Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where they post a new top ten list every week and ask bloggers to share their picks as well.
Luna Lovegood from The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Luna is one of the most inspirational characters I've come across in literature. I love her attitude, the way she doesn't let what other people say get to her, and the fact that she's comfortable being who she is. Not only that, but she's a loyal friend, remarkable witch, and a Ravenclaw. If I switched places with Luna, not only would I be surrounded by a great cast of friends such as Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville who I'd all love to meet, I'd get to be a unique and eccentric person for a day too! :)
2. Fire from Fire by Kristen Cashore
Fire is one of my favorite characters of all time and I'd love to switch places with her for a day. I think it would be a remarkable experience to be the last human monster and I'd loveee to be able to play the violin and shoot arrows as well as she does. Plus, I'd get to meet the wonderful cast of this novel and spend a day with Brigan - those gray eyes were my undoing! ;) Yet, more than even wanting to meet these characters who feel like my own friends, I'd love to see the unreal beautiful of the Dells - the monsters that grace its skies, the colorful cats that lounge in their households, and the gorgeous horses that ride in their plains. It truly is a spectacular fantasy realm for sure.
3. Bria from Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard
Not only do I love the Central American setting of Hubbard's story, I also love her characters. I'd love to meet Bria herself, but by switching places with her, I'd get to meet an even better character - Rowan. Yup, I'm switching places with Bria to meet a hot guy who reads classics, backpacks, and is a reformed bad-boy. If that isn't insanely attractive, then I don't know what is! ;)
Costis from The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
I think it's safe to say I would love to spend a day in Turner's world. She's one of my favorite fantasy authors and while I wouldn't mind meeting Costis, the loyal solider of the King's Guard, I'd want to meet the enigmatic Eugendies, the strict Queen of Attolia, the kind King of Sounis (I'm thinking of Sophos), and of course, the intelligent Eddis. I love the characters Turner has created and more than just wanting to spend time in her world, I'd want to spend time with the people she so vividly brings to life through her work.
5. Anna from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
What is that you say? I wanted to switch places with Anna simply to see Etienne St. Clair? Psh, how can you accuse me of such a thing? (Well, we all know it's true, but shhh!) I've wanted to visit Paris ever since I was a little girl and if switching places with Anna (and getting to meet all her wonderful friends and
MacKayla Lane from The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning
On second thought, this should probably be #1. Why? Jericho Barrons. Seriously, I would KILL to meet this guy in real life! If I spent 24 Hours with Jericho Barrons, I'd probably be the silliest babbling fool ever since I'd just be swooning the whole time, but I wouldn't regret it in the least. I mean, he's Barrons! Yeah, you have to read the books to understand the attraction, but I'd love to meet him. *swoons*
7. Jie from Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
Ever since I finished Dennard's debut very recently, I've been dreaming about the rich historical fantasy world she created - not to mention her exciting characters! While I love Jie, I think switching spots with her would be perfect as I wouldn't have to conform to rules of society at that time, but I'd still get to battle zombies and necromancers and meet the parasol-wielding Eleanor, not to mention the dashingly handsome Daniel. I feel as if guys are my sole motivation for switching places with these characters...fear not! I am made of much more substance than that, I promise! :)
Angelfall is my favorite angel novel and one of my favorite dystopian stories of all time, so it makes sense to say that I'd love to switch places with Penryn and be in the heart of all the action, adventure, and danger that takes place in her world. While Raffe is definitely a large component, I love the large scope of scenarios that could take place in this futuristic realm and spending a day there would be lovely, dark, and different.
9. Eragon from The Inheritance Series by Christopher Paolini
I'm kind of in love with Algaesia. I know. It's simply so beautiful, rich, and detailed in its layout, explanations, and overall design that I want to visit it so badly. Plus, I'd probably kill to ride a dragon, meet elves and dwarves, use a sword in battle and what-not. Thus, switching places with Eragon would also give me unlimited access to Saphira and is there any better use of 24 Hours rather than flying a dragon? I think not.
10. Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
I love Eowyn - she's strong, brave, courageous, and stands up for what she believes in. I'd love to be her for a day and living in Middle Earth, especially Rohan with all their beautiful horses, would be marvelous! I love the world Tolkien created and to stay there for a day would be a dream come true. Plus, I'd get Faramir and would have been in love with Aragorn and, admit it, who didn't have a massive crush on Aragorn?(;
What characters would you switch places with?