Ten Book Characters I’d Trade Places With For A Day

Posted July 31, 2012 by Asheley in Uncategorized / 35 Comments

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Ten Characters Iā€™d Like to
Trade Places with For 24 Hours

1. Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone 
I’d love a day as the blue-haired art student from Prague, skipping off to different worlds to do work for Brimstone the sorcerer, the beast Karou loves like a father. I’d love a day to be in a forbidden love affair with Akiva. Plus Karou can fly. 

2. Ismae from Grave Mercy
Ismae has a rough start but defies the odds to become one of the most awesome, butt-kicking heroines I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. She’s awesome. She can be brutal when she needs to be but at the same time, she’s very much a lady and knows how to take care of her man.  

3. Wendy Everly from the Trylle Trilogy
(Switched, Torn, Ascend)
Wendy thinks she’s an ordinary girl until she finds out she’s part of a magical world made up of trolls. She initially isn’t too warm on the idea, but eventually she realizes she is pretty important to the Trylle people. Plus she’s beautiful, gets to dress up all the time, and lives in a luxurious mansion. A day in the life of Wendy wouldn’t be too bad…especially with good-looking dudes like Finn and Loki wandering around. 
4. Evie from the Paranormalcy Trilogy
(Paranormalcy, Supernaturally, Endlessly)
I think it would be fun to trade places with Evie for a day based solely on her job. Not her pink-and-zebra print every-single-day clothes, her obsession with one certain TV show, or her pink glittery taser. But she does have a pretty fun-sounding job.

5. Celia from The Night Circus
I want to be able to make magical circus illusions too. That is all.

6. Katsa and Fire from the Seven Kingdoms Trilogy
(Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue)
These two are probably my two favorite female leading characters because they are the most butt-kicking of any I know PLUS they are smart, beautiful, and self-confident. Also, HELLO they carry daggers and a bow-and-arrow, and they can use them better than most men. (I have not yet read Bitterblue. High hopes for another butt-kicker in that one.)

7. Megan Chase from The Iron Fey Series
(The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen, The Iron Knight)
Because of Prince Ash. I’m always and forever Team Ash, no matter what.
8. Ana from Incarnate
Because of Sam. And magical cities with heartbeats. And sylphs and dragons.

9. Samantha Reed from My Life Next Door
YES, I am much older than Sam and yes, my life is much different, but OH! to be young and in love that way…

10. Claire Randall from Outlander
I don’t want to be Claire that much BUT she’s married to Jamie Fraser. So…yeah. 


Hard to pick only ten!

Who would YOU want to be for 24 hours?


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35 responses to “Ten Book Characters I’d Trade Places With For A Day

  1. Great choices! Karou, Evie, Katsa, Fire, and Meghan are some of my favorite characters and I'd definitely trade places with them. If I had to choose just one though I'd say Meghan because of Ash. I'd also try to find a way to extend the 24 hours… (;

    • The Night Circus is one of my favorite books ever, period. I just can't gush and rave about it enough.

      And Grave Mercy was AMAZING. I can't wait for the next one either, but I'm nervous about it being a companion instead of a continuation of Ismae and Duval…I want more of them! (But I'll take what I can get.)

  2. So uh…your entire list is like my entire TBR list. SO MANY of those (literally 9 of 10) are books I REALLY REALLY want to read, just haven't gotten to yet. Ismae and Karou seem like some pretty kick ass girls to be based on reviews too.

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  3. I love your list! It's full of the people I should have picked! šŸ™‚ Ismae is such an awesome pick and I love, love, love Karou. I'm so mad that I didn't think of The Night Circus. I did, thankfully, add Claire. šŸ™‚

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  4. Guess who also has Karou, Ismae and Celia on her list?! Also love how you added Claire. I TOTALLY agree in relation to the married to Jamie part but I'd have to punch myself unless I was able to use my own head in her body!! I am reading Graceling next, I think. Can't wait!

  5. I am with you on almost all of these, Asheley! ESPECIALLY Karou (gosh, I LOVE that you mentioned Brimstone, sniff, sniff,) Katsa, because she is so freaking awesome, and Evie because she is just plain FUN! Great list!

  6. Okay now I want to go out and buy the Paranormal Trilogy. She has a pink sparkly taser, really? LOL!!

    Claire made my list, as well. Jamie had a lot to do with that, as well.

  7. TOTALLY second Karou (finished the book yesterday! woot!), Sam, and Claire. I'm so shallow…because I'd totally pick them so I could hang out with Akiva, Jase, and Jamie. šŸ˜‰ Great list, Asheley!

  8. I am in total and complete agreement about wanting to be Samantha for a day. Can you imagine hanging out with the Garretts and with Jase? Life would be AWESOME.

    Also, yes to being Ana. Because Sam is amazing. And the world of Incarnate is so COMPLETELY intriguing.

    • The Garretts are amazing. Life would be GRAND x 1000 in a family like that one.

      SAM makes me nearly faint with the swoons. I love everything about the world Jodi Meadows made in Incarnate and if Asunder doesn't come out soon, I don't know what I'll do.

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