Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books If You Like...SAILOR MOON


 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic:

Top Ten Books If You Like "X"

If you're a child of the '90s, you're probably familiar with a famous Japanese cartoon by the name of Sailor Moon.

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To those of you who didn't grow up with early '90s television, or have just never heard of Sailor Moon before, I implore you to educate yourselves right now by binge-watching the first season (in the original Japanese, though. With subtitles. For the sake of your sanity, do not watch the DIC English dub--it's fine for those of us who first experienced Sailor Moon this way, but now it's just plain cringe worthy).

To five-year-old me, Sailor Moon was the epitome of cool. To begin with, she had the most beautiful name I'd ever heard (Serena), and had the most awesome hairstyle I had ever seen (which I still to this day regret never being able to pull off). She had a talking cat, fought against evil monsters with her best friends, and to top it all off was a princess, which sent her cool factor through the roof because there was nothing I loved more as a kindergartener than stories about princesses. Sailor Moon wasn't without her flaws, however--she wasn't great at schoolwork, was often lazy, and she could be a cowardly crybaby. But in the end, with the support of her friends, she always came through and saved the day. Sailor Moon and the Sailor Scouts oozed "girl power", and I'm pretty sure that this early obsession with kick-ass superheroines was the beginning of my love for stories featuring awesome girls. So for today's Top Ten list, I'm picking books that also have awesome girls at the center of their stories (along with some magical elements, of course).


Karou of Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, Clary of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, Celaena Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, Fire of Fire by Kristin Cashore, Katniss of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Who are some of your favorite "superheroines"?

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  1. I really like Katniss. I think she'd be my favourite 'superheroine." I'm reading Throne of Glass soon and I can't wait! Great list :-)

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    1. Katniss is pretty great! Hope you like Throne of Glass :)

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  2. It is so hard to pick just one superheroine! CLEO from Falling Kingdoms is pretty amazing.

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    1. Ooh, I've never heard of Falling Kingdoms. What's it about?

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  3. This list was such a great idea! Love Sailor Moon. Daughter of Smoke and Bone has been on my TBR pile for a while. I seriously need to check it out.
    Here's my TTT!

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