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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kick-Butt Characters Blog Hop INT


Welcome to the Kick - Butt Characters Blog Hop sponsored by I am a Reader Not a Writer.
My two favorite kick butt gals in YA are Katsa and Katniss. Strong independent young women who rescue themselves. Fiercely loyal and determination are also traits I admire about them.  

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.
When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace—or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.
With elegant, evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, debut author Kristin Cashore creates a mesmerizing world, a death-defying adventure, and a heart-racing romance that will consume you, hold you captive, and leave you wanting more.
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Series #1)

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival.

To enter:
You must be  a follower via GFC or the new Linky-thingy on the right. Two points if you follow via twitter too.
Leave a comment telling me your follow name and how you follow. Also, who is your favorite kick butt character?


Stephanie said...

My favorite kick butt character is Rachel Morgan from the Hollows series by Kim Harrison.

gfc follower- Stephanie


Orchid said...

Those are both great picks for kick-butt characters. My favorite would have to be Saba from Blood Red Road.

Thanks for the great giveaway.

GFC= Orchid

Rosa said...

My favorite kick butt character is Rose Hathaway fromm Vampire Academy.

GFC follower: Rosa
Twitter follower: @hunnie918
rosashah [at] gmail [dot] com

Rica said...

juliette from shatter me and katniss from hunger games:)
i follow via gfc-rica

Irene E. Jensen said...

GFC: Irene E Jensen
I'm going with Hermione <3 She's kick-butt!! :D

miki said...


thanks you for this great giveaway

my favorite kick butt heroine would be kate daniels from the kates daniels serie by ilona andrews

i follow via linky: miki ( and GFC- old followers)


Lauren Mackesy said...

I'm a GFC follower: Lauren Mackesy
For YA, my favorite would be Katniss Everdeen. For adult, it would have to be Anita Blake.
Lmackesy at gmail dot com

Diana said...

My favorite kick butt character is Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy series.
Linky follower as Diana Giote

Thank you for the giveaway!
artgiote at gmail dot com

Disincentive said...

Lily from Firespell (Dark elite) or Grayfriar from The Greyfriar were amazing, so… That’s it :D Maybe not my favourite-favourite, but I can think only of them right now.

GFC: disincentive
Twitter: @fetadesu


Gi-Gi said...

Rose from Vampire Academy :)
GFC Follower: Gi-Gi

Koll said...

GFC Koll
Linky Thilde Koll Espensen
Twitter @KollLotus

Probably.. Rose Hathaway from The Vampire Academy :)


Patrice said...

GFC- Patrice

Riley from the demon trapper series.

Stephanie said...

My favorite is Katniss, but I have never read Graceling and I will want to!
GFC: Stephanie

molly.frenzel said...

Katniss Everdeen

GFC: Molly Frenzel

Christina Fiorelli said...

My favorite kick-butt character is Kaylee from Soul Screamers! She thinks on her feet and she fights for the people she cares about and she's tough!

I follow on GFC as Christina Kit.

ccfioriole at gmail dot com

Christina Fiorelli said...

I also follow on Twitter @christinafiorio

and on Linky as Christina Kit.

ccfioriole at gmail dot com

Sara Viti said...

Thank you for the international giveaway!
My fav kick-butt character is Katniss Everdeen, but I also like Tessa from The Infernal Devices and Will!
GFC The Girl On Fire
Twitter: @SaraEchelon5
email sara_rihanna(at)hotmail(dot)it

Doodle said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Fav kick butt character is Cammie from Gallagher Girls

GFC: Doodle
Linky: Emily AKA Doodle
Twitter: @erencich
email: doodlesbookblog*at*gmail*dot*com

Steph said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC: Stephanie

One of my favorite kick-butt heroines is Lisbeth Salander from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. She's awesome!


elin said...

Thank you for this giveaway! My favorite kick butt character is Katniss from the Hunger Games.
GFC pinkflower
Twitter @pinkflower636
emilymeimei204 at yahoo dot com

Nicola (pocketfullofbooks) said...

Penryn from Angelfall.

GFC: Nicola (pocketfullofbooks)
Email: pocketofbooks@gmail.com

Reading mind said...

cat by jeaniene frost!

aliasgirl at libero dot it

GFC reading mind

mil said...


Stephanie Verhaegen said...

GFC & Link: Stephanie Verhaegen
Twitter: @Stephiii91

One of my favorites is Stark from House of Night. :)

deanna_boocock said...

I love the girls in The Hunger Games. Follow on GFC as deanna_boocock
deanna_boocock (at) hotmail.com

Emily @ Falling For YA said...

GFC Emily @ Falling for YA
Twitter @FallingforYA

Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

PotterHead4ever said...

GFC Name: Noely Jeleen Balmeo
Twitter: @njeleen

My favorite kick-butt character is Hermione Granger. As well as Katniss Everdeen. :)


Gabbie said...

My favourite kick-butt character is Cat from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series.

GFC: Gabbie
Twitter: @Gabelle_M


Caro said...

GFC: Caro


my favorite kick butt character is Gin Blanco from Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassin series

Sofija Kapranova said...

My favorite kick butt character is Kate from Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC: Sofija Kapranova
Twitter follower as @soni_sonik

Jennifer Haile said...

My favorite character is Yelena from Poison Study.

GFC follower: JenniferH

Twitter follower: @XArea51

volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

books first love said...

I follow via GFC: andreea martes
and twitter: @missandramary
My fav character is Rose from The vampire academy.
My email: just.andreeam@yahoo.com
thanks xoxo

Alba said...

oooh Fave kick-butt character? I have too many!!!!

But recently it has to be Kaylee from the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent

Follow via
Twitter @alba_solorzano

Lisa Cox said...

follow via
GFC as VettekLisa
Twitter as @VettekLisa

Fave kick-butt character is Eve Dallas from the By Death series

Jeanne said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win!
GFC: Jeanne
my fav is Katniss xD

Lauren Mackesy said...

GFC follower: Lauren Mackesy
Lmackesy at gmail dot com
My favorite kick butt character is Hermione Granger

*Jam* said...

I'm in doubt about my favorite kick-butt character, so I'll have to go with my two favorite: Anita Blake and Morgana from Mists of Avalon series by Marion Zimmer Bradley.

Thanks for the giveaway! =)

GFC follower: *Jam*

twitter follower: @anitablanch


Thalia Anderson said...

GFC: Thalia Anderson
Twitter: @thaliasbooks

Samwise Gamgee is my favorite kick-butt character!

Teresa said...

GFC: Teresa
Twitter: @xteeluong

Katniss from THG and Violet from TVEC

Julie Witt said...

My favorite kick butt character is Merit from The Chicagoland Vampires!
GFC: Julie Witt
Twitter: @jwitt33

jwitt33 at live dot com

Sayomay said...

Follow names:
GFC Samantha Deen
Twitter @Ocedday

Def Saba From Blood REd Road!!!

mamabunny13 said...

My favorite is Katniss of The Hunger Games.
gfc - mamabunny13
mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

mamabunny13 said...

I follow on twitter @mamabunny13
mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

Lioness said...


I love Mercy from Mercy Thompson and Yelena from Poison Study

cigam9 at gmail dot com

Helen said...

Tammy Jo from the Southern Witch series
helldog3 at aol.com

Brooke said...

My favorite kick-butt character is Cammie from the Gallagher Girls series.

GFC - Brooke


Dinda_SI said...

I love Katniss from The Hunger Games and Will from Infernal Devices. Thanks for the giveaway !!!

GFC : Dinda_SI
twitter : @dien_da

mimz said...

Katniss is definitely among my favourite kick-ass characters. Hermione, too. It might be a big list. lol

GFC: mimz
+ 1 twitter: @mokolad


Melliane said...

thanks for the giveaway! I think my favorite is Kate Daniels. she is an amazing heroine!

gfc follower: Melliane


Madeleine said...

Thank you for this giveaway :)
GFC: madeline Fehrensová
Twitter: Madde_fehrens
And my favourite is Katniss from Hunger games

Raechel Popek said...

Thanks for this giveaway(:
GFC: Raechel Popek
Twitter: raechelpopek
My favorite character is either Katniss from the Hunger Games or Calla from Nightshade by Andrea Cremer.

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

GFC- Lisa Richards

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com


Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Linky- Lisa Richards

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com


Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Twitter @alterlisa

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com


Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I have to say Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games as I just reread it!

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com


March 25, 2012 12:50 PM

Sophia Rose said...

My favorite is Dory Basarab from Karen Chance's series.

Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

GFC: Sophia Rose

fourheadjen said...

GFC- Jenny
Twitter- @fourheadjen
Rose from Vampire Academy :)

Megan said...

Just because I'm excited to see the movie, I'm going with Katniss from the Hunger Games!

I follow via GFC - Megan and twitter @meganlikesbooks

RandomlyKait said...

I love Katniss from The Hunger Games!!

GFC: Kaity Wells

shadowkatt2011 [at] aim [dot] com

Jen R. said...

I love Katniss from the Hunger Games! :D

GFC- Midnight Book Thief
twitter- @NightBookThief

jenelleriane at yahoo dot com

Linda Henderson said...

Well Katniss from the Hunger Games would be my choice right now.

GFC as seriousreader

+2 Twitter as @BookOwner

seriousreader at live dot com

Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

My favorite kick butt character is Eden from the Warriors of Ankh trilogy by Samantha Young. Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC Nicole@ The More the Merrier
twitter @niclovestoread


Kulsuma said...

My favourite kick butt character is katniss Everdeen.

Great giveaway!
GFC: Kulsuma

Wolfswan1 said...

I follow via gfc and Linky as Wolfswan1.
My favorite kick butt character is Nick Gautier from The Chronicles of Nick series by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Also Calla from the Nightshade series by Andrea Cremer.

Brianne said...

I'm a GFC follower Brianne.

My favorite kick butt characters are Rose from Vampire Academy and Katniss from The Hunger Games.

Thanks for the giveaway!


Asriani Purnama said...

I follow your blog via Linky and GFC
ID: Asriani Purnama

I also follow your tweets.
ID: @aleetha_ally

I have lots. But recently I like Liesel and Rudy Steiner in The Book Thief. Have you read the book

aleetha.ally at gmail dot com

thanks for the chance :)

Suz said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win! I like Rhine from Wither and Katniss from Hunger Games!

-follow on GFC as Suz
-follow on Twitter @SuzReads!

susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

Jessie said...

My favorite kick butt character... I've been saying Yelena from Poison Study for the past few days. However, I remembered Rhian from the Godspeaker Trilogy, she is also a favorite.

GFC: Jessie
Twitter: @thejessiebelle

miha4sora said...

Fav kick butt character:Jean Valjean from Les Miserables


Tanja Tejić said...

Hi! Thanks for the giveaway!

My fave kick-butt character is Rose from VA and Katniss from The Hunger Games!

GFC - Tanychy
twitter - @tanychy_rhcp

Klara said...

Rosa Hathaway from Vampire Academy is of course my favorite!

GFC- Klara

Kristin@BloodSweatandBooks said...

One of My Favorite Kick Butt Characters is Remy King from Amanda Hockings Hollows series.



Kris-10 said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)) My favorite kick-butt characters are Katniss from The Hunger Games series, Rose from The Vampire Academy series, Cat from The Night Huntress series, and Claire from the Morgaville Vampires series!

GFC Follower: Kris-10
Twitter Follower: @kmichelle_10


Kimberly R. said...

I like Alice from Twilight!
Following via GFC as Kim Reid
Following via twitter @kimbreid
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Munnaza said...

Thanks so much for this giveaway! My favorite kickbutt character is Cammie Morgan from The Gallagher Girls series.

I follow via GFC as infalliblyyours or Munnaza
and on twitter as @yoursinfallibly.


Gwen LTP said...

I love Rose from Vampire Academy.
GFC follower: Gwen LTP

Tiff Pull said...
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Tiff Pull said...

I love Melanie Stryder from the Host she is a fighter. Thank you so much for the giveaway.
GFC: tpulliam
Linky: Tiff Pull

pulliam_t at yahoo dot com

Dian Aesha said...

My favorite kick butt character is Rose Hathaway fromm Vampire Academy and cat from night huntress series.

GFC follower: dian aesha
Twitter follower: @d14n_74
icha09 [at] gmail [dot] com
networked : annisa belikov casillas

thanks for the giveaway ^^

Mintz said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite character is Rose from Vampire academy since she can kick undead butt!

GFC: Debbie W.
Twitter: @xsweeteternityx


izlight said...

My favorite kick butt character is Katniss Everdeen of Hunger Games series.

GFC follower - izlight
Twitter follower - @izylight

mizzykhayla at gmail.com

thanks for the giveaway ^^

Denise Z said...

Thank you for participating in this fun giveaway hop. Today my favorite kick ### character is Rachel Morgan :) I am a follower with GFC Denise Zaky.


Veronika said...

My favorites are Tris and Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth.

GFC and Linky follower: Veronika

verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

Veronika said...

Also following on twitter: twveronika

verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

Sharmaine Chan said...

I really like Katsa from Gracelingt and Juliette from Shatter Me! Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC: Sharmaine Chan
twitter: @shaine_c

me_winy AT yahoo DOT com DOT ph

Sharmaine Chan said...

I really like Katsa from Gracelingt and Juliette from Shatter Me! Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC: Sharmaine Chan
twitter: @shaine_c

me_winy AT yahoo DOT com DOT ph

Gabrielle said...

awesome giveaway! My fave kick-butt character is Lisbeth Salander.
GFC: Gabrielle Bondi
Following you on Twitter: @GabyB47
gbondi07 @ gmail . com

tetewa said...

Riley Jensen is my favorite! Gfc tetewa tWarner419@aol.com

Tonya Dean said...

GFC Follower - Tonya Dean
Gin Blanco, (Spider) from the Elemental Assassin books


Megan @ Unearthly Reviews. said...

Meghan Chase is definitely my favorite.

GFC: Megan @ Unearthly Reviews.
Twitter: @megannblackwell

ObsessedReader said...

GFC follower: ObsessedReader

+2 twitter follower: @simplyglamxoxo

thanks for the giveaway! My favorite kick-butt characher is Katniss, and also Tris from Divergent :)

email: echika[at]insightbb[dot]com

Gisele Alv said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway!
GFC: Gisele Alvarado
2+ Twitter follower: @Gisselle_Alv

I have more than one Kick-Butt Character: Katniss, Eve Dallas, Rose Hathaway, Dimitri Belikov!


andrea b said...

my favorite kick-butt character is Tris from Divergent!

following on GFC as "andrea b"
and on twitter as @andreadbc


thanks for the giveaway!

Stacy said...

I follow on GFC as Stacy T.

twitter @theimaginetree

My favorite kick-butt characters are Katniss and Tris

the imagine tree at aol dot com

Caitlin said...

I love Alanna from the Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce!
gfc: caitlin
gokarter418 (at) aol (dot) com

BookAttict said...

I love Kaylin Neya from the Chronicles of Elantra by Michelle Sagara!
Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com
GFC & Linky: BookAttict

Teressa Oliver said...

GFC: Teressa Oliver
Twitter: Tynapier2
teressaoliver at gmail dot com

LeDerpyReader said...

GFC: Herp
Hermione Granger!
Thanks for the giveaway!
puieread at yahoo dot com

Devony said...

GFC - Devony

I love Tris from Divergent! Thanks for the chance!

iLuvReadingTooMuch said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway! My fave kick-butt character would have to be either Katniss from The Hunger Games or Pearl from Drink, Slay, Love.

GFC: iLuvReadingTooMuch
Twitter: @iliveforreading

iliveforreading AT hotmail DOT com

Meghan@OwlReadIt said...

I follow GFC- meghan gale
and Twitter @MeghanGale

my favorite kickbutt character is Katniss Everdeen

Kristin said...

I follow via GFC Kristin
I love Rose from the VA. :o)
booksniffersanonymous at gmail dot com

Lis said...

Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite is Katniss, of course, and Saba from Blood red road!

GFC: Lis
Twitter: @NoxInvictus7

Martina Koleva said...

GFC: Marti
My favorite kick-butt character is Rose Hathaway form the Vampire Academy series. Thanks for the great giveaway and for making it international!

Amy S. said...

My favorite kick-butt heroine is Katsa from Graceling. She had awesome powers and yet she had a conscience and empathy for others. I read a library copy and would love to own it. Thanks for the chance to win!

GFC Amy S.
amy dot swihart at gmail dot com

Reviewing Shelf said...


Alaska from Looking for Alaska


Tressa said...

Yelena from The Poison Study.
Twitter @TresSherm
tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com

sweety said...

Rose from Vampire Academy :)

Thanks for the international giveaway!!

GFC follower name - sweety

Twitter follower name - @sweetyindia


brendajean said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! My fave kick butt girl is Enna from Enna Burning by Shannon Hale:)
gfc brendajean
linky brendajean
twitt bchild5

bchild5 at aol dot com

FireStarBooks said...

Jamie from Department 19

GFC: Firestarbooks
Twitter: @firestarbooks

catchingashootingstar at hotmail dot ca

ZaraAlexis said...

Hi Jennifer!

Thanks for participating in this hop. These are great books.

I follow you via GFC as: ZaraAlexis
I follow you on Twitter as: @ZaraAlexis

And my fave kick-butt character is SHIRAH from THE DOVEKEEPERS by Alice Hoffman! She's independent, sensual, rebellious, and a sorceress!

Thanks again. Will be crossing my fingers!

Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez
On Twitter: @ZaraAlexis
Blog: The Bibliotaphe's Closet: http://zaraalexis.wordpress.com

ashley said...

Hermione Granger!




Breanne said...

GFC - Breanne

Jace from The Mortal Instruments

bmweida at yahoo dot com

VanillaOrchids said...

Thank you very much! Right now my favorite is Katniss from The Hunger Games. :)

GFC + Linky: VanillaOrchids
Twitter: @VanillaOrchids