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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Strong Female Heroins "Alpha Females".. Tell me your choices please!!

So, one thing I do like in a good book or series is a strong female lead. Funny, annoying, bitchy or sexy, a good female protagonist rocks!
Alpha males are an important part of a series, but I can't help but think a Alpha female is a harder character to write and love. A male can be a strong, confident and a jerk, but we still love him. Maybe even more so for that. But when a female is too confident, we tend to get annoyed and dislike them. Why is that, I wonder?
But all in all, I love reading a book or series with a "alpha female".

I have many, many favorites..but I'm only going to pick 15. 15 is honestly hard to narrow down to. I'd like to hear your 5 favorites. If you have more, by all means let me know!
I've been interested in hearing what others thought of this for a while, and over at Book Faery, I noticed she had Male Alpha lists, so I thought I'd try out the females. I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts on their favorites. :)

Here goes: (I don't have a particular order, that would be asking for too much I think.. hehe)

-Anita Blake from L.K.H's Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series

-Sabina Kane from the Sabina Kane series by Jane Wells

-Georgina Kincaid from the Georgina Kincaid series by Richelle Mead

-Kat from the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost

-Gin from the Elemental Assassin's series by Jennifer Estep

-Rachel Morgan from the Hollows series by Kim Harrison

-Elena Deveraux from the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh

-Dorina from the Dorina Basarab series by Karen Chance

-Jill Kismet from the Jill Kismet series by Lilith Saintcrow

-Antoinette Petrescu from the Dark Brethren series by Tracey O'Hara

-Betsy Taylor from the Undead series by MaryJanice Davidson

-Riley Jenson from the Riley Jenson Guardian series by Keri Arthur

-Jace Valchek from the Bloodhound Files series by D.D Barant

-Maliha Crayne from the Mortal Path series by Dakota Banks

and last by certainly not least..

-Mira from the Dark Days novels by Jocelynn Drake

I wish I could have picked more, but then I'd have a list of 100.
Agree with me? Who would you choose?
Do you have a favorite female character's name? (From any series)
Out of my list, I'd choose Maliha. It's not a common name, that I know of.. And I love how it sounds.

Isn't Kat super? hehe


kaz.milo said...

Sookie Stackhouse
Georgina Kincaid
Betsy Taylor
Nina ( out of Dakota Cassidy's Accidental Friends series)

Natasha said...

Nina is awesome huh? I forgot about her!

Leslie McDonald said...

Kat for sure =)
Elena Michaels from the Otherworld series
Anita Blake (I love that she's a shooter)
Rachel Morgan
Rose Hathaway (my FAVORITE YA heroine!!)

Chas @ LLL said...

Maliha... sounds like it could be Hawaiian!=)

As or me... I love many types of character... but I can appreciate female leads who are strong but not forceful.

Okay so here is a few names to add to that list of yours.... no particular order.

Sara from the Magnus Pack series
Rose for Vamp Academy
Elena from Women of the Otherworld series
Katniss from The Hunger Games
Faythe from Shifters
Vivian from Blood and Chocolate
Jaz from Jaz parks
Alexi from the Wonderland series

and my recent fav... I am still swooning over this series!!
Xylara from the Chronicles of the Warlands

Okie dokie... those are just randoms from my head!=)
Now it's beddy beddy bye bye... 1 am!! Toodles!

Paper Cut Reviewer said...

Great Topic Natasha! Well hmm let me think okay got it! That didn't take too long, huh!

Faythe from Shifter series by Rachel Vincent

Jaz Parks from Jaz Parks series by Jennifer Rardin

Joanne from Weather Warden by Rachel Caine

Allie Beckstrom from Allie Beckstrom series by Devon Monk

Merit from Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill

and one more new addition!

Katniss From The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Wow that was hard to narrow it down to 5 okay 6,lol. Thanks!

Lisa R said...

Oh, oh -I got one
Eve Dallas from JD Robb's In Death series

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, probably Mercy Thompsan, Anita Blake, Zoe Martinique, Rachel Morgan, Joanne Walker, and that's all I can think of at the moment.

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