I’ve probably forgotten countless characters I love and would love reading more about, but here are a couple of favourites I do remember:
Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling
I didn’t even have to think about this for a single second before he popped into my mind. Voldemort and his story have always fascinated me, which is also the reason why the sixth book is my second favourite. I inhaled all the little tidbits from his past and would like to learn much much more about him. Like, a whole series wouldn’t be enough to satisfy me.
My all-time favourite Harry Potter book is the third one, not limited but mostly because of the Marauderers and all the backstory that came with them. I’d love to read more about them, their years at Hogwarts, and the first Order of the Phoenix.
Rhaegar Targaryen & Lyanna Stark
A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin
Well, sort of. After all, they were dead before their time – and the beginning of the series. And yet, they are my favourite characters and the reason I want a prequel so badly. I know this will never ever happen because all the mysteries, secrets, and riddles that shroud the past in the ASoIaF series would be uncovered. But a girl likes to dream…
Other characters of the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin
Additionally, there are many great characters in the series that ought to get their own books, more pov chapters or at least any at all. Here are a couple of my favourites: Jaqen H’ghar, Oberyn Martell, Ser Barristan Selmy, and Ashara Dayne. I’d take anything, really!
They make such an awesome couple and for some reason, I totally forgive them being evil! I’m totally rooting for Lycidas, although I shouldn’t. He just makes evil appear good. Lilith, on the other hand, is quite a different story, but her love for Lycidas remedies her.
Arcadia trilogy by Kai Meyer
Iole is one of my favourite characters in the trilogy and I’d love to read much more about her. After all that happened to her, you would think that she’s broken or at least very scared, but no, she’s a kick-ass little Mafia girl!
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Iko is just so adorable! She makes every scene she’s in a joy to read and had me giggling so often I lost count. Can I have more, pretty please?!
Ruby Red trilogy by Kerstin Gier
Xemi is basically a gargoyle version of Iko in every respect. He’s hilarious!
W.i.t.c.h. comics by Elisabetta Gnone
I love the W.i.t.c.h. comics and I’m currently (re)reading all of my omnibus paperbacks. The first story arc, however, will forever be my favourite. Elyon, Phobos, Cedric, and Vathek are wonderful characters and as much as I’d love to read more about Elyon, it is Cedric I’m really truly interested in. I wish there would have been more of him in the end.
Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
He’s by far my favourite character in the series and his backstory was the only thing that kept me interested in continuing reading the second book. It’s not easy if you can’t stand one of the main characters and don’t understand the infatuation of the other with the former. I’m so glad Macon – and Ridley – exist and if it wasn’t for their stories, I’d stop reading the series alltogether.
Everyone but Bella, Edward and Jakob
Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
Sorry, I just had to mention it although I don’t really want to read anymore of it! When I started compiling this post, I went through the books on my shelves in order to remember great secondary characters. When I came to the Twilight books, the first thought that came to my mind was „Oh God, everyone but the main characters!“ Well, what can I say, I find more or less every secondary character much more interesting than the three main characters and their damned love triangle! If I had to pick up another book, it’d better be about the Volturi.