There were so many choices for this one. At first I wanted to say Katniss Everdeen because she’s a badass that leads a rebellion. Then I wanted to say Hermoine Granger because who doesn’t love her. But I decided on Tris from the Divergent series.
Synopsis: In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
I chose Tris because throughout this series, she grows so much as a character. You kind of know she has the badass in her from the beginning but as the series goes on she just keeps getting more and more awesome. The leadership and initiative she shows is incredible and she always put those she loves before herself. She truly sacrifices everything to protect those that she loves and that in my eyes is a very strong character. Plus she makes good decisions and can figure people out before they get to her.
Let me know who you favourite female character is in the comments! Also Sara Mac Taylor won the hardy boys mystery novel giveaway but stay tuned because I will be holding more in the future.
Oh, now you’re just being cruel Erik! Like you, Katniss and Hermoine immediately spring to mind, but since I picked Roarke from the In Death series for my favorite male character, I’m going to go with Eve Dallas from the same series. After surviving a horrific childhood, she’s now a kick-ass Lieutenant with the NYPD. She’s inspiring and funny, and you can’t help but love her.😊
Haha I know, I wanted to pick so many more than just one because there are a lot of badass female characters out there! I have heard you talk about this series a couple times now so I better put it on my TBR list ;P
I can’t recommend the In Death series enough!😊
Fantastic choices Kim! I automatically went to Katniss!!!😁🤗
Haha yea she was my very close 2nd, only because he character developed but you knew she was a badass to start off. Tris grew into it which I liked.
Awesome. I’ve heard great things!
*Fist 👊 Bumps back!*
I also need to read more of the In Death series when I get a chance! Roarke is so yummy!😍
You MUST Book Sister!😚
For sure Book Diva!!!!😁 Can’t wait! I have them on my shelf crying for me! Lol.
I’ve downloaded the Death series from the library (still have one I’m waiting for). Looking forward to reading them.
Fav female character: Buffy. I’m sure there’s lots of books written with her in them now. 🙂
For just books though Jane Whitefield (8 books so far). She’s a Native American guide who helps people disappear and start a new life: women feeling from abusive situations, people who want to make a new start in life but can’t because their past will catch up and kill them, etc. Jane is resourceful, quick thinking, and outwits the people who are either after the person she’s “guiding” or have targeted Jane herself.
When you read the early books you have to remember they were written before cell phones and internet was widely available, otherwise you’re thinking, “That tactic wouldn’t work”. In the later books she reflects just how difficult it has become to hide people, and she goes to great lengths to get off the grid.
Oh man I completely forgot about Buffy!!! She’s been the main badass from the beginning.
I would be interested to see how Jane would hide people now especially with all the technology we have to find people.
* “women feeling from abusive situations*, should be “fleeing”, not “feeling”.
Another great female tv character is Veronica Mars. I’m betting someone has written fan-fic doing a cross-over between her and Buffy. No, I haven’t looked. No, I’m not going to look.
Haha yea I figured it was “fleeing”. I have been told by so many people to check out Veronica Mars and then I heard it got cancelled.
Cinder from The Lunar Chronicles is my favorite!
But Katniss Everdeen for me!😉
And sadly I own the Divergent series but haven’t read it!😓
Oh you have too! They are worth it for sure.
Once I catch up on all my ARCs I must!
Fair enough 😛
Oh and Lula and Grandma Mazur from the Stephanie Plum Series! They are absolutely hilarious!🤣😁❤📚
Super interesting choice. I haven’t read the Divergent series but it sounds interesting. Favourite female characters of all time, either Nomi from Sense8, Buffy or Sydney Bristow from Alias (I’m a bit of a TV nerd). In terms of just books, definitely Door from Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere. Such an interesting character!!!
Nomi was awesome and Buffy! YES 100%.
They’re both pretty amazing!!! Buffy has been one of my favourite characters since I was a kid!
She has 8 seasons worth of badassery 😛 I like dark Willow too when she goes all crazy witch.