This week’s theme “Book Characters I’d Love to Be Besties With” (suggested by by Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Blog) was something I was kind of intimidated by, because my short answer would be ALL the protagonists I’ve read through and loved. I mean, reading itself puts you in a place where you are close to a character, you like them, you admire them, you want to sometimes be like them, so obviously if it was possible in some universe, you would want to be their friend. For the purposes of this list, though, I have to narrow it down. So, anyway, here are some amazing characters I wish were my best friends
Zuzana | Daughter of Smoke & Bone
The very first name to come to my mind when I saw this topic was Zuzana Nováková, because if anyone does ride-or-die friendship well it is Zuzana. She’s the girl you call when you are in the jaws of death, because despite her petite frame, she will go and pull you out of it. Fierce, eccentric and incredibly loyal, I would not hesitate to place my life in her very capable hands so she is my first choice for this list. (Yes, for once, I am playing favorites with the candidates on my lists)
Richard Gansey III | The Raven Cycle
Before you groan that I always find a way to include The Raven Cycle in my lists, let me present you the sweetest ‘politician’ boy to ever come about. Eternally tortured about his privilege, yet always putting his friends first. Plus, he will always find a way to keep the conversation going (my introvert ass needs a person like him) and engage my interests in niche topics.
Agnieszka | Uprooted
Look, Agnieszka will never abandon you when she gets a new love; in fact, she holds her friendship at a higher level than romantic love and that’s the kind of friend you want in life! Also, she is fierce, and unafraid of challenges, and I just adore her a lot!
Alucard Emery | Shades of Magic
Secretive and nosy, Alucard seems like a difficult friend to make, but I love his personality and would trust him with my life. Also, he is very much the nurturing type!
Alina Starkov | Shadow & Bone
Alina is an amazing character who is often prone to loneliness, and I want to be her best friend if only to get her away from her sometimes terrible decisions like Mal, or trusting the Darkling. She’s someone you know will be fine but want to protect nevertheless.
Jem Carstairs | The Infernal Devices
I’m going to keep this simple – I adore him so much. He is endlessly kind, but fierce and protective when someone he loves is harmed. He can also be clever and understanding, and is the softest boi. I would also love to play the violin along with him.
Elisabeth Scrivener | Sorcery of Thorns
Tall girls unite! I loved her from the very first page of the book, and the fact that she loves books?! Instant friendship material! Can you imagine the endless talks we could have, spinning from one topic to another?
Watanuki Kimihiro | xxxHoLic
Oh god, I love Watanuki so much as a person. He’s had a difficult life, but he is so determined and has a take-charge personality. He’s grumpy, but also affectionate, and fiercely loves his friends. Of course I want him to be my best friend.
Yumeko | Shadow of the Fox
Yumeko is the kind of person who makes friends easily, and also a warm personality, so it would be so quick to be her friend. She is also great to have around, with her mischievous nature, and is also loyal and caring.
Levi Glaisyer | Ace of Shades
He’s the type who thinks he comes across as cool, but is actually a sweet marshmallow. He’s also the type to make a lot of impulsive decisions, so I think I may be able to rein him back a little?
Which fictional characters do you want to befriend?