Hello to my stunning bloggers out there!
So I’ve been exceptionally absent from my blog for the past few months, other than posting things related to my book release – how annoying of me, many apologies.
I’m in a world of struggle today, wishing it was already the weekend because all I want to do is curl up in bed with a book to hide from this miserable weather.
I thought to myself I had to toughen up and endure the rest of the week of work like a true champ, just like all the strong-female-characters I read about. Then it kind of hit me…why not write a post about the types of female characters we all like to read about!
What’s your favourite type of heroine?
So I’m a big fan of the heroines that are a bit kick-ass, know how to fight for what they want, and don’t spend half the book complaining about how unattractive they may or may not be – confidence…definitely a big tick.
So here are a few heroines I thought worth mentioning.
- Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter novels – she’s a very smart girl, and although at first it might get on some people’s nerves that she’s a bit of a know it all, she does have redeeming qualities and ends up being a true friend and hero through out the whole series – saving everyone’s ass on more than one occasion.
- Teagan Cross from Rebel (Rebel Wheels #1) by Elle Casey – She is without doubt one of the funniest characters I’ve read – immature and reckless at times yes, but that adds to her personality. She was so determined to keep her head up, even though she’d just pretty much gone from rich princess to dirt poor and living in a roach filled motel. I loved that even though she was so used to having money, she didn’t complain or feel it was beneath her to try and find a job in places like a pawn shop, a laundromat, and then finally a mechanics with a super hot owner.
- Sydney from Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover – This was on the lighter side considering what I usually read. But Sydney was strong to me in the fact that she tried so hard to fight her feelings for someone who was already taken. And she wasn’t one of those female characters that just bad mouths every other female character. She was good and kind, and had so much heart and compassion for everyone else in the book.
- My all time favourite heroine – Emmy Hayes from Devil’s Game (Reapers MC #3) by Joanne Wylde – Although this is the third in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone. This book is still by far my favourite book out there. It’s like a bad-ass version of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet with plenty of swearing, hot kick-ass bikers, and plenty of cheesy sweetness that it makes you love the hero and heroine together. Emmy Hayes is the daughter of the president of one of the biker clubs and she falls for someone in a rival club. Plenty of drama and action, but you definitely see Em’s strength and determination. She doesn’t once back down or let anyone tell her what to do, other than her dad at times maybe. Here’s a little peek into a section from the Heroes POV:
“Go ahead, sit down,” I told her. “Keep your gun on me if it makes you happy. But I’d rather you didn’t. Knowing my luck, a spider will fall on you or something and the f*ckin’ thing will go off.”
“Sexist much?” she asked, frowning. “Poor little Em, scared of spiders. Can’t handle her gun. Afraid I won’t remember which end goes bang?”
I started laughing. In fact, I laughed so hard that I couldn’t talk at first. She glared at me the whole time, but she also lowered the pistol.
What are some of your favourite female characters?