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!?