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[Top Ten Tuesday #7] Books that Feature Sassy Characters

Oh, ffs. It’s about time I did a Top Ten Tuesday post. I am so behind on blogging and I hate myself for this.

Can you believe that this is my first TTT post of 2017? I can’t deal with myself. Someone put me in the corner, I am so upset with myself.

Miranda glare

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature which was started by the amazing ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish! Go check them out and do participate in the upcoming TTT!

This week’s topic is “Ten Books that Feature Characters ____________________” and I’ve decided to go with sassy characters because we LOVE them. (Or at least,  I do.)

I have a self-proclaimed goldfish memory. Therefore, most of the books featured on this list are books I’ve read this year. I loved these books and the list is in no particular order so here goes!


Iko from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

I adored the loveable, sass queen that is Iko when I was reading Marissa Meyer’s stellar series. Iko is an android with a heart of gold and who is willing to go all the way to protect her friends. And she is one sassy pineapple sparkle, I tell you.


Jane Grey from My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand and Jodi Meadows

My Lady Jane was one of my ultimate favourite books in 2016 and I lived for Jane Grey and her sassy ass quips on the social norms and expectations on a woman in the 17th century. When she can’t be fucked, you can find her sitting in the corner, reading and ignoring the fuck out of you. This me.


Dimple from When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

One of the reasons why When Dimple Met Rishi made such an impact on me was because of Dimple. I loved that she was bold, brave and not afraid of speaking her mind. And she does have a good hand at chucking coffee at you! It was so much fun reading how relatable her life is.


Crazy Rich Asians trilogy by Kevin Kwan

I can’t exactly pinpoint who was the sass queen/king in Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians trilogy because practically everyone served a delicious serving of sass. When in doubt, just point fingers at the loud-mouthed aunties! I hold Kevin Kwan’s books close to my heart because they are hilarious and so relatable!


Inner Circle from A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas

The second book in the trilogy introduced a wonderful cast of characters to the much-loved series. I adore the banter and good-natured shade throwing among the members of the Inner Circle, especially Cassian because we need more characters like him. It was wonderful reading the part where he got his ass handed to him by Nesta, another queen of sass.


Genie Lo from The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

I don’t think there’s a character I could relate to more than I do with Genie Lo. Smart, witty and sassy, Genie established herself as a force to be reckoned with. I had such a thrill reading The Epic Crush of Genie Lo and I enjoyed every moment of it because the narration was A+ and the banter between Genie and Quentin had me cackling!


Kitty Song from All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han

If you’ve read Jenny Han’s Lara Jean books, you might have come across a little whirlwind of sass called Katherine “Kitty” Song, the youngest of the Song sisters. I would definitely describe her a fiercely loyal Slytherin because who doesn’t love a younger sister who has your back no matter what. Especially when the boy you loved ends up hurting you and she’s got her claws out, ready to protect you. Man, I miss Kitty.


Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab

I loved the characters in V.E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic books. Especially Lila Bard who is all kinds of badass and her sassy one-liners had me gagging. I lived for Rhy and Alucard’s banter as well because who doesn’t love a charismatic male character who makes inappropriate dick jokes at the wrong times? I do.


Gauri from A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Oh, I remember why I loved A Crown of Wishes because I was thoroughly entertained from page one to the end. I loved Gauri and the book features the “hate to love” trope which I loved. Gauri is one savage sass queen. Especially when she’s feeling her fantasy as a boss ass queen and throwing shade at poor Vikram. I was living!


Lucy and Josh from The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

I don’t usually read contemporary romance these days but I picked up The Hating Game because I wanted something I could lose myself in for a few hours. And boy, I was in for a ride because right from the start, Lucy and Josh were savage af with each other and I was like, “Damnnnnnnn, this shit is good.” and I love the whole “hate to love” trope which made the book even more enjoyable. Expect one-liners that are harsh, crass and full of sass.

Have you read any of the books on the list? What do you think about sassy characters? Let me know!


44 thoughts on “[Top Ten Tuesday #7] Books that Feature Sassy Characters”

  1. Ah! Gauri and Lila are one of my favorite YA protagonists (mostly because of their sass)💙 I’ve been wanting to read My lady Jane and The Epic Crush since forever and this makes me want to get to them sooner!

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  2. Oh YES for all the sassy characters, love them so much! I love that you mentioned Iko, she is one of my favorite characters of ALL times, she’s just so much fun. I agree on Dimple, just as well, I loved how she always spoke her mind and did not let anyone walk all over her. What a fantastic character. <3

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  3. I am all about the sass. Iko remains to be one of my favourite characters. Her sassy comments were always perfectly timed and had me laughing out loud most of the time. I really need to read her graphic novel. The entire cast of the Shades of Magic series have golden sassy moments. Some of their one liners stole the show and also brought some light hearted moments to scenes that were getting a bit too heavy. :D

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      1. I am beyond excited. I had a feeling we’d be getting one since A Conjuring of Light dropped a few possible plot lines to follow and I am so ready to explore more of that world. :D

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  4. I cannot wait until I read The Epic Crush of Genie Lo! I keep hearing all of these good things about this Genie Lo girl and I so need to sip this tea! YASSS Inner Circle, you already know how I feel about my babies. Lila is hands down one of my favorite characters of ALL time. I also think Iko was the ultimate shade queen, and Dimple is my homegirl. This list is definitely accurate af.

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