Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Female Characters | Top 5 Wednesday

Hello everyone! *waves* I took a small absence with this series on my blog, which I deeply apologize for, but now it is back!! And the topics for October look amazing! To kick off the return on my blog.. this week's top 5 Wednesday topic is: Top 5 Female Characters! 

1. Hermione Granger from The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
It is no brainer that Hermione would obviously be on this list or that she is my first choice. She is just one of those amazing characters that you just immediately love. She is brilliant, brave, empathetic, and just an all around good person. The series simply would not be the same without her! 

2. Tris Prior from the Divergent series by Veronica Roth
Tris!! She is such an amazing character. From the beginning, you can tell that even though Tris loves her family and would like to do right by them and stay in that faction, she goes beyond boundaries and is still able to demonstrate that love she has for her family by choosing Dauntless. She didn't choose some other faction, she chose the hardest one. She was incredibly brave and resilient and fought hard every single day for her spot. I truly commend her for her bravery because it is something you just can't overlook. She is by far, my favorite female character out of all the dsytopian novels I've read. 

3. Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson series and the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
Annabeth, the daughter of Athena and one of the main protagonists at Camp Half-Blood. She definitely lives up to the fact that she is a daughter of Athena and actually goes beyond that. She is incredibly strong and brave, but also extremely down to earth. Her love for her friends really astounds me and just how hard she works to just be there for him. She is also always trying to see the good in people, especially in the first series which is a character trait I really admire.

4. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
How can you have a list of top 5 female characters and not include Katniss? She is one of those characters who can be incredibly frustrating at times, but I just love her. Like the other female characters I mentioned, I admire Katniss for her bravery and strength because that is truly a testament to her character. What I love most about her, is similar to that of Annabeth and just her commitment to her family and friends regardless of the situation. She never loses sight of who she is no matter what, even when the chips are down and she is faced with a lot of strife. Also, she is amazing with a bow and arrow, so... that counts for something in my books. 

5. Isabelle Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
Were you all thinking that I would pick Clary? Well, for those of you that don't know, Isabelle is my favorite female characters by Clare. She is just amazing. I love the tough exterior that she portrays, but I also love how many layers there is to Isabelle. She loves her family so much and puts them first and that is amazing. She is an incredibly strong shadowhunter and she is just as strong as Alec and Jace and can definitely hold her own. I just really sympathized with Isabelle and I particularly enjoyed moments in the book when she would actually tell certain characters that their behaviour was uncalled for and unnecessary. Her strength and bravery, much like the four previous choices, makes clear why she is in my top five. 

Well that's it for this week. I hope that you enjoyed the return of Top 5 Wednesday. This reminded me of a bout of books challenge I did earlier in the year. It was tough choosing and I know that I opted for mostly YA book characters, so I hope that is alright. Let me know in the comments below who are your top 5 female characters! 

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