I’ll never get enough of badass female characters, so here is part 2 for this category of recommendations! You can check part 1 here, and please feel free to add your suggestions in the comments!
I know some books have already been featured in previous recommendation posts, but I’m also trying to add something new every time… Hope you enjoy!
Lila Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab
Lila is living in “dull London”, and earns money while stealing money and valuables from rich people in the streets, dressed as a boy. Her dream is to have her own ship and sail across the seas. When she encounters Kell she starts travelling across the worls with him, and wants to save the world even if it gave her nothing. She is strong-willed and brave, she is not scared of much, and unlike other feminine characters in other novels, she is not cliché at all, which is why I like her so much. That and the mystery around her past… I can’t wait to read A Gathering of Shadows.
Diana Farley from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
I think Farley is the perfect example of a badass female character. We don’t get to see much of her in the first book, but through Glass Sword, we see that she is strong, and always going for what she thinks is right. She isn’t afraid of telling Mare when she goes to far, and is also a very human character. I didn’t really like her at first, but she is actually awesome! I hope we’ll keep seeing a lot of her in the next books!
Christina from Divergent by Veronica Roth
“Who cares about pretty? I’m going for noticeable.”
I’m trying not to always go for the obvious, and this is why I chose Christina (also I have to admit that Tris sometimes annoys me). By choosing Dauntless, Christina left her family behind. She chose to be brave. She quickly adapted there, proving it was a right choice. She managed to forgive Tris for shooting her boyfriend, and this is part of what makes her strong and admirable. She went through a lot and sticks to her friends till the end… She should definitely get more recognition!
(Review of Allegiant)
Katniss from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Do I need explain? Just the fact that Katniss volunteered for her sister in the very beginning makes her amazing to me, because she just thought she would die instead of her (and then she realised maybe she might win, but that’s another story). The Games and the Revolution destroyed her, and yet she always tried her best, and tried to do what she thought was right, and that was hard. She is braved and flawed, which makes her an admirable heroine.
Sheerazade from The Arabian Nights
Sheerazade is basically sacrificing herself for all the ladies in the realm, and at the same time she finds a way that might save them all – including herself. She is also an amazing storyteller. And what I like the most about her, perhaps, is the fact that even in classics and old stories, we can find badass ladies…
Skeeter from The Help by Kathryn Stockett
It’s undeniable to me that Skeeter is a badass character. She knows what she wants, and just goes for it, even if that means facing prejudice and losing friends for what is right. If you haven’t read The Help it’s an amazingly beautiful book that will put tears to your eyes, in every best way.
Cinder from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Cinder is not exactly a lucky person at the beginning of the story, and through the book, she finds herself burdened with responsibilities she couldn’t expect. She has to choose between her own freedom, and that of the entire kingdom. She always tries her best. She is reckless, and has a good heart. Oh and obviously, she is a mechanic, and an amazing one. She knows how to fend for herself, and even if she obviously has her weaknesses (who doesn’t?) I think she truly is a badass character!
And that’s all for this week! I’m planning on making a part 3 some day too. In the meantime, would you be interested in a manga edition for next week?