Top 5 Tuesday #38: A – B – C – D – E

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm, and now managed by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.

This week’s topic:

A – B – C – D – E

(characters whose name begins with the featured letters)
I SUCK at remembering character names, so this will be tough.


Althea Vestrit

I’m going with the first character to pop in my head when I think of the letter, so more often it will be a character from Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings books.

Althea Vestrit is one of the main characters from the Liveship Traders trilogy, which is about a merchant family whose liveship (a ship that is alive) is taken by pirates. Althea grew up on her father’s liveship and takes it upon herself to help regain the family’s pirated liveship. She’s one of my favorite characters in the trilogy. Brave, headstrong, unwilling to succumb to a sedate lifestyle more “suitable” for her gender and station in society, Althea left the comfort of her home, shortly after her father’s death, to prove she’s as competent a sailor as any man and can captain her father’s liveship. I enjoyed reading about her.


Bran al’Vere

He is a minor character from Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series (well, so far in the five books I’ve read, he’s a minor character). He is the mayor of Emond’s Field, which is where all the major characters are from. The Wheel of Time series is a fantasy series that begins with Eye of the World, which is about three farm boys who learn they are essential to saving the world. I like the first three books, but certain characters become more and more annoying with each book I read.



She is the little sister of the protagonist, Aster, in this YA fantasy novel that hints at the old West in its setting. It’s about four girls who run away from the brothel they work at when Clementine accidentally kills her first patron. I had some problems with how some things turned out, but it was an okay read.



She’s the protagonist in Tamora Pierce’s Immortals quartet, which is about a girl who can communicate with animals and some magical beasts. The story is about how she uses her ability to help save the kingdom, Tortall. I enjoyed these stories when I was a teen but not so much when I reread them recently.


Evie O’Neill

Libba Bray’s Diviners series is set in 1920s New York City and is about several young men and women who possess supernatural abilities. The story begins with Evie, who was sent to live with her eccentric uncle in New York City after getting into too much trouble back home in New Orleans. But New York agrees with Evie, who loves excitement and the limelight and finds much of both in the big city. She also possesses a supernatural ability, which she sometimes uses to her advantage. I really enjoy these books. So far, I’ve read two of them, but I plan to continue with the series.


18 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday #38: A – B – C – D – E

    1. The second book is really good too. I read it shortly before the pandemic started in China, so to me there were some similarities in how Asian characters in the story were treated and how Asian people in the US were treated as fear and blame regarding corona grew.


    1. She was one of my immediate favs, and also her mom, Ronica, who’s amazing! Hope you have a great time reading it.
      The story was a little confusing in some parts and hard to get into at first, but I promise (if you end up feeling the same too) it’ll make sense as you keep reading. I think that it was intentional.

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