Last night, I watched New Moon last night for the fifth of many hundred times to come and fell in love all over again. The tension, the torture. Love every moment of it. Of course, the Twilight saga is paranormal. When it comes to urban fantasy, a key ingredient is a heroine who kicks some ass and takes some names.
The question I often wonder: Is Bella technically a bit of a waif that over the course of the four book series becomes bad ass? Is she ever technically bad ass? She isn’t a passive heroine by any means but even in New Moon as she dabbles in recklessness, is it enough to call her kickass?
When I think of a kickass urban fantasy type heroine, I think more of a heroine like Celine in Underworld. Interestingly enough, Sadie Graves, my heroine in Fierce Dawn, is a bit like both. Hmmm.
Let me know what you think. What makes a badass heroine, badass?