Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Guest Post : Becky Wicks Talks About Her Top 10 Fictional Characters

I have loved all three books in the Starstruck series so I am really excited to be a part of Becky Wicks blog tour for book 3 - Before He Was A Secret. In the first book Before He Was Famous, Peter Pan is a strong theme throughout the book so I asked Becky to share with us who her Top 10 fictional characters are & why. Here is what she had to say:

Hi Tigerlily, thanks for having me on your blog and supporting Before He Was A Secret like this! Wow... yes, Peter Pan was a big theme for Noah and Chloe in the first Starstruck book (Before He Was Famous)  - I love the connection to the past they bring into their present no matter how old they get. In reality, I have a huge list of fictional characters I admire from both books and movies, but here's my top ten...

1. Ana - Frozen

Talk about girl power. She's basically kicking the butt of all the other Disney princesses with her spirit, sense of humor and feminist charms! I loved how her act of true love was for her sister in the end and not for a man (even though we do love Kristoff!)

2. Amy Dunne - Gone Girl

I hate her but I love her because she took me on such a complex journey of emotions. I don't think I've ever disliked a character in a book in such a way before and how exciting was that?!

3. Annie - the Orphan

I loved this movie growing up and Annie was a real heroine of mine. She never stood for Miss Hannigan's crap and she didn't stand for Daddy Warbucks' crap either. She basically fought for the best life possible for herself and everyone around her. Total role model.

4. Mulder and Scully - The X Files

I was such a fangirl for these two in the 90s and I had that 'The Truth is Out There' poster on my wall for years. I don't think I've ever shipped a couple as hard as I did these two, although it all got a bit loopy when they had that baby together, really...

5. Hermione Granger - Harry Potter

Here's a girl who gets shit done. When Harry and Ron are messing about, Hermione is the loyal, fabulous, practical voice of reason. You have to love a girl like that.

6. Jane Eyre, Jane Eyre

Another geek who gets the guy - perhaps one of the first literary heroines who really inspired me not to follow the crowd, but to follow my heart instead.

7. Peter Pan - Peter Pan

This one had to pop up sooner or later. Peter Pan, while kind of a narcissist is still a great symbol of hope and eternal youth. Plus the way Wendy falls for him is totally cute.

8. Lila - Hunting Lila

Being telekinetic is the least of this girl's problems. I love the chemistry between her and Alex in Sarah Alderson's book. But it's how she grows as a character throughout that's inspiring. More kickass than Katniss, perhaps?

9. Emma and Hook - Once Upon A Time

Who doesn't love a good fairy tale? Once Upon A Time is such a great show. I always think it's so clever how the writers bring all the characters to life in new ways, but the dynamics between these two really bring me back for more. I love them.

10. Jerri Blank - Strangers With Candy

I watched this show constantly back when I was living in New York so it always brings back great memories. I think Amy Sedaris did a great job in making such an unattractive character someone you can watch over and over!

About The Author

Becky Wicks lives in Bali and scribbles books, and she’s mostly powered by coffee. Her first book in the Starstruck Series, Before He Was Famous recently reached #1 in Amazon’s Coming of Age and New Adult & College categories, and her three travel books, published by HarperCollins are online to make feet nice and itchy. Mostly though, she loves to write love stories. She blogs most days at and always welcomes distractions on Twitter @bex_wicks. Especially if you have photos of cats.


  1. Peter Pan fo sho!! And yes about Amy Dunne! I loved to hate her and kudos to Gillian for writing such complex characters, wowzers!!

  2. Thank you sooo much for hosting, you rock!! xx