Monday, October 21, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Names

This meme is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the topic is:

Top Ten Unusual Character Names You've Encountered (in books) 

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)

1. Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I love these books, but the series as a whole has some odd names.

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

2. Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth - He has a real name that is more normal, of course, but for a long time in the first book he was only known as Four.

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)

3. Roar from Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi - It's a funny name for a funny guy.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

4. At least half of the characters in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling - Part of the reason I was scared to read these was because I feared I would be lost in the sea of characters with different names. 

Splintered (Splintered, #1)

5.  Morpheus from Splintered by A.G. Howard - *tries to think of another character named Morpheus* ... *fails*

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)

6. Elder from Across the Universe by Beth Revis - I was thinking that Elder was a different name pretty much the whole time I was reading this book.

Poison Study (Study, #1)

7. Yelena and Valek from Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder - I have seen the name Yelena before, but it's very rare and I've never seen the name Valek anywhere else.

Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)

8. Aro and Caius from The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer - For the longest time, I was not sure if Aro was pronounced like "arrow" or not.

Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)

9. Po from Graceling by Kristin Cashore - Po, like Four, also has a real name but it's just as strange.

The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey, #2)

10. Leanansidhe from The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa - I'm still not sure how to say this name.

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