Monday, October 29, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Kick Ass Heroines

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Kick Ass Heroines.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) Ginny Weasley Hermione may be book smart and skilled in charms, but Ginny could easily take any of her brothers with the intensity of her defensive spells.

Defiance (Defiance, #1)Rachel Adams - Instead of encouraging his daughter to take interest in skills of running a home, Jared Adams taught Rachel self-defense and how to fend for herself.

Temple of the Winds (Sword of Truth, #4)Cara - Mord Sith, an elite warrior, skilled in torture. You do not want to be on her bad side.

Fatal Voyage (Temperance Brennan, #4) Temperance Brennan - A smart, passionate forensic anthropologist. Sometimes she gets impatient, or ticks off the wrong person. But she can take care of herself.

Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) Katsa - She is a skilled fighter and skilled in survival, she has served as the king's enforcer for years.

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) Arya - Spunky younger daughter of House Stark. Would rather do battle training with her brothers than act like a lady.

The Lord of the Rings Eowyn - Fiesty daughter of Rohan who runs off and joins the army. Quite a feminist character for the time.

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1) Holly Short - First female captain in LEPrecon history. Can be a loose canon, but definitely a match for Artemis Fowl.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls The Sisters Bennett - Take the Bennett sisters, add katanas. Stir. The five sisters turn fiesty in the war against the zombies.

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)Annabeth Chase - Her mother is Athena, goddess of wisdom and warfare, so she has a natural talent for battle.


Mel @thedailyprophecy said...

Ginny is a great witch, only such a shame that I didn't really like her :p I really want to read Defiance & Graceling & George Martin's series.

TTT @thedailyprophecy.

Fara Nani said...

OMG! Rachel! How could I missed her?! Lol. Awesome list! :D

Here my Top 10

Nina Happy Endings said...

The sisters Bennett. Yes, they are so different from each other, but still they have the same goal: fight evil zombies. Awesome. ;)

J'adore Happy Endings

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

I thought about adding Ginny to my list, but decided that Hermione's book smarts gave her the edge. I should have at least included her as an honourable mention though, cause she is an awesome witch.

Micheline D said...

New follower via GFC, Twitter & G+. I love your list! I have Ginny on my list as well...I ♥ Ginny! I can't believe I forgot Eowyn & Annabeth! *sigh* I've forgotten quite a bit of good ones this week...Anyways Graceling, Artemis Fowl and A Song of Fire & Ice are all on my reading list! Thanks for sharing :)


Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

Leah49 said...

I like that you mentioned Ginny Weasley from Harry Potter.

Shelver506 said...

Rachel Adams makes me rawr. Girl is fierce!


Sarah Williams said...

Hermione is aweseome, but when I think kick ass, it is definitely Ginny

Sarah Williams said...

I just finished Defiance, so Rachel was fresh in my mind.

Sarah Williams said...

Yes she is! I wasn't expecting her to be as fierce as she was when I started it. It was awesome.

Sarah Williams said...

And they work so well as a grand zombie killing team.