Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. I heart lists!
I thought this would be a difficult list to write - and then once I started I realised just how many characters have made me want to tear my hair out!
Kate from The Goddess Test and Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
Honestly, this is the first (and only) character I wished I could meet so I could slap her. Her never-ending self doubt, woe-is-me attitude just irritated me no end. She is the main reason I banished the series to my series graveyard.
Kate from Until I Die by Amy Plum
I liked Kate in the first book, but in the second the cliches just became far too much for me to stomach. Only the Parisian setting has saved this one from the graveyard fate.
Stella from Torn by Stephanie Guerra
I get the whole lack of confidence thing, I really do, but the whole ''poor me'' thing was just too much for a contemporary book where liking the characters is the most important thing.
Michael from Timepiece / Hourglass by Myra McEntire
I didn't like Michael from the beginning, and I never ever understood what Emerson saw in him. He just felt sleazy and insincere.
Mara from Sundered by Shannon Meyer
Lady, your husband is a ZOMBIE. I get that you love him with deep, eternal, undying love, but he's a fucking zombie! You cannot train him to not be a zombie!
Miranda from Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The world is ending. What's your biggest worry? Well, if you're Miranda, it's that your mother favours your brother over you. Go out and forage for something, stop bitching!
Mary from The Forest of Hands of Teeth by Carrie Ryan
I almost didn't include Mary on my list, because she was so boring as a character that I couldn't even bring myself to dislike her, let alone work up the energy to hate her. But I can enjoy hating a character, I can't enjoy not giving a toss.
Hephzibah & Rebecca from Black Heart Blue by Louisa Reid
Cold, heartless, horrid little girl. Rather than sticking with her sister against their evil parents, she was also horrible to Rebecca. And Rebecca still loved her unconditionally! Argh!
Stephen from The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
Another character that I had no reason to like, and no reason to really dislike either.
Who are your most frustrating characters? Do you feel differently about any of mine?