This Sunday tag is created and run by Steph over at A Little But A Lot. There are some very interesting and fun prompts coming up this autumn so check it out. Today’s topic is Brave Main Characters.
I think most of my read feature a brave character. It would be difficult to read about scared or weak characters all the time, it would wear me out. I like them strong and brave but not afraid to say they don’t know what they are doing and they might be a little scared but that’s ok. That my preferredd character. So picking only 6 brave characters was difficult and I based it on my most recent reads.
Let’s dive into the list of my 6 Bravest Characters
Addie LaRue from The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab
Yeah I know this might not be out yet, but I’ve already read it. Not to brag or anything. I’ll try not to spoil the book cause that would be mean and not brave.
Addie is very brave. She has guts and a spine but she is also stubborn and competitive so sometimes I wonder if she is actually brave or just don’t want to loose haha!
Anyway, if Addie LaRue is not on your TBR already, it should be. Such a good read.
When Addie La Rue makes a pact with the devil, she trades her soul for immortality. But there’s always a price – the devil takes away her place in the world, cursing her to be forgotten by everyone.
Addie flees her tiny home town in 18th-Century France, beginning a journey that takes her across the world, learning to live a life where no one remembers her and everything she owns is lost and broken. Existing only as a muse for artists throughout history, she learns to fall in love anew every single day.
Her only companion on this journey is her dark devil with hypnotic green eyes, who visits her each year on the anniversary of their deal. Alone in the world, Addie has no choice but to confront him, to understand him, maybe to beat him.
Until one day, in a second hand bookshop in Manhattan, Addie meets someone who remembers her. Suddenly thrust back into a real, normal life, Addie realises she can’t escape her fate forever.
Alice from Ragged Alice by Gareth Powell
For someone who is able to see evil in other people then grows up to become a detective and surround yourself with evil is brave. Obviously as a troubled detective she has coping mechanisms which makes her less brave, but she is still cool!
This is a short semi-paranormal novella and I loved reading it!
In Gareth L. Powell’s Ragged Alice a detective in a small Welsh town can literally see the evil in people’s souls.
Orphaned at an early age, DCI Holly Craig grew up in the small Welsh coastal town of Pontyrhudd. As soon as she was old enough, she ran away to London and joined the police. Now, fifteen years later, she’s back in her old hometown to investigate what seems at first to be a simple hit-and-run, but which soon escalates into something far deadlier and unexpectedly personal—something that will take all of her peculiar talents to solve.
Ivy from Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
Ivy not only survives a tornado along with her family but as a middle child is expected to always stay out of the way and never help. She is brave to standing up and finding help when she needs it. Then she starts having feelings for another girl when she knows her family wont be happy about it. I feel its immensely brave to reach out to people outside your family and ask questions about personal stuff like love and intimacy when you are a bit shy.
It’s a super-sweet middle grade novel that hit me right in the guts.
When a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen’s house is destroyed and her family of five is displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm–and what’s worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.
Mysteriously, Ivy’s drawings begin to reappear in her locker with notes from someone telling her to open up about her identity. Ivy thinks–and hopes–that this someone might be her classmate, another girl for whom Ivy has begun to develop a crush. Will Ivy find the strength and courage to follow her true feelings?
Gavroche from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
This little child is an adult in a child body. For those who has sees the play, the musical and the movie will not know a lot about this but, but for those who read the book will know he has his own chapters. Gavroche is Eponine’s younger brother that everyone forgot about and left behind. He survives on the streets inside an elephant. He makes deals and is cut-throat when needed. One day he finds two young boys on the street a bit too clean and innocent looking to belong to the street and takes them in. Gavroche is no more than 12 year old and behaves like a parent. What he doesn’t know it that these to boys are his younger brothers. Gavroche is very brave in the way he lives. His acts of helping others when he doesn’t needs to makes him braver. Its so easy to mind your own business when you don’t have a lot.
Yes there are a lot of brave characters in Les Mis but Gavroche is my favourite 🙂
In this story of the trials of the peasant Jean Valjean – unjustly imprisoned, baffled by destiny, and hounded by his nemesis, the magnificently realized, ambiguously malevolent police detective Javert.
Victor Hugo achieved the rare imaginative resonance that allows a work of art to transcend its genre.
Bryce Quinland from House of Earth and Blood (Crecsent City #1) by Sarah J Maas
Bryce is a fighter. Not only does she go through life being looked down on when its not needed, but she stands up when no-one else does and fights for the humans in her life, to give them another day to live even if she might not have it. She is brave.
Yeah I’m Maas traash…
Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.
Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.
As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.
With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom—and the power of love.
Eris from Seven Devils (#1) by Laura Lam & Elizabeth May
Eris is one of those people who sets her emotions to the side to fight for the right thing no matter how hard. If she went thought the emotions as well she would be even braver and she goes through some shit! But to me she is incredibly brave.
When Eris faked her death, she thought she had left her old life as the heir to the galaxy’s most ruthless empire behind. But her recruitment by the Novantaen Resistance, an organization opposed to the empire’s voracious expansion, throws her right back into the fray.
Eris has been assigned a new mission: to infiltrate a spaceship ferrying deadly cargo and return the intelligence gathered to the Resistance. But her partner for the mission, mechanic and hotshot pilot Cloelia, bears an old grudge against Eris, making an already difficult infiltration even more complicated.
When they find the ship, they discover more than they bargained for: three fugitives with firsthand knowledge of the corrupt empire’s inner workings.
Together, these women possess the knowledge and capabilities to bring the empire to its knees. But the clock is ticking: the new heir to the empire plans to disrupt a peace summit with the only remaining alien empire, ensuring the empire’s continued expansion. If they can find a way to stop him, they will save the galaxy. If they can’t, millions may die.
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