Books and wine make an excellent pairing, and this is something proven frequently over at the YA and Wine blog where you can find awesome wines to go with awesome books, fantastic reviews, and exciting posts about book/author-related events. I was thrilled to be tagged for Krysti’s newly created book tag about the many types of kick-ass ladies in literature. Big thanks to her for tagging me to do this awesome new tag! Now, let the ass-kickery begin!
- Thank the person who tagged you.
- Mention the creator Krysti at YA and Wine
- Match at least one YA girl with each of the themes below.
- Tag as many people as you like!
Okay, it’s been a very LONG time since I read this book, but I’m going with the Slayer (named Sophie) from Spike & Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row (A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel). Slayers are total warrior girls! 🙂
GIRLS WHO FIGHT WITH THEIR MIND:
How could I not choose Hermione Granger for this category? I mean, c’mon, she was the brightest witch of her age. 😉
GIRLS WHO FIGHT WITH THEIR HEART:
Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Karou has a lot of heart, and love plays a large part in her story.
GIRLS WHO ARE TRAINED FIGHTERS:
Virginia au Augustus (aka: Mustang) from the Red Rising trilogy. I nearly picked her for the “girls who fight with their mind” category since she is known to be highly intelligent, but she is also trained to fight with more than just her mind so here she goes!
STRONG GIRLS OF COLOR:
Inej Ghafa (aka- “The Wraith”) from Six of Crows. She’s strong in every sense of the word, and she’s one of the many reasons I can’t wait to read Crooked Kingdom!
GIRLS WHO FIGHT TO SURVIVE:
Temple from The Reapers are the Angels. She’s grown up in a tough, zombie-filled world, and she’s never known anything else.
GIRLS WHO ARE WEAPONS MASTERS:
Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games trilogy. Total pro with that bow and arrows. I wanted to list Inej and her trusty blades again for this, but I’m mixing it up with another girl and another type of weapon instead. 😛
GIRLS WHO DON’T CONFORM TO GENDER ROLES:
Okay, this series isn’t YA, but the young-but-fierce Arya Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire immediately came to mind, so she’s who I’m going with. 😀
GIRLS WITH KICK-BUTT MAGICAL POWERS:
Nina Zenik from Six of Crows. She’s part of the Corporalki order of the Grisha (a heartrender, to be exact), which means she has the ability to snatch the air from your lungs or even stop your heart if you’re in her line of sight.
STRONG GIRLS IN CONTEMPORARY NOVELS:
Honestly, this isn’t really an area of reading I’ve explored, so I’m stumped for an answer. Here’s a cute puppy instead!
SERIOUSLY FIERCE GIRLS:
Isabelle Rossignol from The Nightingale. This book really isn’t strictly YA, but I feel like Isabelle’s half of the story could be considered YA, and she becomes one hell of a fierce girl. Not through brawn, but through her determination and spirit.
MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK WITH A STRONG LEADING LADY:
Wonder Woman: Warbringer! I can’t wait for this one to come out. 🙂
So, ladies & gents, there we have it. 😀 This tag was a lot of fun, so I’m tagging each and every one of you!! Let’s spread this tag like wildfire and promote the hell out of some badass ladies in fiction! Have a great weekend, folks! ❤