In Her Shoes is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Vanya at YA Story Teller. To participate, simply put yourself in the shoes of a heroine you've recently read about, and then tell what you would do in her stead, or what you've learned from her.
Featuring this week:
Acacia from Any Love But Mine
First off, I think Acacia is a very interesting character. She is a Greek goddess of love, the third created by Zeus's order for the primary god of love, Eros, who was once forced to give his own true love to another man. However, since she was his true match, Eros cannot forget her, but neither does he even intent to try and love the beings created for him. But even though Acacia was created for Eros, she's different from her two "sisters". Alanna, the first, was created to love Eros, while the second, Amora, was created for her beauty. But with Acacia there doesn't seem to be a real reason/intention, and still she belongs to Eros and altough he'd never give her a second thought, leave along love her, she isn't allowed to give her heart and body to another. Then Acacia actually meets her match, and now she has a reason to defy a man who claims her without loving her, and because she doesn't hold any love for Eros either, she wants to fight for her own happiness.
Does make her interesting, doesn't it?
Sadly, she has a lot of negative characteristica. For once, she's quite unreliable. Then comes the whole naive, emotional, stubborn, not-thinking-through crap on top of that. She's totally jumpy, but then discards all concerns, which kinda bugged me. However, I felt that her connection with her mate wasn't the ususal "teen falls madly in love with mystical creature"-mojo because she is a love goddess after all, so I think her way of loving should be this whole-heartedly and confusing. But.. I don't know, she was still way too stupid and too much freaking out over the little things that made her pretty annoying - like she had no strength at all and was just sitting around, waiting to be safed. I just can't connect to this kind of weak-minded woman.
Whose shoes did you step into this week?
> read my review of Any Love But Mine