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Top Ten Character-Driven Books!
Hey. I personally adore reading books that are perfect because of the characters' actions, not because of the fact that they're reacting in a certain way. So why not recommend ten pretties that were awesome because of the way the characters were and what they did?
1. Dangerous Boys, by Abigail Haas
This was one of the first books that came to mind when I was asking myself this question. This book totally turned out awesome because the characters were psycho with the actions and steps they took. :)
2. The Winner's Curse, by Marie Rutkoski
Kestrel was kick-ass, and she made the book ten times better than it already was. She made the right decisions and I ended up loving her sassy self in the world that she was in.
3. Afterworlds, by Scott Westerfield
Scott Westerfeld created a book inside a book. How can this book itself not be character-driven? Darcy led the book by her actions and sassy author-self, and Lizzie led her story by doing what she did in the terrorist attack scene. Character-driven? Totally.
4. The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die, by April Henry
Where would this story end up if Cady didn't make the decisions that she did make? Nowhere, I tell you. What would you do if you woke up not knowing where you are and you hear men talking about how they're going to do something to you?
5. The Kiss of Deception, by Mary E. Pearson
Damn, I loved this book. TOTAL FAVOURITE OF 2014. MY OH MY. :) Lia was Mary E. Pearson's best, and all of the crazy kick-ass awesome events were led by Lia's awesomeness.
6. Burning, by Elana K. Arnold
Lala was a gypsy, and all she ever wanted was to leave her life and be free. Free of rules and specific things needed to do. So, it all happened because of her actions, and look where it got her.
7. Midnight Thief, by Livia Blackburne
Kyra was homeless at one point. Because of her kick-assness and sass, she ended up becoming an assassin and leading this story off to a better standing. SHE ENDED UP IN THE ASSASSIN GUILD, FOR GOODNESS GRACIOUS.
8. The Tyrant's Daughter, by J.C. Carleson
Laila fought racism, and poverty. She fought bullying. In the end, everything ended up positive because of her. PRAISE THE BOOK LORDS FOR CREATING AN AMAZING HEROINE WHO INSPIRED US!
9. Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel, by Sara Farizan
Hey, the book and its events came to be because Leila didn't know about her feelings and she created those hilarious and shocking events. Thanks to her simplicity and confidence, she got me giving this book a whopping 5 stars. :)
10. Crown of Midnight, by Sarah J. Maas
Who can forget including a Sarah J. Maas book as a tag for a character-driven book. If you love character-driven books, then STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND PICK THIS SERIES UP RIGHT NOW. Celaena made the feels come alive for me and I ended up in a massive book-hangover after this.
What are you favourite character-driven reads?