Tagged with female protagonist

BRAVE: Movie Review

BRAVE: Movie Review

I had long been anticipating BRAVE, ever since my husband visited Pixar several years ago and came home with the rumors that his friend there was working on a top secret project of the same name featuring a female lead character (!!). Even with such little information, my curiosity was peaked. Could it be that … Continue reading

A Great and Terrible Beauty

A Great and Terrible Beauty

Reading A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, I knew I was going to get a page turning ‘corset drama’ about young women at a Victorian boarding school in England who dabble in the Occult; what I didn’t know I’d get, was a fairly sensitive articulation of the complex struggles that girls entering adulthood … Continue reading

Graceling

Graceling

Graceling was one of those books that sort of shook me awake. The main character, Katsa, is unexpected: difficult, bristly and demanding. Exactly the types of descriptions I grew up fighting against as a young girl, therefore instantly endearing me to her ‘rough edges’. To an extent she behaves a certain way because it is … Continue reading

The Twelfth Enchantment

The Twelfth Enchantment

The Twelfth Enchantment was definitely one of the more enjoyable, surprising books I’ve read recently. Although, it is funny when you finish reading a book that is 400 pages long and it feels like the author didn’t quite get the chance to really explore certain aspects of the narrative or the characters. I would have liked … Continue reading

Sunshine

Sunshine

I was pleasantly surprised by this unique twist on the vampire novel. I can hardly bear to pick up a book with vampires anymore after Twilight left such a bad taste in my mouth, but Robin McKinley’s story of a girl who finds herself tangled up with vampires has a self-possessed and interesting narrator. To … Continue reading

Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel

I immediately decided to dive in to this book because it seemed to have all the trappings and enchantments of the original series except this one was set in Victorian England (be still my beating heart). I was sold! Add to the mix, demons, a young female protagonist who is coming to grips with her … Continue reading