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message 1: by ♥Tricia♥, Group Lead (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 1167 comments Mod
What do you prefer when reading books, whether its a series or not: a male lead or a female lead character?

What do you guys prefer? Does it matter to you?



message 2: by ♥Tricia♥, Group Lead (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 1167 comments Mod
Personally I prefer female lead characters, and as such my favorite series are Rachel Morgan and Kate Daniels.
Though it doesn't really matter I can read both, I just really like the female leads.


Sarah ~Sehrenity~ | 276 comments I don't think it matters to me, as long as the story and character are good. I love Harry Dresden, and I love Rachel Morgan.


message 4: by Lisa S (new)

Lisa S (kasey_k_fan) I think I prefer female leads. I've only read one of the Rachel Morgan books, but I loved it.


message 5: by Dawn (new)

Dawn (dawnv) It makes no difference because I like Rachel Morgan, Sookie Stackhouse or Kate Daniels, but I equally like Felix Castor, Harry Dresdon, men of the otherworld.


message 6: by Shanon (new)

Shanon (boban) I like both. As long as the author can write a convincing character I'll enjoy it. What frustrates me is when someone creates a young male character that feels like he would be bossom buddies with my grandmother. Even though I love fantasy elements in my books I need characters to be believable.


ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) I read enough different genres as well as romance, it doesn't matter to me who the lead character is, as long as the book is well written.


message 8: by Lady Allison (new)

Lady Allison | 150 comments I agree that as long as it's convincing, I enjoy both. I like to see both sides of the story, especially when it comes to romance. For example, as much as I loved the Twilight series, it got a little rough just hearing Bella's side of the story. But with series like the Dark-Hunter or the Argeneau (they come to mind the quickest because that's what I'm in the middle of), they are constantly switching POVs & you get a better feel for the story and the romance.


message 9: by Dawn (last edited Mar 07, 2010 09:56PM) (new)

Dawn (dawnv) Allison wrote: "I agree that as long as it's convincing, I enjoy both. I like to see both sides of the story...But with series like the Dark-Hunter or the Argeneau (they come to mind the quickest because that's what I'm in the middle of), they are constantly switching POVs & you get a better feel for the story and the romance.

Allison I agree I love stories told in 3rd person, it must be a difficult thing to do because most stories seem to be told in 1st person. I think those who can write in 3rd person are really talented it must take a lot of skill.


message 10: by ♥Tricia♥, Group Lead (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 1167 comments Mod
I thought that the person view mattered to me but I found out that as long as the author is good that I can read either.


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