Book Characters I’d Like To Meet Under The Mistletoe

I don’t usually do holiday-themed blog posts. Didn’t do any for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or any other holidays celebrated in the U.S…and I wasn’t planning on doing a Christmas-themed post either, but I was suddenly inspired to write one by Becca @ Becca & Books after I read her post on blogging prompts for December. 

So here I am. Talking about bookish characters who I wouldn’t mind meeting under the mistletoe!  Look, I know half of these characters are straight, but this post is just for fun and to show off some of the books I’ve enjoyed this year. 😀 (Yes, I headcannon Poe & Finn as gay.)

Let’s jump right in!

8 Characters I’d Like To Meet Under The Mistletoe ♥

Zacharias – from Sorcerer to the Crown


Zacharias probably doesn’t look like Alfred Enoch, but I fancast him this way because…reasons! 

Zacharias is such a compelling character. He’s got a strong moral compass, brave, and very intelligent. I eagerly wait the sequel to Sorcerer to the Crown.





Kuni Garu – from The Grace of Kings


Kuni Garu is fierce and charismatic. He doesn’t have too many positive qualities, to be honest. But I do appreciate his ability to scheme and plot. He’s also an excellent army general.






Alabaster – from The Fifth Season (by N.K. Jemisin)


Alabaster is bisexual (perhaps pansexual), so I appreciated his role in Jemisin’s epic fantasy novel, a genre that doesn’t often see Queer representation. OK, so at the beginning of the book he does cause the beginning of the END of the world, but he had his reasons…and we learn more about all that in book 2!




Elend Venture – from the Mistborn Trilogy


I adore The Mistborn Trilogy and basically fell in love with Elend when he appeared in the first book, where he was reading books during a fancy ball, instead of socializing and dancing with the rich and glamorous people. His character arc throughout the series was excellent as well. He’s precious to me!



Source: Mistborn Wikia



Poe Dameron – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (novelization)


Did you know that Oscar Isaac is my husband?? Well, he doesn’t either…but that’s not the point. 

Poe is one of my favorite characters in The Force Awakens and I wish he had a larger role in it! I read the novelization of Episode VII in January and am now reminded I should pick up the Poe Dameron comics that have been released.




Finn – Star Wars: Before The awakening


John Boyega made this character for me! He’s my second favorite, after, Poe. I was in a Star Wars frenzy in January, which lead me to read several books.  Before The Awakening was a compilation of 3 stories about the 3 heroes we’ve come to love. I’d happily read any story Rey, Finn, and Poe are in, to be honest.




Amal – From The Less Than Epic Adventures Of TJ And Amal


TJ & Amal are one of my favorite m/m couples this year! I related most to Amal out of the two and appreciated his coming out arc and personal growth throughout the story. I really hope we get more books about their epic adventures. 



Source – Deviant Art



T’Challa – from Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet


Um, T’Challa is royalty! That’s impressive on its own, but he’s also a powerful superhero AND a brilliant scientist and tactician. There’s a lot to love about him. I will continue reading the comic books series and am wildly excited for the new film. You should be too.




Was this post obnoxious and unnecessary? Maybe. But now I want to know what bookish characters you would like to hypothetically meet under a mistletoe! 

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53 thoughts on “Book Characters I’d Like To Meet Under The Mistletoe

  1. This is such a cute post! I don’t recognize any of these characters but the books all sound interesting. Hmm… who would I hypothetically want to meet under a mistletoe? I would say Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice.

      1. Will it completely destroy our newfound friendship if I admit to never having seen Star Wars? I’m working on it though! That’s one of my goals this holiday!
        Who wouldn’t want to meet Mr. Darcy? 😀

  2. Yummy pictures. If it was me, I would go for Francesco from David Blixt Verona series, Park from Eleanor and Park, possibly Jen Yong from till morning comes, Simon from the silver kiss and not sure who else

  3. Alfred Enoch as Zacharias needs to happen in this universe. Preferably soon. Elend is so sweet in the books. My heart kind of broke for Alabaster in book 1. I definitely need to read book 2. Maybe I’ll do a proper re-read when all the books are out. Finn & Poe, always.

    I’m not sure if anyone is mistletoe material but would love to meet Nahadoth – the god of night, chaos & change (Nahadoth is a gender-fluid deity + pan) – from The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by NK Jemisin:

  4. ahhh I just got Sorcerer to the Crown in the mail and I am so excited to read it! Thanks to your fancast, I’m just going to be dreaming of Alfred Enoch and his accent the whole book though 😂

  5. Posts like this are totally necessary! Blogging doesn’t have to be serious all the time. 🙂

    I don’t know which character I’d want to meet under the mistletoe. A lot of the characters I read about are either horrible people or teenagers. I don’t want to get murdered under the mistletoe, and I’m way too old to be kissing teenagers.

    1. I can be a little too serious sometimes in my blog posts…but definitely not on twitter or on my blog’s comments!
      LOL, bloggers who read mostly YA would have a hard time compiling a list like this, unless they’re teens themselves. I definitely steered clear of teens for this post. x)

  6. Heh this is a fun cute post, Naz! 😀 I probably need to finally watch Star Wars now that there’s POC rep. Also that’s how I imagine Alabaster to look like👍
    Also happy holidays and hope you’re having a great time!😊🎄

  7. Ha! Loved this post (& your fancasts)! I’m actually quite anti-Elend (My dislike of him is quite legendary in my writing group chat >.>) but Vin is basically the best! & yes to Zacharias of course. Great, great character, I feel like he would be a wonderful person to chat with at a party!

    1. Oh my goodness, I will respect your dislike of Elend, of course. x) But yes, I luv him. haha
      I put Zacharias at the top because he’s my fave! I’m eager to read what happens to him and Prunella in book 2. We’ll have to wait until 2018, though 🙁

    I’m actually not familiar with any of these gorgeous guys…whoops! i haven’t even SEEN Star Wars! (shame on me) But I’d very much like to read the Sorcerer and the Crown (diverse fantasy yes!!!) I’m soooooo thankful for these delightful fancasts (especially Alfred Enoch!!!) 😉

  9. I wish I could fantasize my characters into creation…Perry from Under The Never Sky…rowr!
    I have a probably stupid question, and I only ask because you mentioned it in your post and I have been able to find ZERO info on the topic: what does it mean to be pansexual? See, even my autocorrect wants to make it into a different word! Ugh! I’ve been trying to find out but have come up empty. I’m so sorry if I’m ignorant by asking, but if I don’t ask, then I’ll never know, I guess. And I want to learn. So thanks in advance.
    Oh and btw, you can’t have Finn…already called dibs. 😂🤣😂

  10. Love this post! And nice choices – too bad I’m late and the mistletoe has been taken down. Otherwise you would have had to race me for a few of those. 🙂

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