Monday, February 23, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Badass Ladies of YA Fiction

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's Top Ten topic is "Top Ten Favorite Heriones (in books/movies/tv)". I interpret that as Top Ten Badass Ladies of YA Fiction". Here's my list of the butt-kickingest chicks in YA lit...

Celaena Sardothian 
from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

I don't think anyone will argue with this one.

Alina Starkov 
from The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Katniss Everdeen 
from The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

Wren 178 
from the Reboot series by Amy Tinterra

from Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Isabelle Lightwood
from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

Rose Hathaway
from the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

from the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series by Laini Taylor

Anthem Fleet 
from the Brokenhearted series by Amelia Kahaney

Captain Jubilee Chase 
from This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Is this list badass enough?

Who are your favorite female heriones?

<3 Michelle


  1. Celaena will forever be number one, but Katniss and Isabelle aren't too far behind ;)

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  2. Ahh, you've got some amazing characters. I've got Celaena on my list too! :-) I could have easily put Alina in there too. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. Katniss...she's iconic. If my list was just a heroines in books list, Rose would have been on it. She's such an amazing character. Badass, but also hilarious.

  4. Celaena and Alina are both on my list too. There's quite a few on your list that I haven't "met" yet, I really need to get reading!

  5. Celaena has made a lot of lists this week! So has Katniss! I also had Karou on my list :-)

  6. Karou is such a wonderful character! She nearly made my list too. Katniss is a heroine who, I'm pretty sure, is on many lists today.
    Awesome picks! :)

  7. Katniss and Rose are on my list too, I am surprised Rose hasn't been on more lists! Its also very nice to see someone love Isabelle, she is far greater than Clary. Thanks for sharing!
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  8. OOOoh great list! Haven't read all these but I definitely see the kickass theme! Great picks!

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  9. Great picks! Wren also made my list.
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  10. Fabulous list! I really wish I'd got Alina into my list, but there are so many awesome female characters.
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

  11. Oh fantastic list!! We have quite a few in common: Celaena was my top pick too - I just adore her ♥ I also went with Katniss and Karou :D Love both of them to pieces! And more of your other picks here are from books I have yet to read...but that I'm planning on reading soon!

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

  12. Yes to Katniss! I was nearly going to put her and Karou on my list but then I decided to put a couple of characters I haven't talked about too much before. ;D Great list!

  13. Katniss is kind of a badass. Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

  14. Oh I forgot to add Alina to mine list! Love yours! my ttt<3

  15. Agh, Katniss! I knew that I had forgotten someone! Oh, and of course you have Rose, Isabelle, and Celaena! ;) It's A MUST! I'm so excited to meet Jubilee soon! This Shattered World has been on my list for a looong time!

  16. Katniss, Isabelle, and Rose, yeah, they are all badass heroines. All the others, I have yet to meet.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  17. GREAT list! Alina came very close to making mine too! I really, really need to read Throne of Glass and Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I have seen these characters all over today, and now I need to know more! And Katniss, always Katniss!
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  18. Celaena made my list as well, and I have been seeing her around on a lot of Top Ten Tuesdays! (No arguments here!) I love Katniss, Rose, and Jubilee also! Great choice of characters!

    Em @

  19. Is that Alina fan art? I love it! She looks like a martyr! :)

    1. Leigh Bardugo posted that picture on her tumblr. It's gorgeous.

  20. Celaena Sardothien ROCKS!! :D
    And I totally want to read The daughter of smoke and bone! :3

  21. I have mixed feelings about some of these ladies but definitely agree with Alina, Katsa and Isabelle!