It is Day 16 of the 30-day-book-challenge, which means today we are talking about my favourite female character! Unlike yesterday where there was a clear winner for my favourite male character, I am going to be talking about several female characters because I truly couldn’t choose just one. They all mean so much to me in a lot of different ways and it would be impossible to choose only 1. Tell me who your favourite female character(s) is in the comments or over on my Instagram (@theoriginalbookdragon) because I’d love to know and have a chat about it, but for now let’s get into my favourite female characters…
Clary Fray – Clary is one of the first characters I ever fell in love with because The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare were the first YA series I properly read. They were the books that introduced me into the world of reading and allowed me to find this whole online book community, so she will always hold a special place in my heart. I fell in love with her because she was determined, artsy and wouldn’t take no for an answer. She is everything I wanted to be and I loved how passionate about art she was as well because art has always been a big part of my life.
Tessa Gray – Considering how much I love Cassandra Clare’s books, I can’t believe I didn’t read the Infernal Devices until last year, but ever since I did I can’t stop thinking about how much I love Tessa. She is an amazing woman who has to fight for respect because of her status as a woman and the powers she possess. I love that she doesn’t let anyone push her around, but you still get to see how human she is and all of her inner turmoil that is going on inside. She is an amazingly written character and I related to her in ways I can’t describe.
Inej Ghafa – I LOVE Inej so so much! I love the entire Six of Crows crew and I am always going to, but I love Inej in particular. She has been through so much and yet still always lands on her feet and keeps on going. She strives to do the right thing still even though she lives in a place where he ‘right thing’ doesn’t really exist.
Cath – Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is probably the most relatable character I have ever read about. She has anxiety, doesn’t like to party, likes staying inside reading and writing. She doesn’t have many friends and is pretty happy with that. She is struggling from being away from home and I can relate to all of that so much. The anxiety that Cath feels is the most acurately I’ve ever seen it described and as someone who has severe anxiety themselves it was so comforting to see that represented. I spend a lot of my time tucked up in my room reading and writing as well and I’m quite happy with the few friends I have. I feel so understood whenever I read Fangirl and that is why I love Cath.
Those are my top 4 favourite female characters! I could list a whole lot more, but we’d be here for a rather long time if I did that and I have some history work to get on with, so I had better go! Don’t forget to tell me who your favourite female character is in the comments and check back every day this month, so you don’t miss any posts!
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