Hello! This week’s feature for Top Ten Tuesday by The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who ____, so this was another ambiguous topic that tested the book blogger’s creativity. For this week I chose Ten Books That Feature Badbutt Characters, so strong heroes/heroines that can kick butt. Not too original, but these are always my favorite characters and I thought it’d be easy for me to pull books and share. Hope you all enjoy! (Did you guys notice the obvious blue theme? It’s my favorite color, hehe.)
Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix
by J.K. Rowling
This may be an unpopular opinion, but this was actually my favorite Harry Potter book and film. So I decided to feature this one. And I think why I chose Harry is kind of self-explanatory. I mean you all know of my obvious case of potterhead syndrome for always featuring HP in every Top Ten Tuesday post. 😄
by Suzanne Collins
This was my least favorite book of the trilogy, but there were quite a lot of pivotal non-Hunger Games action where you see Katniss Everdeen‘s bravery and badbuttery on display. (Sorry, I’m terrible at making up made up words. I guess badassery works so much better in this case.)
by Anthony Horowitz
I mean Alex Rider is a young teenage boy that works undercover for the British MI6, how much cooler can a character get?
by Nancy Holder and Debbie Vigue
Yet, another vampire trilogy I’ve read and thought was meh. However, there is some well written action scenes and I enjoyed the role of the heroine, Jenn Leitner. There’s no logic behind why I chose Damned over the other two, well other than because it’s the blue cover. 😛
The Titan’s Curse
by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson is a demigod, specifically one from the Big Three. Like all Greek and Roman heroes he has the courage, spunk, and badbuttery skills. (I really need to stop using that word.) Again, no rhyme or reason other than color to why I chose this book among the series.
by Richelle Mead
Rose Hathaway is my favorite female protagonist, precisely for her strong character, attitude, and ability to kick butt. I chose Frostbite because readers see Rose’s vulnerability in this one, which is so rare in the series. Also, the moment after the Spokane trip, the arc kind of moves to a storyline with a mature Rose and even more badbutt heroine for the rest of the series.
by Cassandra Clare
What would this list be if I didn’t mention any of the Herondale boys? As you guys know, Jace was my fictional crush and he’s definitely a badbutt. However, I feel like I seldom feature Clare’s (what some may argue better series of the two) The Infernal Devices. Like Jace (no surprise for obvious reasons if you’ve read both TMI and TID), Will Herondale is also a master of being bitingly sarcastic and dangerous. I’m team Jem, but Will definitely fits this week’s T10T post.
The Angel Experiment
by James Patterson
It’s been a long time since I’ve read this fun series, but I really enjoyed it when I did. Maximum Ride is a strong protagonist because she has to. In the entire series she’s fighting against evil and cruel scientists, while having to take care of younger siblings. She’s the strong big sister type.
by C.C. Hunter
Della Tsang is a new female heroine I’ve discovered this year when I read the Shadow Falls series. I’m so glad she got her spotlight in her own series in the spin-off, Shadow Falls: After Dark trilogy. And yes, I may be partial to her because she has some Asian blood in her, which is kind of relatable for me? Young adult authors, please feature more diversity in your books.
Sailor Moon, Volume 2
by Naoko Takeuchi
Not exactly what I consider a badbutt candidate in young adult paranormal terms, but I loved Sailer Moon growing up and adored Ami Mizuno. She’s smart, cute, and a strong sailor guardian.