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.
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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