Top Ten Tuesday – October 30, 2012: Top Ten Kick-Ass Heroines

It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish!

This Week’s Topic is: Top Ten Kick-Ass Heroines

Oh yes, I will have lots of fun with this topic! Kick-ass heroines are something we’re seeing a lot of in today’s YA literature. Here are some of my favorites:

1. Ismae from Grave Mercy (assassin nun)
2. Katsa from Graceling (assassin and survivalist extraordinaire)
3. Tris from Divergent, Insurgent (Dauntless and a fighter)
4. Katniss from The Hunger Games series (archer, Hunger Games champion)
5. Rose from the Vampire Academy series (dhampir and guardian)

6. Tiger Lily from Tiger Lily (strength and beauty)
7. Alina from Shadow and Bone (powerful and humble)
8. Ember from Rift (fierce and talented)
9. Kat from Heist Society (sly and thrifty)
10. Leah from Such a Rush (strong and a kick-ass pilot)

Can’t wait to see what other heroines other people chose!

This week at The Book Addict’s Guide…

Monday: Review: Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Top Ten Tuesday: Kick-Ass Heroines
Wednesday: Something Strange and Deadly Read Along: Week 4 and Review
Thursday: Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Friday: Casting Call [8]: Lola and the Boy Next Door

27 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – October 30, 2012: Top Ten Kick-Ass Heroines

  1. Quinn

    We don’t have any heroines in common on our list. I didn’t list Kat from Heist Society, but you are so right, she is totally kick ass.

  2. KateB

    So many books here that I have either on my to-read list on even on my desk and I just haven’t found the time to read yet – but I definitely agree for the ones that I’ve read that appear on your list. And a kick-ass assassin nun? I really have to read Grave Mercy!

  3. Jennifer

    It’s official…I’m going to have to read Vampire Academy! Rose is on evvvery list I look at!!
    I love Kat Bishop. She’s definitely kick-ass, and I can’t wait for the next book!
    I still haven’t read Grave Mercy, which is killing me…I need to get on that, Tiger Lily, and Such a Rush ASAP.

  4. tigerlilyrachel

    We both have Tiger Lily (as well as Katniss)! I haven’t seen her on many lists, but I definitely think she’s a heroine. I haven’t read any of the other books on your list, but a few are on my tbr pile.

  5. Candice

    Super choices! I love how diverse your list is. And yes to Kat Bishop! I didn’t even think of her when making my list a few weeks ago, but yes! She is totally kick-ass. 🙂

  6. jen@ thebookienook

    Oh, Brittany, there are so many kick-ass heroines you listed that I haven’t met yet because they are STILL on my TBR list. That’s so sad! I definitely agree on Tris and Katniss.

  7. stuckinva

    I’m sad that I still haven’t managed to read the assassin nun books yet…So many books to read!!

  8. Micheline (@MissMimz)

    YES! Loved seeing Katniss & Tris on here, they made my TTT as well 🙂 I own a copy of Graceling & Grave Mercy…hoping to get to both soon! DYING to check out Shadow & Bone and both Tiger Lily & Vampire Academy are on my reading list as well lol Thanks for sharing, new follower via Networked Blogs & Twitter 🙂

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  9. Lucy

    Kat is such a good choice, love her! And you’re totally right about Leah too. Grave Mercy, Tiger Lily and Shadow & Bone are a few I need to catch up on, especially with such bad-ass characters. Awesome list!

  10. Merin

    I didn’t even think about Katsa, probably because I didn’t really love Graceling, although I enjoyed it well enough. She’s definitely kick-ass, though!

  11. Kelley

    I’ve only read 3 of these (Divergent, Shadow and Bone, Hunger Games), but I like your choices! Can’t wait to read Grave Mercy and Graceling. 🙂

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