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Top 10 Favorite Characters In YA Science Fiction

I’ve really gotten into YA science fiction lately and have enjoyed the crazy robot/genetically altered characters a ton. Those crazies.

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Top 10 Favorite Characters in YA Science Fiction


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1Lena (Delirium)– Although she makes some crazy decisions, I love Lena’s boldness. She’s a fighter.

2Cinder (Cinder)– I love everything about this lovable cyborg – especially her love of her sister. And her metal foot. :)

3Shay (Uglies)– He’s really the most redeeming character in the whole series. He just fell in love with the wrong crazy lady.

4Elliot (For Darkness Shows the Stars)– Elliot stands up for what she thinks is right, despite defying her family to do it. Plus she’s against the subversion of another culture/race.

5Zoe (Glitch)– Zoe was the best in Glitch, I think. Discovering tastes and feelings and learning what falling in love for the first time is like.

6Arthur Dent (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)– Arthur is hilarious!! If you want a great laugh, read these books. They can be a bit silly, but they’re totally worth it.

7Perry (Under the Never Sky)– He’s a Savage and don’t you forget it. I just love him and his tribe and his powers.

8Felicia (Level 2)– It’s weird because Felicia is determined and vulnerable all at the same time. Although her story is fragmented and crazy, it really worked.

9Ky (Matched)— I got really annoyed with the second book and haven’t actually finished the series. Ky’s the only one I liked so far, though. Ugh.

10Scarlet (Scarlet)— This is probably cheating, but Scarlet was another kick-ass heroine in the Cinder series. Meyer knows what she’s doing?

What is YOUR favorite YA book character?

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  • Jessica

    I loved Shay in Uglies. I haven’t read the other books, but a lot of them are on my TBR list. Great list :)

    Here’s my Top Ten!

  • Ula @ Blog of Erised

    Scarlet is so cool and Cinder got way better in book 2 as well, I have them both on my list. Other books are still on my TBR pile :)

    My TTT

  • http://twitter.com/booksandwine April C

    Oh man, I totally LOVED Scarlet, so no it’s not cheating, she’s from a different book. I also loved Cinder too! OH MANY I Need to finish the Uglies series as I’ve learned while checking out many TTTs this week.

  • http://www.jennielyse.com Jenni Elyse

    So interesting that you put Matched/Crossed as Sci-Fi. But, you’re right, it is. Most people just think of it as Dystopian, I guess. And, I love Ky too!

    My TTT Post

  • Jeanine

    Gonna have to check out those books! Some are on my wish list! :)

  • Alice in Readerland

    I love Cinder (she’s on my list too) and I’m so glad you love Elliot because it makes me even more excited to read For Darkness Shows the Stars! :) My TTT is Favorite Characters from Fairy Tales/Fairy Tale
    Retellings: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2013/02/18/favorite-characters/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  • Ashling

    I haven’t had a chance to read all of these yet, but I do love Cinder, and I have Ky on my list too.

    My TTT

  • Anonymous

    Fantastic list 😀 I love Cinder and I also enjoyed the Uglies series.

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  • http://www.downthewriterspath.com/ Vikk Simmons

    Well, I only recognize Hitchhiker so I have a way to go. I like that idea of being determined yet vulnerable. Nice job.

    My list.

  • Mike

    Um….. You do know that Shay is a girl, right?