Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Heroines

Hi all!

My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.

As I have mentioned the past few weeks Samantha, our wonderful host, is taking a hiatus from noughts on tomes and has suggested to fill the gaps that we have a look at old topics. I have gone back as far as Goodreads records go and I am completing ones that interest me as I work my way forward.

This week’s topic hails from December 11th 2013 and it is favourite heroines.

When I think of heroines I think of action and fantasy, of people who are actually going out there and saving the day. So that’s who I have chosen. Females who aren’t content to let men go out there and do it all for them.

So … without further ado … let’s begin.

5. Cameron Morgan, Gallagher Girls series (Ally Carter)

What to say about Cam? I think she sums up everything that I put in the introduction. In fact the whole series does. A school for female spies? Amazing. When I first read The Gallagher Girls I didn’t realise how feminist it was but looking back on it with a more mature point of view I see so much more. Cam is one of my favourite heroines for so many reasons. Mainly because she is BADASS! But also because teenage me wanted to be invited to that school so many times.

4. Clary Fairchild, The Mortal Instruments (Cassandra Clare)

Clary is a bit different, main in that she has to grow into her heroine-ness. To begin with she relies on Jace Alec and Izzy, but she grows into herself and becomes a wonderful hero that even gets to save Jace on the rare occasion.

3. Alex Fierro, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard (Rick Riordan)

I don’t know how many of you will have read the Magnus Chase series. I hope many of you and I hope you don’t start screaming at me if this is a spoiler, but Alex is gender fluid. Alex is both hero and heroine, that’s why she goes on this page, and if I ever do a list with my favourite heroes, he would go on there as well. (Are you following the pronouns?). Alex is a better fight and more active, traditional hero than Magnus and often keeps him out of scrapes an stops him being killed. I wish that Rick would do another book and further the relationship between them two, but it doesn’t look like that is to be.

2. Celaena Sardothian, The Throne of Glass (Sarah J. Maas)

I think you get my point on what sort of characters I like when it comes to my heroines. And Celaena is no different. That may be the main reason that I have fallen for her character and Maas’ stories so quickly, the reason why I can’t see to write a list at the moment without including the Throne of Glass or any of its characters.

1. Annabeth Chase, Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Rick Riordan)

For me Annabeth sums up so many of the qualities that I admire. She is smart and resilient, she can fight and will definitely not let any man, or woman, protect her. She is more than capable of defending herself and anyone else that she deems in need of protection. That usually includes Percy.


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