Follow Friday # 17

Hi everyone! Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read!

 This Friday's question is:

Q:Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kick a** heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male?

A: Tough question!
I really like strong female characters, ones that are willing to stand up for themselves whether in a fantasy realm or in school, and not sit back on the sidelines and be pushed around (Katniss, Juliette from Shatter Me). I also love characters who I feel that I can relate to/care about. I want to be rooting for the main character..not against them. Just like Anna from Anna and the French Kiss and Helen from Starcrossed and Hadley from the Statistical Probability of love at First Sight and Clara from Hallowed). I really don't want to see a female character who acts submissive and doesn't do what she believes is right.

Of course I love boys with accents (Etienne and Oliver..I'm directing this towards you!!) but I also love sweet and caring boys (Adam from Shatter Me, and Tucker from Hallowed) and of course bad boys (Christian from Hallowed and Brendan from Spellbound).

As you can tell I like a variety of different characters :D

Well what do you think of my answer? What's yours? Don't forget to leave me some links and follow :)

25 comments:

Jessi (Geo) said...

I've been seeing this a lot, I totally agree. Nobody wants a whiny and annoying lead female!
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Shelby said...

I agree with the strong heroine thing!
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TheReadingPenguin said...

I love strong heroines! Great answer! Reading to Penguins

Jez said...

Yay to strong heroines!

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Kristan said...

Boys with accents literally melt my hearts. They're like my number one quality in a guy and I'm mad that I forgot to mention them in this FF post =)

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Kristan said...

And I mean heart, not hearts. I'm pretty sure I only have one of them.

Sarah@Catching Books said...

No worries :) Who doesn't love boys with accents :)

Ning said...

Haha boys with accents are hot. And I need females that can stand up for herself and not be pushed around by the hero.

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The Reading Enchantress said...

Great answer! I love Clara, Tucker and Christian, they're all great examples! And boys with accents make me melt, they make the best romantic male characters :) *New Follower*
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Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I'm totally with you on rooting for your heroines - Helen, Hadley, and Anna!
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Miss Vains Paranormal Fantasy said...

Hi:)

I'm also a Katniss and Anna Fan!
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Sophie said...

I'm also all for strong heroines. I haven't read The Hunger Games yet (I know, I know!) but I agree with Juliette of Shatter Me. I also adore sweet and caring boys. But... Will from Shatter Me? Wasn't his name Adam? Oh, well. I'm a sucker when it comes to remembering names.

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Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Nice! Never gave thought to the guys with accents! But I admit I do loooove that when I see em!

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LunaMoth said...

Strong Heroines are a must!

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Reading 'n' Reviewing said...

I agree I don't like submissive characters, whether they be male or female.

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Megan Monell said...

I agree with the strong female character. If I'm reading a book with a weaker one, I need a reason why she is weak. Like Speak, she was weak and that's the whole point of the book. There was a reason that I can handle. I don't like submissive characters that are simply self conscious for no reason.There are enough women in the world like that!
Katniss is a great heroine. I remember reading and thinking to myself she was going to do something stupid and naive, and at the end of the series, I was so proud. =)
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Moissanite Jewel said...

Great answer. I like a little bit of both myself. Too many kickbutt women can make me seek something different, but the opposite is true too.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Katniss was a strong character, just hopping by.

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Burgandy Ice said...

hahahaha maybe Goddess Interupted isn't a good idea. hahahahaha I love your answer and I agree. My FF is here: Colorimetry

Izzy G. said...

Hi! I'm Izzy, and I'm stopping by for Follow Friday. Characters are really important to me as well - after all, I can tolerate a boring plot if the characters are interesting, but not often the other way around! And yes, I'm totally with you on the boys with accents (hello, Etienne!).

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Sarah@Catching Books said...

oops it was Adam!! Thanks for letting me know and I will change that :) Sometimes I get names confused :D

The Muggle said...

Oh yes! Boys with accents! I haven't even though about that, but it's so true :)

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Nereyda1003 said...

Tucker is one of my favorite guy characters.
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Sarah (saz101) said...

YESSSSSS!! Oh, I LOVE reading heroines who are strong, capable, and brave. I don't mind if they're not physically strong, if they have a fighter's spirit--Like Juliette. AND YES! I want to root for the MC--just like Anna and Hadley.

Oh goodness... Etienne... Oliver... Adam.. you've just menentioned 3 of my fave book boys :D

ClaireLouise said...

Hello! I am a new follower!! Found you via the blog hop! Can't wait to read your posts!

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