Today, I’m linking up (once again) with The Broke and the Bookish for Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s prompt is “top ten characters you would want with you on a desert island.” How could I resist that?! Here are my choices.
1. Finnick Odair from the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
I AM RIDICULOUSLY PROUD OF MYSELF FOR THINKING OF FINNICK. I’ve read many other bloggers’ versions of this week’s prompt, and a lot of them chose Katniss for her survival skills. Well, Finnick could help me even more – he grew up around islands and water and stuff, so he really knows what to do!
2. Luz Lopez from the Kiki Strike books by Kirsten Miller
Luz may be only twelve years old, but does that stop her from being a genius inventor? No way! She could probably build a ship for me out of, like, toothpicks and string.
3. Asha Greyjoy from the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin
BECAUSE SHE KICKS BUTT, PEOPLE! And because, once again, she has loads of experience with living on lonely little islands. They call her the Kraken’s daughter for a reason – she could sail Luz’s ship so that we’d all get home safely!
4. Lindsey Lloyd from The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
Serious reason: Because she’s a champion swimmer, so she could rescue me if I’m drowning. (Which is totally possible, because I’m clumsy that way.) Frivolous reason: Because she is a sarcastic lesbian and I am a sarcastic lesbian and I’m pretty sure we’d get along like a house on fire. Also, it doesn’t hurt that she’s nice to look at. (Hmm, the same could be said of Asha… I swear I’m not choosing the girls just because they’re cute!)
5. Captain Carswell Thorne from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
He’s actually been stranded on a desert before, although it wasn’t a desert island. But close enough. And he’s a great guy – very loyal, and he’d make me laugh. Life on a desert island could get pretty dull, but Thorne would liven it up!
6. Frankie from The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Like Luz, she doesn’t have any experience with the sea. But also like Luz, Frankie is basically a genius. She’s clever and bold and loves to explore. Furthermore, she is incredibly good at organizing people and directing them to do tasks. This would come in handy because we all need to work together to get off the island!
7. Seth from the Malice duology by Chris Wooding
If he survived the terrifying, deadly world of Malice, he can survive anything. He’s also very loyal. Can you tell that loyalty is kind of important to me? I don’t want people to abandon me on that island!
8. Rubeus Hagrid from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Hagrid is one tough dude. For heaven’s sake, he keeps a wide variety of deadly creatures in his freaking house AND survived his visit to a colony of dangerous giants! Plus, I’m pretty sure anything we’d need to escape the island could be found in his pockets.
9. Twoflower from The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
I just finished this book! Because comic relief is always a plus. And because his magic traveling chest (also known as simply The Luggage) is superb! It faithfully follows its owner everywhere, so as long as I stuck close to Twoflower, it would always be there to produce useful items from its bigger-on-the-inside interior.
10. Adina AKA Miss New Hampshire from Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Honestly, I’d want ALL the girls from this book with me because ALL of them survived for weeks on a desert island! But if I could choose only one, I’d pick Adina, because she’s clever and calm. She would never panic in the face of danger!
Personally, I think I’ve just assembled a FANTASTIC desert-island-survival team! My brain is on fire today and I just kept thinking of better and better characters. But what do you think? What’s your opinion of my ten selections?
P.S. Leave links to your Top Ten Tuesday posts, if you’d like – I’d love to see your lists!