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In honour of Fierce Female February and the Fierce Female readthon, happening on Feb. 15th until the 28th, I am going to be sharing my favourite female characters in young adult fiction! All of the books that these characters come from would be great novels to read during the readathon! Myself along with several other fantastic fierce female bloggers shared what being a fierce female meant to us, and you can read that here! You can participate in the readathon by signing-up here, and can read some amazing fierce female book recommendations here!
“The Black Coats” by Colleen Oakes is my first 5-star read of 2019, and features several fantastic female characters that stand up for what they believe in and aren’t afraid to speak their minds. Thea, the main character in this novel, goes through some very tragic events, but doesn’t let them identify who she is, and instead uses these events to do better. “The Black Coats” just came out last week, and my full review for it will be up in a couple of days!
One of my favourite books of 2018, “Dare You To Lie” by Amber Lynn Natusch, featured Kylene, a strong female character who needs to stand up for herself after past troubling events. If you’re looking for a great YA mystery book featuring a great cast of strong characters, look no further and pick up this book! You can read my full review here!
“Roam” by C.H. Armstrong is a book about 17-year-old Abby and her struggles being a homeless teenagers. Abby is such a fierce head-strong character, and this book is such an important one to read. You can read my full review here!
As I am sure many of you already know, “Girls of Paper and Fire” by Natasha Ngan is a novel about paper girls whose sole responsibility is to please and honour the king. However, Lei, the main protagonist, has never wanted to become a paper girl, and fights for what she believes in and for the rights of the other paper girls. Lei is a very fierce LGBTQ+ character, and I loved reading about her adventure in this novel! You can read my full review here!
While this post is mostly for YA novels, I wanted to include a non-fiction novel that I believe people of all ages and book preferences would enjoy. Michelle Obama is one of my personal inspirations and role models, and I am eagerly waiting for the Fierce Female Readathon to began, as that is when I plan on reading her book “Becoming” (my TBR post will be up later this week!). I am really looking forward to reading this, and hope that I love every second of it!
I hope you enjoyed finding out all of my recent favourite fierce female characters! In my opinion, these books will be great to read during the Fierce Female readathon, and I would love to hear if you are going to be participating! I will be sharing my full TBR for the readathon with you on Friday, so keep your eyes on the lookout for it!
Good Night Book Owls!
(P.S. Sorry these pictures are all sort of different and choppy, I didn’t really feel like taking new pics just for one post. I hope you all enjoyed it regardless!)
8 thoughts on “Favourite Fierce Females in YA”
Thank you for including the kissass Becoming. I adore Michelle Obama – and her sweet husband too.
I cannot wait to read it!!!
I am going to get Becoming Michelle with my next Audible credit. I find her Barrack to be wonderful people. We could do with them coming to the UK and helping with the mess we are in.
Ignore that I put Becoming Michelle. I had a brain free moment.
I would LOVE to listen to the audiobook, but I don’t have an audible account and the wait for the library audiobook is literally 8+ months!!!!
Great list. I like Roam too. It certainly has a strong young woman in it.
Thank you! Roam was great!
Fierce female February! I didn’t even know this was a thing. I am so happy I found your blog. I love seeing all the awesome recommendations out there! I don’t want to topple your TBR pile but my first book of 2019 I finished I absolutely loved and I am telling everyone about it. The book is called “The Winnowing” by Patrick Garner and it’s the first book of the series. It follows greek goddesses who are forced to intervene in modern day society because of an “end of the world” possible scenario. They are like kick-ass female superheroes that combine mythology with fantasy and I can’t wait until the next book in the series. The author’s description on his Amazon page cracked me up – “Greek goddesses are alive and well and living in Pennsylvania.” (reminded me of the movie Dogma). Hope you will check it out – http://www.thewinnowing.website/