This was really hard, as I tend to be very boringly in line with the greater bookish opinions, but somehow I managed to dredge up an indecent number of characters this week
Okay obviously Froi is a COMPLEX CHARACTER and he does a horrible thing and in no way do I seek to minimize that but oh god Froi is complicated and THINGS HAPPEN and and and idk just read the series and do not bring Froi hate to me because he is just very important to me
Quintana of Charyn, however, is a ferocious princess of blood and teeth and I will protect her with all the breath left in me if you speak against her
Mare is very much a Flawed Heroine, sort of surly, not very nice, rather dour, and quite a bit vicious. THAT QUITE A BIT WORKS FOR ME.
"Handsome, clever, and rich". That's my spoiled girl. Jane herself said she set out to make a heroine whom no one but herself would like, but I LOVE EMMA, FAULTLESS IN SPITE OF ALL OF HER FAULTS
OKAY THEN everyone who hates him is yelling at me and everyone who loves him is yelling at me and I will just say MY CHAOL FEELINGS ARE COMPLICATED, I still love him, I think the ship broke but dear god was it a great ship back in the day, i know he's a bit of a problematic fave, I love Rowan endlessly, I have complex Queen of Shadows feelings, don't throw things at me
I EFFING LOVE LOLA NOLAN, that brave and creative and wonderful and stubborn star, and will hear nothing against her so do not say it
GINNY WEASLEY DEFENSE SQUAD ACTIVE AND READY FOR DUTY
MY GIRL. I loved her even when everyone "hated" her, when she was insecure and would eat her feelings and felt paralyzed by fear and coddling and destiny. Her arc! Her growth! She has to grow okay and become a conquering queen of the sands and the sea SHUT UP I LOVE HER
OKAY look I know the girl can get tiresome but I just kind of love the way she grows because she went through so much and was basically this trembling little wild creature in a cage who could barely say her own name out loud and she realizes what love is and what her strength is and she can crush bones with her bare hands okay I'm way into that
I love Jacin. He is my favorite grumpy grumperson and I ship him and Winter ferociously and I like him way more than Kai. Fight me.
By no means do I HATE Lissa (particularly at the beginning of the series) and Rose's devotion to her is one of my favorite aspects of those books, but dear god by the end did I want to flick her in the forehead
STAB. HIM. IN. THE. JUNK.
Don't stake me because I super shipped it the first three books and then a CERTAIN INTERLUDE occurred and I just could not, guys. (And I've always leaned toward the Adrian-esque boys of YA anyway, even though I don't ship Rose and Adrian because Sydrian is a RELIGION OKAY) (basically, tall silent dreamy "perfect" dudes don't always float my boat) (way more of a sarcastic assholes girl myself)
As interesting and offensive as a bowl of lukewarm porridge. (I DONT HATE HIM I REALLY DONT i just mostly felt while reading Winter, Okay, cool, we're in Kai's head, but like...we could so easily be in Scarlet's right now? Wouldn't that be 900% better?)
I DISLIKE THIS BOY BEYOND ALL SENSE AND PROBABLY ALL LOGIC TEAM THERON OMG WHY AM I IN A STATE OF ALL CAPS RAGE IDK
Can we just get back to Percabeth now?
okay I've only read like half of Clockwork the First (I actually quite liked it but never found the time to finish) (and i CAN NEVER KEEP STRAIGHT THESE CLOCKWORK WHATSIT TITLES WITHOUT THINKING HARD) but I had to say I was so violently Team Will that I felt a bit of my soul sag with disappointment whenever Jem was on page because why wasn't Jem just Will? Always?
nothing to see here move along
Okayyyy I don't HATE Gale but I just don't get him to the degree of shipping him (I get him A LOT more now that he looks like a Hemsworth though)
pretty much only Christina will get this but HE IS SO BORING TEAM KEEFE WHY DO I HAVE SUCH ANIMOSITY FOR A PRETEEN ELF WITH DREAMY TEAL EYES I CANNOT