Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #17: Favourite Heroines



Top Ten Tuesday this week is about 

 Favourite Heroines 

1. Celeana Sardothien (Throne of Glass series). Smart + fabulous + lethal = perfect.
2. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter). I think Hermione has been one of my my role models ever since I first read about her. She's so likable and easy to identify with, without even mentioning how kind, loyal, and hardworking she is. Hermione seriously is the perfect human being (witches are humans, right?).
3. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games Trilogy). Come one, does this one even need explaining? Katniss is the definition of kickass!
4. Daenerys Targaryen (A Song of Ice and Fire series). Another strong, intelligent, independent, glorious, and kind character. If I ended up being in the game of thrones, Daenerys would most definitely be in my top 3 when thinking about with whom to team up with. 
5. Raisa ana'Marianna (The Seven Realms series). Queendom can be better than kingdom, and Raisa sure can demonstrate that.
6. Bridget Jones (Bridget Jones). If we're being technical, Bridget is more of a antiheroine than heroine. But in my opinion, the fact that she lacks the traditional heroine traits makes her just as good heroine as any other. If not even better.
7. Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice). Funny, witty, and caring but doesn't care what others think of her - sold! 
8. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles series). Who doesn't love the underdog? Especially, when it's clear that she is meant for great things!
9. Kestrel (The Winner's Trilogy). Even though she is only seventeen, I love the fact that she is able to think with her own brain - she knows where to put her efforts and is a critical thinker. No BS with her. 
10. Magdalena "Lena" Haloway (Delirium Trilogy). Lena's character development has to be one of my favourites: to develop from conforming, timid girl into this brave and loyal person. 


Just talking about these wonderful heroines makes me want to reread all these books. I can't think of many other amazing things than a well written heroine! 



22 comments:

  1. I really like Kestral too! She's so focused and so determined. Agreed - she's a straight thinker and I suppose that's why I loved her!
    Great list :)

    My TTT

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, Kestrel is awesome and I really hope she stays that way. :)

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  2. I think you summed up Celeana perfectly;) Hermione is definitely one of the best characters ever (seriously perfect indeed;))! I can't wait to start the Seven Realms series (and meet Hans and Raisa:)). Cinder is one of the most relatable characters out there! And Lizzy Bennet- I love how witty she is too!:D
    Lovely list!
    Maya @ anotheronceuponatime

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    1. Haha, I see that we have a lot in common! ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. hermione was amazing great that she's in your list too.MY TOP TEN TUESDAY

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    1. I think quite many lists ended up having Hermione, but then again, why wouldn't she be in those lists? She is the best! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Haha, from the three first ones I kind of thought I was reading my own list... ;) I agree with you, Hermione is the most perfect human being/witch. :D

    Great list!

    Cucie @ Cucie reads

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    1. Hermione is perfection. Seriously, if I could decide right now that what sort of character I would be in real life I would probably describe all the qualities Hermione has :D Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you, I think it's pretty great too. ;)

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  6. Hermione and Katniss are on my list too...

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    1. My guess is that those two + Celeana are probably the most popular names this week. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. We have so many choices in common! I think Celaena has made nearly every list today! She's such a feisty, deadly and determined individual. Kestrel is such a cunning and highly intelligent character and I absolutely LOVE Daenerys. She's ruthless, powerful and a mother of DRAGONS. She's just amazing. Great list!

    Becca @ Lost in Thought
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    1. Thanks! I see that you have a pretty great taste in heroines yourself. ;) I wish more novels included such amazing women! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  9. Great list! I just found your blog--love the name :)

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  10. I wanted to add Elizabeth (Pride and Prejudice) on my list as well but I mostly concentrated on YA heroines :)

    Here's my ttt: SofiaLovesReading

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  11. I really need (and want!) to start the seven realm series! *-*
    However Celaena and Kestrel would totally be on my list as well! So kickass and smart :D

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    1. You should! The Seven Realms so much fun to read. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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