Top Ten Tuesday is a feature run by BrokeAndBookish each week – I’m thinking I might not take part every week but just see if a week takes my fancy. This week is all about favourite heroines – most of mine are bookish ones but there’s a couple from films and TV shows too.
Alana from the Saga series by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Alana is a Landfallian who fell in love and had a baby with a solider from Wreath – they’ve got a Romeo & Juliet kind of deal going on but they are far better at communicating so neither of them have died yet. Alana will do anything to protect her daughter but at the same time she is also impulsive and sometimes jealous. She’s also a former solider so she can handle just about anything that comes her way.
Lucy Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Lucy is so young and full of belief and wonder at the world around her. I love her faith in Narnia and in her family and how she grows to become quite courageous over the course of her adventures.
Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
Eowyn is a handmaiden of Rohan who knows how to fight and wants to protect her family, her friends and her home. Eowyn’s awesomeness can be summed up in one quote really – “I am no man!”
Mia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot
I love how normal and relatable Mia is. OK we don’t all find out we are secretly princesses but we do have awkward moments in school and it does help to have a sense of humour about it all.
Aisha al-Fadhil from The Losers by Andy Diggle and Jock (also as seen in the 2010 film)
Aisha is a bit of a wildcard in the team. She always seems to have an ulterior motive and will do just about anything to reach her goal. She is beautiful and deadly and can wrap The Losers round her little finger when she needs to but she can never really be trusted,
Seven from the Lorein Legacies series by Pittacus Lore
Seven is a well-trained alien from another planet. She’s great at tactics and fighting and while she likes to pretend she’s ice cold, she does have a heart and cares deeply for those closest to her.
Melinda May from Agents of SHIELD
Melinda’s almost always cool, calm and collected but she is also deadly. I love her relationship with Coulson and Skye, how she is a confidant and ally and how she can lead the team and save the day.
Ringer from The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey
Ringer is a survivor. Anyone who has got to the 5th Wave of an alien invasion and is still alive is strong and a fighter. She has her weak spots – usually other people she feels responsible for – but she can fight and be brave when it seems all hope is lost.
Paige Dineen from Scorpion
Paige is the heart of team Scorpion. She translates the world and people for the super genius she works with and she may not have a huge IQ like them, but she can stand up for herself and solve puzzles in ways they wouldn’t even think about. Paige is also a mother who would do anything to protect her son.
Lirael from the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix
Lirael is, first and foremost, a librarian. She learns the secrets of the Clayr’s library, she makes herself a companion in the Disreputable Dog and she embraces the differences she has to the rest of her family. She learns to accept herself after all she ever wanted was to be just like everyone else she knows. Lirael also learns how to be strong and confront evil head on and really learns and grows throughout the series.