Musings: 3 YA Characters/Books Oscar Wilde’s Witty Self Would Be Proud Of

Well, isn’t that a long title?

It’s been a really long time since I’ve done one of these – these book collections that I randomly ramble on about. Anyway, I used to do these quite a lot when I first started blogging, but then I started getting tagged for things and upping my reading game a lot so every day, it’s a new tag or review. However, I kind of miss compiling these weird, random lists of 3 or 5 books based on whatever theme I fancied. So, instead of catching up on all my tags like a good book blogger, I decided to do one of these. XD

So, recently I’ve been talking a LOT about Oscar Wilde. From quotes to how badly I want to read his work, it’s been a lot for this blog especially concerning he didn’t write TLC or SOC πŸ˜‰ But Oscar Wilde is hailed as a comedic genius, and his wit is unparalleled by almost all classic comedy writers. I got to thinking: who in YA is so witty that even Wilde would have been impressed…or at least given a smirk too?

17126205_317073512028183_1645129335163584512_n1Mr. Kent from These Ruthless Deeds

THIS MAN. He was the source of comedic relief in These Vicious Masks, but he seriously upped his game in this sequel. The man can crack a joke, be adorably swoony, and totally sass the pants out of someone all at the same time. Wilde would for sure be impressed with his wit and just how quickly he can think of something off the top of his head.


love-lies-and-spiesLove, Lies, and Spies by Cindy Anstey

While this book wasn’t quite as amazing as I first thought, it still had one of the best opening scenes ever. It totally makes fun of typical Victorian heroines and the situations that they find themselves in. It totally seemed straight out of The Importance of Being Earnest where the girl is literally hanging off the edge of a cliff, worried about her torn dress.


my-lady-janeMy Lady Jane by Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, and Cynthia Hand

This book is far more The Princess Bride than Oscar Wilde, but I still think he would be entertained by this. There were so many witty parts, hidden in throughout the pages and there was just some insanity that was plainly stated as often Wilde does. Jane was always good with a horse quip and more, Β so I think the King of Wit would be pleased with these three ladies’ incredibly funny novel.


So, what do you think? What YA characters do you think would make you Oscar Wilde proud?


So, fun fact: Inej made it to Round 3 of Book Madness! Thank you seriously so much for all your help with this! Soon enough I’ll stop having these weird little ending sections where I awkwardly be a #bookpusher…but it’s more like giveaway and voting pusher. ANYWAY. There are more more epic prizes available this time including a chance to win an ARC of The Black Witch! :O Make sure to check it out here! And maybe say hi to Inej for me? πŸ˜‰ Here is my original post here!

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11 thoughts on “Musings: 3 YA Characters/Books Oscar Wilde’s Witty Self Would Be Proud Of

  1. I haven’t read any of these books πŸ˜… But they have been on my TBR foreverrrrr……I’ve only ever read one of Oscar Wilde’s works. “The Nightingale and the Rose” but it’s rather depressing and not very funny 😁 I can’t wait to read more of your musings!!

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    1. Ahahahaha. Oh goodness. I’ve heard he can be either witty or really depressing. XD He is very talented otherwise. But thank you!! I used to do far more musings but then…tags. XD And book binges. But thankies!

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      1. I really do, too. I’m really not a big fan of cartoons more on the front of a YA novel (unless there is a graphic novel element), but I super see what you mean. But Horse G can always be good for a laugh on it.

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