Morning mortals! Today it’s another Top Ten Tuesday post, I’m into this theme in a big way, often the characters who end up leaders in YA are reluctant to do so and it’s been really interesting examining who makes a good leader and who didn’t get the opportunity to do so. Having said that, I’ve only managed to pull eight characters, let me know who I’ve missed in the comments, and don’t forget to link me to your TTT post!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the beyond amazing The Broke and Bookish. If you don’t already you should head over there and check out the list of all the amazing book bloggers who take part, it’s a great way to find other bloggers who might read the same books as you!
Owen is a good leader, mainly because he knows when to give up his power. He’s aware of his skills and his influence, but he still chooses to give power over to those whom he believes rightfully deserve it.
This is much more of a literal leader. In The Stone and the Skull the gage, a bronze automaton, leads a group of characters along a treacherous route. Something about the writing of this character, you just know you’d be in safe hands if he was leading the way.
It’s a typical leader trait, but I think valuing your people over yourself is important. Sharzad exemplifies this trait at a lot of moments in these books.
More so in The Girl in the Tower but Vasya is definitely a leader. She has a power over people, and not just from an alliance with an ancient deity!
Another character who knows when to hand over leadership if the situation calls for it. Cinder uses people’s skills to help her mission, not just barrelling in her own direction.
Do I need to talk about how amazing Kaz is? An example of a realistic leader who is willing to make hard choices to protect that which he cares about.
I could talk for hours about how great Vlada is as a leader, especially given her circumstances. I suggest you read the books to find out what I’m talking about.
I would follow this amazing woman to the ends of the earth. Not just because she would take me to dragons but…ok that’s why.
So there you go, eight awesome leaders, all for different reasons! Link me to your TTT post below!