Top Ten Female Characters Who Totally Kick Butt
(Feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)
Today is a bit of a freebie. It's our top ten whatever characters. All I had to do was fill in the blank! I was leaning toward fictional boyfriends, but that gets a little weird, so I decided to take another route. In no particular order, here are a few of my favorite kick-butt female protagonists. Sometimes these ladies literally kick butt. Sometimes they're just fierce women who know who they are and live life according to their own rules. Either way, they're ladies that every contemporary teen should get to know. There's a lesson or two to learn along the way.
1) Caelena Sardothian
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Literally kicks butt and doesn't let anyone push her around.
2) Liesel Meminger
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
Liesel is a survivor. She finds her way through each tragedy.
3) Finley Jayne
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
Finley is a force to be reckoned with. She's her own woman.
4) Sophronia Temminick
Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger
Sophronia is clever, quick witted, and extremely mischievous. My kind of girl.
5) Lex Bartleby
Croak by Gina Damico
She's a reaper, saving souls, but, good or bad, she's a fighter.
Sabriel by Garth Nix
She might have an unexpected destiny, but she faces it with courage.
7) Puck Connolly
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Puck is terribly stubborn and fiercely courageous.
8) Josie Moraine
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
She never gives up and dreams big. And she's stubborn. Love a stubborn girl.
9) Nancy Kington
Pirates! by Celia Rees
She wants more than her station in life will allow, and she sails the seven seas to find it.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The definition of kick butt.
Katniss Everdeen (before she gets SUPER whiney), Sunday Woodcutter, Hermione Granger, Katarina Bishop, Hazel Grace Lancaster...there are so many kick-butt female characters