Saturday, June 4, 2011

Top Ten Female Characters

Hello again! Last week you let me know who your favorite female characters are. Are you curious to see who's in the list this week?

According to the votes received your favorite  female characters are:
(Click on the image to be taken to goodreads) 

10- Tessa from Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices) by Cassandra Clare

"Tessa has spent the first sixteen years of her life being overprotected by her aunt after the death of her parents in a carriage accident. She lives almost all her life in books, dreaming of having the kind of adventures the heroines she reads about do—until she is forced to travel from New York to London when her brother Nathaniel goes missing and only a pair of mysterious—and sinister—women called the Darke Sisters seem to know where he might have gone. The Shadowhunters of the London Institute may be Tessa's only hope of finding Nate, but their mysterious world of demons and Downworlders holds many dangers for her—especially when she realizes she might be more a part of it than she'd thought."

9 - Isabelle from The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

"The daughter of an ancient Shadowhunting family, Isabelle glitters like the silver-gold whip she uses to snare marauding demons. She's smart, she's deadly, she's beautiful, and she doesn't seem to like Clary much — a feeling that turns mutual once Isabelle takes a surprising interest in Simon."

8 - Katsa from Graceling by Kristin  Cashore

"Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.
She never expects to fall in love with beautiful Prince Po.
She never expects to learn the truth behind her Grace—or the terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.”

7 - Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

"The second daughter in the Bennet family, and the most intelligent and quick-witted, Elizabeth is the protagonist of Pride and Prejudice and one of the most well-known female characters in English literature. Her admirable qualities are numerous—she is lovely, clever, and, in a novel defined by dialogue, she converses as brilliantly as anyone. Her honesty, virtue, and lively wit enable her to rise above the nonsense and bad behavior that pervade her class-bound and often spiteful society. Nevertheless, her sharp tongue and tendency to make hasty judgments often lead her astray."

6 - Fire from Fire by Kristin Cashore

"The protagonist of the novel, Fire is a 'monster', the last human remaining of her kind. She holds the power to control minds, however she fears becoming the tyrant her dead father Cansrel was, and so she is unwilling to invade the minds of innocent people. Her flaming hair of primarily red, with streaks of gold and pink, combined with her appearance, drives all but the most strong minded mad with want."

5 - Anna from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

"Main and title character of the novel. Anna gets transferred from Atlanta, Georgia to Paris, France for her senior year of high school."

That description is not enough! Anna is a movie buff, she's sweet and caring and a good friend. She's a good character, easy to connect to and cheer for.

4 - Clary from The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

"Fifteen-year-old red-headed troublemaker, artist, and anime enthusiast. Her best (and only real) friend is a boy; her mother is a forgetful artist, and her playground is the streets and nightclubs of Manhattan. Until one night she sees a group of teenagers — who no one else can see — kill a boy. Who turns out to not really have been a boy at all..."

3 - Rose from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

"Rose is the seventeen-year-old, half-vampire half-human (Dhampir) protagonist of the Vampire Academy series and is best friends with Princess Lissa Dragomir. Her birthday is at the end of March. She died in the same accident as Lissa's parents and brother in the past, but Lissa unknowingly brought her back, making her a "Shadow-Kissed" Dhampir. Because of this, she has a one-sided bond to Lissa, allowing her to read Lissa's thoughts, sense her feelings and see through her eyes. Sarcastic and quick-witted, Rose is training to become Lissa's Guardian, while in the process of falling in love with her mentor, Dimitri Belikov. Rose is described as beautiful with semi-exotic desert-princess features: big dark eyes, dark brown hair, and lightly tanned skin. She is 5'7" with an athletic but curvy figure."

2 - Hermione from Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

"Hermione is a fictional character and one of the three protagonists (the other two being Harry Potter and Ron Weasley) in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. She initially appears in the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, as a new student on her way to Hogwarts. After being saved in the girls' bathroom from a mountain troll by Harry and Ron, she becomes close friends with them and often uses her quick wit and encyclopaedic knowledge to help them."

Everybody's favorite bookworm. :D

1 - Katniss from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

"Katniss Everdeen is the main character of Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games trilogy. Her name comes from an edible plant called katniss. 
In the Games, 1 male and 1 female between the ages of 12 and 18 were selected annually from each district and were known as tributes. The tributes were transported to an arena, where they would fight to the death, with the last surviving tribute as the victor. The annual selection was known as the Reaping, and the day of the annual lottery was called Reaping Day. As further punishment for the districts, Reaping Day was regarded as a national holiday and watching the Reaping and the Games themselves was mandatory. Katniss' sister Primrose, known as Prim, is chosen for the Games but Katniss volunteers to take her place. She joins Peeta Mellark as District 12's tributes for the 74th annual Hunger Games. With her hunting and archery skills, she becomes a contender, and unintentionally becomes the symbol of rebellion."

So, is your favorite female character on the list? Do you agree with this top 10 or nor really?
Let me know what you think! :)


  1. Aside from Elizabeth Bennet this list represents such recent literature. Yet, I'm hard pressed to suggest others...a few come to mind---Jane Eyre, Jo March, Scout Finch, Elinor Dashwood, Emma Woodhouse. It's hard to think of names.

  2. WOW a lot of love for teh Mortal Instruments characters. I have got to read those books.

    Yay for Katniss and Hermione, they are the best for sure. :D

  3. I'm glad to see that most of my favorite characters made the list. :)