This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here.I thought for this list I would have a GINORMOUS list that would be super hard to trim down, but that actually isn’t the case! I focused mostly on sci-fi and fantasy series – because then there is actual world saving going on and such – and then the most sparkling personalities I could remember. (You’ll notice that I fall for the heroines with plenty of flaws.) Here’s what I came up with!
from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
Celaena is just badass and awesome. She is flawed – she’s selfish and snarky, but she’s fierce. I absolutely adore her.
from The Bone Season series by Samantha Shannon
I am so in love with Paige, it’s ridic. I could stay in her head for ages. She’s grown so much in the first two books, but especially at the end of The Mime Order I was just blown away by her strength and courage.
from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Duh? She’s smart and kind and heroic. Let’s not forget that without her, Harry and Ron would have been lost and probably died a million times.
from The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
Duh, again. But seriously, Katniss stole my heart like she did everyone’s. I mean, she’s brave and strong, but I also like her moodiness and her temper. She just speaks to me.
from the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
And the trifecta is complete! Annabeth is smart and brave but she also wins major banter points because of Percabeth. How she keeps that boy in line… *happy sigh*
from The Falconer series by Elizabeth May
Aileana is a brilliant inventor, a super strong fighter, and just a badass.
from the A Wicked Thing series by Rhiannon Thomas
I just fell in love with Aurora. She’s not really a conventional heroine and she hasn’t saved much of the world yet. Book 1 was definitely just a character study of her but I loved how careful, cautious and analytical she is. She starts off meek and just confused about the world, but she’s already grown so much. I think in book 2 she will definitely be kicking some ass.
from the Penryn & the End of Days series by Susan Ee
Penryn, much like Katniss, stole my heart when she fought so hard to save her sister. That kind of bravery and butt-kicking awesomeness will never cease to amaze and excite me. Also this girl can banter.
from Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Flawed, moody, snarky, I just fell completely in love with Nyx’s voice. Seriously, some people may get annoyed with her bitchiness and negativity, but I ADORE IT.
from The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer
My love for this series knows no bounds – and though I might like Cress the most among the girls, Cinder impresses me more as a real heroine.