Friday, February 3, 2012

First Feature and Follow Friday

Q: Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kick a** heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male?

 

I personally love alpha males, in stories. I feel they would be terrible in real life. When I read I really want the female to have her own strength. Yeah, the guy can help and be all tough but if he's always saving her she comes across as weak and my opinion of her lowers. Personally my favorite books are the ones where the girl can take care of herself but she still has that alpha male to help her out. Prime example: Divergent (by Veronica Roth). No doubt Tris can take care of herself, but Four is still there with his support, strength, and hotness. I guess I would say I am always on the lookout for a book that reaches a good compromise, if that fails bring out the tough chick. I have noticed in books where the girl is tough she still has a guy who will stand by her and helps. When it just has the alpha male the girl is weak and always needs saving.


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26 comments:

  1. I love books that have strong female protagonists. I do love when female characters have the guy to help out, but I appreciate it when it's balanced--when they can save each other or help each other, instead of it being one way or the other.

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    1. Ohh I completly agree, i bet we have VERY similar taste in books :)

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  2. OMG okay great example!!! Yeah Tris is so strong and is not weak compared to Four, but Four can certainly hold his own too!!

    Awesome post, new follower:D

    Fran
    BookChowDown

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    1. Thanks for your comment and the follow ;) I'm heading over to follow you back right now!

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  3. I love a book with a paranormal element. I just cannot get enough of those. It lets me escape reality.

    New follower! Here's my Follow Friday Post

    Happy Reading!
    -JoAnne

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    1. I couldn't agree more!! If you didn't notice most of my reviews so far are at least partly paranormal. :)
      Thanks for the follow, I am off to return the favor!

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  4. I like my men the same way. :)
    And I love some magical or paranormal elements. Those stories are always my favs.

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    1. Again, I totally agree... it makes them more mysterious and awesome :) Plus it adds a fun element that transports you further from reality. Thanks for the comment!!!

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  5. I agree. Alpha Male Good! (well in books anyways)
    new follower
    my ff http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/02/follow-friday-2.html

    Happy Hop Day!

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  6. Thanks for the follow :) I will return the favor! Happy reading.

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  7. Haha Alpha Males are good ;) Gotta love werewolves!

    Thanks for the follow! Returning the favor.

    Bri @ Kindling the Fire

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    1. Thank you for the follow... I have some werewolf stories if your interested :)

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  8. Following back!!! And I'm replying to your comment on my blog. I'll be checking in from time to time. You had a great answer.

    Rebecca @ Vicariously

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    1. Thank you for the follow and if Ella enchanted is any indicator i really like your taste in books :)

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  9. I totally agree with the werewolf analogy, I keep thinking of the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs:) But yes, alpha males and strong females are important to me too. And the Tris example from Divergent is awesome (love her!) I have to say that for me, I'm a sucker for a bad boy! Always have been, always will be:)

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    1. Bad boys could take over the world and I am pretty sure 98% of women would set back and watch! :D

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  10. That's why I LOVE Rose and Dimitri. They can both take care of each other.

    New follower. Check out my Follow Friday post and follow me back if you haven’t already (by GFC if possible) at:
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    Nereyda @BookObsessed

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    1. Ohhh! I loved those books :)
      Thanks for the follow, i followed back!

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  11. Great answers - heroines who always need saving are a bore.

    New follower returning the favour. :)

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  12. I love strong heroines too. I'm a sucker for alpha males though. =)

    Thanks for stopping by, following you back.


    Megan @ Between the Lines

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  13. I totally agree. I love a big strong male, but the female definitely has to be strong too. I can't stand weak heroines.

    New follower! :)
    Andie
    My Friday Hops

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  14. Hello! I am a new follower!! Found you via the blog hop! Can't wait to read your posts!

    Claire
    http://clairelouisereads.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thanks for the follow :)I will go check out your blog! :)

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