Ten Of My Favourite Heroines

24 February 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish in which we can showcase the top ten books we feel deserve the spotlight according to the topic of the week. This week's topic is favourite heroines.

This was a surprisingly difficult list for me to make. Most of the novels I read don't contain strong heroines, but are still amazing due to the secondary characters. Generally, a heroine will make it onto my favourites list due to being completely kickass, but some of them have strength in their own right.

Yelena Zaltana
Yelena goes through so much throughout the Study series, and it's difficult not to love her. She's a complete badass, and her powers are beyond belief.

Katniss Everdeen
I think this is pretty much a given for YA fans. Katniss knows how to kick some butt and her loyalty to the cause is unmatched. She goes after what she wants, damn the consequences, and she gets the job done.

Hermione Granger
Though Hermione was an obnoxious know-it-all throughout most of this series, I thoroughly loved her. Towards the end of the series, she becomes a super tough cookie and her cool logic helps get them out of some pretty sticky situations.

Tris Prior
Tris definitely grows into herself throughout this trilogy, and I enjoyed her story every step of the way. She was born for Dauntless, and what Roth did at the end of Allegiant still brings tears to my eyes.

Rose Hathaway
Rose's loyalty to Lissa is something that I've never experienced before or since in YA fiction. For two characters to connect on such a deep level without being in a relationship is unusual, and Rose's devotion to protecting her best friend is utterly unbelievable to read about.

Faythe Sanders
Though Faythe did annoy me with some of the choices she made, she's the kind of chick who can kick ass and look good doing it.

Claire Danvers
Though not physically a strong character, Claire's ability to see the logic in any situation is the reason I love her. She reminds me of Hermione Granger in a lot of ways (minus the wand, of course), and I can't help but find her adorable.

Clary Fray
Despite starting this series as quite a naïve character, Clary's Shadowhunter training truly pays off eventually. She's a fantastic character that can keep a cool head in the middle of a battle, and the loyalty and devotion she shows her loved ones is inspiring.

Tessa Gray
Tessa really grows into herself throughout this trilogy, and much like Clary, she becomes a real heroine towards the end of the series.

Kaylee Cavanaugh
Despite annoying me with her obsession with Nash, Kaylee does become quite good at what she does during this series. Her sacrificial nature makes her a deeply inspiring character.


  1. Love your list :) Rose Hathaway only just missed out on making it onto my list.

    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

  2. I admire Yelena and how she seems to make the best out of every situation. Hermione is someone I wish I could find in real life, we would totally be best friends.

  3. This is a great list and I agree with a lot of your choices. Katniss, Hermione and Rose are some of my favorites. :)

  4. I've only read Harry Potter, TMI, The Hunger Games and TID, but I totally agree with these choices! The other series I haven't read yet but I want to read Divergent.