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Top Ten Tuesday: Book covers with badass female characters

Happy Tuesday!

(or Wednesday in some parts of the world!)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s TTT is a cover freebie:

May 2: Cover Theme Freebie: literally anyyyything about covers….top ten covers that scream Spring, ten books with ice cream on the cover, ten books with blue covers, etc. etc. THIS ONE COULD BE REALLY FUN and I can’t wait to see how creative your lists are!

This is my second TTT and I have decided to do my top ten books with badass female characters on the cover.

Storm Born by Richelle Mead


Eugenie Markham is probably one of the most badass females in fantasy writing. She is tough, resourceful and fights her own battles. Her journey in the Storm Born series is one full of challenges – the second and third books are particularly dark – but Eugenie is a hero throughout.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas


Aelin is the queen of sass, with solid fighting skills and a cunning mind to match.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas


The begining of ACOTOR sees Feyre alone, hunting in the harsh wilderness to feed her ungrateful family. Throughout the course of first two books she undergoes an enormous transformation. I can’t wait to see what the third book will bring.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead


Richelle Mead has a knack for strong female leads and Rose Hathaway is a warrior to her core.

The Hero of the Ages by Brandon Sanderson


Vin is a tough-as-nails street urchin turned warrior. This cover captures her resolve perfectly.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor


Karou is one the most original, confident, resourceful lead characters is young adult fiction. If you haven’t read this series – stop what you are doing and READ IT NOW.

Soulless by Gail Carriger


While Alexia gets on my nerves at times during her story, I can’t deny she has an eminent amount of sass, poise and bravery.

The White Queen by Phillippa Gregory


Elizabeth Woodville’s journey from downtrodden noblewoman to powerful queen  shows Gregory’s talent for writing passionate, smart female characters. The Red Queen was arguably tougher, but I didn’t like her very much (as I don’t think I was supposed too).

Allegiant by Veronica Roth


Tris Prior is a formidable YA heroine, transforming herself from meek to strong and showing an immense amount of inner strength.

Disruption by Jessica Shirvingotn


Maggie Stevens is resourceful and will fight a seemingly unbeatable system to protect her family.

Thanks for reading!


4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Book covers with badass female characters

    1. Thanks! I admit I went searching for an Allegiant cover with Tris on the front because I was determined to have her on the list ☺


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