Looking at the rather insane collection of books that line the shelves above my desk, it occurred to me that almost all of them have a good bit in common. One of those things is the use of that most relatable underdogs: the misfit. Be it the hero, heroine, or sidekick (especially when the sidekick gets their own book the next time around!!), a misunderstood protagonist makes for a yummy read. From John Matthew in J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood to Nucking Futs Nix in Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark, and Mina Wentworth in Meljean Brook’s The Iron Seas, misfits rock.
Let’s chat… Who are your favorite literary misfits and why?