Tuesday, October 30, 2012

...in books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish.
This week's question is:
Top Ten Favorite Kick-Ass Heroines

 This week's TTT raised some question by itself. What is a kick.ass heroine? A wonderful blog post was written by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner. You can read it here

Here are my top ten kick-ass heroines:
Pippi Longstocking (from Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren)
because she is super strong, lives all on her own, manages to scare robbers off and is just super awesome.

Alexia Tarabotti (from The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger)

because she is a feminist in a way in Victorian England. She keeps a whole pack of werewolves under control, manages to solve mysteries and doesn't faint when she is in real danger (as any other Victorian lady would do).

Finley Jayne (from the Steampunk Chronicles by Kady Cross)

because when Sam (who really dislikes her) is in danger she doesn't have to think twice if she helps him.

Stephanie Plum (from the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich)

Bounty Hunter in Trenton, New Jersey ... enough said?

Gwendolyn Shepherd (from the Gemstone Trilogy by Kerstin Gier)

because she accepts her fate and travels through time to safe the world.

Meggie Folchart (from the Inkheart Trilogy by Cornelia Funke)
because she fights for her father and her friends and is not afraid to confront evil characters.

Angela Clark (from the I heart... series by Lindsey Kelk)
because she tries to regain her life after her finacé cheated on her and is determined to live her new life in a new city.

Sergeant Mary Mary (from the The Nursery Crimes series by Jasper Fforde)
because she declined a job offer from DCI Friedland Chymes to do the right thing and stay with the NCD.

Hermione Granger (from the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling)
because she is the most loyal friend and the brain behind the whole Harry-Ron-Hermione team.

Clary Fray (from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare)
beacuse she is pushed into a whole new world, faces it with a lot of guts and has to deal with her life without her mum and an evil father. 


  1. Pippi Longstocking was a great pick :) awesome list

  2. Pippi Longstocking is an awesome choice, great list

  3. Haha, Pippi!

    My TTT: http://shelversanon.blogspot.com/2012/10/top-10-tuesday-i-am-no-man.html