Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Top 5 Wednesday - Best Character ARCs

 Top 5 Wednesday was created by Gingereadslainey on booktube and can also be found on goodreads.  The link is located here. I have read quite a few series, which I feel are best suited for this topic.  However, I also am including 2 stand alones in which I feel the characters make some dramatic changes throughout the course of the book.  These are in no particular order.

1.  Mercy Thompson (Mercy Thompson series) - Patricia Briggs.  There are currently 8 books and an anthology from this series and over the years, Mercy has grown in strength and made some progress at not being the loner she was when we first met her.  I don't want to give a lot away, but I can say Mercy is working her way toward a happy ending - it may be an always eventful and often dangerous happy ending, but for her, she would probably consider that to be just fine.

2.  All of the sisters from The Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon series - Yasmine Galenorn.  There are 17 books in this series, and although I have only read the first 8, Delilah, Menolly, and Camille have some of the best storylines and ARC's I have read in years.

3.  Drusilla Jaco (Sentinels of New Orleans) - Suzanne Johnson.  There are currently 3 books out in this series with the 4th coming next month.  This is a great series and Johnson does a wonderful job of making Drusilla more complex with each installment.  If you haven't read this series yet, please give it a try!

4.  Jamie Morton from Revival - Stephen King.  This books takes place over years of time and we see Jamie develop from a young child to a middle-aged man, and every stage in-between.  The reader sees Jamie grow, struggle with his own personal demons, and manage to come out the other side.  I personally think Stephen King is a master at character development so he should definitely be included on this list.

5.  Danny Torrence (The Shining and Dr. Sleep) - Stephen King.  I never thought King would write a sequel to The Shining, especially after so much time had lapsed, but it was great to visit this world once again and see how Danny has grown and perhaps stumbled, over the years.  Some people did not like this sequel, but overall, I think it was a good adaptation and the evil beings Danny comes up against scare me more than most included in King's books.  Danny deserves to be on my list.

Who made your list?  Leave me a link so I can check it out!


  1. I'm a big fan of Mercy Thompson! I can't wait for the next book to come out...I have Royal Street on my bookshelves but haven't had the chance to read it yet.

  2. You really need to get started:) The series really surprised me and I love books set in New Orleans.

  3. I still haven't read Doctor Sleep, but I need to get on it because I loved The Shining.

    You can see my list at http://infiniteink671.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-5-wednesday-best-character-arcs.html?m=1