Friday, February 3, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday (8)

Q: Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kick ass heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male?

First I suspect I should list some of my favorite books: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, Graceling by Kristin Cashore, Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, Divergent by Veronica Roth, and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

If you've read any of the above, you'll already know that the female characters are just plain KICK-ASS! In a few of the books, like the Iron King series and Mistborn, it takes us awhile to see just how strong the the female characters are. Some, like Katsa from Graceling, are independent from the get go! Regardless, I love a strong, independent heroine who can take care of herself!

This is not to say I don't like the occasional protective male! In my opinion, I think every girl has a desire to be taken care of once and awhile. There is definitely a fine line here: I can't stand OVER-protective males (can  you say Edward?). I must admit, it's always fun watching a strong female character put the overprotective male in his place! Girls can make decisions for themselves, thank you!

What do you guys think? Do you share my love for the protective male, or am I just crazy!?


  1. I really enjoy an independent female character. But I don't like when she's so independent she doesn't let others help her. Great answer! Old follower, new subscriber! Check out my FF:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  2. I can agree with that. Even though there needs to be interaction with characters, I think they should also be able to stand on their own. Good answer this week!

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    sinn @ sinnful books

  3. haha I agree! I like strong female characters too! Hope you have a great Friday :)

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  4. Yep, I'm with you. Female leads need to be kick-ass for me. New follower saying hi!

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  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Iron King, and Divergent. I've been meaning to read Graceling as well, too! I need strong really awesome female characters in my books or else I'll go crazy! New follower, by the way. I love your blog title!

  6. Have I got a book series for you! And it's (sort of) finished! No pesky waiting, like I had to do for years, for that next book in the series.
    The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind, it all starts with Wizard's First Rule. The two main characters, Richard and Kahlan are exactly that; a kick ass, stong and independant female lead and Richard is her fearless and totally devoted protector.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Hello! I am a new follower!! Found you via the blog hop! Can't wait to read your posts!