My next review may still be several days away. It is honestly taking much longer than I anticipated to finish The Shadow Queen. I have hit that dreaded reading slump that accompanies a few long days at work, and the inability to sleep well. Normally not sleeping would equate into more reading, but I have mercifully been setting my book aside each night hoping to fall into that beautiful, nocturnal bliss, only to be staring at my alarm several hours before it goes off asking myself why I didn’t just read or watch that show. So for now we will meet here, at what I would like to refer to only as the Midweek Mash. During this week’s Mash, I wanted to chat about 3 things: upcoming releases, 10 favorite female protagonists, and what genres you prefer.
Up Coming Releases
*So this is a debut novel about the awaking of an ancient species threatening the world with apocalyptic disaster. This sounds horrific and very promising. I am excited to check this out.*
*I recently just completed Alice. You can find my review here. I have eagerly been anticipating this sequel since I was about half through Christina Henry’s dark Retelling.*
*This script book will bring forth a new story for our beloved Harry Potter. If you are a fan, nothing more needs to be said.*
*I recently just started this series, and this is preemptive excitement, but I received an email today to pre-order and could not contain myself.*
These are my picks for July (excluding my need to share King’s Cage like a little fan girl). I know that I have probably skipped many titles that most of you are eagerly awaiting. I have noticed so many appealing sequels and trilogies, but I have a lot of back-reading to do. So to be fair, here are a few that I wish I were caught up on!
This list is based on the defining attributes that create the most memorable and likable heroines for me during a reading experience. It is is no way all inclusive. If it were. I can guarantee you that all of the women from Sing of Ice and Fire and Harry Potter would have made this list. This is just ten female leads who showed courage during the face of adversity while while remaining genuine with a touch of fear and anger at times. They were witty and strong while commanding respect. They reminded us that your mind and determination can be your best weapon and nothing can stop a woman with a real purpose. So are ten of my favorites in no particular order!
*Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games Trilogy)
*Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
*Celie (The Color Purple)
*Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)
*Alice (Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland)
*Arya Stark (Song of Ice and Fire)
*Nancy Drew (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories)
*Jo March (Little Women)
* Daenerys Targaryen (Song of Fire and Ice)
Last But Least, Let Us Poll!
I am very curious to see what many of you prefer to read 🙂