by Elizabeth Wein
By Maggie Hall
Part of what attracted me and Emily to the whole big genre of YA is that it has so many, many incredible woman characters. Seriously, there’s nothing quite like it if you want to read about badass women doing badass things. Or women doing anything, honestly, although I think that’s changing.
Anyways, YA features a whole host of women who are truly incredible. And there’s an important reason why they’re a key part of YA–because they tell us that we ourselves can be a little bit badass, and we can be women too. So here is our first Top Ten list, and a tribute to all of the badass heroines who have been there for us, in no particular order.
Wolfblade (Hythrun Chronicles: Wolfblade Trilogy #1)
by Jennifer Fallon
By Jennifer Ellision
Raising Steam (Discworld #40)
by Sir Terry Pratchett
By A&E Kirk
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate #1)
by Gail Carriger