Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. A new topic is posted each week, and bloggers post their top ten in the category. I love making lists, especially about books, so when I found out about Top Ten Tuesday, I had to participate.
Top Ten Characters I'd Like to Switch Places With For 24 Hours
Posessed and Consumed by Kate Cann
Okay, so Rayne definitely encounters some creepy things out in the country, but honestly, that sort of appeals to me. I like the idea of living on my own in a cottage near the woods, working in a tearoom in an old mansion, and when you add old magic and things that go bump in the night...well, it becomes irresistibly cool. I'd probably reach my limit on the weirdness eventually, but for a day? It'd be awesome.
The Circle of Magic by Tamora Pierce
Out of all of the characters in Tamora Pierce's Circle of Magic series, Briar gets into the most trouble - and also has the most fun. Sure, everyone else encounters their fair share of danger and excitement, but when you're Briar Moss, every day is an adventure, whether you're fighting off attacking soldiers, running with a street gang or simply antagonizing Crane and Rosethorn.
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
For a lot of the book, Sophos is just sort of along for the ride, which is why I'd want to switch places with him. It would be a dream come true to just follow along with this journey and meet the incredible characters - and listen to Gen squabble with the Magus.
7. Cassandra (Cass)
The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch
I'd love to be the keeper of The Secret for a day. Plus, Cass has two awesome grandfathers, hilarious and awesome friends in Max-Ernest and Yo-Yoji, and she's totally immersed in this world of mystery, suspense, and yes, even magic. Like I sometimes do, Cass always prepares for the unexpected, except she's lucky enough to have something exciting actually happen to her.
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
I want to spend a day in Bitterblue's world - it's thrilling, dangerous, and strange. Spending a day as Bitterblue would be the best way to experience it, I think; she has her own adventures, but also gets to witness the lives of people like Katsa, Death, Lady Fire, and Po. Plus - Saf and Giddon. Uh, yum.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I would love to spend a night as Bailey, exploring all the tents and attractions of The Night Circus. It would be so incredible to see it all. That's the reason I'd want to be Bailey and not one of the performers - I'd want the chance to wander throughout all the tents and exhibits and just experience them, instead of having to work to perform or create them. Experiencing The Night Circus is incredibly magical either way, but it's even more awe-inspiring if you have no idea what goes on behind the scenes.
4. Tessa Gray
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Oh my goodness. The world in The Infernal Devices is one of the worlds I'm dying to be a part of. I want to experience everything, meet all the characters, be a part of the Institute, learn how to fight demons, and be able to shift into other people. And I definitely wouldn't say no to the doting attention of both Will and Jem. One boy to play me the violin, the other to write love letters referencing my favorite novels? Yes, please.
13 Treasures by Michele Harrison
I. Want. To be. Tanya. I want to spend every summer in a house filled with fairies, next to a wood filled with even more. I want to visit Mad Morag and get into all sorts of trouble with Rowan and Fabian. I want to unravel deep, magical mysteries. I want to live in Tanya's world, if only for 24 hours.
2. Dr. Watson
Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
And of course, what true Holmes fan wouldn't want to spend a day in Watson's shoes, following Holmes into adventure with no idea where it will lead and witnessing his brilliant feats of deduction? Of course, I almost feel like I'm looking right over Watson's shoulder when I read the Holmes novels and stories, because they're so well-written, but I'd still love a day to experience everything myself.
1. Ananka Fishbein
Kiki Strike by Kirsten Miller
Ananka basically is living my dream life. She lives in an apartment that's overflowing with books and has every opportunity for adventure from the very first moment she encounters one Kiki Strike - exiled princess and Central Park Vigilante. Although Kiki pulls Ananka into the dangerous and exciting situations, Ananka soon becomes just as much of a leader to the Bank Street Irregulars as Kiki. And really - who wouldn't want to lead a crazy group of friends on secret missions through underground Manhattan?