Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish
1. Jem from Numbers by Rachel Ward
The moment I saw this week's topic for Top Ten Tuesday, one character sprang to mind: Rachel Ward's heroine Jem, who can see the death-dates of other people wherever she goes.
2. Sloane from The Program by Suzanne Young
This was one of the toughest books I've ever had to read. Sloane's world is so full of hopelessness and despair - and the fact that it all feels so real makes it all the more difficult to contemplate.
3. Allyson from Just One Day by Gayle Forman
I really liked this book, but spending a year of your life pining for a guy you met once and may never meet again? Not my style.
4. Helen from Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Helen may have incredible goddess powers, but she spends most of this series fighting the urge to kill the guy she loves, so I don't really think she's the ideal character to swap places with!
5. Katniss from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
We all want to be Katniss Everdeen. She's strong, she's brave - she's the ultimate dystopian heroine. But that doesn't mean I want to take her place in the arena any time soon!
6. Eva and Addie from What's Left ofMe by Kat Zhang
This is a fantastically well-written book, but I don't think anyone would want to trade places with Eva and Addie - they're twin souls, trapped in the same body, hiding from the government and sometimes, even hiding from themselves.
7. America Singer from The Selection by Kiera Cass
I never really fell in love with this book the way others did. The prospect of waiting around for a prince to decide whether he wants to marry you or not doesn't make sense to the independent woman in me, so if I was offered a place in The Selection, I'd probably pass.
8. Miranda from Life As We Knew Itby Susan Beth Pfeffer
When it comes to books that haunt you long after you've finished them, Life As We Knew It is the worst offender on my list. I love it because it was scarily good and totally gripping, but I hate it at the same time because of how believable it all was, and I could never see myself swapping places with Miranda and handling the situation in the way she does.
9. Jenna from ACID by Emma Pass
Another dystopian to add to the list - and I think anyone who's read this book will agree when I say the harsh, bloody totalitarian state Jenna lives in isn't one I'd choose to live in myself.
10. Zoe from Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook
If you've read my review of this book (see it here), you'll know I thought it was fantastic - but I could never swap places with main character Zoe.