Top 10 Tuesday | International Women’s Day–Favorite YA Fictional Females

Hey there! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday,  a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish! This week’s topic was “Characters You Love That Everyone Else Hates OR Characters You Hate That Everyone Else Loves” BUT I couldn’t think of more than two characters for each of those topics, so INSTEAD, to celebrate Internatinal Women’s Day, I decided to do Top Ten Favorite YA Fictional Females. So let’s get straight to it…

  1. Celaena Sardothien (The Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas): Celaena is strong, opinionated, and not afraid to be herself. She totally slays at everything!
  2. Kestrel Trajan (The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski): Though not physically strong, Kestrel is strategically brilliant (and just brilliant in general). She shows that physical strength isn’t the only way t be strong and certainly isn’t everything!
  3. Karou (The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor): Karou is loyal, kind, emotionally and intellectually strong, and creative!
  4. Lara-Jean Song Covey (The To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Duology by Jenny Han): Though very young, I think Lara-Jean is a very realistic depiction of a 15-16 year old girl. She’s funny and sweet and isn’t afraid to admit she’s learning and growing and doesn’t always know what to do and I think that’s truly admirable.
  5. Alina Starkov (The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo): Similarly, Alina isn’t the most mature heroine, but she always tries. She grows and learns across the series and always tries to do the right thing.
  6. Clary Fray (The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare): Clary is loyal, funny, creative, and diplomatic. She’s the type of friend I think anyone would be honored to have!
  7. Meira (The Snow Like Ashes Trilogy by Sara Raasch): Meira is headstrong, determined, feisty, and strong! She always does what her heart tells her is right and what she believes in, even when others don’t believe in her.
  8. Lola Nolan (Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins): Lola knows who she is and totally owns it. She proudly marches to the beat of her own drum and is totally unapologetic!
  9. Tris Prior (The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth): Tris is fierce, loyal, brave, an selfless. Her moral strength comes in spades and she alway does what she thinks is best for others.
  10. June Iparis (Legend by Marie Lu): June is strong and intelligent. At 16, she’s already a in one of the top ranked schools and on her way to being a military officer! She works hard and is focused and ambitious, but also caring and kind.

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Lila is a 27-year-old college student studying physics and a lover of literature. When she's not busy reading or saving the world through science, Lila can be found singing jazz and blues and obsessing over hedgehogs (a.k.a. the cutest animals in the multiverse!)

9 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday | International Women’s Day–Favorite YA Fictional Females

  1. Great pick for this week, I love how you managed to fit International Women’s Day into it as well 😀
    I literally just finished The Winner’s Trilogy and I love Kestrel, she’d definitely be in my list for favourite fictional females, same with Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I read that series ages ago and still love it just as much today!

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