Favorite Heroines Giveaway Hop! Win a Book With an Awesome Heroine

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Welcome to my stop on the Favorite Heroines Giveaway Hop, hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup, where bloggers are celebrating their favorite heroines in books! You can hop from blog to blog and enter to win something at each stop.

I decided to do something a little different for this hop. Instead of highlighting heroines in books that I’ve read, I decided to share with you some awesome fictional heroines from books I haven’t read yet. These are books that have been on my TBR for some time, but because of review commitments, I just haven’t been able to get to them. For each one, I’m going to link up with another blogger who has read the book and loved it. And it’s probably because of these reviews that I added these books to my list in the first place!

One international winner (provided The Book Depository ships to your country) will get to select one book from the following list. Please click on the links to read the reviews that will convince you to add these to your TBR as well!

Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier. The heroine in this book is Blackthorn, and although I’m not sure whether “heroine” is the correct term for her, she’s a very strong female protagonist who readers have come to love. SO MANY BLOGGERS gave this book five stars, so please check out the reviews from Lisa at Tenacious Reader, Lynn at Lynn’s Books, and Danya at Fine Print.

Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach. Devi is the main character in Bach’s series, and she’s the kind of heroine I love: a rebel who isn’t afraid to take risks. If you’re not convinced, check out Tabitha’s review at Not Yet Read.

Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey.  Just about every blogger I know cites this book as one of their all-time favorites, and it’s a series, which is even better. Now I just need to make time to read it! Maybe Nathan at Fantasy Review Barn can talk you into reading it:-D

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear. A fantasy western with a strong female protagonist? This has all the elements I love about fantasy, and it’s a book that’s high on my priority list to read (after I catch up with review books). Mogsy at Bibliosanctum really loved this book, so don’t miss her review!

Vermilion by Molly Tanzer. I’m excited to have a copy of this, and I’ve been trying to read it for a couple of months now. Lou Merriweather helps the dead find peace, and she’s an unusual heroine, maybe the most unusual on this list. This book has been called “weird western fantasy” by several reviewers, and I can’t wait to get to it. Check out i09’s review for more information!

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Posted June 16, 2015 by Tammy in Giveaway Hop, Giveaways / 48 Comments


48 responses to “Favorite Heroines Giveaway Hop! Win a Book With an Awesome Heroine

  1. Ashley

    This is really hard because I have so many! I really love (my QUEEN) Sabetha from the Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch, but she isn’t the main character and doesn’t show up for a few books, so that might be cheating. I think, if pressed to choose, I would say my favorite heroine is Karou from The Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor.

  2. Kristia

    Rachel Morgan from The Hollows series by Kim Harrison. Thank you for the amazing giveaway 🙂

  3. Mai T.

    Jane Eyre is my favorite since she’s One of the earliest representations of an individualistic, passionate and complex female character, she knocks our socks off.

  4. Ooooh, if I had to pick a book from your list, it would definitely be Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier. I’m reading Daughter of the Forest now, and have really enjoyed it so far. 🙂

    As for favorite literary heroines… Gosh, I can’t pick just one! Katniss from The Hunger Games, Hermoine Granger, Jane Eyre, Lyra Belacqua from the Dark Materials Trilogy… Actually, I posted a list of my favorite literary heroines a couple months ago. Here’s the link, if you’re interested: http://saraletourneauwriter.com/2015/03/23/my-eleven-favorite-literary-heroines/
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  5. JoshA

    Buffy obviously. Olivia Dunham (Fringe), Shara Divani (City of Stairs), Miriam Black, Ellie Arroway, etc

  6. I am going to an old school heroine. I love Jane Austen, and even though Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book, I am going to go with Anne Elliot from Persuasion. I think that this character grows so much from the perceptions that others had of her and she is finally able to find her own happiest but on her own terms.
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  7. I definitely agree with Phaedra from the Kushiel’s Dart series – I love that series, and she goes through some terrible things, and find ways to deal, and to do what’s right at the end of the day. I’ve also read Fortune’s Pawn… Devi in those books is interesting, not sure I’d pick her in my top five, from all the books I’ve read but she’s definitely a girl on a mission as far as her (dangerous) career is concerned.

    As for who I’d pick…. hmm…. Lirael from the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix always resonates with me, and when she sets off on her ‘quest’ she’s never anticipated having to act in that way, for the good of the kingdom. I love that series 🙂
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  8. Ana Santo

    It’s really hard to pick one heroin… I want to Jane Eyre because I love her… but I also love sophie from howls moving castle…

  9. Jimena Olivares

    One of my favorite leading ladies is Caelena Sardothien from Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. @BerkeleyHapa

    I have 2 favorites right now: Mercy Thompson from Patricia Briggs’ series that starts with Moon Called, and Toby Daye from Seanan McGuire’s great series about Fae in San Francsico.

  11. Mary Loki

    Take a shot for every Katniss Everdeen answer! lol XD My pick would be Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead!

  12. Farah K

    Katsa and Fire from Graceling and Fire by Kritin Cashore ..and I really liked Goergina Kincaid from Richelle Mead’s Succubus series:)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Kassandra A.

    I agree with what you have heard concerning Kushiel’s Dart (the whole series). Phedre took my breath away from the first book.

    One of my all time faves is Maxine Kiss from Marjorie M. Liu’s Hunter Kiss series. If you enjoy urban fantasy I highly recommend it!

  14. Angelica

    Well, I really haven’t found the perfect heroine I can say that I so much adore, but if I’ll name one who was closest to being one then that would be… Camie Morgan of the Gallagher Girl’s series. Why? She’s so bad-ass and she’s totally like-able, that’s my opinion.

  15. Tanya Guthrie

    Charley Davidson from the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones. She is feisty and has my kind of sense of humor!

  16. Valentina B.

    My favourite is Claire Danvers from Morganville Vampires series. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. BookLady

    Rachel Morgan from the Hollows series by Kim Harrison is one of my favorite heroines. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  18. VeronikaDream

    My favorite is Kaylee from the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent. She is fierce, loyal and brave.

  19. Samantha Newbury

    Of the top of my head I can only think of two but I’m sure there are more. Celaena from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Mass and Rachel Morgan from The Hollows by Kim Harrison. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂