Question: In light of 11.11.11 and Veteran's Day tell us about your favorite solider and how he or she is saving the world. Fictional or real life.
1. Harry Potter--Harry Potter series by JK Rowling.
He is not a perfect soldier, but he knows what he's fighting for and is willing to do anything, even sacrifice himself, to insure that it is done.
2. Four--Divergent by Veronica Roth.
He is a mysterious member of the Dauntless faction that focuses on courage. Four is tough, practically fearless, and determined. He figures out that things are not perfect in the world of the factions and does everything he can to protect those he cares about.
3. Robert Carroway--England's Perfect Hero by Suzanne Enoch.
Robert is a soldier from the Napoleonic Wars who is dealing with severe PTSD after being captured and tortured by his enemies. Despite the many setbacks this disorder causes, Robert is still a fighter and still willing to do anything for his country.
This Friday's Question:
Love-Hate Relationship: Which characters from a book do you love to hate?
1. Caroline Bingley--Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
Everything about Caroline is the typical mean girl, just from Regency England. She is snobby and judgmental and willing to do anything to get her way. I don't know why, but I find her efforts to snag Darcy and talk down to the Bennets to be so realistic and funny, in an ironic way.
2. Roag--Larissa Ione's Demonica series.
This guy is a piece of work. He is the "deceased" brother of the main characters in the series: Eidolon, Shade, Wraith, Lore, and Sin and is the epitome of what happens to a Seminus demon (a type of incubus) when he loses control and goes insane. There is something so evil and yet so fascinating about how Roag's mind works and how it relates back to his family.
3. Ashleigh Goodling--J.L. Bryan's Jenny Pox.
I just finished reading this book and Ashleigh is one of the most interesting characters I've read about in a long time. She has the ability to make people "love" her through skin-to-skin contact and uses that to get what she wants. Her ambitions are high and her methods of achieving them are cruel. I find her to be an interesting portrayal of how blind devotion can be so damaging to people and society in general.