Recent Favourite MC’s!

Heyhey, BookNerds! So far this year we have been blessed with some incredible books and so many of them have had absolutely amazing main characters that we have all fallen in love with. Today, then, I thought I’d talk about some of my favourite MC’s from books I have read recently/this year! In no particular order, let’s dive into my list:

First up is Zhu from She Who Became The Sun, by Shelley Parker-Chan. I absolutely loved Zhu as an mc, she is a morally grey character with sharp and absolutely hilarious wit and sarcasm. Especially the smirk 😏. I loved Zhu’s drive their desire, their intelligence – and yet they still have a vulnerable side. Zhu is a very real and alluring character that is just alluring and compelling in so many different ways.

Ryx from The Obsidian Tower/ The Quicksilver Court, by Melissa Caruso. I love Ryx, our diplomacy loving embodiment of chaos, hehe. Ryx is incredibly clever having built her life on political discussions and diplomatic solutions, but she always ends up in chaotic situations despite this and I love it. Her reactions are always so amusing, and I love her socially awkward interactions.

Priya and Malini from The Jasmine Throne, by Tasha Suri. Both MC’s in this book I love for different reasons. I love Priya because she is so strong, magical and yet soft-hearted – though she won’t put up with anyone being cruel/stupid. I love Malini because despite being weak in a physical sense, she is incredibly strong when it comes to using her mind and wit. She is manipulative and it so interesting to watch.

Joron and Meas in The Bone Ships/Call Of The Bone Ships/The Bone Ship’s Wake, by RJ Barker. Joron, the main mc, is a fascinating character who I loved watching develop over the series and become stronger, and generally better but I also loved the darker turn he took in the final book. I also, of course, loved Meas – because she is Lucky Meas! Self-assured, always has a plan, and in the final book she is much more vulnerable which was interesting to read about.

Fatma from A Master of Djinn (Dead Djinn #1), by P. DjΓ¨lΓ­ Clark. I loved Fatma! From her style (Those Suits!) to her clever mind and witty sarcasm. She is a fierce and experienced Agent who actually comes across as experienced and intelligent. Not to mention how fun it is to watch her deal with the Djinn and play word games with them. Fatma doesn’t put up with any rubbish and she is charming too!

Ren from The Mask Of Mirrors (Rook And Rose #1), by M. A. Carrick. Who doesn’t love a clever con-artist with a penchant for excellent and elaborate disguises? Ren is a clever, witty character with a deep love for her family and goes above and beyond for them, but also happens to become very absorbed in her cons. From elaborate schemes to fierce loyalty, Ren hits all the marks and is a stunning mc.

Tali from The Wolf Of Oren-Yaro (Chronicles Of The Bitch-Queen #1), By K.S. Villoso/The Dragon Of Jin-Sayeng, (Chronicles Of The Bitch-Queen) by KS Villoso. Tali is a complex character who is incredibly strong and a fierce mother wanting to protect her son. I loved how her character progresses over the story, slowly becoming more of her own person. She is deeply flawed, and very realsitic which makes her an excellent mc.

Aed from The Hidden King (The Coming Of Aed #1), by E.G Radcliff/The Wild Court (The Coming of Aed #3), by EG Radcliff. How can I not love our soft, family loving Aed who consistently shows his pure heart and noble motivations. Aed, despite growing up in a harsh and unforgiving environment, is so soft and kind and fiercely loyal and protective of his family. Even in his change of status in the final book, he still keeps his kind-hearted personality.

So these are some of my top favourite mc’s from my reads this year! Who are some of your favourite mc’s? Let me know!

Happy Reading, BookNerds! πŸ’œπŸ“šβœŒ


  1. Since I’ve been reading literary fiction more recently I really miss the way I fall in love with fantasy characters… I’m definitely going to do a fantasy binge sometime soon when I don’t have to read a ton of lit fic for uni etc.

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