Top Ten Favorite Kick-Ass Heroines
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
1. Katsa (Graceling by Kristin Cashore)
The ultimate kick-ass heroine, in my opinion, Katsa is fiercely loyal, strong, passionate, and brave.
2. Fire (Fire by Kristin Cashore)
Fire has a sort of quiet strength that is so admirable. She overcomes every obstacle that is thrown in her way.
3. Bitterblue (Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore)
Bitterblue grows up with infinite responsibility on her shoulders, having to figure out how to fix her kingdom and how to be an adult essentially on her own.
4. Vera (Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King)
Vera's voice is what drew me into the story. She's sarcastic and smart, and some part of her keeps fighting even with the weight of Charlie's death and her parents' legacies on her shoulders.
5. Mara (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin)
Mara is just really, really cool. I love her sarcasm and her loyalty to her family. She's compassionate- really, she has a huge heart.
6. Audrey/Victoria (Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway)
Both have their own brand of sarcasm. I love Victoria's never-ending loyalty and her list-making, while I love Audrey's confidence and music-taste.
7. Art (Piratica by Tanith Lee)
She wrangles up a crew and becomes a pirate captain. Um, does this really need any more explanation??
8. Helen (Nobody's Princess by Esther Friesner)
Helen is the embodiment of girl power. I mean, just look at that title. It has that perfect balance of strength and sass.
9. Gemma (A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray)
I always felt that Gemma starts off as insecure, and develops this amazing strength over the course of the trilogy. She has her flaws, but they don't impede her.
10. Elizabeth (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)
Do I have to explain this one? Why don't I just direct you to the Lizzie Bennet Diaries?
Honorable mentions: Jo (Little Women by Louisa May Alcott), Beka (Terrier by Tamora Pierce)
Who do you consider to be a kick-ass heroine?