Book Talk

Book Talk: Favourite Female Characters


On Sunday I posted my Favorite Male Characters and I said I would post my favourite ladies later in the week, well it’s later in the week and here they are.


Katy Swartz from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Katy is the character that inspired me to become a book blogger.  She’s your everyday casual reader/blogger just looking to live her life through her books and (to an extent) Armentrout continues Katy’s love for books and book blogging throughout the series.

“Daemon: I checked out your blog.
Katy: Stalking me again, I see. Do I need to get a restraining order?
Daemon: In your dreams, Kitten. Oh wait, I’m already starring in those, aren’t I?
Katy: Nightmares, Daemon. Nightmares.”


I will admit it’s been awhile since I’ve read the books and I can’t remember a whole lot about her personality, but because of what it inspired in me she’s my number one. Also I do remember the banter between her and Daemon (and the tension) was crazy awesome!

“I could always give you a teaser. You bookish people love teasers, don’t you?”


Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 

The original love/hate relationship. Elizabeth is a headstrong woman in a time when headstrong women don’t exactly have a place in society. She has strong opinions and very smart despite her lack of a governess. She’s able to (eventually) see she is wrong and admit that she made a mistake and wrong judgment.  She’s a classic favorite and kinda cheeky which I love.

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

Without Annabeth Percy would be dead.  Literally.  But also jokingly.  She’s the brains to that outfit, and I’m certain everyone knows it.  I also believe that without Annabeth Percy would have become far more bitter than he is and there would be another Luke situation.  She’s smart (as a child of Athena should be), brave and strong.

“Monkey bar,” Annabeth said. “I’m great at these.” She leaped onto to the first rung and start swinging her way across. She was scared of tiny spiders, but not of plummeting to her death from a set of monkey bars. Go figure.”

Battle of the Labyrinth 

We see her grow up next to Percy and watch their relationship grow, in the Heroes of Olympus series we really see how awesome she is and how much she cares for Percy.  I think, especially for a Middle Grade series, Annabeth is a great role model for young girls.

“What if it lines up like it did in the Trojan War … Athena versus Poseidon?”
“I don’t know. But I just know that I’ll be fighting next to you.”
“Because you’re my friend, Seaweed Brain. Any more stupid questions?”

The Lightning Thief

“It’s okay,” he said. “We’re together.” He didn’t say you’re okay, or we’re alive. After all they’d been through over the last year, he knew that the most important thing was that they were together. She loved him for saying that.”

Heroes of Olympus: Mark of Athena

Gigi (aka Kelly James/Spree) from The Specialists series by Shannon Greenland

She’s a super smart, gorgeous, lolly pop addicted spy.  What’s not to love.  Throughout the series we see her grow from the shy clumsy genius she was into a kick butt spy (not really, she’s still a computer geek and probably clumsy, but she has a few more skills up her sleeves by the end of it all and it’s clear to see she’s more confident in herself).  She’s also a good role model for young reader in my opinion.  She’s got adorable little quirks (like saying words in the wrong order when she’s nervous or getting overly excited about computer codes) and that made her really relatable to me, since I tend to jumble my words when I’m nervous, it also showed she was flawed. Plus her relationship with David, and her team is great the dynamics between them is awesome.

Special Mentions:

All the Bond women from the Holly Woods Files series by Emma Hart

Marley McMann from The Mother Road by Meghan Quinn


Who are YOUR favourite FEMALE characters?


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