Once upon a time, I wrote a blog post that was appropriately titled “Top 5 Heroines.” It was, as you might guess, a list of my favorite heroines from books. Now, even though I wrote that blog post three years ago, I still stand by it. There were some really awesome female characters on that list: June Iparis from the Legend trilogy, Cammie Morgan from Gallagher Girls, Deryn Sharp from the Leviathan trilogy, Reyna Ramirez-Arellano from The Heroes of Olympus, and Stargirl from Stargirl.
But I also wrote that blog post three years ago. I’ve read (and re-read) a lot of books since then, and I’ve fallen in love with both new characters and old. So while I still love and adore all of the ladies on my original list, I thought it was a good time to show some appreciation for a few of my other favorite heroines.
I know, I know, I just did a two-partlist last month. But that was so much fun, I decided to go ahead and do another one! This time, however, it’s not about music – it’s about books.
I’ve always found myself especially attached to characters in stories. Protagonists, antagonists, I love them all, but there’s something to be said about the heroes and heroines of a story. Granted, I tend to throw many book characters under the bus because they’re half-developed cliches, but that doesn’t mean I hate all of them. In fact, there are a lot of great books out there with characters that I absolutely adore!
Anyway, a while back in my school’s Book Club, we had sessions where we’d prepare o a list of our favorite book things – sometimes characters, sometimes settings, sometimes couples (ah, but that’s a list for another day). For a while now, I’ve wanted to share some of those lists on my blog, so this week and next week, I’ll be sharing a somewhat condensed version of my favorite heroes and heroines.
Since I started with the guys in my lead singers series, this time it’ll be ladies first! (However, like last time, the lists are in no particular order.)