With Women’s History Month in full swing, what better time to shine a light on some fantasy and science fiction heroines? While these characters are not perfect (really, is anyone?), they all have qualities deserving of admiration. Below, I’ve highlighted one trait about each heroine—but this, of course, does not mean that there aren’t overlaps aplenty. Also, I tried to keep this as spoiler-free as possible, because what’s life without twists and surprises? (To be fair, it’s still life, just a less exciting version of it…) There are sooo many heroines out there with traits worth striving to possess. Below are a few!
After you read through this list, hit us up on Facebook (@GetLiterary), Twitter (@get_literary), or Instagram (@get.lit.erary) and tell us your thoughts. There are so many heroines to choose from, and this list doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface. What women in fantasy and science fiction would make it onto your own list? What traits do they possess that we should aspire to?
And if you’re looking for even more kick-ass characters to channel, check out “5 Must-Read Books for Women, Featuring Strong Females.”
Image: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi