolf and a cute boy wrapped into one. Oh yea, and a musician.
  • Jasper Cullen from the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. He is sensitive and he has an accent. Of course I like him.
  • Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Hilarious, sweet and brave. Oh yeah and they’re wizards. Yes please.
  • Gilbert Blythe from the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery. The annoying boy grows up to be the handsome gentleman. Le sigh…

I can’t finish this post without a shout out to my favorite fictional crushes of all time (not teen fiction).

  • Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
  • Mr. Thornton from North and South by Elizabeth Gaskill
  • Mr. Henry Tilney from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Be still my beating heart!

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Top Ten Tuesday: October New Releases

It’s a new month (a week ago! oops!), which means there are new releases coming soon!

So, lets look at ten October Releases! It’s a mix of Young Adult and Middle Grades, so I’ll note which accordingly).

The Death Cure (#3 The Maze Runner series) by James Dashner (Oct. 11) (YA)

The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than Thomas could ever imagine.

Will anyone survive the Death Cure?

Twilight: The Graphic Novel #2 by Stephanie Meyer adapted by Young Kim (Oct. 11) (YA/MG)

Having uncovered the dark secret of her enigmatic classmate, Edward Cullen, Bella Swan embraces her feelings for him, trusting Edward to keep her safe despite the risks.

Sammy Keyes and the Night of the Skulls by Wendelin Van Draanen (Oct. 11) (MG)

Grams always told her those binoculars would get her into trouble. Now Sammy’s witnessed a crime at the Heavenly Hotel.

The Son of Neptune (Heros of Olympus Series #2) by Rick Riordan (Oct. 11) (MG)

Percy Jackson remembers only his name and the name of Annabeth, a mysterious woman he associates somehow with the city of San Francisco. From those sparse clues, he must somehow complete a mission.

Maya’s Choice (Kimani Tru: Kesha Series) by Earl Sewell (Oct. 18) (YA)

Maya’s summer is shaping up to be unforgettable—in both good and bad ways.

Beautiful Chaos (the Castor Chronicles #3) by Kami Garcia (Oct. 18) (YA)

Sometimes there isn’t just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there’s no going back. And this time there won’t be a happy ending.

Rumors from the Boys’ Room: A Blogtastic Novel by Rose Cooper (Oct. 11) (MG)

“After my non-sneaky, non-eavesdropping ears heard the rest of the secret-like conversational exchange, I did the only thing I could. I rushed home and blogged about it.” excerpt from Rumors from the Boys’ Room

Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George (Oct. 25) (MG)

When King and Queen Glower are ambushed and their fate is unknown, it’s up to Celie, with her secret knowledge of the castle’s never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom.

Tris and Izzie by Mette Evie Harrison (Oct. 11) (YA)

A modern retelling of the German fairy tale “Tristan and Isolde”.

The Jewel of the Kalderash (Kronos Chronicles series #3) by Marie Rutoski (Oct. 25) (MG)

How much is Petra willing to sacrifice to defend the people she loves? Her search for answers will take her to castles and cities, through mountains, and even underwater as she tests her strength, and gambles her life.