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Offline ox0mary

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Looking for a Strong Female Lead- Any Recommendations?
« on: July 16, 2012, 08:09 AM »
I love fantasy and sci-fi books but I'm sick of reading really week female leads who are completely dependent or just fall apart without their male counterpart. I need a strong female who does not spend the whole time being helpless or crawling after whatever the male lead tells them. I can't read another book where the female after being completely screwed over and betrayed cry's a little throws a bit of tantrum and then gets over it in a couple pages because they're in love and were meant to be and blah blah blah. Please, anyone and everyone, I am looking for a book with a strong female lead. She doesn't have to be the center of the book but she needs to be independent and have some freaking self respect. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks  :)
 

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Re: Looking for a Strong Female Lead- Any Recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 08:43 AM »
Graceling realm series by Kristin Cashore
Lumatere Chronicles by  Melina Marchetta
The mortal instruments
The infernal devises
Divergent
Seven realms series by cinda Williams Chima
The iron fey series by julie
Above are Fantas YA books, hope you enjoy, check reviews on goodreads(dot)com

 

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Re: Looking for a Strong Female Lead- Any Recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 12:08 PM »
I agree with Anky0112 you can also try the Study Series by Maria V Snyder.
 

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Re: Looking for a Strong Female Lead- Any Recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012, 09:07 PM »
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Graceling realm series by Kristin Cashore
Lumatere Chronicles by  Melina Marchetta
The mortal instruments
The infernal devises
Divergent
Seven realms series by cinda Williams Chima
The iron fey series by julie
Above are Fantas YA books, hope you enjoy, check reviews on goodreads(dot)com

Do you know where I can find divergent??
 

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Re: Looking for a Strong Female Lead- Any Recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 10:27 AM »
I hate those kind of main characters, too.
I really recommend Vampire Academy. It hasn't got the i-am-so-in-love-so-im-just-going-to-sit-here-and-wait-for-him kind of heroine. It actually has someone worthy of being called a heroine.
Trust me - you won't regret reading it.
And if you end up loving it -  remember me. ;)
 

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Re: Looking for a Strong Female Lead- Any Recommendations?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2012, 08:11 AM »
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I love fantasy and sci-fi books but I'm sick of reading really week female leads who are completely dependent or just fall apart without their male counterpart. I need a strong female who does not spend the whole time being helpless or crawling after whatever the male lead tells them. I can't read another book where the female after being completely screwed over and betrayed cry's a little throws a bit of tantrum and then gets over it in a couple pages because they're in love and were meant to be and blah blah blah. Please, anyone and everyone, I am looking for a book with a strong female lead. She doesn't have to be the center of the book but she needs to be independent and have some freaking self respect. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks  :)

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Re: Looking for a Strong Female Lead- Any Recommendations?
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012, 04:08 PM »
I loved the soul screamers series by Rachel Vincent ...you should try those :)
 

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Re: Looking for a Strong Female Lead- Any Recommendations?
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2012, 03:34 PM »
Some girl bites by  Chloe Neill ( The chicagoland vampires)
Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking
Covenant books by  Jennifer L. Armentrout
House of Comarré books  by  Kristen Painter
Warriors of Ankh books by Samantha Young
 

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Re: Looking for a Strong Female Lead- Any Recommendations?
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2012, 03:22 AM »
Have you tried J.D. Robb with the in death series. Set in the future around a NYPD detective LT. Eve Dallas as the prime character. It's a good series up to 20+ books by now.
 

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Re: Looking for a Strong Female Lead- Any Recommendations?
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2012, 03:23 PM »
Try the Weather Warden series by Rachael Caine
 

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Re: Looking for a Strong Female Lead- Any Recommendations?
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2012, 08:44 AM »
I dont believe noboby has suggested  hunger games yet.  :o :o
 I am a faaaan of the series. Try it out and if you have already read it and didnt like it.......... WELL THEN PLEASE DO NOT BOTHER TO REPLY for you may not be so lucky to dodge my tomatoes  :D
And of course the bloodlines book 1 and 2  are amazing especially if you have already read and liked Vampire academy series..
 always eager to suggest a novel. I just hope Im not too late.... for your request has been dated quite sometime back..

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Re: Looking for a Strong Female Lead- Any Recommendations?
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2012, 03:28 AM »
The Fallen Series by Lauren Kate.. maybe..

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