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6 Fictional Characters I Wish Would Come to Life

Traveler by L.E. DeLano hits stores tomorrow (!!!) and we are so excited for you to fall headfirst into this masterfully created world where Travelers have the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into other realities. One of my personal favorite parts of Traveler is the idea that characters you’ve dreamt up in your head could potentially come to life (in Jessa’s case, Finn shows up and invites her out for coffee, giving her quite the shock). This got me thinking about some of my favorite fictional characters and how I would react if they became living, breathing people (not well, I expect).

Check out my list below and share your picks with us in the comments.

Hermione Granger

It was SO hard to pick one character from Harry Potter, but I had to go with Hermione because that’s my girl. She wouldn’t judge me for the amount of time I take browsing through books at my local bookstore and she’d definitely be up for exploring a good, dusty library, which sounds like a good time to me.

Peter Pan 

This one is a little selfish on my part because I kinda sorta just want to go to Neverland. How amazing would it be to have Peter Pan show up at your door and whisk you away on an epic adventure in Neverland? Best vacation imaginable.

Holden Caulfield 

I know a lot of you are probably shaking your heads because the thought of hanging out with moody and cynical teenager Holden Caulfield does not sound like a good time at all, but I disagree. I’m a big Salinger nerd and would love to spend a day running around New York City with him, angst and all.

Meg Murry 

One of the first books I fell in love with as a kid was A Wrinkle in Time. I was obsessed with this book series and I still count it as one of my favorites to this day, so the idea of meeting Meg Murry in real life sounds like a dream. The only downside would be that I would want Calvin and Charles Wallace to show up at my door too, of course.


I had to have one from my ever-growing book boyfriend list and Rhysand has speedily climbed to the top of that list. I haven’t swooned so hard over a book character since Rhysand in Sarah Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses series and I’m pretty sure I’d pass out if he showed up at my door.

Nina Zenik 

Can you image how much fun it would be to hang out with Nina for a day? Nina is bold, loud and loves the finer things in life, so you know you’d be in for a treat. My real dream would be to spend the day with all six of Bardugo’s fantastic characters from Six of Crows, but I think hanging out with Nina would be the most fun.

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