Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Top 5 Powerfully Scary Girls (of 2011)

This has been a great year for powerful women of fantasy. These ladies are just a few who made it on to pages this year. They are tough and I wouldn't want to run into them in a dark alley. Plus in addition to dealing with their powers, they also need to deal with normal things- like getting their English homework in on time and meeting curfew.

Mara Dyer from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (see our full review here)

This book is full of creepiness that wait at the end of some serious twists and turns. In order to not give away anything, let's just say that Mara is way way more powerful than she thinks she is--- and we can't wait for book two to find out what that's going to mean.
Jael from Misfit by Jon Skovron (see our full review & trailer here)
Jael thought that she was just a normal teenager with a REALLY strict dad who also happens to be a former monk and now teacher at her Catholic School. But when she finds out who her mother really was, she unlocks a whole new side of herself. One that allows her to have a lot of power, but also one that gives her a lot of powerful enemies.

Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (see our full review here)
I just met Karou (or, you know, read about her) and already I want to spend more time with her- she is a remarkable artist with blue hair, a girl who tells amazing stories and a really wonderful friend. Of course, being friends with a girl who spends all her time running errands for a wishmonger who trades in teeth would have its challenges, like staying out of the path of seraphim for instance, but getting to know Karou would be totally worth it.

Megan from The Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
Being friends with Megan would be a bit like being friends with a member of the Captain Planet team (does that mean anything to you, I'm showing my age with that reference aren't I)- anyways, what I mean is that Megan has recently found out that the scar she got during a car accident is no ordinary scar. Instead it's a mark, that when activated allows Megan to control the wind. It's only activated when she's near other carriers of the mark... but it just so happens that there's a family of very good looking mark carriers living in her new Irish town. Coincidence?

Emerson from Hourglass by Myra McEntire (see our full review here)
Emerson has sight, the type of sight that does not earn her a lot of points with people in the lunch room- because she sees a lot of people who are not really there. A lot of people who used to be there. If you are in to time travel with a twist, you should get to know Emerson.She's small, she's feisty and you are sure to want to know what else she's going to be able to do with her new found powers.

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