Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Top Ten Favorite Heroines

So this week's Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and The Bookish) is a rewind, meaning I get to pick any past topic. Soooo I picked: Top Ten Favorite Heroines! HOLLA AT MY FAVORITE FELLOW FEMALES.

So let's start with the obvious, because I mean this is me we're talking about.

John Green's female leads

I love his manic pixie dream girls. They are my favorite. (Note: I've only read Looking For Alaska, Paper Towns, and An Abundance of Katherines. But still. I'M READING TFIOS SOON I PROMISE.) They are so full of depth and complexities. I love re-reading his novels just so I can look for more about them.

Ismae from Grave Mercy

I'm sure you guys saw this coming because of my review, but I'm still gonna say it: I freaking LOVE Ismae. She is smart, funny, and also AN ASSASSIN. I love her. She is one of my fictional idols.

Frankie from The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

Pleeease can Frankie be the latest addition to my clique? Then my wolf pack can have four, AND we can have a wonderfully smart and determined chick in our clique that also makes up words and fantastic pranks.

Katniss from The Hunger Games Trilogy

This one's obvious.

Harper from Saving June

Harper pretty much rules, k? She's strong yet soft and funny and so, so real that it is unreal. Sometimes I felt like we were practically the same person, and for me that is one of the best feelings you can experience while reading.

Grace from The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series

Grace is a unique, interesting kind of heroine. She is not strong and she's not hilarious, but she creeps into your thoughts and stays there. It is most wonderful and I pretty much adore her.

Tris from Divergent

Tris? She is TOUGH. AS. NAILS. She follows her heart and then she throws knives at people and stuff. It is boss.

Mia from If I Stay and Where She Went

Mia is kind of like a Grace-type heroine but in a more understandable way, if that makes sense. She is a character that makes you feel like you could pluck her off the page and have a wonderful conversation with her. Also she's got such class.

Ava from Pink

Ava is SO CONFUSED. You cannot help but chuckle at her narration and her missteps while you love her and want her to just figure it out already.

Megan from The Iron Fey Series

You know what Megan does when her brother gets kidnapped in The Iron King? She's like, "K," and goes into the land of the freaking Fae where stuff tries to kill her. Dudes, if that isn't an anti-Bella, then I don't know what is.

24 comments:

  1. What an awesome list, wish I had thought to do this one! I love you have Frankie and Harper on your list, because they totally kick butt. I recently read Cold Fury and the heroine in it, Sara Jane, is my new favorite heroine:)And yes, ALL of John Green's girls rock! GREAT Top Ten.

    My Top Ten

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    1. Thanks! Oh, I'll have to read Cold Fury! Thanks for the rec. :)

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  2. Awesome awesome list! Funny enough we have someone in common on my list, even though completely different topics. You're going to LOVE TFIOS.

    I’d love for you to check out my Top Ten Freebie :)

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    1. Thank you! That is funny. I know! John never disappoints--I'm so excited for it!

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  3. Wonderful list!! yep. Katniss, Tris, Grace and Mia would all be on my list!
    Here is my Top Ten!

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    1. Well, of course, they're all fantastic! :D

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  4. Tris! That girl is such an awesome heroine.

    Fabulous TT!

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  5. Tris is amazing. I loved her, and Grace, she's so sweet and badass. And Hannah, I haven't read Saving June, but from the description made it seem so good and she seems cool for stealing her sister's ashes.:D

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    1. Thank you! Grace is someone who I aspire to be. She's like this thread that keeps everything together. Yes, you must read Saving June!

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  6. Great list! I loved Katniss, too, book and movie versions! Here's my TTT rewind: http://whatsontheshelf.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/top-ten-tuesday-15/

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  7. Great list! Some people I know don't like Katniss and just like THG for the boys... but I love her. She's so tough and she's not afraid at all to think for herself - which I think is really important.

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    1. Seriously? That's so strange. Katniss is cold and difficult but also SMART and CARING. It's such a wondrous combination.

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  8. So with you on Katniss :) I gotta check out some of the others.

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    1. You must! All of these are some of my favorite books.

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  9. I love Grace and Katniss as well and what you said about the character in Grave Mercy made me want to read that book even more than I already did.

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    1. Oh I'm so glad for spreading the Grave Mercy bug! LOVE that book.

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  10. You've listed some of my fave characters! I love Grace from TWoMF and Tris (in Divergent but not in Insurgent) and yay for Ava from Pink, I'm so glad you've read and enjoyed that book - Lili is one of my fave Aussie authors!

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    1. I haven't read Insurgent yet, so I wouldn't know if I still like Tris--but now I'm scared I won't! 0.o Pink was excellent! I can't wait for the US to catch up so I can read more by her.

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  11. Great list! Meghan from The Iron Fey series and Ismae from Grave Mercy are amazing! Katniss is amazing too.

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  12. I love to read books with strong female heroines. Great list!

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