Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Top 10 Tuesday (4)

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish which features a variety of bookish top ten lists!


This week's Top 10 theme is: Top Ten Favorite Kick-Ass Heroines!  I love this theme, and I love me some kick-ass heroines!  So without further delay, let's get to it :)

 1. Vin from Mistborn:The Final Empire I may have only read book one of the trilogy (I own book 2 & 3 and I'm ever so eager to read them!) but I think anyone who's read Mistborn would have Vin on their list.  Her transformation from poor abused and mistrustful street urchin to full fledged Mistborn is beyond epic!  Brandon Sanderson is truly gifted when it comes to creating relatable female characters who are just plain awesome.  Team Vin!

2. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games Trilogy.  I don't even think I need to explain myself here. Katniss defines kick-ass.  She's beyond tough, determined and so brave.

3. Tris from Divergent.  Talk about a girl stepping out of everything she knows...voluntarily!  She doesn't come off as tough to start, but don't let that fool you: she's tough as nails.  She may have gotten lost a bit during Insurgent but she was still awesome and I have a feeling she'll be pretty impressive when book 3 comes out!

4. Karou from Daughter of Smoke & Bone.  Karou owned even before she had any idea about who she really is and her past.  By the end of DoS&B she had exceeded my expectations! I can't wait to see how she'll progress in Days of Blood & Starlight.

5.   MacKayla 'Mac'  Lane from The Fever Series.  Sure, she starts off like one very plastic Barbie girl but Mac quickly morphs until she's almost unrecognizable.  She still has a touch of Barbie,but mixed in with some mega ass kicking!

6. Melanie/Wanderer from The Host.  Both are the main protagonist of The Host in my opinion and both are awesome.  Melanie for resisting & continuing to fight. And Wanda for her willingness to change & her receptiveness.

7. Liesl from Liesl & Po.  What? Little girls in fairytales can be kick-ass too!  Liesl was feisty and determined...as well as pretty freaking brave.  

8.  Cassia from The Matched Trilogy.  Sure she was annoyingly innocent when Matches started off,but who wouldn't be in the world she was living it.  Soon enough, she shed those blinders & started thinking for herself.  I can't wait to see what havoc she'll cause in Reached!

9.  Sara Crewe from A Little Princess.  This little girl endured more in her young years than most of us do in our entire life.  She was truly inspiring every step of the way ♥

10.  Hermoine & Ginny from the Harry Potter Series. Ok, so this IS technically cheating...because neither is the main protagonist....but honestly how kick ass are these ladies.  I really wish I had read Harry Potter growing up.  These girls would have been THE best role models. (I'm referring to the books of course, not the movies where Ginny just ties Harry's shoes & wipes the drool off his chin.)

 Who did YOU pick as your top 10 kick-ass heroines? 
 Link me up below so I can check it out!  

30 comments:

  1. Great picks!! So many awesome kick ass characters!!

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    1. haha I thought so too :) Thanks for visiting hun ♥

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  2. Great list! I felt the same way about Cassia when I read Matched, but I really grew to like her in Crossed. Karou is an awesome choice, too. I'll never forget the revenge she got on her ex-boyfriend!

    Our TTT

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    1. Thanks Lee! Yeah Cassia really grew on me little by little till by then end of Matched & especially Crossed like you said where I especially liked her too! And Karou's revenge was pretty sweet wasn't it LOL Thanks for visiting ♥ I'm off to see who made your list :)

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  3. Great list some really good strong girls there. my TT http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/10/teaser-tuesday-31-and-top-ten-21.html

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    1. Thanks Jenn Renee & thanks for visiting!

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  4. Karou was another character I was debating on adding, but the list filled up so quickly! I really want to read that Fever series you mentioned, I keep seeing it around and it looks good! Nice picks!

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    1. I know what you mean Kelsey! I had to leave out quite a few good ones as well...and then after visiting other blogs I realized I had forgotten even more LOL I hope you'll get to read the Fever series soon ;) Thanks for dropping by!

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  5. Sara Crewe is a great choice! I love A Little Princess. I never even thought of her :)
    And I still don't know how I didn't think of anyone from Harry Potter.
    Great list :) Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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    1. haha Thanks! She popped in my head as I was making the list...she's a bit of an odd choice but she's certainly kick-ass imo :) Oh and I know how you feel, I left out like 2 or three ones that I couldn't believe I forgot either... anyways thanks for visiting!

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  6. Great list! I've REALLY got to read Divergent! Tris is on a zillion lists!

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    1. Thanks Sarah...I hope you'll love Divergent when you get to it. You're right she was everywhere today!

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  7. Hi!
    We have a couple in common, I totally forgot to put Karou on my list!
    My TTT: http://nightmareonbookstreet.blogspot.com/2012/10/top-ten-tuesday-kick-ass-heroines.html

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, I can't wait to check out who we picked in common! Oh and I know how you feel, after visiting blogs I realized I'd forgotten some good ones as well...*sigh* haha Thanks for stopping by :)

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  8. Haha, way to think outside the box with Sarah Crewe! Love it!

    Thanks so much for following my blog and stopping by my TTT. I loved your list and hope to see you around the interwebs often. :)

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    1. LOL! She popped in my head as I was writing the list...and I couldn't deny her kick-assness!

      Thanks for visiting! I'm sure we'll be chatting soon :D

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  9. LOVE that you added Liesl! She totally is a badass. :) And of course Karou, Katniss & Tris! Great list.

    Thanks so much for the follow, Micheline! Following back! :) (And I love your blog design, btw!)

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    1. haha thanks! I couldn't leave her out even if she's a bit of an odd choice, she's still kick-ass! ;) And like you said about the other three you mentioned 'of course' ♥

      Thanks for visiting & following Randi! My design comes courtesy of the fabulous Giselle over at Xpresso Design

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  10. Good list, I love Melaine and Wanda as well,I liked that they had distincted personalities but were both lovable.

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    1. Thanks Lilly :D I really loved both too and I couldn't pick just one. So I did a two-fer haha! Thanks for visiting!

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  11. Great list! I was so happy to see you included Sara Crewe, she's one of my favorite female characters EVER! And I love your comment on Ginny as well *giggle*
    Thanks for the comment and follow over at my blog! I've returned the favor :D
    Katie @ Fiction Predictions

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    1. Thanks Katie! And isn't Sara Crewe the greatest? ♥ And I had to specify with Ginny because she rocked so hard in the books and...well...I mean...she ties Harry shoes in the movies o_O

      LOL...anyways thanks for visiting & following :D

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  12. I don't think they need to be the main character - in fact if they manage to show off their strength and you consider them to be kick-ass and they're only supporting characters - they must be epically fantastic.

    I love book Ginny - she was fantastic. I just tend to forget her being amazing because for me, movie Ginny was kind of weak in comparison.

    Great list!

    Mac is also one I consider to be awesome. I really need to finish the Fever series before I get my hands on a copy of Iced.

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    1. I agree Kate. Book Ginny rocked SO HARD and then you get movie Ginny...who's like Harry's second mom or something. I'm fighting to keep book Ginny alive LOL

      And I thought Mac kept getting more kick ass as the series went on. I'll be curious to see if you feel the same when you finish the series :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. I completely agree about Book Ginny. She was soooo much better lol. And great list, I've got several of these on my to-buy list, makes me want to bump them up! :)

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    1. omg SO much better ♥ haha Thanks for the nice comment Jenn & also for visiting :)

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    1. Isn't she just the greatest? :) Thanks for dropping in Melissa!

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  15. I do love Ginny. Also I need to read Liesl & Po as I've heard such good things about it!

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    1. Ginny rocks for sure ♥ Oooh and I hope you get to read Liesl & Po soon and that you'll love it as much as I did :D Thanks for stopping by Jennifer!

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