Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Who Need to Join My Reverse Harem


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Because next week is Valentine’s Day, this week’s theme is Valentine’s Day. I’m going to be featuring ten characters who I adore and they totally all need to join my reverse harem right now. These are in my particular order but William Herondale is bae.

1. Will Herondale (The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare)

What can I say about Will Herondale that hasn’t already been said? He’s smart, sexy, broody and is an amazing friend *heart eyes*. I just want him to read to me every night.

2. Jase Garrett (My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick)

I’ve said this many times before, but Jase is just the ultimate good guy. And we need more characters like him who are just super nice and caring, and have no unnecessary drama. Jase is amazing with his younger siblings and he can totally fix my car… when I buy one eventually.

3. Richard Gansey III (The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater)

Obviously I need an enigmatic rich boy in my reverse harem and Gansey is perfect for the role. He’s super smart and I love all of his little quirks. I just want to hug him all the time and protect him from all the bees.

4. Kaz Brekker (Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo)

Kaz is cutthroat but is super sweet to the people he loves. And as much as I don’t want to split up Kaz and Inej… he really needs to join my harem. We could go sailing and then he can be all sweet and romantic with his “Stay in Ketterdam. Stay with me.” But I’m too much of a city girl…so I’ll probably end up ruining the moment by saying “Ketterdam sucks. Come to Australia.”

5. Rowan Whitethorn (Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas)

My sexy fae prince. I love Rowan’s determination and how he protects those he cares about. Also his possessiveness is just *squeeaaalls*

6. Prince Theron (Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch)

Theron was the character that I fell in love with straight away in Snow Like Ashes. He loves poetry and the arts, and he’s just really sweet and romantic. I don’t like Theron as much in Ice Like Fire but I’ll always be in love with first book Theron.

7. Captain Carswell Thorne (The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer)

I was tossing up between Prince Kai and Captain Thorne…but ultimately, I went with Thorne because he’s hilarious and will provide so much comic relief. All the other guys are pretty serious and intense, and Captain Thorne will bring all the fun! Plus he can drive a spaceship so… fun space adventures are in my future.

8. Cluck Corbeau (The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore)

I read The Weight of Feathers recently, and it’s become one of my favourite books. Cluck is just an amazing love interest. He’s another character that I want to hug and never let go of. He’s been through a lot but I’ll be sure to treat him well.

9. Jem Carstairs (The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare)

I love Jem. Not as much as Will, but it’s pretty hard not to love Jem Carstairs. He’s so caring and loyal and unafraid to do what’s right. Even demonic cats love him. But mostly, he’s on this list because I just could not split up Will and Jem.

10. Willem De Ruiter (Just One Day by Gayle Forman)

Willem is another enigmatic character but I love that he’s a bit of a lost soul. He loves to travel, so we could travel around Europe together. He speaks French, Dutch and English… which I find extremely attractive. And he’s also super romantic… and I love romance.

So keeping in mind that all ten of these men belong to me (mwahahaha), who would you invite to join your harem?

55 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Who Need to Join My Reverse Harem

  1. Kristen Burns says:

    I haven’t read these books, but I love your post title, haha. I need to get me one of these reverse harems too. I’m so looking forward to reading The Weight of Feathers though! I already have it, so I’m happy to know it’s got a good character (possibly a tortured hero since you said he’s been through a lot? I like those lol). Here’s my TTT πŸ™‚

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      Every girl needs her own fictional reverse harem! I loved The Weight of Feathers and I hope you really enjoy it too! Cluck, the male lead, is the kindest person ever, but is mistreated by everyone around him. His story will definitely make your heart ache and you’ll want to hug him and never let go!


  2. Jess I. says:

    “sexy fae prince” oh my goodness, Jenna, you crack me up! Sad to say I only know Captain Carswell Thorne, though I have heard lots of things about Gansey and Rowan. I’ll actually meet him in the next book!

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      Eeeee, I hope you get to read and enjoy The Raven Cycle soon, Jess! I loved those books so much and can’t wait for The Raven King to come out. Gansey is just so loveable. And Rowan is so misunderstood T_T. They’re such amazing characters, so have fun meeting them!


  3. Lois says:

    Jase Garrett is the good guy we all deserve. I absolutely love this guy. He’s just such a wonderful character. Now Richard Campbell Gansey III and Kaz Brekker. I get all warm and fuzzy every time I think of them. I’ve yet to read The Infernal Devices but I’ve seen a lot of quotes and Will Herondale already has part of my heart haha.

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  4. Aila @ One Way Or An Author says:

    JENNA YOU TOOK ALL THE AWESOME MEN IN YOUR HAREM. Mine would not compare at all! Wait okay

    Since you took Thorne, I’m totally calling up Kai. He’s an emperor now, after all muhaha. I’d also totally take Khalid and his beautiful, tortured soul and yeah Shazi might kill me for it but hey totally worth it. :’D Elend from The Mistborn trilogy would do nicely there too, with his magical powers and cute bookishness. Hmm, I’m seeing a pattern here: dark-haired royalty?. Heck, while we’re at it let’s add Kadesh from Forbidden because he’s just the sweetest guy and so caring and puts others first and UMF. Oh and Kash from TGFE because pickpocket pirates are the cutest things ever. *dances at all the diversity in my harem*

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      Damn, why did I give up Kai?! I guess, he’s kind of rubbish when it comes to spaceships and fixing them, so I’ll stick with Thorne. Cinder will probably stab your eyes out with her metal hand if you go near Kai anyway πŸ˜€ Cress will probably ruin my online reputation though. Eee, I really want to reread TWATD before the sequel comes out. I’ve forgotten a lot about Khalid and Shazi. They’re adorbs together though and I need them to just be together again T_T. OMG MY COPY OF TGFE HAS SHIPPED!! I’ll soon get to meet Kash! I hope he’s as cool as Nicholas from Passenger though.


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  5. Ksenia says:

    I’ve only read My Life Next Door from your list, Jenna; and I adore Jase Garrett. You are so right we need more sweet and caring heroes in YA. Several of your picks are on my tbr-list, and I hope I would love guys from all of them as much as you did. Lovely post!

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