Awesome Side Characters

by Hope Hanson
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Hi everyone, and welcome back to another Top 5 Wednesday post! So, today’s prompt is about awesome side characters who steal the show. Obviously, since I, like a lot of readers, tend to fall in love with side characters, I love this!

But before we get into the list, here’s the original prompt:

Sometimes the main character is boring. Sometimes the side characters are awesome. For this week’s prompt, what are five side characters you wish could be the main protagonist?

(This month’s prompts were provided by Alex (The Scribe Owl). Top 5 Wednesday was originally created by GingerReadsLainey.)

So, without further ado, here are some awesome side characters I wish were main characters! I hope you enjoy my choices!

Madrid from To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Alexandra Christo To Kill a Kingdom cover

If you read my review for this book, you already know how much I loved Madrid! This is also the book and character I cite anytime someone asks me what book I’d like to see a spin-off of. I just really loved Madrid in this book and I wanted to know more about her and her past.

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Evangeline from The Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard

Honestly, the side characters were this series’ saving grace. I’ve mentioned it before, but I really, really dislike Mare from this series. Part of the reason for that is the fact that she’s surrounded by so many amazing other characters. But Evangeline definitely tops that list!

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Zahra from Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Obviously, I don’t think Zahra should’ve been the main character of this book. She also doesn’t really “steal the show” from Alex and Henry. Still, I loved Zahra, and I think a book with her as the central character would be an amazing experience. Though, to be fair, I think any side character in this book would be an awesome main character. Zahra, Pez, Nora, June… They’re all awesome.

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Yuliana from The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

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I mentioned in my review of this book that I think Yuliana is a gem. She’s everything her parents want her future-tsar brother to be: ambitious, dedicated, more than a little ruthless. I wish we got to see more of her in these books! And I would definitely read a spin-off centered around her character.

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Declan from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater Call Down the Hawk cover

Okay, I debated including Declan. After all, he’s technically now more of a main character in the Dreamer Trilogy books. Still, I love him too much not to mention him; he is, without a doubt, my favorite side character of all time. And I was so, so happy to see more of him in Mister Impossible!

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So, I hope you liked my picks for awesome side characters! Obviously, there were plenty to choose from, but I these are definitely some of my favorites. But drop a comment down below to let me know which side character you absolutely love!

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