5 Favorite Kickass Female Characters

I’ve been a bit AWOL lately, but I’m back, at least for now anyways. So, here’s my favorite kickass female characters:


Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games: Let’s be real here. She’s as tough as it gets. I love Katniss’ strength and resilience throughout the trilogy, and how she kept persevering even in the hardest of times.



cityofbonesrepackaged-259x400Isabelle Lightwood from the Mortal Instruments series: Isabelle is really an inspiration to me. I love her style and strength, and her mad fighting skills. She’s one my favorite girls in the series and I think she gets underestimated way too often.



cover_ravenboys_300Blue Sargent from the Raven Cycle: I haven’t finished the series yet (I still need to read the last book), but so far I am loving her character. She isn’t an assassin or anything like that, but she has an amazing strength of her own. I love how she always defends herself and women’s rights. She doesn’t let anyone manipulate her just because she’s a girl. She also carries around a pink switchblade which she used to injure an attacker in a cave in the third book, which is pretty epic if you ask me.

51ryevqlj9lLilah from the Shades of Magic series: Lilah is one of my favorite characters from this series; I find her so strong and resilient and powerful. She never lets anyone get away with mistreating and is, in short, just a total amazing badass.



cinderCinder from the Lunar Chronicles series: Cinder is just such an amazing character, I just love her so much, she is my queen. Again, she has some much inner strength and resilience that I really admire, and I love the way she kicks ass in every single one of the books. In the first one, she just blew me away with her strength. She knew what she wanted and fought for it.


Review: Gone Girl

gone_girl_flynn_novelTitle: Gone Girl

Author: Gillian Flynn

Publisher: Broadway Books

Rating: 4/5

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? 

Oh wow. This book creeped me the eff out. It wasn’t scary scary, but really freaky. I don’t really know if that even makes any sense but it’s the only way I can think to describe the way this book made me feel. It irked me, made me rethink everything, and ultimately, was a really great thriller.

This book was really sneaky and managed to keep changing my perspectives and ideas as the novel progressed. I’d go from hating Nick, to sympathizing with Nick, and back to despising him. The same goes for Amy. Gillian Flynn really has a talent for twisting and turning the story so you don’t know who to trust. I loved that about this book.

I didn’t know what to expect when I came into this book. I heard it was a mystery/thriller type thing and that it rivaled or was similar to We Were Liars, which I loved, so I thought I’d check it out. Honestly, I think it’s best to go into this book blind, as it allows  for more suspense and thrills.

There isn’t much else I can say without spoiling you, except that this is a phenomenally gripping read. It’s captivating, thrilling, and sneaky. However, if you’re squeamish or get triggered by self-inflicted pain, I’d say to step away. Otherwise, this is a very intriguing read.


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