Wednesday, April 9, 2014

~H~ is for Hermione

My Theme for the 2014 A to Z Challenge is: SciFi/Fantasy Characters in Novels

I'll introduce you to a new scifi/fantasy character from the plethora of novels I've read over my lifetime. My goal is to entice those who maybe haven't read much in the genre I write and share why I find these characters so interesting. I hope you'll enjoy taking the ride with me.

~H~ is for Hermione Granger

Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He's never worn a Cloak of Invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry's room is a tiny cupboard under the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in ten years.

But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him... if Harry can survive the encounter.

Hermione is one of my favorite female characters. She is strong, smart, a book worm, a bit of a know it all, and absolutely loyal. She is a large part of the reason Harry was able to do all that he did to defeat Voldemorte. I read these books in highschool and loved them. They engage kids in reading while also teaching them about real friendship, loyalty, and courage. My mom would read stories to my youngest brother and when she started reading the Harry Potter series, I am unashamed to admit that I sat in and listened as a 15/16 year old kid. These times are one of my fondest memories and I've already started doing the same for my kiddo!

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In the near future, a few young women manifest extraordinary abilities called "Shine." Each girl's ability is different. Some develop extraordinary mental abilities. Some become physically strong. Others have powers that defy description. But the world does not embrace these Shines. It fears them.

Camille’s life hasn’t been the same since her parent’s supposed murder suicide. When an intruder ransacks her home and she discovers a mysterious thumb drive hidden in her father’s office, she realizes the unwanted changes in her life are just beginning. Politics and conspiracy, betrayal and abduction. Camille is about to discover that change is inevitable and hiding is not an option.


Melanie Schulz said...

Sounds like an amazing family moment.

Tamara Grantham said...

Have you seen my post for today? Great minds think alike, my friend!

Shilpa Garg said...

I like Hermione too. Loved her miss-know-it all character! I think she should have been in a relationship with Harry and not Ron! :D