LAST WEEK, author Alice J. Black released her FIFTH book (including the prequel) in her Soul Seekers Series, Dead Drunk! If you haven't gotten the chance to begin on this fantastically-spooky adventure, start with The Leak of Madness...
TODAY, Alice stops by our blog for a fun discussion:
ALICE: So while you’re waiting for Dead Drunk to download (not that it should take too long) I thought I would write about my favourite heroines of fiction. Peyton Blaine, the main character in the Soul Seekers series, is a flawed woman but I think that’s why she seems so much stronger to me; she’s had to fight to get to where she is (and has to keep on battling forward) and yet she still does. To me, that is the epitome of a strong woman. Here are some of my other favourites in fiction.
Hermione Granger – Harry Potter series, J. K. Rowling
Hermione will always remain one of my favourite heroines. From the young girl in the first book right through to the last, she stands up for what she believes in, remains loyal to her friends and doesn’t shy away when faced with danger. The strength she brings to the books, to her friends, throughout the whole series is commendable, both in terms of book smarts and wits. She’s quick thinking and is always found right in the thick of it alongside her fellow Gryffindors.
Perry Palomino - Experiment in Terror series, Karina Halle
One of my favourite female characters is from supernatural fiction. Perry is a young woman struggling with her identity and her family life. She struggles through from day to day without ever divulging anything, keeping it all bottled inside. As the series continues, she begins to open up more and more as she realises that she’s not alone in all of this (there is a guy involved but I don’t feel that Perry ever compromises herself for him). Perry is one of those women who will say what she thinks and not care about the consequences. She has high morals and is pretty kick ass too, without being afraid to show weakness or vulnerability.
Katniss Everdeen – Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Of course Katniss was going to feature in this. She’s the model of rebellion and power. While standing up for her sister, she agrees to join a game that might ultimately cost her life however she fights and survives. Not only that, but she is willing to risk her own life to bring down the powers that force the oppression onto the world. That is strength through and through.
Alice – Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
Alice has always been a favourite heroine of mine. She’s bold for her time, not afraid to dream and willing to explore. When thrust into a world that is completely surreal, instead of trying to run away, she continues to follow the white rabbit and is not afraid where the tunnel leads…
Who are some of your favourite female leads? Which books do you go back to, to draw strength from the heroines? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Feel free to shoot me an email or contact on my social media links!