Welcome to day one of The Non Reluctant Reader Best of 2012 Awards! Today's topic is...
The Top Ten Heroines of 2012
2012 has been a year that has introduced the YA world to fierce, new, totally rockin' chicks along with veteran leading ladies continuing to shine and dominate. Its really been a great year in terms of characters that really bounce off the page! Anyway, on with the list!
Alina from Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Alina was one badass chick. One fierce warrior with awesome powers.
Velveteen from Velveteen by Daniel Marks
It's impossible not to think Velveteen is a freaking awesome main character. Such a well crafted personality.
Cleo from Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Though Falling Kingdoms lacked in the plot section, Cleo is a seriously good princess.
Lena from Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
In Delirium, Lena was a 2-d character at best. However out in the wild away from the society that indoctrinated her, she truly shines and adopts a Katniss aura.
Mia from Struck by Jennifer Bosworth
Mia is a pretty cool super-girl! Thunder powers? Hell yeah!
Eden from A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford
Eden is just such a ball of awesome, sarcastic, kick-ass sexiness.
Natalie from Black City by Elizabeth Richards
Natalie is a character that really grows on you. You start off as seeing her as kind of a brat and then she turns into a really fierce, independent thinker. An awesome transformation to watch.
Mara from The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Ah, Mara, Mara, Mara, such a tortured soul with a great voice. Probably the hardest character to figure out on this list.
Tris from Insurgent by Veronica Roth
I named one of my hamsters after Tris. 'Nuff said.
Cassia from Reached by Ally Condie
Cassia tops this list for the second year in a row. The reason she's queen of 2012 heroines for me is her voice and her really well layered personality. Ally Condie never ceases to make you feel like you're in Cassia's shoes. Cassia will be missed next year.
Well, there you have it ladies and gents, the fictional queens of 2012!
Check back tomorrow for THE TOP TEN HEROES OF 2012.