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Q: Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kick ass heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male?
I really like to read some books with kick ass heroines. I think it’s the reason I read a lot of Urban Fantasy novels, they always have what I want from a book. We can find a strong heroine but who however always has some weaknesses, so it’s easier to relate to her. After that, I think it’s quite the same thing for everyone, I need a story with a good plot and some interesting characters.
I think it’s nice to have some Alpha Males but it depends on the book. I’m not too difficult with my books, really, I just need to get into the story.
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Yes – Kick ass heroines are super fun to read about and I agree, weaknesses do help to make them easier to relate too. Great answer!
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I love kick-ass heroines too — they’re always so much more fun to read about! 🙂 But you’re so right when you say that you want to be able to relate to the character, Mel! Because it doesn’t matter how kick-ass she is if you can’t connect with her, right? And have a hot guy to swoon over definitely makes it more interesting! x)
This was such an awesome answer, Mel! Our formulas for awesome books are so similar! 🙂 <3 I hope you have an amaaaaazing weekend!
I think it’s for that I always want to read your books lol. I agree with you, you’re so right! Thank you mimi!!! have a wonderful weekend too!
I agree with you Melanie!;)
A kick-ass heroine with a weaknes I can relate to is perfect! I love UF as well.:) But I just love to throw an Alpha male into the mix!;)
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I found your blog because you follow on twitter. it’s was a nice discovery. Thank you! I agree it’s really nice with one Alpha male, but there is always an Alpha male!
Thank you I love to share in both langages, even if I’m better in French lol.
Ah, I like both kick ass heroines and alpha males! But I don’t HAVE to have them. 🙂
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I don’t have to, either, but it very recurrent in my books.It really depends on the book I think.
I agree, a little weakness makes them feel more real like you can relate in some way to them. New follower 🙂
Hey Melliane, That is why I love Urban Fantasy, you usually get tough chicks, hot guys, and a lot of fun. Have an awesome weekend 😉
Tristan @ Reads With Wreckless Abandon
thanks you! Totally agree with you on that!
I love your description of a kick-ass heroine who still has some flaws so we can relate to her!
OMG! YES!!! A kick-ass heroine is always great! I think that’s why I loved both Graceling and Vampire Academy so much! Those girls kicked major ass!
Kristin @ GrowingUpYA.blogspot.com
A kick-ass heroine is a must! I like to be surprised in my favorite books 🙂
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Love those kick-ass heroines as well. Don’t like Alpha Males who are excessively dominant though.
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LOL, my favorites have awesome males. 😉 I’m a sucker for those. I can forgive the heroine, if there’s a good love interest in there!
A lot of my favorite YA books have kick-ass heroines, but not all of them. I do love it though when a girl can kick butt! 😉
I like kick-ass heroines as well! Thanks for stopping by!
You know, I prefer my male leads and romantic interests to NOT be the Alpha male type.
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Great answer. I think everyone loves a kickass heroine. =] =] Thanks for stopping by my FF. =]
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I do love those awesome heroines! Thanks for stopping by:)
Kick ass heroines are cool, but I have to admit that I’m all about the Alpha Males. LOL
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Hi! THanks for stopping by on Friday. Sorry it’s taken all weekend to return the favour!
I agree, a kickass heroine is often the foundation for a great story. Some heroines go a bit too far for me, though, like Katsa from Graceling. I didn’t like her at all. It’s the same with alpha males – some are great but some are just too much! Have you read Jory Strong? She writes UF erotica and I don’t recommend her if you haven’t but her male characters are an example of males that are just too alpha-y!
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Oh no I don’t think I’ve read this author yet. But I understand, sometimes it’s a little too much.
I love really strong heroines as well. 🙂 Thanks for hopping by for FF!
I love a strong heroine too. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Old follower.
LLM – ABookGeek
Melliane! Yes! I LOVE Kickass heroines, and it’s EXACTLY why I like UF! I also love some romance with my kickassery–another reason I read UF and PNR 😉
it’s definitely that!
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Old follower here 🙂 Loved your answer; that’s pretty much why I love Urban Fantasy, too. It’s always got a really tough girl lead, but, like you said, the weaknesses humanize her and give her something relatable.
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