Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday 49 - Favorite Heroines



Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme: Top 10 favorite heroines

This theme is going to be so much fun! My favorite heroines are generally the ones who know what they want and do their best to make it happen. I get really annoyed with damsels in distress, but I do like characters who are flawed and not necessarily strong all the time.


Here goes!

 
Celaena Sardothien, Throne of Glass series

I honestly hated her in Throne of Glass, but then Crown of Midnight happened and by the end of Heir of Fire, I loved her! She's deeply flawed and does terrible things, but she also is remarkably selfless and will do anything to protect those she is loyal to.
 
Maddie and Julie, Code Name Verity

These two women are amazing, and their friendship is the kind of friendship that's stronger than any other bond on earth. It's so beautiful! Kiss me Hardy! *cries* 

Jasnah Kholin, Stormlight Archive

I don't think badass even begins to cover Jasnah. She's a scholar, but she's also a fierce warrior in all the ways that matter.

 

All the women in the Lumatere Chronicles

All of them are incredibly nuanced and flawed characters, yet they are all so strong and inspirational. I love them all!
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Leisel Meminger, The Book Thief

I feel like I grew up with this girl because I've read and re-read this book so many times. Leisel is such an inspiration and just such a spark of light in a time of a lot of darkness and suffering.
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Cassie Maddox, The Likeness

Cassie is an undercover agent, and it's crazy when she gets so in character that she forgets what's her real self and what's her undercover self. It's crazy getting in her head, but I loved her story.
 

Linh Cinder, Lunar Chronicles

Cinder is so awesome! She's a cyborg mechanic, but also a very kind and selfless young woman who isn't afraid to risk her life for her friends and the people she cares about. Love her!
 

Katarina Bishop, Heist Society

I love all the characters in this series, but I love how Katarina thinks she's the best con around and has the skills to prove it!
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Micah, Liar

This girl knows how to spin a story. Until the very last sentence, you still don't know how much to believe and if this girl is just leading you along or is actually sincere. It's crazy, but I loved it! She's such a charismatic character, so even if she is lying to your face the whole time, you don't mind...mostly...
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Yelena, Poison Study

I loved the character of Yelena in this book! She starts out pretty helpless, but that changes quickly. She becomes a force to be reckoned with for sure!

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7 comments:

  1. Jolien @ The Fictional ReaderFebruary 24, 2015 at 6:34 AM

    I also chose Katarina, Celaena and Cinder! Really love their characters. I didn't think of Liesl Meminger, but she is a great pick for this TTT as well. I really need to read the Lumatere Chronicles and Stormlight Archive soon!


    Great list! :)

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  2. Jessica @ a GREAT readFebruary 24, 2015 at 7:57 AM

    OOOh nice picks!! Tickled to see Yelena! For awhile I wasn't sure many knew about her but I am happy to see everyone loving Yelena as well! Love her series!! Great picks!

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  3. Celaena bloody Sardothien! She was my top pick too, I love her to pieces ♥ I agree though, she hadn't fully won me over at first, but she sure did in CoM, HoF and especially The Assassin's Blade! Lihn Cinder was another one of my picks, she's brilliant :D And OMG Jasnah, how could I forget to add her to my list - I went another direction entirely with my Stormlight Archives pick >.< I still need to read Poison Study and the Lumatere Chronicles though...Awesome picks hun^^ x

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  4. That's awesome! And yes, both of those series are fantastic!

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  5. She is awesome! I've only read Poison study but I'm sure she's just as amazing in the other books :)

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  6. Yay! Ooooh now I need to run over and check out who you picked for Stormlight. Lumatere is one of my favorite fantasy series, second only to Mistborn and Stormlight :D

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  7. Jessica @ a GREAT readFebruary 27, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    Oh she is! ;)

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