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Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Female Characters

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Well, this is a day late but oh well. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday was a freebie, so I decided to do my favourite female characters, which is something I’ve been wanting to post about for a while now. Knowing me, a good half of these will be from TV shows rather than books. I’m only going to use one character each per book/show so we don’t get a bunch from the same thing. So here are my favourite female characters:

1. Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender

Katara is one of my favourite characters ever. I could go on for a while about how why I like her so much, but I love how she’s a mature, powerful waterbending master but still feels very much like a real girl.

Fanart by Laura Hollingsworth

2. Iko from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Iko is hilarious. I don’t think a character’s ever made me laugh as much as she has. I cried when Spoilers she ‘died’ in Cinder. Spoilers ended

Rarity being as fabulous as always

3. Rarity from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

Yeah I’m sure anyone who knows me well was expecting My Little Pony to show up on this list. Although Fluttershy is my favourite pony, I do like Rarity best as a character. She’s utterly fabulous, and can be rather whiny at times, but she makes up for it by being hardworking, intelligent and generous. Unusually for a show aimed at small children, she even runs her own business, and is getting really good at it.

4. Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables and it’s sequels by L M Montgomery.

The Anne Books were my favourite childhood series along with the Chronicles of Narnia, and the main reason was Anne Shirley herself. I think I’ve mentioned what I love about her before, but I especially love her quirky, poetic way of talking and wild imagination.

5. Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail

I love almost every character in Fairy Tail, but Erza’s one of my favourites. At first glance she seems like your stereotypical ‘strong female character’ who just kicks butt and that’s pretty much it, but she actually goes a lot deeper. She can be kind and gentle, and she can sometimes be completely ridiculous and go along with whatever silly antics the others are up to.

6. Jo March from Little Women and it’s sequels by Louisa May Alcott

Jo has always been my favourite of the March sisters. She’s funny and smart, and very independent and forward-thinking for her times.

7. Pearl from Steven Universe

Pearl is my favourite gem in this show. She’s graceful, intelligent, and organised to a fault, the last of which I can really relate to. I’m not sure why, but the Pearl-centric episodes are often the ones that make me cry. (I love it when fictional things make me cry)

Fan art by Viria

 8. Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson books and Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Ah, Annabeth. Unfortunately it’s difficult to put my thoughts on her into words and I’m running out of time, so let’s just say I love everything the rest of the fandom loves about her. (approximately)

9. Starfire from Teen Titans

Again, Starfire is another character who can kick butt but is also kind and gentle. (I like these kinds of characters, in case that wasn’t obvious) I love how she usually tries to take the peaceful route if she can, though.

annoyingly, this is the best picture I could find.

10. Ssilissa from The Larklight Trilogy by Philip Reeve

Ssilissa falls into the same category as Erza and Starfire, (I’m really running out of time on this post, so sorry for being rather brief in my description for the last few) but she also gives excellent advice when needed and happens to be the only female alchemist in the Solar System (at least for the first book and a bit)

So those are my ten favourite female characters. Who are your favourites?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Fictional Siblings

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As someone with five siblings, I love it when I come across realistic sibling relationships in books, tv shows, movies, etc. Since this weeks Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie, I’ve decided to list my favourite fictional siblings.

dipper and mabel

1. Dipper and Mabel Pines from Gravity FallsThe Pines Twins have probably the most realistic sibling relationship I’ve ever come across (which is understandable since it’s based on the creator’s relationship with his twin sister). They tease each other and have arguments about completely pointless things, but they’re still very close and in the end, will do almost anything for each other. I could go on about this all day, but we have a list to finish.

2. Nani and Lilo Pelekai from Lilo & StitchI personally think Nani and Lilo are the best developed siblings in Disney. Even though they drive each other crazy, they’ll do almost anything to stay together.

It was surprisingly difficult to get a good picture of these two, so here have this instead.

3. Sokka and Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender I love these two. They’re very different and wind each other up a lot, but they’re also very much capable of working together and they’re (almost) always there to back each other up.

Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg

4. The March Sisters from Little Women I loved these books to pieces, and the March girls are fantastic. They’re all very different and I love all of them (Amy was annoying at first, but I grew to like her as she matured). They do all sorts of bonkers things together and fight and write plays and fail at housekeeping. Probably my favourite literary family ever.

another set of siblings that were hard to find pictures for

another set of siblings that were hard to find pictures for

5. Art and Myrtle Mumby from LarklightThese two are hilarious. They’re probably about as different as they can possibly be and get on each other’s nerves pretty much all the time. Despite their apparent dislike of each other, they do worry about each other and I think they’d rather be together than apart in the end. (however much they claim otherwise)

6. Katniss and Prim Everdeen from The Hunger GamesI’m sure I don’t have to say much about how much these two care about each other. I will mention how sweet just about every scene between these two was though.

7. The Baudelaires from A Series of Unfortunate Events I never finished this series, but the Baudelaires are amazing. They’re intelligent, unique and interesting. (In fact, I think it may well have been mostly them that kept me reading as long as I did)

8. Twilight Sparkle and Shining Armor from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic There are a lot of sibling and like-sibling relationships in this show, but I think Twilight and Shining Armor’s is my favourite. They clearly care for each other deeply and get along very well (although I somehow suspect that Twilight’s statement that they ‘never had a single fight’ is a bit of an exaggeration). I also love that according to the comics, Shining used to be a dorky nerd while Twilight was a socially awkward bookworm, since that’s basically the definition of my youger brother and me XD

I think this is actually a picture of their parents, but whatever.

9. Tide and Swanfeather (and Fingal) from The Mistmantle chronicles We don’t see all that much of the twins, but what little we do get is adorable and extremely well characterized. I decided to include Fingal here as well, since he acts more like an older brother than an uncle most of the time.

10. Pietro and Wanda Maximoff (Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch) from Avengers: Age of Ultron Not going to say too much about these two because spoilers, but I loved how protective they were of each other.

So that’s it for my list. If you would like to join in on Top Ten Tuesdays, just click the picture at the top. Who are some of your favourite fictional siblings?

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Random Fridays: Wintery Book Covers

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Hosted by Awkwordly Emma

This Friday’s theme is Wintery Book covers, so I’ll be sharing my favourite book covers reminiscent of Winter. As usual clicking on the cover image will take you to the corresponding Goodreads page. Without further ado:

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Winter TBR

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Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

So, this week’s list is of the top ten books I’m planning on reading this Winter. Not sure there are ten but we’ll see. As usual if you click on the book cover it’ll link you to the goodreads page for the book. So:

1. Feel the Fear by Lauren Child. Like I said last week, I’ve been with this series since the beginning and I can’t wait to read this one. 😀

2. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. I promise this list will not be made entirely of my sequels list from last time. I really need to read this book though. As soon as possible.

3. Cress by Marissa Meyer. I’d like to read this one as soon as possible after reading Scarlet. That’s pretty much all I have to say concerning this book.

4. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (wow that’s a long title.) See I told you this wasn’t all going to be from my sequels list. My best friend has been begging me and begging me to read this series and for some reason I kept putting it off. But I finally read The Lighting Thief the other day and I loved it. I already said how much I love fairytales, and I’m just as obsessed with Greek Mythology. This series is just epic. Wait a sec, I’ve raved about this long enough. Let’s just say I really want to read this book. Moving on…

5. Any book by Melanie Dickerson (excluding The Healer’s Apprentice cause I’m squeamish). This is what’s going on my Christmas wishlist so this is what I’m putting here. The only reason I chose The Captive Maiden to represent this is because I adore the cover. (seriously, Look at that dress!) Like I already said I love fairy tales. And fairy tale retellings are awesome.

6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I’ve been eyeing this one cautiously for some time now, and recently my sister watched in school for English class. She loved it, and now she refuses to give me a moment’s peace until I’ve either watched the film or read the book. So there we go. (not that I mind. I would’ve read it anyway :))

7. Scorpion Mountain by John Flanagan. The casts of Brotherband and Rangers Apprentice team up and go to Arrida. (note: I spelled this wrong last time. sorry.) Awesomeness ensues. That’s basically what this book looks like it’s going to be. I am excited. 😀 😀 😀

8. The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye. So this was mentioned by various people over at the NaNoWriMo website and it sounded interesting, so I’m giving it a go. I could only get hold of it on CD though.

9. Predator’s Gold by Philip Reeve. Um yeah. What can I say. I actually have no idea where the plot’s supposed to be heading for this book, but whatever.

10. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke.

Well, I did reach 10 after all. So yeah. Oh by the way, I finished the first draft of Dark of War. It’s insanely short though. And the plot is waaaaay to straight forward. But there we are. It shall be edited! In January.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Sequels I Can’t Wait to Get

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Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

So, it’s Tuesday again! This time it’s the Top Ten Sequels I can’t wait to get. There aren’t actually that many sequels I do want to get just now, but these are the ones I do. If you want more info on the book, click on the cover image and it should link you to the relevant goodreads page. So, here we go:

1. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. I read Cinder the other day (which was my first YA I do believe. Yes I first read a YA when I was sixteen :P) and I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel.

2. Feel the Fear by Lauren Child. I’ve been with the Ruby Redfort series ever since Look into My Eyes came out waaay back in… 2010 I think. Can’t wait for the next installment 😀 (wow I’m gonna be eighteen by the time this series ends.)

3. Scorpion Mountain by John Flanagan. Another series I’ve been with since pretty much the beginning. I’m so excited for this one We’re going to see Evanlyn again!! (probably) And go to Arridi! *jumps up and down in excitement* Evanlyn, by the way, is from John Flanagan’s other series, Rangers Apprentice, which is set in the same world as Brotherband. (that’s a very epic series. You should go and read it now if you haven’t already) Anyway, moving on…

4. Cress by Marissa Meyer. Yes, I haven’t actually read Scarlet yet but I’m still looking forwards to this one. Especially since Rapunzel is one of my favourite fairy tales. 😀

5. Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George. After reading Tuesdays at the Castle, which turned out way better than I thought it would, Wednesdays is likely to be another fun read.

6. Predator’s Gold by Philip Reeve. Honestly I have no idea where the plot is headed for this book, but I’m looking forwards to reading it all the same.

7. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle. I have no idea how I’m going to get my hands on a copy of this and the rest of the books, but I will eventually. I Loved Wrinkle in Time and Wind in the Door and I NEED MORE. Annoyingly this book is rather rare in the UK 😦

8. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke. Honestly I’m scared to read this book. I read Inkheart about four months ago and loved it, and I do want to know what happens next. But… Unfortunately I know (thanks to some idiot screaming about it on the web) that my favourite character is going to die. So… I’m scared. But I did just order it from the library, so it will be read.

So, not quite ten, but there we are. If you would like to participate in Top Ten Tuesdays, you can click on the Top Ten Tuesdays sign and it’ll take you to the page with info on how to take part. And I’ll be back here on Friday! (hopefully) Bye 🙂

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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I wish could get their own book

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Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

So, this is a new thing I’ll be doing round here. It’s hosted by The Broke and Bookish and you can find out more here. This week’s theme is characters I wish could get their own book, so here are my top ten characters I wish could get their own book (surprise surprise XD) So here we go:

1. Bradley Baker from the Ruby Redfort series by Lauren Child.

Not sure this guy counts since he’s actually dead in the Ruby Redforts, but I would love to read a book about his previous adventures that are constantly being referred to. He sounds like he was a really cool guy. 😀

2. Almondflower from The Mistmantle Chronicles by M. I. McAllister.

This is basically my cheating choice since what I really want is a sequel series about Urchin’s kids, but since they don’t even exist yet at the end of the series I chose the youngest character, Almondflower, instead.

3. Brother Fir from The Mistmantle Chronicles by M. I. McAllister (can you tell I really want another Mistmantle book?)

Judging by several statements in Urchin and the Raven War, this guy had a pretty epic backstory. If I couldn’t have a sequel for Mistmantle, a prequel about Brother Fir would be nice. (preferably with cameos from kid Crispin, Padra, and so on.)

Brother Fir.

Brother Fir.

4. Josie Brooke from Jo’s Boys by Louisa May Alcott

I really want to know how Josie’s theatrical career went after Jo’s Boys, and I think it could make a great book. Also she’s one of my favorite characters from the Little Women series and I want to spend more time with her.

5. Reepicheep from The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

This awesome mouse evidently had all sorts of adventures before we meet him in Prince Caspian, and I’d love to read about them.

reepicheep, probably the most awesome mouse I have ever read.

Reepicheep, probably the most awesome mouse I have ever read.

6. Mrs. Emily Mumby from the Larklight trilogy by Philip Reeve

Any of the more eventful of her previous existences is sure to make an interesting story.

7. Regidor from The Dragon Keeper Chronicles by Donita K. Paul

Another great character I want to spend more time with. I’m also interested to see what adventures he and Gilda got up to after DragonLight.

8. Ssilissa from the Larklight trilogy by Philip Reeve

Of all the characters from this trilogy, Ssilissa is the one who’s adventures after Mothstorm I’m most interested in. I’m not begging for a Larklight sequel, but if there was one, her story would be the one I’d be most excited for.

9. Angela the Herbalist from The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

Again, not a book I’d be desperate for, but I would be interested in her adventures before or after we meet her in Eragon.

10. Polychrome from the Oz series by Frank L. Baum

I love everyone in the original Oz books (except Button Bright. He just annoys me), but Polychrome is the only one of my favourites who didn’t get a book that revolved around her. If someone wrote a book about her now though, I wouldn’t read it, since I’m too much in love with the world of the original Oz books to stand reading an Oz book by anyone other than Baum.

Polychrome the Rainbow's Daughter

Polychrome the Rainbow’s Daughter

So that’s my Top Ten! Hopefully I didn’t do too badly for my first one. If you would like to join in on Top Ten Tuesday check out the link at the beginning.

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