Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Who Have Powers

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s topic is top ten characters from books who feature ___. You get to choose what to put in the blank, and I chose “powers.” Now, what kinds of powers? Well, any kind, really. You’ll see once I list them.

1. Nalia from “Exquisite Captive” by Heather Demetrios. She’s a jinni (genie), so she has powers in which she can manipulate the elements around her, as well as poof into smoke. I’d call that having a power.

2. Celeana from “Heir of Fire” by Sarah J Maas. Celeana’s powers don’t really come to her until the third book in the series, but when it does, IT IS AWESOME. And wicked powerful. And hot (like heat hot, not attractive hot… maybe).

3. Karou from “Daughter of Smoke & Bone” by Laini Taylor. Karou’s powers are kind of hidden in the beginning, but once she meets Akiva all bets are off because it’s then when her powers are really discovered. Plus she can technically wish for powers if she has the right bead and everything…

4. Tessa from “Clockwork Angel” by Cassandra Clare. Her ability is really cool, and I’d call it a kind of power. Being able to transform into someone who is living or dead? Pretty cool, and kind of creepy. But mostly cool.

5. Dorian from “Crown of Midnight” by Sarah J Maas. His ability kind of really exploded (literally) in the second book. I mean, wow. It’s really cool, but it’s also kind of terrifying to think what might happen to him. ICE ICE BABY.

6. Juliette from “Shatter Me” by Tahereh Mafi. She has the power to kill people if only they touch her skin. Or cause severe pain if they manage to let go before they die. Like. Whoa. That’s intense and cool and frightening.

7. Lucia from “Falling Kingdoms” by Morgan Rhodes. She has to hide her powers from the world, and being the first full-fledged sorceress in ages, it’s no wonder she has to hide her powers. Elementals are her thing.

8. Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Oh, Magnus. I love him, I really do. And since he is the High Warlock of Brooklyn, he has all kinds of nifty powers, from creating blue flames and sparks in his hands to conjuring up portals. I mean, what more can you ask for?

9. Harry Potter from The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. Everyone’s favorite wizard is of course going to make it onto this list. He has magical powers! And he’s the Chosen One! Spiffy title. Spiffy powers. I mean, why the hell not? (You know you wish you were a wizard/witch.)

10. Jacinda from “Firelight” by Sophie Jordan. She can change into a freakin’ dragon. A human-ish dragon, but still, A DRAGON. I want that power… So cool. To be able to fly and soar and use whatever element I was born with? Yes please.

So what do all of these characters have in common? They were all born with their various powers. Some knew right off the bat while others had to find out the hard way about what and who they are. I love characters that can kick butt and defy reality with powers of any kind, especially elemental power. So, so cool.

What are some of your favorite characters who feature powers from books? Let me know!

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