Oh I’m excited for this week’s Feature/Follow! While originality is key in literature, there are just some character archetypes that always pop up. And no matter the story, I always pick out characters that fit one (or more) of my favorites (they usually end up being my favorite characters too so clearly I have a type).
Favorite Character Archetypes
The Rakish Rogue
You never know if he’s a hero or villain but you can’t help but like him despite some of his more questionable choices.
Damon Salvatore, Vampire Diaries series by L.J. Smith
The Evil Queen
Hailing back to my forever love of fairy tales, a story isn’t complete without an evil queen (or king) to act the supreme villain.
Queen Levana, The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer
The Kickass Heroine
Popular in the urban fantasy genre, these women are strong and independent, and can get themselves in (and out of) trouble.
Cat Crawfield, Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost
The World’s Best Assassin
These characters can kill anything, are skilled in tracking and stealth, and who knows what side of the law they’re on?
Celaena Sardothien, Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
The Devoted Scholar
Oh for Pete’s sake, just let them learn instead of dragging them across the continent and back!
Merrick Chambers, Books of the Order series by Philippa Ballantine