Tuesday 22 July 2014

Ten Characters I'd Want With Me on a Deserted Island

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme run by The Broke and the Bookish. This week the topic is Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island, and we can put whatever spin on the topic we'd like.

I love the topic this week. I’m not sure exactly how to approach it, I mean, should I be all practical and go with survival skills? Or should I just do for yummy character-candy? Maybe both? Sounds good to me!

This list isn’t in any particular order, and the links are to each books Goodreads page.

The Hunger Games trilogy by Susan Collins book cover

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark

The Hunger Games trilogy by Susan Collins

It might be a little cruel to dump these two on a deserted island after everything that’s happened, but since it’s my list, we’ll go with it.

It’s common knowledge Katniss is good with a bow, and has lots of survival skills and Peeta is, well, Peeta! On the practical side, he’s an excellent people person, and I could see him being the diplomatic one, bringing everyone together.

On a less than practical note, Katniss and Peeta are two of my three favourite characters from The Hunger Games, (Finnick being the other) and I’d love to see more of their stories.

Under the Never Sky trilogy by Veronica Rossi book cover


Under the Never Sky trilogy by Veronica Rossi

Mmmm Roar. Now, this might be a slightly selfish inclusion in my list, and I’m totally not sorry about it. What’s not to love about Roar? He’s funny, loyal, and has superhuman hearing so he can tell us when the boat to get us off the island arrives. Plus he has survival skills to boot. And yes, I’ve got dibs on him, you have been warned!

Experiment in Terror series by Karina Halle book cover

Perry Palomino and Dex Foray

Experiment in Terror series by Karina Halle

I’ve got to include these two on my island. Perry is one of my favourite female characters, and she’d definitely be a best friend of mine in real life. And Dex, oh how I love Dex. The ghost stories these two would be able to tell around the fire would be epic!

Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout book cover

Daemon Black

Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

He’s an alien light bulb: nice and practical if you’re stuck in the middle of an ocean with no lights or electricity. Joking aside, he's an amazing, yet infuriating character that you can't help but love.

Ghost Hunter Mystery series by Victoria Laurie book cover

Gilley Gillespie

Ghost Hunter Mystery series by Victoria Laurie

The comedy element. I would absolutely love to see Gilley’s reaction when he’d find out he was stuck on a deserted island. Priceless!

Thoughtless trilogy by S.C. Stephens book cover

Kellan Kyle

Thoughtless trilogy by S.C. Stephens

And the eye candy. Plus he sings, so he could keep us all entertained in exchange for food. (Ok, maybe that last part is a bit cruel. I wouldn’t be that mean. Mostly.)

Love, In English by Karina Halle book cover

Vera Miles

Love, In English by Karina Halle

More sisterhood. Vera would be similar to Perry above, I could picture her being a close friend of mine. Plus, her music tastes are excellent: instant-frienship right there!

Penryn and the End of Days series by Susan Ee book cover


Penryn and the End of Days series by Susan Ee

The escape plan. He’s an angel… probably cheating to include him on the list, eh? But, if we find out we can’t survive on the island – or if everyone starts trying to kill each other – he could fly us to civilisation!

What characters would you like to have on a deserted island with you? If you have a TTT post, feel free to leave a link in the comments!


  1. Katniss is on my list this week too. I'd definitely need her skills. You've got some great choices!

    1. Oh yes, Katniss is definitely a must have! I'd be in serious trouble without someone like her. Thanks Chrissi :)

  2. Great list Alma! I refused to let my son put Katniss on our list because she's so glum. We took Finnick instead...plus he's hot. :) I almost had Daemon on my list as well, but he didn't quite make the cut! lol Hope you have a fantastic week!

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    1. Ohhh yes, Finnick *drools*. I almost included him on my list, but I ended up going with Katniss and Peeta. Thanks for stopping by Kristalyn! :D

  3. Yay Daemon! He was on my list too! I mean, how can he not be?! Gillie! I love that guy too! He'd be a sight to see trapped on a deserted island! Oh the horror!! Great picks!

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    1. Love Daemon! I manage to find some way to include him in most of the lists I create :D And Gilley, he'd be a mess, but it would be so entertaining to see his reaction, poor guy! LOL =)

  4. See, I picked Perry. Totally for selfish reasons. But, if I was being smart, I would have totally picked Roar. He was one of my favourite characters from that series, and he would be perfect eye candy too. I also had Peeta and Katniss, I think they would both be brilliant in a desert island situation. Here's my TTT.

    1. Humm, Perry would be a fantastic choice as well as Roar. I don't know why I overlooked him in honesty. Come to think of it, he'd be able to hunt with Katniss (even though I'd could imagine that wouldn't end well!) Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Ohh do, try to start Angelfall ASAP! It's absolutely amazing - then I'm probably a little biased, I loved it =) The Lux series might be a little more hit or miss, but I do love it too. Definitely worth giving them a go!



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