February 18, 2013 by Alice in Readerland
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
When I heard that this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was ‘Top Ten Favorite Characters in a Genre’, I knew that I had to choose my top ten favorite characters from fairy tales/fairy tale retellings since this month is Fairy Tale February here in Readerland!
1. BELLE (From most any Beauty and the Beast retelling)
Belle loves reading, doesn’t judge a book by it’s cover, and wants adventure in the great wide somewhere. To me, she’s the perfect main character.
2. ROSE (From A Long, Long Sleep, a Sleeping Beauty retelling)
Rose goes on an emotional journey from being mild and meek to facing down everything that stands in her way. You’ve got to love a girl like that. You can find my review of A Long, Long Sleep here.
3. CHESHIRE CAT (From Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)
As you can tell from my blog name, I’m fascinated by Alice in Wonderland. However, as much as I love Alice (we do share the same name, after all), my favorite character from the story has always been the Cheshire Cat.
4. CINDER (From Cinder by Marissa Meyer)
As a girl who loves fixing things, tools, and electronics, I thought that Cinder the strong and sarcastic mechanic (who happens to be a cyborg) was a great character. You can find my review of Cinder here.
5. PUSS (From most any Puss in Boots retelling)
I love cats. I love shoes. So Puss in Boots is perfect. Be sure to come back and see my post on Puss in Boots for The Cheap Reader’s Project: Fairy Tale!
6. DELANEY (From Don’t Expect Magic by Kathy McCullough)
While not really a fairy tale retelling, Delaney does discover that she’s a fairy godmother. A sarcastic, sharp-tongued, fairy godmother with a liking for boots, that is.
7. BAGHEERA (From The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling)
Here’s a quote about Bagheera from The Jungle Book (published in 1894): “Everybody knew Bagheera, and nobody dared to cross his path; for he was as cunning as Tabaqui, as bold as the wild buffalo, and as reckless as the wounded elephant. But he had a voice as soft as wild honey dripping from a tree, and a skin softer than down.”
8. SNOW WHITE (From Fairest of All – Whatever After #1 by Sarah Mlynowski)
This Snow White faced down crocodiles, read law books, and won the kingdom back with confidence and brain-power! You can find my review of the Whatever After series here.
And, finally, for my last 2 choices:
Characters from Disney fairy tales I adore:
9. FIGARO (From Disney‘s Pinocchio)
Figaro is my favorite Disney character ever!
10. RAPNUZEL (From Disney‘s Tangled)
“And so I’ll read a book, or maybe 2 or 3,” Speaking of Rapunzel, who else is excited for Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3)?!
Who are your favorite characters from fairy tales/fairy tale retellings?
Remember to return to Readerland for more Fairy Tale February posts!