Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week the topic is Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island (pick based on however you want…skills they would bring, their company…or pure hotness factor :P)

So here are mine in no particular order!  My deserted island would certainly be an interesting one with these characters. Would they clash? Would they get on? Who knows!

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Katniss EverdeenThe Hunger Games– For obvious reasons. I’m pretty sure she’s going to be on a LOT of people’s lists this week.

CinderThe Lunar Chronicles- Purely for her strength and general awesomeness!

Juliette Shatter Me– I think it would be pretty interested to see how she interacted with Katniss and Cinder.

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Dean HolderHopeless/Losing Hope– I connected with his character so much through Hopeless and Losing Hope, so he just needs to be with me really.

Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood- Harry Potter– I bet Hermione would know some amazing spells to help us through. I think Luna is an amazing character and I’d find her fascinating.

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Poppy Sinclair and her boyfriend MichaelDead Jealous/Dead Silent- I think I’d get on really well with Poppy and her boyfriend, so they’re welcome to join me!

Nimira and Erris- Magic Under Glass– Both adorable characters. I’d love to know more about them.

What characters would you want on a deserted island with you? Have we got any the same this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your Top Ten post and I’ll stop by!

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Magic Under Glass

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How did I get it?:
I bought it.

Synopsis:

Nimira is a music-hall performer forced to dance for pennies to an audience of leering drunks. When wealthy sorcerer Hollin Parry hires her to do a special act – singing accompaniment to an exquisite piano-playing automaton, Nimira believes it is the start of a new life.

In Parry’s world, however, buried secrets stir. Unsettling below-stairs rumours abound about ghosts, a mad woman roaming the halls, and of Parry’s involvement in a gang of ruthless sorcerers who torture fairies for sport.

When Nimira discovers the spirit of a dashing young fairy gentleman is trapped inside the automaton’s stiff limbs, waiting for someone to break the curse and set him free, the two fall in love. But it is a love set against a dreadful race against time to save the entire fairy realm, which is in mortal peril.

Thoughts:

I loved this beautiful magical book from Jaclyn Dolamore. I thought it was a very original story which kept me gripped! It’s a short read at less than 250 pages and I found myself disappointed that it had finished. The ending was so abrupt but it sets itself up for a sequel which I’m thrilled to find out is available now!

I thought the writing style was absolutely brilliant. Jaclyn describes the setting so wonderfully that you really wish you could see it. Her development of the character Erris, the piano-making automaton/fairy prince, is superb. I really felt compassion for the character and wanted him to be set through. Some of the best parts of this book are the ones in which Nimira and Erris interact.

I found Nimira an interesting character, she’s driven to do her own thing and be successful to prove her worth. I completely fell in love with Erris!

Magic Under Glass is a book that I would highly recommend to those readers that love a bit of magic and romance.

Would I recommend it?:
Without a doubt!

Reading next:
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland- Lewis Carroll for part of the Beth and Chrissi do Kid-Lit challenge.
Entangled- Cat Clarke