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5 Books with Women Who Rescue Themselves – Top Ten Tuesday

5 Books with Women Who Rescue Themselves

The Broke and the Bookish host Top Ten Tuesday. They are great at bringing new top ten themes, and they have a huge list of them well in advance for those bloggers that like to plan super far ahead. You can learn about joining in here. I usually make a list of five instead of ten, just for your knowledge 

5. Toby from Year of the Flood

Year of the Flood by Margaret AtwoodToby is one of the main characters of the novel. On the run from an abusive boss she finds herself seeking shelter among a ground of an ‘End of Days’ religious group. When things turn sour, Toby keeps herself alive and helps others in need. She goes through a transformation through the series and remains her own saviour to the end.

4. Kim Stone from the DI Kim Stone series

Silent Scream by Angela MarsonsKim Stone is a badass detective with a great team. There are a lot of times where her team helps her out of tough scraps, but more often than not it’s the other way around. What makes Kim her own saviour, is that she accepts helps, but ultimately solves her issues on her own. She has the strength to face them, even if it’s hard.

3. Celaena from the Throne of Glass series

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

I’ve only read the first book so far, but I’m loving the female camaraderie that happens. Celaena is another character that gets help from others, but I found that most often she got herself out of scrapes. And certainly she didn’t need to be rescued by Chaol or Dorian.

2. Ella from Ella Enchanted

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

This is one of my favourite books from when I was younger. Something similar to Cinderella, this fairy tale packs a punch. Cursed to always be obedient, Ella is treated terribly but her step mother and step sisters. There’s a prince involved, but he’s not the one doing the saving. Ella is the one that takes control of her life.

1. Katniss from The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Is anyone surprised by this? Do I even need to explain this? #slayqueen

What’s a female character you love who saves herself? Let me know in the comments!


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