Now I don’t always do tags. But…heroines. They are fabulous. (Thanks Carina and Haley @ My Addiction Books!)
(Unfortunately, I don’t know who invented this tag or if it has an official button.)
1. Which heroine would you trade places with?
Most of the books I read people end up a) tortured, b) murdered, or c) choosing between two boys…and I don’t want to be in any of those situations. Because a) I’m allergic to pain, b) I like life, and c) I hate decisions.
I’ll say Puck from The Scorpio Races becuase I would like to ride a horse on a beach (the potentially getting eaten by sea horses is a downside). Perks are, of course, Sean. And an aura of fabulousness.
Unfortunately the most horse riding I’ve ever done is a small pony ride around a market when I was, like, 9 years old. So I would die if I entered this book.
2. Which heroine would you push off a cliff and hope that there are some jagged rocks at the bottom?
I refuse to answer.
3. Heroine you couldn’t care less about? They’re so bland that they don’t even trigger the hate in you?
There are many female protagonists I think are really bland and could use some…muchness. I’m not sure they’ve lost their muchness because they didn’t have any to begin with. BUT. I’m totally aware that just because I don’t like a heroine doesn’t mean someone else doesn’t.
4. Heroine you thought you wouldn’t like and ending up liking and vice versa?
Thought I Wouldn’t Like: I go into every book thinking I’ll like the characters! But…well, Tella from Fire & Flood had me dubious. She was concerned about her hairbrush going into a jungle survival adventure?! UM. Then I realised that her bubbly spunkiness made her this incredibly complex person who I totally admired. I WAS WRONG. SHE IS AWESOME.
Thought I WOULD Like: I totally expected to love Amy from Say What You Will, but she was a complete bully and, yeah, she had a disability…but she had no respect for other people’s disabilities/illnesses because they weren’t as drastic as her own.
5. Side heroine who is much more interesting than main heroine?
OH! This goes to Isabelle from The Mortal Instruments series without even a second though. Isabelle is like an insecure but very sharp piece of glass. She’s all out high heels and stabbing people. WHAT IS NOT TO LOVE?! Clary (the main heroine) is all about…um, Jace. She has a one track mind, which I admire her for.
Gosh, for 6 books and several thousand pages all Clary cares about is one naturally blonde dude. I couldn’t have that kind of focus!
I’ve only been writing this post for a little while and already I’m thinking about 554 million things including origami paper cranes, a sudden need for chocolate, my puppy eating my entire leg, how I need to write a discussion, if I’m doing too many tags, when am I going to organise my blog’s pages, and I HAVEN’T GOT MY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS ORGANISED.
I want to be friends with Maddie and Verity from Code Name Verity so so badly. Verity would be hilarious and inspiring and indomitable. And Maddie would calm and probably make delicious sandwiches and she also flies planes which is cool.
I mean, I actually want to put Celaena Sardothien in this section but I think her personality would squash me and eat me for breakfast.
7. Which heroine do you wish would just CHOOSE (between the guys in her little love triangle)?
WELL, HELLO THERE ALYSSA. We all know I’m a little too emotionally invested in the Splintered trilogy by A.G. Howard (the last book comes in January) and…well, my vote for the love-triangle is Morpheus. It is no secret.
I am terrified Jeb will win. I think it’s rather obvious that Alyssa should choose Morpheus. Firstly, she gets to rule Wonderland which would be equally awesome as well as freaky. Secondly, she would have little blue-haired Morphlings. And thirdly, because I said so and she should listen to me.
I think the only answer to this is Celaena Sardothien whose name I cannot spell but who loves books and clothes and has a sharp wit and who’d rather read and eat cake than do anything else.
Also she kind of kills people for a living. But we all make small bad life decisions.
Oh I always like people who make bad life decisions. (What?! They’re relatable!) I think Cress from Cress could be considered a good girl even though she does bad things. Because she doesn’t MEAN to do bad things. And she does square dancing exercises in a space shuttle that orbits earth just to stay fit. I think she’s a good girl.
10. Your favorite heroine of them all? (If you can’t choose, pick your top 3.)
Let me take deep breaths.
Because this is a hard question. (Even top 3 is hard.)
I’ve got to say Celaena Sardothien from Throne of Glass, Blue Sargent from The Raven Boys, and Cath from Fangirl. I relate to them because:
Celaena: likes cake. I like cake.
Blue: Is sarcastic and also intelligent and just downright awesome…well, fine, nothing like me.
Cath: Is a shy introverted awkward writer and also consumes peanut butter as a meal in order to avoid other people. I understand.
I do bet none of these picks surprised you.
(Feel free to do this tag if you want too!)
SO! question for you, my blogglings. which bookish heroines would you have as a friend? let me knoooow in the comments!
Cait is doing an awful lot of tags recently and she hopes you don’t mind. But the questions are fun! And it’s December, which is totally a month designated for funness. (Plus Cait has an allergy/cold and is currently brain dead.) She’s finally steeled her fangirling heart and is reading BLUE LILY LILY BLUE. Oh. the. feels.