#SixforSunday is… it’s really just that. You choose 6 books (normally) that you’d choose to fit whatever the prompt is that week. This meme is hosted by A Little but a Lot and you can follow the link to find the prompts for January to March. I’ll also post this month’s prompt’s at the end of the post.
July’s theme is Sounds of Summer!
This week’s prompt: Characters You’d Go on Holiday With
When I thought of a holiday companions, there are hundreds of characters that come to mind. I went with an extremely random group of characters as they are all mostly from fantasy novels, but they could not be more different than each other. I debated about a relaxing holiday or a more adventurous holiday as I am not sure some of the characters could cross over to each type. I went with an adventure, so I chose six companions that all would bring something different to the table and all of them are ones I would love to hang out with.
**My choices are in no particular order. You can click on their covers to explore their Goodreads entries.**
1. Curse of the Celts (Once & Future Queen #2)
To start, I went with Gideon from The Once and Future Queen series. He first showed up in the second novel, Curse of the Celts, and quickly became my favorite character in the series. He is great at witty banter and is a great fighter, which makes him perfect for an adventure!
You are accused of crimes against the Code. How do you plead?
After failing to escape the Roman metropolis of Londinium with Devyn, her lover, and Marcus, her betrothed, Cassandra wakes in inky darkness to find the ground giving way to sand beneath her feet.
All three of them have been carted back to the notorious arena at the heart of the city to stand trial by public vote. Cass knows they must escape at any cost: to warn the Celts of the mysterious blood curse ravaging their kin, to foil the schemes of the imperial council…
To find the fabled Lady of the Lake, the one who could save them all.
But even as the jaws of death close in around her, another threat looms in the shadows, a danger she never could have foreseen, a betrayal that could burn down her entire world.
2. Mistletoe & Mr Right (Moose Springs, Alaska #2)
Next, I went with Lana Mongomery from the Moose Springs series. She is a very determined person and extremely sweet. While she likes the luxuries in life, she still is up for an adventure. She would make a nice addition to a holiday party as she would be fun to relax with or have a crazy experience.
How the moose (almost) stole Christmas.
Lana Montgomery is everything the quirky small town of Moose Springs, Alaska can’t stand: a rich socialite with dreams of changing things for the better. But Lana’s determined to prove that she belongs…even if it means trading her stilettos for snow boots and tracking one of the town’s hairiest Christmas mysteries: the Santa Moose, an antlered Grinch hell-bent on destroying every bit of holiday cheer (and tinsel) it can sink its teeth into.
And really…how hard could it be?
The last few years have been tough on Rick Harding, and it’s not getting any easier now that his dream girl’s back in town. When Lana accidentally tranquilizes him instead of the Santa Moose, it’s clear she needs help, fast…and this could be his chance to finally catch her eye. It’s an all-out Christmas war, but if they can nab that darn moose before it destroys the town, Rick and Lana might finally find a place where they both belong…together.
3. Storm and Fury (The Harbinger #1)
I had a very difficult choice between Roth and Zayne as I loved both characters and easily would go on a vacation with either. Since I had other characters that I also wanted to choose for this list, I actually ended up flipping a coin as it was too close to call. Zayne won the flip, so this lovely Gargoyle will join the holiday party. He brings a great sense of humor, magic, and overall great companionship to the table.
Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound fiercely guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her, flesh and bone, to enhance their own powers.
When Wardens from another clan arrive with disturbing reports that something out there is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s safe world implodes. Not the least because one of the outsiders is the most annoying and fascinating person she’s ever met. Zayne has secrets of his own that will upend her world yet again—but working together becomes imperative once demons breach the compound and Trinity’s secret comes to light. To save her family and maybe the world, she’ll have to put her trust in Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed…
4. The Theft of Sunlight (Dauntless Path #2)
Next, I chose Amraeya ni Ansarim (Rae) for a holiday companion. She has an excellent amount of sass yet is still caring. She a very clever character that would be perfect for an adventure.
I did not choose this fate. But I will not walk away from it.
Children have been disappearing from across Menaiya for longer than Amraeya ni Ansarim can remember. When her friend’s sister is snatched, Rae knows she can’t look away any longer – even if that means seeking answers from the royal court, where her country upbringing and clubfoot will only invite ridicule.
Yet the court holds its share of surprises. There she discovers an ally in the foreign princess, who recruits her as an attendant. Armed with the princess’s support, Rae seeks answers in the dark city streets, finding unexpected help in a rough-around-the-edges street thief with secrets of his own. But treachery runs deep, and the more Rae uncovers, the more she endangers the kingdom itself.
5. Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1)
This was another very difficult choice as I absolutely love Alosa, but I went with Riden as he has a slightly more easy going sense of humor. Alosa’s skills would be more useful on an adventure, but Riden is not useless and has excellent survival skills. No matter the adventure holiday we go on, I would trust that he would make a good companion.
There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.
Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.
More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.
6. The House in the Cerulean House
Every single character would make an excellent holiday companion, but I could only choose one for this list. Therefore, I went with Chauncy! He was beyond adorable and I would easily take him with me on holiday. Plus, he dreams of being a bellhop and would love to travel around to different places to stay to either meet other bellhops or be one, if he wishes.
A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret.
Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages.
When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he’s given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they’re likely to bring about the end of days.
But the children aren’t the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn.
July – sounds of summer
- 4 –
- 11 –
set somewhere warm
- 18 –
characters you’d go on holiday with
- 25 – sun in the title/on the cover
Thank you for reading my third Sunday post for July! All the lists for this month, so far, have been difficult to narrow down the options to only six choices. Since I went for a more adventurous holiday, I chose six characters that I could see myself going on an epic quest, if we wanted, or relaxing together by the pool. They are a very eclectic group, but all have personalities that I could easily get along with, so they would work, I think to form a nice group for a holiday.
How did you interpret this week’s topic? Feel free to sound off in the comments as I also explore around to check out everyone else’s lists!