Ruling the Fantasy Genre: 5 Young Adult Books with Strong Female Protagonists

Hello again and welcome back to A Fae Diary! As a lover of fantasy books with strong female protagonists, I’m so glad you’re back because i’m very excited to share with you my top 5 young adult picks that reign supreme in the genre. 

These Strong female protagonists are not only empowered, but they also break traditional stereotypes and bring a fresh perspective to the world of fantasy. From ruling kingdoms to fighting against injustice, these characters are fearless, determined, and inspiring. With each book, you’ll be taken on an epic adventure filled with magic, romance, and a strong sense of female empowerment. 

Get ready to be captivated by these amazing stories and the fierce female leads that make them unforgettable. I hope you like it!

Strong Female Protagonist

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

 This book is one of the popular recommendations on booktok, it follows the story of Celaena Sardothien( yes the strong female protagonist of this amazing serie), a deadly assassin who is offered a chance at freedom if she competes in a tournament to become the King’s champion. Celaena is fierce, independent, and refuses to let anyone hold her back. Her journey is one of self-discovery, and she becomes a true force to be reckoned with.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Strong female lead in this classic dystopian novel is Katniss Everdeen, a teenage girl who volunteers to take her sister’s place in a deadly game of survival. Katniss is brave, resourceful, and fiercely protective of her loved ones. Her journey is one of survival, rebellion, and ultimately, hope.

Strong Female Protagonists
strong female protagonits

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Katsa is a Graceling, meaning she possesses a special ability that makes her a deadly fighter. However, Katsa is determined to use her powers for good, not evil. She fights against injustice and oppression, and refuses to let anyone tell her what she can or cannot do.

Check out my Graceling review, to get to know the strong heroine a bit more

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

( yes again please don’t judge me i really love shadow hunters), Clary Fray is a normal teenage girl, until she discovers she is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained to fight demons. Clary is determined to uncover the truth about her past, and is willing to risk everything to protect those she loves. Her journey is one of self-discovery and acceptance.

strong female protagonists
strong female protagonists

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

 Elisa our strong female protagonist is a princess who has been chosen by God to fulfill a prophecy. However, Elisa is far from the typical fairy tale princess. She is smart, brave, and capable of leading her people through the darkest of times. Her journey is one of self-discovery, and she learns to embrace her strength and power.

You’ve made it to the end of the list, i hope you’re willing to read these young adult fantasy books, they all feature strong female protagonists who refuse to be held back by anyone or anything. They are all powerful, inspiring, and unforgettable. So, whether you’re looking for a story of self-discovery, rebellion, romance, or survival, these books are for you. Happy reading!

Check my Book Recommendations to add more books to your TBR.

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