One day, I asked myself the not at all ridiculous question, "Which houses would I sort my favorite literary characters into?" So got Ye Olde Sorty out of the Headmaster's office and put him on the job of sorting some of my favorite non-Harry Potter characters into Hogwarts Houses.
For a moment I considered putting him in Slytherin or even Hufflepuff because this is a HARD GAME, YOU GUYS, but Rowan really is the bravest beast Fae warrior ever, and he's certainly chivalrous and daring and YEP, OKAY, GRYFFINDOR.
Po from Graceling by Kristin Cashore
PUNCH HIT FIGHT STAB RESCUE SAVE BATTLE FIGHT! Shades of Hufflepuff in this boy, but I'm putting him right firmly in Gryffindor where he belongs.
Wolf from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I guess brave, self-sacrificing warrior boys just automatically go in Gryffindor? (Plus he's def got a case of the HP5 emos in Cress) (Unpopular opinion: I love emo Harry Potter)
Obvs my tower wizard with his tower of books and pedantry and utter disregard for forms of magic different from his own would be in wise old Ravenclaw. Though my Dragon is old, he's def not as wise as he thinks he is.
The YA Sorting Hat: Book Boyfriends Edition
Precious Roar, with his easy wit and killer smile, is the most loyal bff ever to Aria, to Perry, and even to Liv. Mmmm, Roar.
Kenji from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Possibly the greatest fictional best friend every created or at least the one I most wish was REAL so I could MARRY HIM
Brigan from Fire by Kristin Cashore
I guess Hufflepuff is where I put all the precious cinnamon rolls who are too good for this world. Brigan has a rough beginning of it in Fire, and he has moments of Gryffindor and Ravenclaw both, but underneath his heart is pure and his loyalty strong and NOBODY works harder for their kingdom than my beloved Prince Brigan <333
Carswell Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa MeyerThorne. My BAE. Cheeky, troublesome, ambitious Thorne, Captain of the (sort of) finest Rampion in the galaxy. All he wants is to be a CAPTAIN, guys, a charming handsome captain with his own ship and a bit of cash. But he's slowly learning to be a bit more Gryffindor (a certain blonde is helping him).
Han Alister from The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima
Former street lord, Aladdin ruffian, king of thieves, ruthless bad ass, misunderstood boy, king of my heart, HAN ALISTER. (That was like a weird impromptu too-long haiku, idk)