BLOGIVERSARY + GIVEAWAYS – Our Favorite Female Heroines

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Today’s the day!  We’ve officially been blogging for 2 years! *twirls around while smiling*  Since we’ve already had two posts talking about our favorite Fiercest BBFs and Kindest BBFs, today we’re going to talk about some of Our Favorite Female Heroines.  These are the women we look up to, respect and absolutely love!  So have fun meeting our favorite heroines and we’re wishing you lots of luck on our 3 giveaways below!


angelfall susan eePenryn from Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee – (Review)

When you’ re small enough to have to look up at everyone around you, there’ s no such thing as a dirty fight. That’ s a new motto for me. I think I’ ll keep it.

the iron king julie kagawaMeghan from The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa – (Review)

No matter how much I wanted a normal life, there would be a part of me that longed for this world, for the magic and wonder of it. It had seeped into my soul and shown me things I’ d never thought existed. I couldn’ t be normal and ignorant ever again, knowing what was out there.

obsidian a lux novel jennifer l. armentroutKaty from Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – (Review)

Okay. That was it. “You know, you’ re right. How wrong of me to call you a douchebag. Because a douchebag is too nice of a word for you,” I said, smiling sweetly. “You’ re a dickhead.”

“A dickhead?” He repeated. “How charming.”

I flipped him off.

Anew The Archers of Avalon by Chelsea Fine

Scarlet from Anew (The Archers of Avalon #1) by Chelsea Fine – (Review)

He looked haunted. Pained.

Her heart thrummed as she felt something sorrowful grow inside of her. Heavy and warm and full of regret, it whispered something to her soul. Something powerful. Something sad.

Something Scarlet couldn’ t remember.



Quintana from Quintana of Charyn (The Lumatere Chronicles #3) by Melina Marchetta – (Review)

“Oh, you’ re one of those, the princess said.

‘One of what?’

‘One of those who needs to be told their worth over and over by others. Do you know who tells me my worth, Phaedra of Alonso?’

The princess pointed a hard finger at her own chest.

‘Me. I determine my own worth. If I had to rely on others I’ d have lain down and died waiting.”

Lila from A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by Victoria Schwab – (Review)

“I’ m not going to die,” she said. “Not till I’ ve seen it.”

“Seen what?”

Her smile widened. “Everything.”

Adelina from The Rose Society by Marie Lu – (Review)

“Why can’ ’t I be the one to strike first, to hit so early and with such fury that my enemies cower before they can ever think of turning on me? What is so great about being good?”

Rose Calloway from Kiss the Sky (The Calloway Sisters #1) by Krista and Becca Ritchie – (Review)

“So bring it on, motherfuckers. Try to hurt me. Because I won’ t let you.”

Vera from Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. King (so very flawed, and I love her for it) – (Review)

“But there’ s something about telling other people what to ignore that just doesn’ t work for me. Especially things we shouldn’ t be ignoring.

Hear that girl in your class is being abused by her stepfather and had to go to the clinic? Hear she’ s bringing her mother’ s pills to school and selling them to pay for it? Ignore. Ignore. Ignore. Mind your own business. Don’ t make waves. Fly under the radar. It’ s just one of those things, Vera.

I’ m sorry, but I don’ t get it. If we’ re supposed to ignore everything that’ s wrong in our lives, then I can’ t see how we’ ll ever make things right.”


Penryn from AngelFall (Penryn and the End of the Days #1) by Susan Ee – (Review)

“Oh, please. Your giant head is getting too big for this forest. Pretty soon, you’re going to get stuck trying to walk between two trees. And then, I’ll have to rescue you.” I give him a weary look. “Again.” 

Katniss from The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #) by Suzanne Collins – (Review)

“My spirit. This is a new thought. I’m not sure exactly what it means, but it suggests I’m a fighter. In a sort of brave way. It’s not as if I’m never friendly. Okay, maybe I don’t go around loving everybody I meet, maybe my smiles are hard to come by, but I do care for some people.”

Lila from A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #) by Victoria Schwab – (Review)

“She kicked loose a stone. “Well, I mean, it’s another world, isn’t it? Another version of London? Is there another version of me?”
Kell frowned. “I’ve never met anyone like you.”
He hadn’t meant it as a compliment, but Lila took it that way, flashing him a grin. “What can I say,” she said, “I’m one of a kind.”

Rose Calloway from Kiss the Sky (The Calloway Sisters #1) by Krista and Becca Ritchie – (Review)

“I roll backwards, and he only grins more. This is not a cat-and-mouse game like he believes. I am not a mouse. And he’s not a cat. Or vice versa. I am the fucking shark, and he’s a lame human in my ocean”


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  1. Tammy V.

    I agree with Meghan. She went through a lot in the books and even in the end but she still stayed true to herself.

    • Chelsea (Peril Please)

      I agree-I always adored Meghan! 😀

  2. Tammy V.

    I have not read any of Susan Ee’s books but they have been on my TBR. I love her covers.

    • Jen

      Oh yeah, I adore the covers too! The words inside – oh my gosh, it is all so addicting! Enjoy whenever you pick it up!

  3. Tammy V.

    I would add Finley Jayne from The Steampunk Chronicles by Kady Cross, Grace – A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis, and Cécile de Troyes – Malediction Trilogy by Danielle Jensen.

    • Jen

      Cécile de Troye – I LOVED her in the first two books! She definitely would have been on my list but that final book gutted me. It was so different than the previous books and that ending *cries*. I seem to be the odd one out in regards to my opinion, so here’s hoping that final book worked much better for you! 🙂

  4. Brittney

    Awww love this!!
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    • Jen

      Thanks Brittney!

  5. AngelErin

    I love Katy! And Katniss! I still need to read Angelfall (as I’m sure everyone knows by now hahaha), but I’m hoping to buy it soon and get to it before the year is out. Well at least the first one! Great post!!
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    • Anna

      You should try out for our giveaway for Angelfall 😀 This series is really fun <3 Thank you!

  6. Aadivah

    Go Rose!!!!!! I absolutely love her.

    • Anna


  7. Christy Luis

    So many good books to read. (I love Penryn and Katniss!) Thanks for the book recommendations and the giveaway! 🙂 And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

    • Anna

      THANK YOU!!

  8. Christy Luis

    I just finished “The Blue Sword” by Robin McKinley and loooooved the heroine Harry Crew. Also, Lada of And I Darken is pretty fierce.

    • Anna

      LADA!!! Hahaha I LOVED that crazy girl 😀

  9. Danielle Hammelef

    My favorite heroine isn’t on your list–she’s Ember from Julie Kagawa’s Talon series.

    • Jen

      Ohhhh Talon is the only series I haven’t read by Julie Kagawa yet. I keep buying them as they release (since she is a favorite author) but I haven’t started them yet because I wasn’t sure if my heart could handle her cliffhangers. She writes the best kind but they are so brutal too! I can’t wait to meet Ember!

  10. Danielle Hammelef

    I haven’t met Penryn before, but she’s on my list! I have to add Jayden from Kimberley Griffiths Little’s Forbidden series to my favorite heroine list.

    • Anna

      Oh thanks for the rec! I’ll look at this series 😀

  11. Zoey

    From all the heroines you mentioned, I only know Meghan, Katniss and Katy… and I’m definitely on board with those three! They’re all some of the best heroines ever 😀

    Thank you so much for th chance to win those amazing books!
    Good luck to everyonw who enters! (:
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    • Jen

      Meghan, Katniss and Katy – YES! They are such fabulous heroines! I could re-read their books again and again. And of course, you’re welcome! 🙂

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