Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters who...are Orphans!

Posted by The YA Book Traveler , Tuesday, April 28, 2015 7:11 AM


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This weeks Top Ten are characters who ____________________ (have something in common). 

THIS WAS HARD!!!! I would think of one idea but then I could only think of maybe two or three characters who shared this similarity. Then poof! JUST LIKE DISNEY....there are a lot of ORPHANS in literature as well.

  1. Harry Potter - Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  2. Wilhelmina Korte - The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
  3. Meira - Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
  4. Mal & Alina - The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
  5. Cinder - The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
  6. Callie - Starters by Lissa Price
  7. Puck - The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater
  8. Celaena Sardothian - Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
  9. Allison Sekemoto - Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa
  10. Jace Wayland - The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

My current read Tangled Webs is also about an orphan named Arista.

There are MANY other orphans in books. Can you think of any?

8 Response to "Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters who...are Orphans!"

Pili Says:

Hmmmm, woah, it's true there are a shitload of orphan in books! And most (if not all) of your choices are BRILLIANT books!

Grace @ RebelMommyBookBlog Says:

Good idea for this week! Cinder and Harry Potter are on my TBR list and I will hopefully get to them somewhat soon - Fun list!

Susan Says:

SO many orphans in literature. Wow! The one that comes to my mind first is Oliver Twist. My favorite orphan, though, is Jacky Faber from the Bloody Jack books by L.A. Meyer. She's a London street urchin who disguises herself as a boy so she can work on a ship, then proceeds to become the most feared pirate on the sea! Great character.

Happy TTT!

Danielle Cox Says:

Oh I like this topic! I'd have to go through my Goodreads shelves, but there does seem to be a lot of them. Love Cinder and The Scorpio Races, and I hope to read The Orphan Queen soon. :)

A Flurry of Ponderings Says:

Cinder and Shadow and Bone! Great list, love those books!
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Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

BloggityBLOG Says:

City of Bones! I wish the series ended at City of Glass! Anyone else feel the same? Thanks for sharing!

Helena Reads Says:

Ahh yes the Orphans!!! You picked some awesome books :) xoxo

Rachel Says:

I love these orphanlings so much!! They are so strong and independent. <3

Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

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