I have recently been reading a book where it came to my attention that lately in new adult books or adult books that women might be losing their edge.
There was once a time where every female was ready to show the world she could rule, she could do anything she wanted. I feel like there are great strong heroines in the young adult genre. Girls who literally stand up in their books ready to battle the queen of the Everneath, ready to take on Warner’s father, ready to become the best queen for her people. There are so many strong heroines in young adult and I love reading about those girls because they show strength.
So if young adult books are currently giving the world strong female leading ladies then why is the same not true for new adult and adult.
I was just reading a book where the heroine in a new adult book was a smart girl who was a little confused about romantic relationships but she was happy with what she was working towards in school. Sure she wanted to date a nice guy and experience her first time but she also knew those things could always happen when she found the right guy. Then part of the way through the book she spends more time around a tattooed bad boy and seems to lose herself and all she wants is to be his and to have her first time with said bad boy. As if that wasn’t bad enough she then goes from being a virgin to a girl who is trying to be a sexual kitten in order to turn the bad boy on more often…
(Slams head on desk!)
I’m sorry but are women suppose to always be virgins lately that fall for the bad boy who can please her like no other man. I’m all for pleasure and women getting some but why do they have to be weak females while doing it. Why do they have to be virgins and be with a dominant man who needs them to sign a damn contract before sex can happen. Where the hell are the female characters that dominate their men while still being sexy and free at the same time? Why can’t there be a female who can wield a knife at one point and be a deviant sexual vixen the next? Are women not suppose to be both?
I’m all for a dominant man in a book but his leading lady needs to do her part as well instead of just always letting him get his way. A woman is powerful in her own right when it comes to sexual things and it is about time we start seeing that again in books.