1. Six of Crows* by Leigh Bardugo
Inej Ghafa. I wish I was as acrobatic as her. I can only just touch my toes now! Consistently, she's described as being feline, as graceful as a cat. Hence, her name. The Wraith. Her climbing skills are unparalleled, making her a very valuable asset. Something, though callous, Kaz often reminded her of. I believe the line was something to the effect of 'protecting his investments.' Gymnastics and acrobatics have always enamoured me but I'm decidedly useless!
I have a review for Six of Crows* here.
I have a review for Crooked Kingdom here.
4. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
Who wouldn't want to be as athletic as Celaena Sardothien? She can climb, run and kick all the ass. Though I might have to draw the line at becoming an assassin...might. When she was first training it wasn't exactly a walk in the park. I wouldn't expect it to be easy but what Celaena endured was decidedly abusive. Arobynn Hamel wasn't a good man to say the least.
The Goodreads page can be found here.
One of my absolute favourite TV Series is Daredevil on Netflix. Not just because Charlie Cox is wonderful to look at. The fight scenes are so incredibly complex, well-choreographed and believable. Matt Murdock despite being blind is an incredible martial artist. Having spent time training myself I really appreciate the skill and discipline. Sometimes I wish I continued on with it...
2. V.E Schwab
Similar to Celaena, Delilah Bard is also very skilled with her fists and her knives. Her stamina is incredible and thats something that I desperately need to work on. The vast majority of her fighting prowess is also self taught. Not for want but need to survive. Which served her well throughout the trilogy.
5. A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin
Which characters fitness routines do you want?
Thank-you for reading,