Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d switch places with
Hiya! Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday post. It feels like I’m writing one of these every other day at the moment – time is passing so quickly this year, and I can’t believe it’s already March.
This week’s topic is the ten characters that I would choose to swap places with. I don’t often find myself wanting to switch places with any characters – my life is pretty much perfect, so I have no reason to want to escape from it – so I’ve been thinking about this topic long and hard throughout the past week, but these are the ten that I’ve decided upon…
10) America Singer from The Selection by Kiera Cass
I was clutching at straws by the end of this list (this is the hardest topic this year so far!) but I decided I’d like to swap places with America for one reason: those big, beautiful dresses. I’d love to be able to justify wearing a luxurious, designer ballgown every single day of my life!
9) Georgie McCool from Landline by Rainbow Rowell
I didn’t love Landline all that much, but I adore the concept. Georgie’s landline allows her to phone back in time to talk to her husband when he was much younger – back before they started having problems in their marriage – and I would love to have the power to be able to phone people from my past.
8) Lazlo Strange from Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Lazlo Strange dreams of exploring the city of Weep, and he gets to do that. I’d love to swap places with Lazlo, because not only does Weep sound absolutely beautiful (yet also scary), but he dreams of it his entire life and his dream comes true. I’ve dreamed of visiting many far off places and am yet to visit any of them – I was literally talking about the ten I want to visit the most last week – but hopefully I will eventually.
7) Denton Little from Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin
On the one hand I’d hate to be Denton Little, because the day we meet him is his deathdate – the day that he’s going to die, the day that he’s always known he’s going to die on. So although I don’t want to be Denton specifically, I’d like to live in the world that Denton lives in: I think it would be nice to know when you’re going to go, because that means you won’t have any regrets at the end.
6) Effie Kostas from Vote For Effie by Laura Wood
Effie is at the forefront of my mind because I’ve only just finished Vote For Effie, but the entire time I was reading it I couldn’t stop myself from wishing that I’d been more like her when I was younger. I was very socially awkward and didn’t really give a shit about anything, so I wish I could go back in time and give past Alyce even a dash of Effie’s badassness.
5) Lara Jean Song Covey from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Okay, so getting my deepest, darkest feelings about boys posted to the boys themselves wouldn’t be great, but I think the way Lara Jean deals with the situation that she finds herself in is hugely admirable. I wish I could have even a dash of Lara Jean’s grace when it comes to dealing with adversity!
4) Schuyler van Alen from Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
It’s been a very long time since I read Blue Bloods, and I only ever got as far as the second book in the series, so I might be remembering how cool the world was incorrectly. However, as far as I can remember the Blue Bloods were the oldest of the vampires, living lives of absolute luxury in New York, with nothing getting in their way (well, apart from the odd vampire hunter).
3) Emika Chen from Warcross by Marie Lu
I’m only 100 pages into Warcross, so I might change my mind after I read a bit more, but at the moment it’s the kind of world I’d love to get transported into. A VR experience which is completely game-changing, and a game which is played by billions across the world – uniting countries the same way that the Olympics do – sounds extremely fun, and I’d love to get to try out Warcross.
2) Anna Oliphant from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I struggle to find anyone who hasn’t daydreamed about going to boarding school, so getting to go to boarding school in Paris would be wonderful. I know I’d get homesick, though, which is why being Anna wouldn’t be so bad – she’s only going to France for senior year, and then she gets to go home again.
1) Milly from SLAY by Kim Curran
Although becoming an orphan thanks to a demonic possession incident would suck, getting to console myself by going on tour – and slaying demons – with the hottest boyband in the world would be pretty fun.
That’s it for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. I hope you enjoyed my list! Which character would you switch places with if you had the chance?