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.
Last time on The YA Sorting Hat
It's September first! Which means all the witchy kiddos are on the train on the way to Hogwarts/already there because Scotland is in the future. So it's a perfect day to Sort some YA characters!
Laia from An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Laia is (almost foolishly) brave and self-sacrificing, putting herself in inordinate danger to save her brother. Pure Gryffindor, this one, for better or for (muchmuchmuch) worse.
Alanna of Trebond from The Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce
LADY KNIGHT. Definition of Slytherin right there. Never met a weakling she didn't want to defend or a problem she didn't want to stab.
Inej Ghafa from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
LBR, all of Kaz's crew would be very comfortable in Slytherin (except for precious Wylan, obviously), but behind Inej's ruthless, calculated, silent, and still exterior beats a fierce Gryffindor heart. Girl has been through, survived, and overcome a lot, and, well, I won't spoil things, but the plan she comes up with in SoC for her future life is the most gloriously Gryffindor moment of moments.
Classic egghead, that Sydney. I bet the hat didn't even touch her heat before it shouted "RAVENCLAW!!!" with at least three exclamation points.
Tess Kendrick from The Fixer and The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Tess is probably a Gryffindor in Ravenclaw's clothing, but her ruthless edge, cool intellect, and brilliant maneuvering make her a pretty good Ravenclaw candidate.
Wylan Van Eck from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Precious, precious Wylan.
Noah Czerny from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Precious, precious Noah. Highlight for spoiler: And the Fat Friar would love the company.
Kate Harker from This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Girl burned down a church to get where she wanted. That is some A+ Slytherin-ing. Kate knows what she wants and she's going to get it.
Lada from And I Darken by Kiersten White
Ditto above. Also she's Vlad the Impaler. So.
So, agree with my Sortings? Disagree? Who would you like to see Sorted next?