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My Top 10 Favourite Heroines From Books
So, as you already know, this weeks Top Ten Tuesday is going to be on my favourite heroines – or female protagonists – in books!
I personally love reading books with good heroines in it – probably because I myself am a girl, but you know, whatever. I love strong, bad-ass female characters that I can relate to or look up to in books.
So let’s jump in, shall we?
1. Aphrodite from the House of Night Series
Aphrodite may not be the main character of this story – the main character is actually Zoey, and as much as I love Zoey, I also love Aphrodite as a heroine. She comes off as a total b-word when I first met her in the book, but when she becomes friends with Zoey and as the book progress, I learnt so much more about her and how strong she is as a character despite all the craziness going on around her. Plus, she has the power to see visions of future misfortunes, which is so awesome. She’s got so much sass but she secretly has a kind, warm heart (even if she doesn’t show it or admit it).
2. Arya from the Inheritance Cycle
I loved Arya. First of all, she’s an elf and probably until the day I die, I’ll always wish I could be an elf. Arya is such a strong character in the book. What I loved about her is that she was an extremely skilled swords-lady and it was funny to see her teach a few tricks to Eragon when they sparred. I also loved how she would constantly brush of Eragon’s attempts to woo her or win her over!
3. Tris from the Divergent Trilogy
I think Tris is an awesome heroine. She doesn’t conform to the patterns of her world and questions her society. She is strong in what she believes in and I liked her development throughout the books. I love her bravery and stubbornness when it comes to what she believes in or what she believes is right. I ended up loving her so much by the end of the series.
4. Katniss from the Hunger Games Trilogy
Katniss, another kick-ass character. I love her skill with the bow – I’ve always wanted to be good at archery (and this again ties in with my desire to become an elf). She loves her sister so much which I find is so endearing. Throughout the series she remains a strong character, despite all the crazy, hard things she’s going through. She doesn’t give up and is determined to get what she wants.
5. Cassia from the Matched Trilogy
She was the main character in this trilogy, and I thought she was a god heroine. She has strong beliefs and what I really loved about her is how she really questioned her society and it’s values. She didn’t conform to their twisted ways and rebelled against it. Her love for Ky was amazing. I loved that she went to extreme lengths to find him and to find the truth about the society.
6. Luce from the Fallen Series
To be honest, I’m kind of running out of heroines! Anyways, Luce was a good heroine in this series. She knows who she is, but there is something about her that she truly doesn’t know and she goes on this journey to find out who she is. And I loved her character.
7. Piper from the Heroes of Olympus Series
Of course, I need to make a reference to one of my favourite series from this year! I loved Piper. She doubts that she could be a good asset to her group and doubts her powers and thinks that they’re not as powerful as the rest of her group’s. But she’s a sassy, strong female and her power of charm-speak is so damn cool! If I had that kind of power, I’d feel totally awesome.
8. Izzy from the Mortal Instruments Series
Izzy is awesome. She is sassy and is very protective of her family – which she considers as Jace and Alec, and I loved that. She’s also an all around bad-ass heroine.
9. Zoey from the House of Night Series
I need to include her because she is probably my second-favourite heroine in this book, as she is the main character. She’s a strong leader but what I love about her is that i can really relate to her and how she feels in general about being a teenager and growing up with responsibilities being thrown upon her shoulders. Also, she has some bad-ass powers. I think I need a word count for how many times I say ‘bad-ass’.
10. America from the Selection
I really liked America. She hasn’t got some special talent or awesome supernatural ability but she’s got some sass. She’s also very genuine and honest and independent and that’s what I like about her.