If figures. The one time I am actually prepared in advance is the one time Cleveland has a hurricane. I am still without power, but I am borrowing my sister’s electricity and getting this post going!
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, brought to you by The Broke and The Bookish, is all about the ladies! We all know that Hermione and Katniss totally kick-ass and Jacky Faber and all the Gallagher Girls always have a place in my heart for being so awesome. Hat’s off to you ladies, but today I want to spotlight some new (and new to me) leading ladies who also rock.
1. Sabba from Blood Red Road and Rebel Heart. She is tough to like and often hard to relate to, but there is no denying the fact that she is a total bad ass.
2. Annabeth Chase from The Mark of Athenaby Rick Riordan. She is the Hermione of Greek mythology. Annabeth is smart and tough and in the most recent volume of the Heroes of Olympus she is the star. I ♥ her.
3. Evie O’Neill from The Diviners by Libba Bray. Smart, sassy, and “gifted,”Evie is the elephants eyebrows! She’s my favorite flapper. Have I mentioned that I LOVED this book? I feel like it’s all I talk about!
4. Elvie Nara from Mothership by Martin Leicht. Teen Mom does outer space in this hilarious book and leading lady Elvie is one tough cookie! This is definitely my new favorite teen pregnancy/alien invasion book.
5. Daenarys Targaryen, Brienne of Tarth, and Arya Stark from The Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. How could I not give a shout-out to my favorite heroines from my new-to-me favorite epic fantasy series?
6. Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Karou is one of the most unusual heroines I have met in a long time! She is talented, mysterious, and has a dangerous secret life. She is so cool.
7. Tris Prior from Divergent by Veronica Roth. Well, duh.
8. Cinder from Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This cyborg Cinderella totally kicks ass!
9. Meghan Chase from The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. I love this half-fairy heroine! She is impulsive and strong-willed, but throughout the series she really grows into her powerful role.
10. Samantha Reed from My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. You don’t have to be a fighter or a supernatural creature to kick-ass. Sam is my new favorite contemporary heroine. She is open-minded, kind, and loyal. The grown-up me also loves that she is responsible!
Honorable Mentions: Alex from Ashes by Ilsa Bick, Rory from The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, Deryn Sharp from Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, and all of the leading ladies in anything by Rosemary Clement-Moore!