What’s up, Strangers? I was watching BookTube videos, when I found this tag/game. Basically, all you have to do is write down 30 character names and put them in a hat/cup/other bucket-like container. Then, for each question, you pull out two of the names and pick which one you think fits the question better. I’ve wanted to do this for a while, so let’s just jump into it!
- You only have one more spot on your spelling bee team. Who would you pick to complete your team?
The two names I pulled were Adelina Amouteru from The Young Elites by Marie Lu and Karou from the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor. I love both girls, but I think I have to go with Karou. She’d be more likely to want to help and we’ve have fun together, while Adelina would probably kill the judges if we lost. On second thought…
- Both of these characters want to kill you. Which one would you kill first so you have a better chance of surviving?
The two names I pulled were Julian Blackthorn from The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare and Khalid Ibn al-Walid from The Wrath & the Dawn duology by Renee Ahdieh. Once again, I love both… but I think I have to go with Khalid because he literally killed countless women, so he knows his way around a murder. Meanwhile, I can count on Emma Carstairs to pull Julian back from the brink.
- You’re on The Bachelor/Bachelorette and you’re down to these two finalists. Which one are you going to give your rose too?
The two names I pulled were Gauri from A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi and Kaz Brekker from the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardguo. I think I have to go with Gauri, at least if I want a happily ever after. Kaz is far too dark to be my type in real life and I don’t know that I’d be able to reach him the way Inej Ghafa does. Plus, I mean, I’m gay as hell.
- You’ve been chosen for the Hunger Games. Who would most likely volunteer in your place?
The two names I pulled were Marya Morevna from Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente and Danny Hart from Timekeeper by Tara Sim. Definitely Danny. He’s much more of a hero type and enjoys solving difficult problems. He may not win, but he’d save me from dying instead.
- You’re stranded on an island. Which character would you sacrifice to engage in cannibalism?
The two names I pulled were Christian Ozera from the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead and Horace Slughorn from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. Easily Slughorn. First off, he’s got plenty of meat on his bones. Second of all, Christian would be far more useful in helping me survive. He’s clever and resourceful and has fire powers.
- You’re the next DC/Marvel superhero (with your own TV show of course). Who is your sidekick?
The two names I pulled were Alex Craft from The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis and Ginny Weasley from Harry Potter. Even though she could literally kick my ass, I pick Ginny. She’s so supportive and real handy in a fight. Plus, she’d probably have kickass catch phrases and one-liners, the things comic heroes are made of.
- You’re the manager of an avocado admiring company. Who would you fire for lack of communication skills?
First of all, what the goddamn hell is an “avocado admiring company”? Anyway, the two names I pulled were Morrigan from the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas and Sydney Sage from the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. I would have to fire Mor. She’s completely unable to communicate her feelings and inner self, even with her closest friends. She’s been lying and hiding for literal centuries. I love her to death, but girl doesn’t communicate anything.
- You’ve just finished a book in which your favorite character dies. Who would be most likely to comfort you?
The two names I pulled were Gansey from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater and Lazlo Strange from Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. I think both would be likely to comfort me, but if I have to choose one… Lazlo. He always goes out of his way to help people and expects nothing in return. He’s soft and kind. Plus, he wouldn’t get distracted by, I don’t know, looking for a dead Welsh king.
- Ugh, it’s high school. Who would most likely be part of the popular clique?
The two names I pulled were Connor Cobalt from the Addicted/Calloway Sisters series by Krista & Becca Ritchie and Serena Clarke from Vicious by V.E. Schwab. This one is tough because Connor is actually popular in the series, but Serena can make people do anything she wants. But I think, ultimately, I have to go with Connor. I don’t think Serena would want to be popular, meanwhile Connor thrives on it.
- The day has arrived; you’re finally a year older! Who would have the nerve to forget your birthday?
The two names I pulled were The Beast from Hunted by Meagan Spooner and Nikolai Lantsov from the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. I’ve got to go with The Beast. Being split between his animal and human personalities, he’s forgotten a lot about just being a human. He doesn’t have room to try to remember my birthday.
- You’ve just found an upcoming BookTube star. Who would it most likely be?
The two names I pulled were Linh Cinder from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer and Josef Kavalier from The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon. Josef, definitely. I mean, he literally writes comics. He’d totally be a book nerd.
- Sleepover time! Unfortunately, you can only invite one person. Who would you invite?
The two names I pulled were Po Grandemalion from the Graceling Realms series by Kristin Cashore and Elias Veturius from the An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir. I love both these charming boys, but I think I have to pick Po. He’s a little more fun, which is what you need at a sleepover.
- Bam! You’re pregnant. Who’s the father/mother?
The two names I pulled were Kestrel from the Winner’s trilogy by Marie Rutkoski and Alosa Kalligan from Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller. Honestly, if any woman could get another woman pregnant, it would be Alosa. She’s an actual goddess.
- You’ve just written a super important text. Who would ‘see’ it, but not reply?
The two names I pulled were Elphaba Thropp from Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire and Kell Maresh from the Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab. Definitely Elphaba. She literally goes AWOL after college and never sees most of her friends ever again. She’d not only not reply to me, she’d totally ghost me.
- You’ve just woken up and it’s time for breakfast. But your mum’s been replaced by… who?!
The two names I pulled were Ellie Kolstakis from Virgin by Radhika Sanghani and Noah Shaw from the Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin. Weirdly, Noah. He’s a pretty good caretaker. Plus, I’d love to hear him read to me. Was that weird? I feel like that was weird. Oh, well.
And there you have it! This was really fun. I think someday I’ll have to play RIP It or Ship It. Let me know in the comments if that’s something you’d like to see!