I am Number Four

S is for Number Six

six3Six is a badass. I fell in love with her as soon as she appeared at the end of I am Number Four and saved John Smith’s skin. She is incredible and my favourite character in the entire series and she better survive and have as happy ending as she can managed by the end of it.

Six is an alien and she has superhuman like powers. She can turn invisible and turn anyone who is touching her invisible as well, she has telekinesis and she can manipulate the weather. Besides from her powers which can obviously help her out when she’s in trouble she is also incredibly skilled at hand-to-hand combat and she can use any weapon she can get her hands on.

Six is more closed-off than some of the other characters in the series as she had been on her own since she was thirteen and had to look after herself and fight to survive. Six was also held captive for a while so she has some issues from that which is understandable. She finds it hard to trust and care about other people as she’s been on her own for so long and she doesn’t want to get hurt again, but she still does care about her friends and will do anything to protect them.

I find Six fascinating because as the series has progressed she is still one of the strongest fighters and one of the first to react to danger but she has started to become better at reading people. Due to her years isolation she was often oblivious to other people’s emotions but she’s getting better at having empathy for others but she still loves being in control and is a total badass.

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Top Ten Favourite Heroines

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-01Alana 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. (more…)

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table

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 is an eclectic mix of characters of various ages so let’s say this school is more of a school/college/university hybrid where age doesn’t really matter. Also this is quite an eclectic mix of characters and personalities which I think is quite true to life as I tend to have eclectic groups of friends who are interested in different things.

Christina (Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth) Christina
Christina would definitely tell it like it is and help keep everyone level-headed and would be there for everyone.

Cal Leandros (Cal Leandros series by Rob Thurman)
Cal would be a bit moody and a bit of a loner but he’d soon become one of the gang and would be very loyal to the group and be up for being a sarcastic idiot now and then.