When I was thinking about what books to choose for this week’s topic, all I could think about was LGBTQ+ characters from certain books. These are characters who I wish had gotten more attention in the novel, got their own spin-off, and who I thought were amazing characters. Here are my choices!
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Although I loved this book so much because it has so many important themes throughout such as feminism, slut-shaming, and sexism, I wanted to see more of Ajita. I don’t want to spoil too much about this, but Ajita is such an underrated character whose struggling with her own sexuality throughout the novel. I would have loved to have seen more from her perspective… maybe even a book that focuses solely upon her because she’s such an incredible character.
Nico di Angelo
I know that some people don’t think that Nico is an underrated character, but I disagree to a certain extent, and in some ways I do think he deserved more – but that’s only because I love him so much. I’m still hoping that Rick Riordan will write a book or two centred on Nico!
I just finished Hunting Prince Dracula a few days ago and Daciana was one of the first characters that came to mind when making this list. I was so intrigued by her as soon as she was introduced and she’s another character who is so incredibly important and badass! I feel like I’ve spoiled a lot about this book already, and I’m so sorry for that, but she deserved more attention as an LGBTQ+ character, especially due to the time period that this book is set in!
I have no words for Radu because he’s genuinely such an amazing character! He struggles so much throughout And I Darken when coming to terms with his sexuality and feelings toward Mehmed, whilst trying to stay loyal to his home country of Wallachia. I’ve seen so many people talk about how weak Radu is but to me, he’s one of the strongest characters in the series.
Magus and Alec
I couldn’t not include two of my favourite characters ever on this list! I think that both Magnus and Alec deserve all the love and the hype that they get, and I’m so ready to read a book all about their lives together!