I’ve really missed doing Friday Favorites, and since no one was currently hosting it, Cait @ Functionally Fictional decided to jump into the gap. Each week, she provides a prompt, and I get to talk about my favorite books that fit the topic. Feel free to join in – the more the merrier!
I guess we’re sticking with the girl power theme this week. After posting about books featuring female friendships on Tuesday, now I get to talk about some of my favorite book heroines! There’s a lot to choose from, but here are some I can think of off the top of my head:
- Dr. Rowan Mayfair from The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. Rowan is not only a brilliant neurosurgeon and a powerful witch, she’s seriously awesome.
- Ryxander from The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso. I loved Ryx right from the start, and her character is so cool.
- Touraine from The Unbroken by C.L. Clarke. Touraine is a badass through and through, and I dare you to read this book and not love her.
- Kaul Shaelinsan from Jade City by Fonda Lee. How can you not love a woman who stands up and succeeds in a male-dominated gang and society? Short answer? You can’t.
- Mari from The Bladed Faith by David Dalglish. She’s my absolute favorite character from the entire series, and she’s the perfect combination of sweet nurturer and tough cookie.
- Galadriel from A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik. I didn’t like her originally, but her character grew on me over the course of the series, and she showed so much growth that I adored her by the end.
- Priya from The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri. Priya is sweet and kind and brilliant and tough all at the same time, and she really makes this book a pleasure to read.
- Xiala from Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse. She’s a little (ok, a lot) wild, and doesn’t conform to any norms, but makes her own way through the world that can be dangerous to people like her.
- Dr. Kay Scarpetta from Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell. She’s the heart and soul of this series, and I love how her brilliant mind works.
- Briseis from This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron. I’m a sucker for women finding and owning their power, and this series is a perfect example. Plus it combines Black girl magic with plants and Greek mythology to create an incredible story.
Who are some of your favorite heroines?
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I haven’t ‘met’ any of these yet, but a lot of these books are on my TBR so I’m happy to see they have great heroines!
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It seems like we have a lot of the same tastes then! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did when you ‘meet’ them lol