Top 5 Tuesday

Top Five Tuesday: Creepy Characters

It’s been a while since I took part in a Top Five Tuesday and since I have, it has moved blogs! Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, but now it is hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads. I’m really excited for future topics! Today’s topic is creepy characters and as I am starting this post out, I’m struggling a little to think of any character ever right now, so I better get thinking.

The Bone Carver from the A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J Maas

The Bone Carver is the first character to come to mind. For multiple reasons he can be considered creepy – take his name for starters. Then, the fact that this character can appear however he wants to and you’ll never know what he truly looks like is creepy enough – then add in that all he wants are bones. No thank-you.

Medlums from All That She Can See by Carrie Hope Fletcher

Medlums in All That She Can See are essentially emotions that only certain people can see, including the main characters Cherry and Chase. While I loved some of the medlums, they still really creep me out. The idea of being able to see these really dark emotions that people are constantly consuming is just a little errie.

Natalie Dashkov from the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

Natalie is one of the moroi in the series – for those not familiar Moroi are essentially benevolent vampires. I don’t know whether it was Natalie’s neediness right from the start or how later events transpire, but something about her really made my skin crawl from her introduction.

Harry from It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne

This one is for different reasons. Harry has an obsession with zombies, which is already creepy to me, but then Harry in general just really sends shivers up my spine. I think I discussed this in my review (which you can read here) but I think he was supposed to be this really loveable, fall head over heels in love with him kind of character, however I did not get those vibes from him. I instead found him very slimy and just very creepy.

Scythe Goddard from the Arc of Scythe series by Neal Shusterman

Ending this one with quite an obvious one, now that I start to think about it and that is Scythe Goddard. I suppose this character is more scary than creepy, but I’m still keeping him here. It is chilling how easily he is able to be destructive and organise mass gleanings (essentially killings). If you haven’t read Scythe yet I highly recommend. I still need to read the final book in the series and I am so excited to get to it!

By taking part this week, I realised how little I tend to remember about characters in general. I feel like I’m the type of reader who reads a book, thoroughly enjoys it and puts it down and forgets everything about it. Maybe that’s why I love rereading books so much – because it really is like reading it new again for me!

Do you remember every little detail about a book, are you like me, or somewhere in between?


8 thoughts on “Top Five Tuesday: Creepy Characters

  1. When I think creepy characters, what came to mind first was the Peculiar Children Series, which I don’t like.

    However, do like some books with witches in it- after all love Harry Potter and His Dark Materials- both of which have witches

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    1. I still need to read the Peculiar Children series! It’s been on my TBR for years, I’ve just never gotten round to it. I might have to check out His Dark Materials!


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