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Rose (Vampire Academy), Katsa (Graceling), Willowdean (Dumplin'), Meliara (Crown Duel), Echo (The Girl at Midnight), Sophie Mercer (Hex Hall)
Strategists/Logical Thinkers/Planners/Sometimes Unwittingly Made into Leaders:
Kestrel (The Winner's Curse), Bitterblue (Bitterblue), Tula Bane (Tin Star), June (Legend), Cath (Fangirl), Seraphina (Seraphina), Attolia (The Queen of Attolia)
Romantics/Dreamers/Idealists/Sensitive/Open to the World:
Anna/Lola/Isla (Stephanie Perkins's books), Lennie Walker (The Sky Is Everywhere), Terra Cooper (North of Beautiful), Sam (Before I Fall), Macy (The Truth about Forever)
Underestimated (see, lol, not really a “personality type”):
Tris (Divergent), Paige (The Bone Season), Lee Westfall (Walk on Earth a Stranger), Ismae (Grave Mercy), Lia (The Kiss of Deception), Agnieska (Uprooted)
Guilt-ridden/antiheroines/deep thinkers/no category I really knew(?):
Fire (Fire), Briony (Chime), Alex (Made You Up), Hermione (Harry Potter), Nyx (Cruel Beauty), Celaena (Throne of Glass), Sophie (Howl's Moving Castle), Sophia (The Glass Sentence)
In classics: Antigone, Jane Eyre, Jane Austen's heroines
why I like fantasy better than contemporary novels, every time I found myself compiling lists of favorite novels, I would see about an equal number between the two. I’d wonder, why. I definitely do like fantasy more than contemporary novels, and I think I’ve stumbled upon a reason.
Having created this list, I wonder at the lack of contemporary heroines here. I think that sometimes contemporary heroines may not be allowed to “shine” as fully as their peers in fantasy, or some personality types are missing from contemporary. Most of the contemporary stories I’ve read have featured some sort of introverted type, few with the “bold, brash, confident” exterior. And I wonder why – is it harder to pull off the moments of reflection needed in a contemporary novel if you choose a heroine who’s a little more intense?
Or am I reading the wrong books? I don’t discount this last question – I leave that to you, my readers, to tell me. And if I am, perchance recommend me some others. Because right now, I’m thinking that contemporary more easily translates to the romantic/dreamer type while fantasy, it’s harder without the character getting a lot of “hate” (e.g. Sansa Stark).
Do you think this is a useful way of recommending books / will you be reading some of these books now? Do we share any favorite heroines? Do you have any books that you would recommend to me based on the above? Let me know!