Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Books That Feature Fierce Female Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is “Ten Books That Feature Characters ____________.” So for mine, I’m going to do: Ten Books That Feature Fierce Female Characters.


1. Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton
Anita Blake is a fierce, vampire hunting machine. She’s brave, selfless, and downright scrappy in a fight.

2. Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon
Claire is a different type of fierce. I would say her ability to heal, all while putting on a brave face is fierce. She charges into more than one dangerous situation, all for the sake of tending others.

3. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Have you met a fiercer character than Arya? She snubs stereotypical gender roles in favor of finding her own path in life. If I were ever in a fight, I’d want Arya on my side.

4. A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Feyre’s character definitely has moments of submission and weakness, but she continually proves that she’s a fierce character and a force to be reckoned with.

5. The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass, novellas) by Sarah J. Maas
Celaena is brave and fierce, and while at times she’s very selfish, she cares deeply for her people and those close to her.

6. Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard
Mare is incredibly fierce in her quest to help those she cares about.

7. Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1) by Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare has many fierce female characters in her books! In Lady Midnight, Emma Carstairs is the fierce female character who regularly takes on supernatural forces.

8. Iced (Fever, #6) by Karen Marie Moning
Dani is an independent, crime fighting machine who will stop at nothing to do what’s right.

9. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Vianne and Isabelle are sisters in The Nightingale and are fierce in different ways as they try to survive in Nazi Germany.

10. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I love the character of Cinder. She doesn’t let her cyborg status hold her back as she overcomes incredible odds.


7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Books That Feature Fierce Female Characters

  1. Cinder is definitely a fierce heroine; I love her. She didn’t let anything stop her and she certainly commands respect.
    But I must say that I didn’t find Mare very strong or fierce… I didn’t finish Red Queen because she was just too whiny for me. But I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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