There are so many awesome women in fantasy that we could not contain it to just one post!
While you are probably already familiar with Hermione, Katniss, Tris and Arya, we thought we’d gather together some more of our favourite fantasy ladies who you may not have met yet- with a YA twist.
Seraphina from Seraphina by Rachel Hartman: In the Kingdom of Goredd dragons and humans live side by side, but it is an uneasy peace with neither side truly trusting the other. When a member of the royal family is murdered and a dragon is the suspected culprit, young Seraphina Dombegh is thrust into the middle of the investigation. But Seraphina has a secret. One that could cost her very life if anyone found out.
Books in the series: Seraphina, Shadow Scale
Tiffany Aching from the Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett: When young Tiffany Aching sets out to become a witch, she faces ominous foes and gains unexpected allies. As she confronts the Queen of Fairies and battles an ancient, bodiless evil, she is aided (and most ably abetted) by the six-inch-high, fightin’, stealin’, drinkin’ Wee Free Men.
Books in the series: The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, Wintersmith
Celaena Sardothien from the Throne of Glass series by Sara J Maas: In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves,
and warriors in a competition, she will be released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien and she will win.
Books in the series: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire
Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare: Born into a world where demons hide in the shadows, hunted by her father and kept under a spell by her mother Clarissa Fray is a normal teenage girl – until the spell her mother has been keeping her under wears off, she gets involved with ‘shadow hunters’, and her mother is kidnapped. To save her mother and her new friends Clary must learn to harness her gifts, fight off vampires and kick some demon butt.
Books in the series: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, City of Heavenly Fire
Think we’ve left someone off? Let us know in the comments!