Hey booknerds! It’s another Top 5 Wednesday post! This is hosted by Sam over on Thoughts on Tomes where you share you top 5 for the chosen topic for that week. You can check out each weeks topic over on Goodreads.
This weeks topic is independent ladies
There are some amazing female characters that I love especially as they don’t let the male lead/romantic interest stop them from achieving their goals. I want to share some underrated female characters that I love but that don’t always get the love they deserve. Also I may have cheated slightly.
1 Nahri from The City of Brass – I adore Nahri so much! She has not allowed her feelings for either of the male characters dictate what she does. She is a badass and sassy and smart and does what is best for the people she lives with. She suffers so much but it only makes her stronger. I cannot wait to see more of her.
2 Mariko from Flame in the Mist – Her character arc is so great! She is smart and is great at strategy. Although she has romantic interests, she doesn’t let that sway her decisions.
3 Nomi & Serena from Grace and Fury – They both have to deal with so much and out of their comfort zones and they both rise to the occasion. They develop so much throughout the book and I loved seeing how much they grow in strength and becoming confident within themselves.
4 Amani & Shahrzad from Rebel of the Sands – Although they both have a love interest; the romance is minimum, and they don’t actually get to spend much time with them either. What I love most is their friendship and how they support and help each other.
5 Attia from Blood and Sand – She is a prisoner and made into a slave, yet she fights and doesn’t let everything that has happened to her defeat her or make her lose hope. She doesn’t allow her feelings prevent her from continuing to get justice for her family and everyone that she lost.
So these are some of my favourite underrated independent ladies!
Who are some of your faves?