Tis the Year: Who Made the List? is a series that will be held each year in December one day a week. There are three categories: Best Female and Male Character, Outstanding Author, and Book of the Year. This series gives you a chance to look back at all the books you have read within the year and share the characters, authors, and books that have stood out to you and warmed your heart the most..
To join in, all you have to do is share one book, one male and female character, and one author one day a week for three weeks.
This week I will be presenting my favorite Best Female and Male Character of the year.
To participate, look back at all the main characters you’ve read about this year and narrow it down to one male and female character you think should have a few moments in the spotlight…
**For 2014, the winners for Best Female and Male Character goes to…
Daemon Black and Payton Skky!
Best Male Character:
Lux Series main character Daemon Black, was created by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
Human features: “very broad, tan, well-muscled chest”, “full kissable lips”, “eyes so green and brilliant they couldn’t be real. They were an intense emerald color that stood out in vibrant contrast against his tan skin”, wavy hair, thick lashes, dark hair, deep voice, tall (pp. 7)
Alien features: a form of reddish-yellow light with two legs, a torso, arms, and a head made of nothing but light. “A light so intense it lit up everything around us, turning night into day” (pp. 159)
- Personality/Traits: witty, bad boy, overconfident, too intimidating, grouchy, arrogant, self-centered, controlling, stubborn, overprotective, kind (at times), sweet (at times),
- Synopsis: ...Starting over sucks.When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.And then he opened his mouth.Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.The hot alien living next door marks me.You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.If I don’t kill him first, that is.
Katy: “Why are you such an ass?” The words came out before I could think twice.
Daemon: “Everyone has to excel at something, right?”
Katy: “Well, you’re doing a great job.”
—pp. 188 , Obsidian (Lux, #1)
Daemon: “I checked out your blog.”
Katy: “Stalking me again, I see. Do I need to get a restraining order?”
Daemon: “In your dreams, Kitten. Oh wait, I’m already starring in those, aren’t I?”
Katy: “Nightmares, Daemon. Nightmares.”
—pp. 118, Obsidian (Lux, #1)
- In first point of view. Katy’s perspective only in book 1-3. Katy and Daemon’s perspective in book 4-5.
Here is my book review of Obsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
Best Female Character
Payton Skky series main character Payton Skky, was created by Stephanie Perry Moore.
- Appearance: African American, shoulder-length curly hair, average height, average weight
- Personality/Traits: cheerful, confident, nice, thoughtful, encouraging
- Synopsis: Payton Skky is beautiful and popular and dating Dakari Graham, the most attractive and desirable guy in their Georgia high school. The problem? He wants to have sex with her while she wants to obey God and stay pure until marriage. With pressures coming from all sides, Payton begins to wonder if waiting is really worth it. When he breaks it off with her for a more willing girl, Payton’s world crashes down on her. As she struggles to answer these questions and gets to know Tad Taylor, Payton realizes that following God is the real secret to staying pure. (Source: Goodreads)
“The three of us kept talking about how scandalous some women can be when they decide they wnat someone else’s man. I didn’t believe we were gossiping because we really weren’t referring to anyone in particular. Although, over the two years that I’ve dated Dakari, I’ve had my share of runins with girls thinking they could just up and take my guy.”—Staying Pure (Payton Skky, #1) by Stephanie Perry Moore
- In Payton’s perspective; first point of view.
Here is my book review over Staying Pure (Payton Skky, #1) by Stephanie Perry Moore
Happy Reading! xoxo