Happy Belated International Women’s Day

With yesterday being International Women’s Day, let’s take some time out of our day to recognize some of my favorite books with awesome female protagonists!

Novels

116563Nita Callahan from So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane
JF DUANE

“ Thirteen-year-old Nita, tormented by a gang of bullies because she won’t fight back, finds the help she needs in a library book on wizardry which guides her into another dimension.”

Lux91evg10xgola from Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
JF/ YA F COLLINS

“When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy”

vampire_academyRose Hathaway from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
YA F MEAD

“Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with an unbreakable bond to the earth’s magic. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making her one of them. Rose and Lissa must navigate through this dangerous world, confront the temptation of forbidden romance, and never once let their guard down, lest the Strigoi make Lissa one of them forever.”

tumblr_nr6rlhia261rkciaro1_1280Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
YA F TAYLOR

“Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters–the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.”

and last but certainly not least (especially in our hearts):

Hermione from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
JF / YA F ROWLING

Do you really need a synopsis to get you interested in reading Harry Potter? I didn’t think so!151008_quora_hermione-granger-crop-promo-xlarge2

Graphic Novels

skip beatKyoko from Skip*Beat! by Yoshiki Nakamura
YAGRAPHIC NAKAMURA

“When her true love, Sho, breaks up with her after becoming famous, Kyoko Mogami decides to get revenge by beating Sho in show business.”

Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya
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“Tohru Honda was an orphan when one day fate kicked her out of the house and onto land belonging to the mysterious Sohma family. After stumbling upon the teenage squatter, the Sohmas invite Tohru to stay in their house in exchange for cooking and cleaning. Everything goes well until she discovers the Sohma family’s secret, when hugged by members of the opposite sex, they turn into their Chinese Zodiac animal!”

thumb-629-our_01_webHaruhi from Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori
YAGRAPHIC HATORI

“One day, Haruhi, a scholarship student at exclusive Ouran High School, breaks an $80,000 vase that belongs to the ‘Host Club’, a mysterious campus group consisting of six super-rich (and gorgeous) guys. To pay back the damages, she is forced to work for the club, and it’s there that she discovers just how wealthy the boys are and how different they are from everybody else.”

wagahara_devilparttimerv1_tpEmi Yusa from The Devil is a Part-Timer by Satoshi Wagahara
YAGRAPHIC WAGAHARA

“It’s tough being evil when you have to pay the rent! This comical tale of a demon-lord-turned-fry-slinger follows the daily travails of (former) Devil King Sadao Maou and his general Shiro Ashiya as they navigate the complexities of life in modern-day Tokyo. Having suffered utter defeat at the hands of a plucky hero, they’ve been banished to earth and stripped of magical power. And if that wasn’t enough, that pesky hero is still hell bent on finishing the job. Artist Akio Hiiragi brings Satoshi Wagahara’s story to hilarious life in this manga adaptation of the hit light novel series. It turns out crushing your enemies beneath your feet is tricky when you haven’t even made manager yet!””

51ujeoc9uwl-_sy344_bo1204203200_Saya from Blood+ by Asuka Katsura
YAGRAPHIC KATSURA

“An amnesiac Saya Otonashi lives as a seemingly normal high school student with her adoptive family in Okinawa. Horrible nightmares are the only hints at the violent life she once led, but her past is about to catch up with her and awaken the merciless warrior within. Chiropterans — powerful shape-changing creatures who need and crave blood — threaten humanity once more, and a mysterious organization called the Red Shield needs Saya’s deadly sword skills and mysterious powers to aid in the fight against these beasts. As her submerged abilities begin to reawaken and as she seeks to regain her memories, Chiropteran warriors are guided by a mysterious leader to threaten Saya and her loved ones.”
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