I will never understand how someone can finish a book, like it and then just go on living. I have to go look for all of the fan art and fanfiction that has ever been published. Do deep character analysis, see what other people think of it, and basically just scroll down the book’s tumblr tag for HOURS looking at everything that’s already been discussed about it then imerse myself in the fandom so much it will consume my every thought for at least the coming week.
Books with badass female characters (An ever growing list)
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::Updated Feb 17, 2017::
Note: Numbers reflect the number the book is in its respective series & not reading order. The list is written in reading order.
📚 Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas 0. Prequel: Assassins Blade 1. Throne of Glass 2. Crown of Midnight 3. Heir of Fire 4. Queen of Shadows 5. Empire of Storms
5.5. Untitled Novella (Fall 2017) 6. Final book (TBD release in 2018)
📚 A Court of Thorns & Roses series by Sarah J Maas 1. A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) 2. A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOMAF) 3. A Court of Wings and Ruin (ACOWAR) (Release date May 2, 2017)
📚 Kingmaker Chronicles by Amanda Bouchet
1. A Promise of Fire
2. Breath of Fire
3. Heart on Fire (2018)
📚 An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir 1. An Ember in the Ashes 2. A Torch Against the Night
3. Untitled (2018)
4. Untitled (2019)
📚 Queen of the Tearling series by Erika Johansen 1. The Queen of the Tearling (Emma Watson is Executive Producer for the film.) 2. The Invasion of the Tearling 3. The Fate of the Tearling
📚 The Witchlands series by Susan Dennard 1. Truthwitch 2. Windwitch
3. Bloodwitch (2018)
4. TBD (2019) ***Note: Truthwitch took until page 112-114 for me to get into it. Then it took off running.
📚 The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
1. Shadow and Bone
2. Storm and Siege
3. Ruin and Rising
📚 Six of Crows Series by Leigh Bardugo 1. Six of Crows 2. Crooked Kingdom
📚 Daughter of Smoke & Bone series by Laini Taylor 1. Daughter of Smoke & Bone 2. Days of Blood & Starlight
2.5 Night of Cake & Puppets novella 3. Dreams of Gods & Monsters
📚 The Conquerers Saga by Kiersten White 1. And I Darken 2. Now I Rise (June 27, 2017)
3. Untitled (2018)
📚 Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard
1. Red Queen
2. Glass Sword
2.5 Cruel Crown novella
3. King’s Cage
4. Untitled (2018)
📚 The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater 1. The Raven Boys 2. The Dream Thieves 3. Blue Lily, Lily Blue 4. The Raven King
📚 The Checquy Files series by Daniel O'Malley 1. The Rook 2. Stiletto 3. ? TBD ?
📚 All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness 1. A Discovery of Witches 2. Shadow of Night 3. The Book of Life
📚 The Hunger Games series by Susanne Collins 1. The Hunger Games 2. Catching Fire 3. Mockingjay
A winged Inhuman who lived on Attilan centuries ago. Cherios, like many of the other winged Inhumans of the day, saw himself as being of greater status compared to those who were wingless and could not fly. He aligned himself with Kylus in demanding of King Nestor that the private city of Aerie be built, exclusively for the winged Inhumans.
Kylus was ultimately given his way, yet the creation of Aerie, held aloft by anti-gravity projectors, only acted to compound tensions between the winged and non-winged Inhumans. Kylus decreed that Aerie should secede from Attilan. Cherios was the sole voice of opposition and it caused Kylus to become suspicious of him. Kylus, and the majority of the winged Inhumans, had feathered, bird-like wings… whereas Cherios and the minority of winged Inhumans had leathery, bat-like wings. Kylus’ fearful bigotry deepened and he declared that all bat-winged Inhumans were not ‘pure’ and should be purged from Aerie. Cherios and his fellow bat-winged Inhumans were all slaughtered.
It was the final straw and King Nestor granted Aerie its secession, severing the tether that connected the floating city to Attilan and leaving the winged Inhumans to their fate. Aerie struggled greatly on its own, many of its citizens starved and succumbed to the elements. As time past Aerie was eventually able to attain self-sufficiency and ultimately thrive. Kylus died and new rulers were elected. Through an odd twist of genetic fate, the new generation of Aeirens were born with wings and did not require Terrigenesis to attain them. As Aerian culture moved forward, they came to feel ashamed over their society’s bloody origins and the purging of their bat-winged cousins.
Centuries past and Aerie remained a secluded society floating secretly in the clouds. In the 1920’s, an aircraft came across Aerie and crashed landed on the city. The lone survivor of the crash was an infant human whom the Aeirens chose to raise as one of their own. So that this child could fly with the others, King Aerivar ordered that an artificial set of wings and an anti-gravity harness be created for the child. These artificial wings were made in a bat-like form and the child was dubbed ‘the Heir of Cherios.’ As an adult, the Heir of Cherios returned to the human world and fought alongside the Allied Forces during World War II, as the hero known as ‘Red Raven.’