A Fierce & Fearless Fighter

After talking about villains and sidekicks, we figured it was only fitting that we finally discuss heroes and heroines! The main character is one of the most important parts of any book for me. I don't have to like them, but I do need them to be well developed, complex and realistic. I'm a total character reader, so this is make or break for me. In honor of that, Alexa and I are going to "build" our ideal character today!

What would be your defining trait?

COURAGEOUS | This trait wasn't my first thought, but I quickly decided it's what I would most like to be known for if I were a heroine. I considered intelligence or loyalty, but I think I'd rather be remembered as courageous. While this attribute is pretty common in fantasy, especially for the hero or heroine, the first character that came to mind is Kelsea from The Queen of the Tearling. She's principled and compassionate, and she has the courage to make difficult and dangerous decisions... even if there will be consequences. (My Review)

What would be your weakness?

STUBBORN | Hmm... I debated this one a bit before settling on stubbornness. I can definitely dig my heels in when I want to get my way. The other trait I considered was pride, but I think this pairs best with courage. I feel like if you've got the bravery and courage to follow a certain path, you've probably got a bit of stubbornness, too. This reminds me of one of my favorite fantasy characters - Kestrel from The Winner's Curse. She has some wonderful and admirable traits, but she's definitely proud and pretty stubborn sometimes. (My Review)

What would your special ability be?

ASSASSIN | While it would be nice to have a special power, I think I'd rather train and work to develop the strength to defend myself. To have the abilities of an assassin like Celaena from the Throne of Glass series? YES, PLEASE. I'm not naturally athletic (or even coordinated), so this is a total departure from what I'm like in real life. But I'd love to channel this aggressiveness and be capable of this kind of power and control. (My Reviews

What trait would you want to define you?
And what about your weakness?
Any special ability you'd love to have?


  1. Your extended posts on fantasy have really made me reconsider my views on the genre. Not that I was opposed to reading it, but I just never really sought it out. You have generated a ton of enthusiasm, and I give you lots of kudos for that!

  2. I love that we picked completely different characteristics to focus on! I will say that I deeply love all three heroines that you've chosen to represent these traits, as each one is the main narrator of a book/series that I absolutely adore. I'd like to think that my character and your character would totally be besties ;)


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