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Top Ten Tuesday: Animals from Books

TTT was created by The Broke and Bookish and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl (click here for upcoming TTT topics!).

Today’s Topic is: Animals from Books (these could be mythical, real, main characters, sidekicks, companions/pets, shifters, etc.) (Submitted by Paige @paigesquared and Jennifer Y. @ Never Too Many to Read)

Okay, I think I’ll go with creatures and animals here because some of the characters I came up with are actually no animals. *lol*

1.) Syrinx from „Crescent City“ by Sarah J. Maas

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Who wouldn’t want to have their own chimera as a pet? I mean Syrinx is so damn adorable and I just wanted to cuddle him whenever he appeared in a scene. I can imagine sitting down on my sofa at night and stroking his fur. *lol* I bet this would be soothing af! XD And exactly what I’d need after a long day at work. Everyone should have a Syrinx!

2.) Buckbeak from „Harry Potter“ by J.K. Rowling

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Buckbeak was one of the magical creatures I loved the most when I read Harry Potter! (The dragons in book four though!! *lol*) Hippogriffs are such intriguing creatures and I love that you can only ride them when they approve of you. Manners are everything and those creatures have them down to a T. Also those soft feathers! Ahh to fly on Buckbeak must be amazing!

3.) Abraxos from „Throne of Glass“ by Sarah J. Maas

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Abraxos is the best wyvern you will ever find! He has a heart of gold and even though he looks like a big bad dragon he loves flowers and is super soft! Seriously! I loved Abraxos so damn much! Manon was totally soft for him too and I lived and breathed for their friendship! ❤ I want an Abraxos as well! Where can I get one?! XD

4.) Nighteyes from „The Farseer Trilogy“ by Robin Hobb

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I always wanted to befriend a wolf and the bond between Fitz and Nighteyes is nothing but amazing! ❤ Nighteyes humour and sarcasm were everything and I really wish I would have a friend like him too! Fitz could always count on him and Nighteyes was the best companion anyone could wish for. Plus his playful side was totally amusing!

5.) The Whispering Skull from „Lockwood & Co“ by Jonathan Stroud

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Yes, I admit it: I’m a fan of the whispering skull! Haha! But how couldn’t I be? That guy… erm… that skull is awesome! I had to laugh so hard whenever he made one of his sarcastic remarks and he really grew on me throughout the entire series! His love-hate relationship with Lucy was just great! *lol* And the moment when it was revealed who he was!!! Ahhh!! Not going to spoil here! Read the series and find out for yourself! ;-P

6.) Mr. Kindly from „The Nevernight Chronicles“ by Jay Kristoff

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Quite honestly the not-cat is probably one of the best things Jay Kristoff ever invented. *lol* Well, okay AIDEN IS the best thing he ever invented but Mr. Kindly definitely comes in second. XD Now that I write this I just realized that I seem to have a weakness for sarcastic characters because Mr. Kindly most definitely has that character trait as well. Haha! Loved his battle of words with Eclipse and Mia. They were highly entertaining and Mr. Kindly is one of a kind! Moreover he could swallow my fears and if that wouldn’t come in handy then I don’t know! ;-P

7.) Arion from „The Heroes of Olympus“ by Rick Riordan

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There are a lot of things that make Arion sort of special! For one he can run faster than the wind. His diet includes eating gold (which would be pretty expensive on the longrun, but I guess that’s exactly the reason why he’s sticking around Hazel) and he curses like a sailor! *LOL* What’s not to love??!!! I really want a horse like Arion now! I couldn’t afford to feed him though. XD

8.) The Suriel from „A Court of Thorns and Roses“ by Sarah J. Maas

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I ABSOLUTELY loved the Suriel! I know some people might thing that’s crazy but the Suriel was legit one of the best characters in the ACOTAR series! It might have only been a side character and it might have looked creepy but it was amazing and had such a great personality! It was wise and kind of soft for Feyre and I lived for it! *lol* One of the most underrated side-characters ever! ❤

9.) Carver from „Deadmarsh Fey“ by Melika Dannese Hick

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It’s been a while I read Melika’s book but Carver that little devilish fiend is still on my mind! And just in case you wondered: Yes, Carver is the faerie in the back that touches the boy’s shoulder! *lol* „Deadmarsh Fey“ was one of the best faerie books I ever read because it didn’t only hold to the legends and myths but also the atmosphere of the old house in the moor was just great! It had the right amount of spooky and Carver was such a nice villain! His biting banter with Roger was the best!

10.) Chainsaw from „The Raven Cycle“ by Maggie Stiefvater

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And last but not least: Chainsaw from TRC! Of course Chainsaw made it on my list because Chainsaw is no normal raven but also a very special creature. She’s super intelligent and she can communicate with Ronan so that’s pretty amazing! I want a Chainsaw too! (Also the name!!! Haha! I love that Ronan named her Chainsaw!)

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So what about you? Did you read the same books and do you like any of the bookish pets, creatures and side characters I mentioned? What are your favourite bookish animals from books?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always try to stay healthy and safe!

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Character Names I’d Give My Fave Animals

TTT was created by The Broke and Bookish and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl (click here for upcoming TTT topics!).

Today’s Topic is:  Characters I’d Name a Pet After (These could be your own pets (present or future), you could pick 10 different animals and tell us the name and animal type, or you could choose 10 names that would make fun cat names, etc. Put your own spin on this one!) (submitted by Nushu @ Not A Prima Donna Girl)

And because I like unique spins I’ll go for: „Bookish Character Names I’d Give My Fave Animals“

1.) Fox – Nikolai (from „King of Scars“)


There’s no better name for a fox than Nikolai! I mean he’s basically „The too-clever Fox“ and I love Nikolai Lantsov so much! So far I only read „The Grisha Trilogy“, but I’m definitely looking forward to read „King of Scars“! A book about Nikolai is what I’ve been waiting for so it’s a dream come true. I just have to stop anticipating and go for the fun instead! *lol*
Nikolai Lantsov’s character traits: clever, sly, charismatic and playful

 

2.) Owl – Dorian (from „The Picture of Dorian Gray“)

 
„The Picture of Dorian Gray“ is one of my favourite books, if not my favourite book and I just adore Dorian! You might say Oscar Wilde is the reason why I love morally grey characters and Dorian and Lord Henry are as morally grey as they can get. Also owls are such beautiful animals and Dorian is exceptionally beautiful so the name kind of fits. XD
Dorian Gray’s character traits: shy, innocent and later on cunning & cruel
 
 

3.) Cat – Lucien (from „A Court of Thorns and Roses“)

 
And here is another character I can’t help but love to bits and pieces! Lucien is probably the most underrated side-character ever and I really want a HEA for him! Seriously, I hope Sarah J. Maas is currently sitting at home and writing his story because heaven knows he deserves it!!! *lol* This said: Lucien would be such a great name for a cat! It would fit perfectly if you ask me.
Lucien Vanserra’s character traits: intelligent, graceful, crafty, sarcastic
 
 

4.) Wolf – Octavian (from „Codex Alera“)

 
Tavi from Jim Butcher’s „Codex Alera“ was definitely one of my few bookish fantasy crushes! *lol* Because damn that boy is amazing! ❤ I loved him so much and he’s certainly one of a kind. I was so glad this series grew with him (or he grew with the series?!) and that I was able to witness his character arc first hand. 🙂 Also is there any better name for a wolf than Octavian? XD
Tavi’s character traits: honourable, altruistic, protective, adroit
 
 

5.) Axolotl – Wylan (from „Six of Crows“)

I know this might be a strange choice but I absolutely adore those tiny little Mexican salamanders. I mean look at its face!!! Isn’t it super cute and precious?! *lol* It totally reminds me of Wylan Van Eck from „Six of Crows“ and that’s exactly why I’d name it after him. There’s no better name for an axolotl than Wylan! ❤
Wylan Van Eck’s character traits: cautious, timid, innocent and creative

 

6.) Narwhale – Simon (from „Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda“)

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I think we can all agree that Simon Spiers is some sort of a precious unicorn and a narwhale is the closest animal I could find to a unicorn so Simon it is! XD Also I really love narwhales because they are fascinating animals. They are akin to the belugas and just in case you wondered: their horn is actually no horn but a tusk that can get 4 – 5 metres long.
Simon Spier’s character traits: funny, guarded, cummunicative and honest
 
 

7.) Manta – Lazlo (from „Strange the Dreamer“)

 
I once met one of those when I was in Mexico and it was amazing! It silently slid through the water like smoke through air and it was so beautiful to watch! ❤ For some reason every time I think of it I have to think of Lazlo Strange too. They both glide through their world of dreams and as an outsider you can only watch it but never be a true part of it. It’s an otherworldly experience and one you’ll never forget.
Lazlo Strange’s character traits: optimistic, persistent, dreamy and candid
 
 

8.) Lynx – Javier (from „An Exaltation of Larks“)

 
I don’t know why but when I read „An Exaltation of Larks“ Jav always reminded me of a lynx. Tuth be told, I kind of think he’d actually enjoy that comparison. *lol* Just in case you’re reading this: Suanne, do you agree? XD Anyway, lynxes are very graceful animals so they at least share that trait with Jav. And I think we can all agree that he’s some sort of predator as well. ;-P
Javier Landes’s character traits: charming, graceful, compassionate and faithful
 
 

9.) Cockatiel – Yuki (from „Fruits Basket“)

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Ever since I read „Fruits Basket“ I was a fan of the name Yuki. Don’t ask me why. At first I kind of liked Kyo more but Yuki sort of grew on me. Also I always wanted to have a cockatiel as a pet but never got one. *lol* For some reason I think the name Yuki would fit to it perfectly though. I mean look at the picture, isn’t that a Yuki!? ;-P Plus the name Yuki stands for „happiness“ and „snow“ which would fit perfectly.
Yuki Soma’s character traits: quiet, withdrawn, gentle and (later on) slightly cheeky
 
 

10.) Humming Bird – Kenji (from „Shatter Me“)

 
Humming Birds are amazing as is Kenji so it’s no wonder I think my humming bird should be named after him! *lol* Moreover I’m pretty certain they share quite a few character traits and Kenji would be thrilled to know that I named such an awesome bird after him. Kenji’s thoughts seem to fly from one blossom to the next and he’s always in motion. 😉
Kenji Kishimoto’s character traits: forthright, humorous, optimistic and restless
 
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I just noticed that all the names I chose are male. *lol* Must be my current mindset. XD Anyway! How would you name your favourite animals and do we have some in common? Did you enjoy my spin on this TTT and do you agree with some of the names I chose?
 

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always try to stay healthy and safe!

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox

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