It’s that Top Ten Tuesday time again! This week’s theme is Characters I’d Like to Trade Places With. The way this term is going at work I’d happily hop into a bookish portal and body-swap with any of these guys right now; no hesitating or looking back required!
10) ‘Traitor Kate’ from Onyx and Ivory [Mindee Arnett]
I’m currently reading this book and loving it! As a Relay Rider Kate has to gallop across the country of Rime delivering things for the Royal Courier Service. Part of Kate’s wilder magic gives her the ability to speak to horses and connect with their essence; perfect for a horse-lover like myself!
9) ‘Flora’ from Summer at the Lake [Erica James]
She gets to hold guided tours around the beautiful City of Dreaming Spires for a day job, then jets off to the picturesque Lake Como in Italy where all her dreams come true and she meets and falls in love with the man of her dreams…What’s not to want to switch with?
8) ‘Isabel’ from The Mortal Instruments Series [Cassandra Clare]
Isabel is one of my favourite Shadowhunters and I think it’d be pretty cool to have a lightning whip!
7) ‘Robert Langdon’ [Dan Brown]
I am such a nerd when it comes to conspiracies and symbolism! I’d really love to have Langdon’s eidetic memory and visit lots of historic cities and landmarks cracking codes and solving puzzles.
6) ‘Wade Watts’ from Ready Player One [Ernest Cline]
Get me to the OASIS! Ready Player Onewas one of my favourite reads of last year! I basically just want to be Parzival’s character and go on my own Treasure Hunt to find 80s pop culture easter eggs!
5) ‘Elizabeth Bennett’ from Pride and Prejudice [Jane Austen]
That is all.
4) ‘Lysandra’ from theThrone of Glass Series [Sarah J Maas]
Ok, so I’d only switch places after the magic has been freed and then I could shapeshift into anything or anyone I wanted right? Or is that cheating, like Aladdin wishing the genie for more wishes…?
3) ‘Buffy’ [Joss Whedon]
Now I know Buffy is more famous for being a TV show, but they also did books too. This TV show is one of my all-time favourites. I so badly wanted to be a vampire slayer when I was a kid! I haven’t read the new Slayernovel by Kiersten White yet but I’ve heard lots of great things.
2) ‘Professor McGonagall’ from the Harry Potter series [J. K. Rowling]
As a teacher myself, who better to switch places with then one of the fiercest teachers at Hogwarts? Alas, I guess I’ll have to stick to teaching the muggles for now!
1) ‘Arwen’ from The Lord of the Rings [J. R. R. Tolkien]
Reasons to switch places with Arwen:
Elven – check
Wears swishy long dresses – check
Adorned with ultimate Evenstar bling – check
Lives in Rivendell – check
Anything I’ve forgotten? Oh wait…
In love with Aragorn – BIG CHECK!
That’s the end of TTT for another week. Who would be your ultimate character to switch places with? I’m looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with!