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


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!


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.


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.


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!

Magic Under Glass


How did I get it?:
I bought it.


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.


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