Top Ten Tuesday: Most Memorable Secondary Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Secondary Characters that Stole the Show

Find MeInsignia BY S.J. Kincaid
RELEASED July 10TH 2012 BY Katherine Tegen Books

Wyatt Enslow: Besides being my favorite cyberpunk science fiction book, Insignia has a cast of characters as dynamic as Harry Potter. It was hard choosing just one, but I really connected the most to Wyatt. She was geeky and smart and a little introverted. She wasn't socially aware -- just like Hermonie, and she had a tough time making friends. I rooted for her the whole time. 

Find MeTHe Evolution of Mara Dyer BY Michelle Hodkin
RELEASED October 23rd 2012 BY Simon & Schuster

Daniel Dyer: I liked Mara's brother, Daniel, in the first book, but it wasn't until Evolution that I began to love him. His banter with Mara was funnier than her quips with Noah, and he proved to be a character that stole SO many moments. 


Vera and Dan: Have you read this? No? Then you need to! From the adorableness of Logan's sister Vera to the hilarity of his best friend, Dan. The secondary cast rocks! I mean, Dan makes every bad situation better. That's what friends are for. 

Find MeInsomnia BY J.R. Johansson
RELEASED June 8TH 2013 BY Flux

Addie and Finn: Oh gosh, this is a clear case of the secondary characters proving to shine so bright (corny, I know, but it's true!) Addie and Finn, sister and brother, are Parker's love interest and then best friend. Finn was so comedic, and Addie was just ten kinds of amazing. 

Find MeSTorm BY Brigid Kemmerer
RELEASED April 24TH 2012 BY K-Teen

Nick and Gabriel Merrick: Is this cheating? The Merrick brothers were so awesome, that they each subsequently have their own book. Nick and Gabriel proved to be the strong force in Storm, taking away the limelight from their little brother Chris. 

Find MeGlass Houses BY Rachel Caine
RELEASED October 3rd 2006 BY NAL Jam

Eve and Michael: After 15 books, this series has to have a good cast in order to stay interesting. I keep up with the series because of everyone in Morganville, including punk Eve and Michael Glass. The vampires that appear throughout the series aren't too bad either. 

Find MeVampire Academy BY Richelle Mead
RELEASED August 16th 2007 BY Razorbill

Lissa and Christian. Seriously love them. I grew more attached to those two than Rose and Dimitri -- and that couple is one of my all-time favorites, so Lissa and Christian are super smexy. 

Find MeHarry Potter and the order of the Phoenix BY J.K. Rowling
RELEASED June 21st 2003 by Scholastic

Fred and George Weasley: Of course this made the list! I chose Order of the Phoenix because this is my favorite one. It's the start of Harry Potter turning more dark and mature. From children to young adults ;) This is also when Fred and George graduate. I had such a connection to them as a kid -- mostly because I'm a twin too. Let's just saw I bawled at the outcome of their story in the final book. 

Find MeThe Lost Prince BY Julie Kagawa
RELEASED October 23rd 2012 BY Harlequin Teen

Ash and Puck: This may be cheating again. Oh well, it's on here. The Lost Prince features Ash and Puck as secondary characters -- but they had their own series with The Iron Fey. And my heart fluttered every time they appeared. So. Much. Love. 

Find MeTouch of Frost BY Jennifer Estep
RELEASED August 1st 2011 by K-Teen

Daphne: I like her more than Gwen. She goes from mean girl Valkyrie to a friend you would want by your side during any tough situation. Her journey in this novel was as striking as Gwen's tribulations. 


  1. I loved both of Mara's brothers and almost included them in my own list :)
    I wasn't always a fan of Lissa but I really liked Christian, too! I haven't read all the Morganville books yet but I love Eve. She can take whatever life throws at her and make it work.

    My TTT

  2. Oh wow! Great list! I had Daphne from the Mythos Academy series on my list too. I love her! And Christian Ozera made my honorable mention list. I picked Grim from the Iron Fey series. Snarky cats are cool. :)

    TTT @ Krista's Dust Jacket

  3. I totally agree with Vera and Dan AND Fred and George making the list!

  4. Fred and George, Ash and PUCKKKKK!!!!, Daniel, Christian--they're all my few of my favorite secondary characters. I'd add Adrian Ivashkov, Drew from The Sea of Tranquility and Isaiah from Pushing the Limits as well:) Oh and Connor, Ethan and Adne from the Nightshade series. So glad that these three will have their own series ;) Lovely list, hon!

  5. Fred and George are making a lot of lists today, and rightfully so! They are awesome! :) Great list!

    Amanda @ i solemnly swear

  6. DAN! How did I not include Dan in mine?! ugh and anything in HP really!<3

  7. I'm clearly going to have to re-read the Mara Dyer books at slower than a breakneck pace. I don't remember Daniel... O_O The Weasley Twins, always a great choice. Ash and Puck!!! Lovely list.

  8. I really need to read The Summer I Became A Nerd, it sounds so good :) I've read the first Mara Dyer book but it's been so long ago that I can't really remember much about it. I plan to re-read it and the 2nd book before the last one comes out.

    Great list!

  9. Lissa and Christian!! DEFINITELY. I included a different character from VA, but they are definitely great ones as well.

    And then Fred and George!! Order of the Phoenix was definitely my favorite book featuring them. I remember that one scene - the one where they break out of Hogwarts? That was my favorite for the longest time! And then I think this was the one where the Weasley's went through the Dursley's fireplace to get Harry? But it was closed, or electric or something? I don't know!

    But YES. The way their story ends makes me want to cry.

    great list!

    - Tabitha @ Tabitha's Book Blog

  10. I can't believe I've only read one book out of these >_< But yes to Vera and Dan! I also really loved them <3

    Thanks for dropping by my TTT! :D

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

  11. Awesome list! VA is the perfect example of secondary characters that steal the show. I'm a huge fan of Rose and Dimitri... of course! But I loved Lissa and Aiden and all the rest just as much. Richelle Mead definitely has a gift for character writing!