‘The 100’ Character Book Tag

April 24, 2016     Holly     Book Lists

I’ve decided to try my hand at creating a book tag! Am I any good at it? Who knows. But I know I’ve had fun with it, and of course I just had to mold it around one of my current obsessions, The CW’s The 100. If you haven’t heard of it before, The 100 is (very loosely) based off of a trilogy of novels by Kass Morgan, and revolves around these 100 delinquents who get sent to Earth to test its livability after nuclear war.

Yep, a bunch of adults living in a dying space station sent 100 kids to potentially die on Earth because they’re troublemakers. Talk about a tough crowd. And that’s only Season 1!

But I digress. I hope you enjoy this tag, and send me a link if you take a stab at it yourself! I’d love to see who everyone comes up with.

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Clarke Griffin
A character who makes the tough choices

The 100
At first I was trying to think of a character that walked into battle or sacrificed a few to save the many, but then I remembered Taylor Edwards from Morgan Matson’s Second Chance Summer. Sometimes, making the tough choices isn’t about being a hero. It’s about something much closer to home. And watching a parent die from cancer? Well, I can’t imagine something tougher than that.

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Bellamy Blake
A character who is more than what he/she seems

The 100
Pretty much every character in Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is more than what they seem, but I’m going to particularly talk about Shadow Moon, who we think is just this incredibly unlucky ex-convict but ends up being this really important piece of a much larger puzzle. Basically I love this novel, and I can’t wait for the Starz series to make its debut. And, ironic enough, the actor playing Shadow Moon in the series is none other than Ricky Whittle, who plays Lincoln on The 100.

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Raven Reyes
A character who is the brains of the operation

The 100
I’m obviously going to have to go with my girl Hermione from (need I say it) J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. We all know that Hermione’s a badass with a brain. Nothing else needs to be said.

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Octavia Blake
A character who finds himself/herself

The 100
Penryn Young from Susan Ee’s Penryn & The End of Days series is a character I greatly admire because she starts off as a girl simply trying to survive an apocalypse and ends up becoming this fierce and brave young woman. And it wasn’t because she had to, but because she finally believed that she could. Plus she names a sword Pookie Bear and still makes it seem badass so there’s that.

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Lincoln
A character caught between two worlds

The 100
Okay, so this is literally a “caught between two worlds” scenario, but Mia in Gayle Foreman’s If I Stay really sticks out to me for this section. I actually really enjoyed her struggle between living or dying as she ambled the hospital hallways as a “ghost” right after her crash (a sometimes unpopular opinion, I realize), and really felt the weight of her decision as a reader.

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Jasper Jordan
A character who suffers a great tragedy

The 100
Can we just talk about Sybella in Robin LaFevers Dark Triumph and how her story absolutely destroyed my feelings. For a character who suffered so very, very much, she comes out this crazy strong young woman and I absolutely love her as a heroine.

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Monty Green
A character who is often underrated/overlooked

The 100
Tim Adleta from Kurt Dinan’s Don’t Get Caught was one character I really wanted to see explored further. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Dinan’s book, and think he did a fantastic job, but I just think Adleta had so many more facets that could have been explored. Plus, despite his  jock stereotype, Adleta is a really smart, tricky guy at the heart, which I love.

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Abby Griffin
A kickass Book Mom/Dad

The 100
Richard and Annabelle from Holly Smale’s Geek Girl series are two of the best book parents I’ve ever read. They’re equal parts silly and serious, and I almost love reading about them more than I do the other characters in this fantastic series. Almost.

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Marcus Kane
A character who redeems himself/herself

The 100
Honestly, this is going to be such a controversial answer, but I really felt like Sebastian Morgenstern from Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series redeemed himself a little in my eyes at the end of the series. Don’t get me wrong, he was still a pretty awful guy, but I could see a hint of his true humanity at the end.

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Lexa
A character who sees the world differently than his/her peers

The 100
Kai from Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles series, while not all that surprising considering he’s totally in love with Cinder, is a character that eventually sees his world, and they way they treat cyborgs and Lunars, as something that needs changing. He doesn’t see lesser people, or unworthy people. He just sees different people, which was something about his character I greatly admired.

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John Murphy
A character who just can’t catch a break

The 100
Okay, Amy Gumm from Danielle Paige’s Dorothy Must Die series needs to raise two hands in the air for this category. And possibly a foot. Honestly, if it’s not Dorothy or Glinda, it’s the Nome King or magic that turns her into a giant rage monster (literally). Who needs that kind of trouble 24/7?

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I TAG…

Emily @ Books & Cleverness
Debby @ Snuggly Oranges
Tiffany @About to Read
And YOU because the more the merrier!

4 responses to “‘The 100’ Character Book Tag

  1. This tag looks awesome! I intend to add it to the list of forthcoming posts on my blog. You hit a couple of books I was familiar with and a few that I want to check out.

    I loved your pick of Hermione as Raven Rayes and Mia from If I Stay as being caught between two worlds. That’s an interesting way to interpret that.

    Cinder has been on my list to read forever! I am hoping I can finally get to it one day in the near future!

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