I Heart Characters!

I Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by Dani @ Perspective of a Writer to showcase our book blogger love for characters! Each week she’ll supply a topic and we’ll supply the character. Post on whatever day suits you, about characters from whatever media you love (books, movies, K-dramas, television, manga, anime, webtoons, whatever!) and link up on Thursday so we can all blog hop and share the character love.

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This week’s topic is A Brainiac (A super smart character. They could be clever, sly, book smart, manipulative if they apply their brain power it counts.)

Amanda- I really put some thought into this week’s character selection. When I first saw this topic there were so many characters that ran through my mind. A few stereotypical nerdy ones, a few clever and manipulative, a few just smart. Looking at my bookshelves I saw many choices until my eyes settled on one series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson (reviewed here). One of the main characters, Lisbeth Salander, is an amazing woman. She’s insanely smart to the point where she’s an outcast, but mostly by her own choice. She’s also a total kick-ass human being who doesn’t take lip from anyone. She’s not afraid to put you in your place if you’ve wronged her. Lisbeth is also basically a super hacker who does what she wants because she’s just that good. Also, covered in tattoos and piercings, she’s just the coolest brainiac I could have picked.

Antonia- I have so many I could use for this one. The trouble is that all the characters I can think of are smart in such different ways. Thinking about it though, I have to choose Kvothe from The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Kvothe is such a complex character with so many different masks that he wears it can be hard to know exactly who he is. From the beginning, he’s always been intelligent; as a child he was this sponge that took in all the knowledge he could without ever seeming to fill up. Up until adulthood he remains that way but adds street smarts, cleverness, and a stubborn will to achieve his goals through any means. He becomes manipulative (though not an evil character by any means) to the point where sometimes his schemes are so convoluted that they cause him even more problems. He’s such a fascinating character that I recommend this book to people for that reason alone.

Thanks for reading bookworms! What character would you choose for this week’s topic? Who’s the coolest brainiac you’ve read about? Feel free to let us know in the comments!

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