Fave Characters

 

I read a lot…and lately I’ve found some new characters to love – some strong female leads…independent that think for themselves.  None of them are the sentimental sort – which is a type of woman I don’t really identify with.  Be who you are, but I don’t hang out with sentiment very often.  Logic, reason and action.  I’m not prone to being in my feelings and tend to be accused of having none…the nerver!

The women below are, each in their own way, atypical but special…a borderline old maid who is just fine outside her irritating and silly family of origin, a child termed a ‘great clacking bother’ by her own mother that is unceremoniously sent to finishing school, a seer looking after a dead woman’s only son and loving him as if he were here own, a siren with major attitude that got the boot from her family when she turned ‘dark’ – not sure if she is seeking love or acceptance or power lol, and a huge bald-by-choice female who doesn’t use the daintiest language that fiercely sticks by her CO Scarecrow.

I view with rose-tinted lenses – so my fave qualities, in no specific order, are:

 

alexia
Parasol Protectorate Series

Alexia Maccon – Lady Maccon

  • Pragmatic
  • Loyal
  • Food Lover
  • Stylish
  • Capable
  • Independent
  • Bossy
post-sophronia
Finishing School Series

Sophronia Temminnick – Intelligencer

(she described her arms as being bigger than any that a lady of quality should have – LOL 🙂 – I can relate)

  • Clever
  • Kind
  • Open-minded
  • Loyal
  • Non-conforming
  • Confident
  • Breaks with tradition
  • Brave

pst-book-char-amma
Beautiful Creatures Series

Amma Trudeau – Seer

  • Fiercely loyal
  • Self-sacrificing
  • Faithful
  • Loving
  • Southern
  • Firm
pst-book-char-ridley
Beautiful Creatures Series and Dark Creatures Series

Ridley “Rid” Duchannes – Siren

(the only  bad girl on the list lol – but Siren qualities are useful 🙂 )

  • Fierce
  • Somewhat loyal
  • Persuasive/manipulative
  • Resourceful
  • Southern & sassy
pst-book-char-mother
Scarecrow Series

Gena “Mother” Newman – Marine

  • Imposing [6’4″ and 200 lbs]
  • Loyal
  • Kind
  • Brave
  • Gritty [“Mother” isn’t because she is maternal but the use of a particular expletive]
  • Enduring/Persevering
  • Skillful

 

Strong characters remind us that it is okay not to be the cliché woman who some would have us to be (the stereotypical kind preferred by…).   To me they say:

  • Alexia
    • Own who you are
    • Be pragmatic and not emotional
    • I might need a parasol
    • Embrace your heritage and how it makes you unique
    • Encourage new friendships and foster relationships
  • Sophronia
    • Be skillful and clever
    • Think outside the box
    • Be kind to all, especially those with jobs that aren’t glamorous
    • Situational awareness
  • Amma
    • Be steady and faithful
    • Love your own fiercely
    • Go with your gut
  • Rid
    • Beauty can be used as a tool
    • Use the resources at your disposal
    • What you think about yourself tends to be self-fulfilling
    • Don’t let others bully your family
  • Mother
    • Be unconventional
    • Be loyal
    • Foster good working relationships
    • Be brave
    • Again, own who you are

Perhaps without the F-bombs lol 🙂

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