Top Ten Tuesday is hosted each week by The Broke and The Bookish and allows us to combine our love of books with our love of lists. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books.
There are few things I love more in a book than a strong heroine. For me, the main character can make or break a book. And one of my biggest pet peeves with heroines is when they are just too passive. I’m not going to get into any kind of debate about expectations we have for male vs female leads or what’s realistic vs judging heroines too harshly, I’m simply listing heroines here that have been some of my favorites. They tend to be strong, brave, smart, and loyal. They fight for what they believe in and are loyal to those that they love. Sometimes they lead rebellions, sometimes they’re just fighting to stay alive. Sometimes they’re snarky and sometimes they’re eloquent. Either way, I love these heroines and highly recommend their books!
Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Wil from The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
Aria from Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Sophronia from Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
Celaena from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Cinder from Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Meira from Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Zita from Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
Scar from Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
Katsa from Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Who are some of your favorite heroines?