February 24, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Heroines

Listed in no particular order, here are my top ten heroines. I could list loads of reasons why I chose each of these leading ladies, but I think I'll let them speak for themselves. Many are kindred spirits; some are what I aspire to be or have characteristics I dream of emulating. Others just strike me as remarkably strong, and well-written, and poignant.

1. Elisa from The Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy

2. Kestrel from The Winner's Trilogy

3. Emma Woodhouse from Emma

4. Linh Cinder from The Lunar Chronicles

6. Gigi Dubois from Smart Girls Get What They Want

7. Celaena Sardothien from the Throne of Glass series

8. Caddie Finn from Don't Touch

9. Paige Hancock from The Start of Me and You

10. Meira from Snow Like Ashes

Bonus pick: Gretchen Muller from Prisoner of Night and Fog


  1. Love your list!! Kestrel, Emma, Cinder, Emily, Gigi, Celaena...I totally agree! :) And you're so right - these characters are representative of who we are and who we want to be.

  2. I totally forgot to include Cinder and Kestrel! I adore Cinder and can't believe I didn't think of her! What a wonderful list, Emma! So glad you had Gretchen on your list too. -@KatePoseyPhD

  3. Emma and Cinder are the only ones I'm familiar with. I still need to read The Girl of Fire and Thorns and The Winner's Curse. Great list!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know


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