Normally I’d have had this written up or not the day or weekend before, but I was too tired, and I didn’t want to skip a freebie Tuesday! I was slightly inspired by a Huffington Post article I’d read sometime yesterday (though I cannot for the life of me remember what it was about, just that it inspired me, LOL!). So I decided to do something with stepping into a character’s shoes.
Top Ten Fictional Character Shoes I’d Step Into If I Could
Cinder (Cinder by Marissa Meyer) – Hah. ‘Cause Cinder can slip one on and off whenever–literally. The titular character was fun to read about, even in the frustrating circumstance she lived under. Still, a cyborg mechanic who can pretty much take care of herself (and blast her damn stepmother!) and attract the auspices of a prince who’s aware she can pretty much take care of herself? Yeah. I’d like that.
Clariel (Clariel by Garth Nix) – I don’t know if there’d be a Chlorr of the Mask, only because I would probably veer from Clariel’s goals. I’d want to get into Belisaere, not out. And with Clariel’s bloodline and her opportunity to learn Charter magic, hell yeah, I’d deal with the dangers and the politics.
Zuzana (Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor) – Squee! I’d love to be the puppetmaker’s daughter with the witty repartees. Her best friend’s a blue-haired tooth-collector that was raised by demons. I mean, come on, what is not to love about being in Prague in this fictional story?
Bitterblue (Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore) – Well, I’m kind of iffy on this. On the one hand, I kind of don’t want to be in her shoes, as the young queen of a country that’s been mind-raped for over thirty years. But at the same time, she’s living in a historic time, being great friends with Katsa, having a cousin like Po, and meeting the most fantabulous Lady Bier and her Dellian delegation.
Nealan of Queenscove (Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce) – Solely because he got apprenticed to the Lioness. That is…it. Oh, and he’s a healer and son to Duke Baird, yes! Personally, I’d rather be Yuki, because Neal’s my guy-crush in this particular series. But whatever. I can totally fill in a guy’s shoes, too.
Havelock Vetinari (any Discworld book by Terry Pratchett) – Because honestly, every other shoe would pale in comparison (probably because they’re quivering with fright) with the guy whose shoes run things in Ankh-Morpork. Every step Vetinari takes is a calculated risk, one he’s probably worked out to the nth degree.
Yelena (Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder) – Alright, so there’s every chance that each meal would be her last. There’s every chance that if the food tasting didn’t kill me, the chief of security would. I’d sure hope not, because Valek’s pretty awesome, but in any case, the fact that I’d be trying the best food pretty much wins me over every time.
Mara of the Acoma (Daughter of the Empire by Raymond Feist and Janny Wurts) – Play the Game in Kelewan? Yespls! I don’t know if I’d survive, but it’d be fun.
Deryn Sharp (Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld) – If I could, I’d totally go on an adventure in the skies! Goodness, I’d love to fly on the Leviathan. The Westerfeld WWI world was so interesting that I’d even be a Darwinist over a Clanker any day, which is saying much considering the Clankers are what made this book super-steampunk.
Kendra Sorenson (Fablehaven by Brandon Mull) – As an eldest sister, I’d totally rock at having to keep Seth in line. We’d have grand adventures within Fablehaven together!