Today is the sixth day of the Rainbow Blog Challenge and the prompt is Royalty.
Friday 25th November
Favourite royal characters // How books and reading have empowered you.
I am going to talk about my favourite royal characters. Or maybe just list them (in no particular order). I’m not sure yet.
Daenerys Targaryen (A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin)
I’ve loved Dany from the first book and she’s pretty awesome in the TV show too. I can’t wait to see what she does in the next season.
Jon Snow (A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin)
After the Tower of Joy was finally revealed in the show, Jon is now a Targaryen. I figured it out while reading the books and have been waiting years for it to come out. Plus, he’s now the new King of the North so that makes him royalty too.
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer)
This is another one I figured out early. I actually clicked when Cinder and Peony were at the junk yard in the first book talking about Princess Selene. Cinder has been my favourite character since I read the first book.
Kelsea (The Queen of the Tearling trilogy by Erika Johansen)
So I’ve only read the first book in this trilogy but I loved Kelsea and I can’t wait to read the next two books.
Dorian Havilliard (Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas)
Another character I loved from the first book. I’ve always preferred Dorian over Chaol and not with Celaena/Aelin. I don’t really care who she ends up with but I love Dorian. I’ve only read the first three books in this series (not counting The Assassin’s Blade) so no spoilers please.
Lia (The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson)
This is another series that I’ve only read the first book but I did like Lia and I’m looking forward to reading the next two books to see what happens next when I eventually get to them.
Shahrzad (The Wrath and the Dawn duology by Renee Ahdieh)
I read The Wrath and the Dawn last year and I loved Shahrzad. She was strong, smart and independent. I can’t wait to read The Rose and the Dagger to find out how her story ends.
Maxon Schreave (The Selection series by Kiera Cass)
Maxon was my choice for America from the beginning. I didn’t like Aspen for her at all. I’m so glad she came to her senses and made the right choice.
Aelin Ashryver Galathynius (Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas)
I liked Celaena from the first book. Like I said, I’ve only read up to Heir of Fire so I’m not sure if my opinion of her will change. It could. Who knows? Hopefully I’ll catch up with the series one day soon.
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer)
Winter grew on me throughout the last book in the series. At first she annoyed me but as her strength came through and she stopped relying on Jacin all the time I found myself liking her more.
Khalid (The Wrath and the Dawn duology by Renee Ahdieh)
Khalid was another character that grew on me the more I read The Wrath and the Dawn and I can’t wait to read the next book to see what’s next for him.
Meira (Snow like Ashes trilogy by Sara Raasch)
Again, this is another trilogy where I’ve only read the first book but I loved Meira. I have to re-read Snow like Ashes before I can read the next two books. I have no idea when I’ll get to them though. I don’t even own Frost like Night yet so there’s no rush.
Kai (The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer)
And lastly there’s Kai. He’s not at the bottom because I like him any less than the others. It was just when he popped into my head. I loved Kai from the first book in The Lunar Chronicles and am glad he got a happy ending. I still have to read Stars Above though.
Who are some of your favourite royal characters? Leave me a comment and let me know.
Tomorrow is the last day of the Rainbow Blog Challenge. The prompt is “All the love” – Books celebrating LGBTQ+ // Why diversity is important to you?Be sure to come back and see which one I choose to talk about.
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