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Offline nina8

Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« on: September 18, 2011, 10:12 AM »
Who are your favorites bad,tough, kick-ass heroines ,what book are they from,and why you like them !
Or maybe you like the sensitive ,whiny,weak girls who need to be rescued.

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Offline jessadia

Re: Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2011, 10:17 AM »
Gotta go with Katniss from Hunger Games series. Not only is she bad a$$ enough to survive not one, but 2, Hunger Games she is also soft hearted enough to take her sisters spot in the games.

I also like Penryn from Angelfall, in a way she's a lot like Katniss (but there's only one love interest instead of two) :)
 

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Re: Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 10:23 AM »
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Gotta go with Katniss from Hunger Games series. Not only is she bad a$$ enough to survive not one, but 2, Hunger Games she is also soft hearted enough to take her sisters spot in the games.
I also like Penryn from Angelfall, in a way she's a lot like Katniss (but there's only one love interest instead of two) :)

Took words right out of my keyboard. I like both Katniss and Penryn too. Also liked Rose from VA.
 

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Re: Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 10:26 AM »
My fav heroines so far are:

Rose_Vampire Academy
Eugenie_Dark Swan
Suze_The Mediator
(in this order)

All badasses ;)
 

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Re: Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2011, 10:28 AM »
I can't talk about Katniss nor Dru cuz I haven't read Hunger Games nor Strange Angels yet. But I will, next month ;)
 

Offline nina8

Re: Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2011, 11:25 AM »
I love Rose cuz she is tough and knows how to fight.I love Katniss cuz she  fights smart.
 

Offline Aerinn

Re: Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2011, 12:07 PM »
Whoa you've mentioned all the tough girls that came to my mind first as well!
Be it Rose, Dru, Katniss, Penryn, Katsa, Suze, or so many others, I think they've all got a similar trait, and no, I don't mean fighting skills, though, there's that. What I love about these characters is that they're so brave, even afraid, they fight on, stand back up when they fall, and just keep on fighting! That's why I love them.
I can't say they're good or bad, perhaps a bit of both. Some are tougher than others, but they all kick ass, and I prefer to read about such characters instead of the er, whiny, girly variety. :S
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Re: Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2011, 01:36 PM »
Me too... I am so not into this generations "Bella" type girls. I like a character that uses her brains and isn't afraid to stand up for what she believes enough and (of course) can kick butt :)  I don't want to read about any swooning ditzy whiny girls who can't make up their minds on who to date or who thinks everyone is in love with them or thinks "their love interest" is more important than air.
 

Offline nina8

Re: Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2011, 01:44 PM »
and lets not forget Kiera ,she is even worst then Bella!
 

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Re: Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2011, 01:46 PM »
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and lets not forget Kiera ,she is even worst then Bella!
Oh god! She's god-awful! :/ I really, really disliked her character, and what she's put those poor guys through... :S
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Re: Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2011, 01:48 PM »
You're right... as much as I loved Thoughtless and Effortless I spent about 80% of the time reading just wanting to smack her! She was way too co-dependent and indecisive.
 

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Re: Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2011, 02:21 PM »
Such as Ever from The Immortals or even worse? LOL Oh God, did I want to slap that girl so she'd think straight ! :P
 

Offline nina8

Re: Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2011, 02:29 PM »
Well,i felt  the same.Now i'm reading about Eve in Eden and she is exactly the opposite,strong, independent, fighter and kick everyone's bum.
 

Offline LivingInBooks

Re: Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2011, 02:55 PM »
Well I am going to be a bit odd one here. I don't quite like too bad ass girls or too "Bella" girls either. I like someone who is a little bit of both. Sweet but a little bit of sassy and attitude thrown in. Like Megan from Iron Fey? She isn't exactly badass, but she isn't too -- IDK...noodly? :D sorry that's the only word that popped to describe Bella.
 

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Re: Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2011, 09:02 PM »
I liked Meghan: she was soft-hearted but still wasn't afraid to stand up for herself :)

I also liked Tris (Beatrice from Divergent)- she's kind of in the middle too, not too "kick ass" but not too "noodly" (lol... i liked your word LIB)

 

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Re: Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2011, 09:59 PM »
I like both of them too, they are strong and they have spirit.
Also Claire Danvers from Morganville Vampires,Dana(Faeriewalker), they are not strong fighters but they are strong characters.
 

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Re: Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2011, 10:08 PM »
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I liked Meghan: she was soft-hearted but still wasn't afraid to stand up for herself :)
I also liked Tris (Beatrice from Divergent)- she's kind of in the middle too, not too "kick ass" but not too "noodly" (lol... i liked your word LIB)

This Divergent book is coming up way too many times. May be it's time I read it soon. I don't have anything planned after Mephisto Covenant, I'll read Divergent next. Tell me this though - it doesn't have tragedy ending or love triangle does it?

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Also Claire Danvers from Morganville Vampires,Dana(Faeriewalker), they are not strong fighters but they are strong characters.

I totally forgot about Claire. I like her too. I haven't read Faerie walker though...avoiding any book that even hints at love triangle.
 

Offline nina8

Re: Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2011, 11:10 PM »
I like Divergent too but it doesn't end ,it's a trilogy.
 

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Re: Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2011, 11:34 PM »
Thanks athleticchik and Nina. I am guessing it ends in sort of cliffhanger (from your responses), but that's fine I guess...what's one more cliffhanger when I've got a lot more. Phew no love triangle or tragedies :D
 

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Re: Good Girls vs Bad Girls in Books
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2011, 06:29 AM »
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I haven't read Faerie walker though...avoiding any book that even hints at love triangle.

There is no love triangle in this series, it's a great read. Dana in the series has some great qualities, but sometimes she a bit too...ditzy when she makes decisions.

Katniss for sure takes my number one so far because of her whole attitude about the Capital as well as her survival ability in the games. I cried when she took Prim's spot because it showed that although she has a tough exterior, she will protect her family at all cost.

Second would probably be Dru because she's been through so much in a short period of time and has come into herself. I also like her sarcastic attitude. I love snarky characters.

Third would be Tally Youngblood from the Uglies series. She went through so much to save the one's she loves. Drastic changes, mind washes, and death helped me realize that although she's not perfect, she has the courage and strength to stand up for what is right.
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