Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Strong Heroines

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week's topic is a freebie and since I had started a list for last week but didn't have time to finish it I'll use it this week! The topic is Top Ten Favorite Strong Heroines.

Top Ten Favorite Strong Heroines

1. Princess Cimorene from Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

2. & 3. Beanna and Rose from Veiled Rose and Moonblood by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Can't have a list without mentioning one of my favorite series! And while Beanna is "just" a goat she's a pretty special goat.

4. Mara from Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
cover of Mara, Daughter of the Nile shows a woman in flowing Egyptian robes standing on a balcony with the Nile in the background
Goodreads Summary: Mara is a proud and beautiful slave girl who yearns for freedom. In order to gain it, she finds herself playing the dangerous role of double spy for two arch enemies - each of whom supports a contender for the throne of Egypt.
Against her will, Mara finds herself falling in love with one of her masters, the noble Sheftu, and she starts to believe in his plans of restoring Thutmose III to the throne. But just when Mara is ready to offer Sheftu her help and her heart, her duplicity is discovered, and a battle ensues in which both Mara's life and the fate of Egypt are at stake.

5. Ella from Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

6. Buran from Seven Daughters and Seven Sons by Barbara Cohen and Bahija Lovejoy
cover of Seven Daughters and Seven Sons shows a woman with a purple turban holding a thin veil over the lower half of her face
Goodreads Summary: In an ancient Arab nation, one woman dares to be different. Buran cannot -- Buran will not -- sit quietly at home and wait to be married to the man her father chooses. Determined to use her skills and earn a fortune, she instead disguises herself as a boy and travels by camel caravan to a distant city. There, she maintains her masculine disguise and establishes a successful business. The city's crown prince comes often to her shop, and soon Buran finds herself falling in love. But if she reveals to Mahmud that she is a woman, she will lose everything she has worked for.

7. Harry Crewe from The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

8. Mandie Shaw from the Mandie series by Lois Gladys Leppard
She's headstrong...

9. & 10. (& 11.) The ladies from the Books of Bayern series by Shannon Hale
Ani in The Goose Girl
Enna in Enna Burning
Rin in Forest Born

Which heroines would you add to the list?

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  1. I think I should try Veiled Rose, haven't read that one yet :) Oh, and I've seen this topic today on so many blogs that I can guarantee we aren't the only ones doing this :D Though I am surprised that so many of us missed it last week, such a great topic! Thanks for stopping by!

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

    1. Veiled Rose is a great book! Glad to know I wasn't the only one too busy last week. Thanks for returning the visit!

  2. Wow, I feel really bad - the only one of these I've heard of is Ella Enchanted! D=
    Thanks for commenting on my TTT =)

    1. Hope you get a chance to read some of the others! Thanks for returning the visit!

  3. Interesting list! I've heard of Anne Elisabeth Stengl's books, but haven't read them yet. :)

    1. Thanks Melanie. And you should definitely look up her books! They are great!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my TTT! I love your list! I've got so many new books to add to my to-read list. Can you believe I have not read one of them? :)

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

    1. Thanks for returning the visit Jana! Glad I could introduce you to some books to add to your TBR!

  5. Great list! I've heard of most of these books but haven't read them all. I have say some of my favorites are:

    1. Imraldera, 2. Rose Red, 3. Beana, from "The Tales of Goldstone Wood" by Anne Elizabeth Stengl

    4. Hathin from "The Lost Conspiracy" by Frances Hardinge

    5. Saphira from "The Oracles of Fire" by Bryan Davis

    1. Love your list Imblest! I haven't read 4 and 5 but Bryan Davis is on my TBR! Thanks for commenting! :-)


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