So I’m bringing back last week’s top ten topic because I was too busy to do it and I’m not as interested in this week’s. Topic: Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who _____ (are musically inclined, have lost someone, have depression, who grow up poor, etc.) As always, provided by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who Are Snarky and/or Sarcastic
Nick Gautier from The Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon – I have rarely read such a robust character with so much snark and attitude. This kid gets kicked in the teeth a lot and his perspective on life is unique and endlessly entertaining.
Acheron from Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon – Yea, this is an extra, but Kenyon knows how to write these characters. Acheron has been alive for a really long, long time giving him extra dry sarcastic and endless patience…especially when dealing with Nick (see above).
Han from Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima – Street smart and devilishly wily, this character dishes out snark like he’s getting paid to do it and almost costs him his tongue on more than one occasion.
Lizzie Bennet from Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen – Who doesn’t love a witty heroine? No one. Lizzie Bennet is an interesting girl whose tongue can be caustic and sarcastic at times but usually has the best interests of her family in mind. (Also, the reboot of this series is amazing. See post here.)
Cinder & Scarlet from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer – A double punch of witty sarcasm and grit, both of these girls pack a punch in these areas. They are smart and full of quips, snarky and intelligent.
Mercy Thompson from Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs – A shapeshifter raised by werewolves has to learn to take care of herself, and occasionally talk herself out of trouble. Mercy is sarcastic and entertaining, her inner musings never fail to delight.
Sophronia from Finishing School by Gail Carriger – A girl who isn’t a lady and doesn’t quite feel the need to become one, Sophronia definitely has her own take on living life and isn’t afraid to snark back at those who would tear her down.
Alexia Tarabotti from Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger – Basically a grown-up and spinster version of the aforementioned Sophronia, Alexia is quite the character. She has biting sarcasm and you always know where you stand with her.
Percy Jackson from Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan – I never thought being inside the mind of a boy could be so delightful but Percy has sarcasm in every other word and isn’t afraid to show it…except maybe to his mom or the gods.
Sage from The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen – A street rat orphan with nothing left to lose, Sage uses his sarcasm as a weapon and a tool to keep himself safe and to keep others from getting too close, a good thing when you have secrets.
Bonus: Iggy from Horns by Joe Hill – His sarcasm is a little dark but his view is absolutely phenomenal and entertaining. Kudos.