This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is all about secondary characters who are so awesome that they deserve their own book.
1. Pretty much anyone from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Liani Taylor.
2. Roux and Jesse Oliver from Also Known As by Robin Benway.
3. Phillip and Barron Sharpe from The Curse Workers series by Holly Black.
4. Steelheart from Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. I am a little obsessed with this book.
5. Audrey from I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak. I love Ed so much. I would be interesting to see him through her eyes.
6. Genya and Zoya from The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. They are so different from each other, but so interesting.
7. Wolf from Cinder. Mmmmmmmmm.
8. Ezra and Lock from Firebug by Lish McBride. These two are so funny!
9. Darla from Ashfall by Mike Mullin. She is one tough cookie!
10. Donovan from Pointe by Brandy Colbert. His story has to be just as fascinating and heartbreaking as Theo’s.
Also Known As by Robin Benway
February 26, 2013
Sixteen-year-old Maggie Silver is a spy. Together with her parents she is a member of a top-secret organization called The Collective, charged with keeping the world safe. As a child Maggie learned to pick locks. Then she graduated to safe-cracking. Her family’s skills have led them on covert operations around the globe, but nothing has prepared her for her first solo mission: high school. The Silvers are back in their hometown of New York City and Maggie has been assigned her first mission. Her job is to befriend the son of a local magazine magnate in order to get her hands on an exposé article that will ruin The Collective. Safe-cracking requires a steady hand and nerves of steel. High school is a whole other story!
Fun, fun, fun! While it’s a little light on the spy details, Also Known As is overflowing with humor, romance, and high-school drama. I really loved the witty banter and endearing characters. Roux is the awesome and unexpected side-kick, The Boy is sweet and charming, and thank you Ms. Benway for strong parents and Angelo! I love when teen characters have positive adults in their lives. This one is the whole package and I highly recommend picking it up.
Want more? Try The Gallagher Girls and Heist Society by Ally Carter.
Need something a little darker? Try How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kiersten Miller.
This book was provided by the publisher and NetGalley.com for review.