The Daevabad Trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty – All the women in this trilogy are very resourceful in their own ways. Nahri & Zaynab both have to manoeuvre the politics of Daevabad to protect those they love and especially them being a woman means that they are underestimated and yet accomplish so much.
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James – A young girl is the only person on the ship headed to a new planet and she has to ensure the ship stays running smoothly until it can get to the destination but there is something trying to hurt her.
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong – Juliette has to work out what is happening in Shanghai and why people are dying and also manage the blood feud while also maintaining a cover that she is not working with a White Flower. I loved her so much.
The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala – Esha has to use her wits to find what she is looking for while also avoiding the soldiers and she is all alone with no help from the others in the rebellion.
The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan – A world where women are oppressed, Arian and Sinnia have to try to build a better world and do so with little resources or help.
The Extintion Trials by S.M Wilson – Storm has to survive on an island where dinosaurs roam free and they are the predators. She has only a few others she has to work with but cannot truly trust.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh – Shahrzad ensures that the Caliph won’t kill her by not completing her stories and eventually she will be able to kill him. She is alone in a palace and has to manage the politics and her own feelings.
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell – Esta is a time travelling thief and has to try to stay hidden in a time that is not her own while also trying to lie her way into a gang so she can steal something that they can gain access to.
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