TTT: Where are they then? The Future of Book Characters

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Top Ten Tuesday is brought to your screen courtesy of The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a different theme. It’s a great chance to just get to know other bloggers, and sometimes share cool things. This week’s topic is Ten Childhood Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults (ie a novella or something to see what they grew up to be) — you could always just pick YA characters you’ve read recently you wouldn’t mind revisiting in 10 years or so. Or you could pick 10 characters and guess what you think they’d be doing in 10 years or 20 years. OR you could go the other way and wish for coming of age stories for adult characters you love.)

Where Are They Then? The Future of Book Characters I Love

  1. Thai from The Spirit Chaser by Kat Mayor – I even mentioned this in my interview with the author. I love the character Thai, his very zenness, and I’d be curious to see what he does with his new role, especially when he tends to be the calm and collected one of that very diverse bunch. My thoughts: He’s probably shucked the show, moved on with his gorgeous wife, and is turning the escapades of the Spirit Chasers into a very well-written novel.
  2. Mattie from The Ghost Files by Apryl Baker – I haven’t read the second book in the series yet, and I probably won’t, but I’d be very curious to see the type of person Mattie becomes once she’s had ten years to mature and come to grips with utilizing her ability. My thoughts: She’s probably running a P.I. business to resolve missing kids cases.
  3. Theo from Habeas Corpse by Nikki Hopeman – Not only would I like to see how Theo is doing with his addiction to human brains, but also I’d just like to see where the world is in the zombie acceptance and reintegration area that Nikki Hopeman started in Habeas Corpse. My thoughts: He’s not getting his brains the ‘legal’ way anymore, but hopefully he’s left his current living situation!
  4.  Mark Watney from The Martian by Andy Weir – This is is one of those that I like in theory, but can’t say I’d ever actually pick up. Sometimes you just prefer not knowing how things end up, and I think the tour de force that was The Martian is something Weir wouldn’t be able to replicate in a follow-up. My thoughts: He’s doing lots of work for NASA, at a very low amount of money per paycheck, because the government makes you pay for EVERYTHING.
  5. Jonah Miller from Reviver by Seth Patrick – Again, haven’t read the second one this series and probably won’t ever, but I’d be curious to see Jonah in the future, considering the not so pleasant way the last book ended. Even if things did miraculously get fixed, he’s on the road to complete burnout. My thoughts: He’s basically drugging himself to the gills just trying to get through the day, because he’s burned out and given up on saving anything.
  6. Lovecraft from Carter and Lovecraft by Jonathan L. Howard. Carter was okay, but Lovecraft was the truly interesting character of the two. She’s got the sort of intelligence and wit that you can’t help but be attracted to. My thoughts: She was happy doing what she loved, so I think she’d try to keep doing it, even though everything wasn’t, uhm, exactly as it had been when the first book left off.
  7. Micheline from Shutter by Courtney Alameda. Alameda proved she had talent in Shutter, but she needs to prove she can do developed characters. I would love to see her take the almost blank slate that is Micheline, and develop her into the awesome character she could be down the road. My thoughts: Micheline’s truly made the peace with her father, but isn’t running the operation with him. She’s somewhere else, doing her thing by her own rules.
  8. Lucy, George, and Antony from Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud. These characters were awesome as young kids. I want to see them all grown up, bickering, and rocking it out together. Preferably without any hormones involved. My thoughts: The trio moved on to private detective work themselves once they grew up, but they continue to keep the youthful side of Lockwood & Co running, with proper taking care of the kids.
  9. Wendy from The Dean Machine by Dylan Peters. The way that book ended hits you right in the feels for Wendy. I mean, she went through SO much for Danger and the whole situation. Plus, the fact that she was unique in that way, and having to deal with the realization and moving forward once they’ve hopefully escaped everything? You know the government’s going to be after her. My thoughts: She’s infiltrated the ranks, doing everything she can to keep her origin secret, and is planning to bring everything down to it’s knees!
  10. Cassandra Leung from The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie. I have to admit, it’s not as much that I want to see a glimpse into Cassandra’s future, as much as I want to see the state of the world ten years into the future. My thoughts: Oh, crap!

What about you? Do we share any characters we’re curious about?

16 thoughts on “TTT: Where are they then? The Future of Book Characters

  1. Interesting list. With the exception of The Martian, I haven’t heard of any of these. Though I agree, I wish there had more clarity on what he would do next. They gave you an answer in the movie, but in the book, it just has a sappy monologue and it just ends once he’s safely on board the ship.

    Maybe I’ll check out of few of these others though. 🙂

  2. Haha, poor Mark Watney! I love The Martian and am pretty happy for him to do what he does at the end of the movie, I think… but goodness, the government.

    And I’ve been really wanting to read The Abyss Surrounds Us! I kind of forgot about it until this list, but it sounds really interesting. 🙂

  3. I haven’t read any of these books, but most them sound like they would be really interesting to read. I’ll have to bookmark these for later!

      1. yeah, like the only one I’m familiar with is The Martian and that’s only because it got made into a movie.

  4. I’ve not read any books on your list but I’ve just picked up the Martian and Lockwood recently. Have to check them out soon. What’s your thoughts on Lockwood?

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