Top 5 Badass Females!

Being a female myself, I’m not going to lie – I love reading a book where the female character is strong and kicks some ass! I’m a fairy shy and quiet person in real life, but I’m also a very strong, determined, and independent person. So I like it when a character takes those traits that I’m sometimes too afraid to use, and goes out and takes what she wants! Here are my top 5 badass females:

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MIA from Nevernight – This girl will ALWAYS be my number one Betty Badass! Not only does she have the ability to overcome her fears, but she also has the drive and determination to make the hard choices, and the seriously scary skills to accomplish her goals. She’s a trained assassin, trained in the many aspects that come along with the job, and she is absolutely terrifying because she’s so good at it all! I wouldn’t want to be on her bad side!


JAZZ from Artemis – Oh how I LOVED Jazz! She was just your typical girl, wanting a life of comfort and free from worry. Her problem was that she was always making bad choices to get her that comfort! But the reason why I loved her so much was her attitude, crude humour, bold mouth, and comfort with her sexuality. She is definitely the type of person I could be best friends with in real life!

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PROFESSOR MCGONAGALL from Harry Potter – There are so many amazing women to choose from when it comes to this series. There’s Hermoine, Ginny, Luna, Molly Weasley, Tonks, and so many others. But Professor McGonagall has a special place in my heart! She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind, stood up for what she believed in, and could tear you into pieces verbally without you even realizing that she had done it. She seemed sweet and matter of fact with her words, but really, she dug your grave for you and just waited for you to fall in.


INEJ from Six of Crows – This girl was just incredible! The life that she came from was hard to say the least. But she worked hard to get herself out of that situation and prove herself worthy to be a part of this crew. She was super stealthy, strong, and confident, and well worth more than she gave herself credit for! If ever I had a thieving crew, she would be one of the leaders!


LEMON FRESH from Lifel1k3 – Yes, another Kristoff book on this list……. really, don’t act surprised! She herself is badass, but it all starts with the name lol! Though it’s not the name she was born with, it’s still amazing that there’s a book out there with a character that has a name like this! She was more a supporting role in this book, but she was never willing to leave her best friends side. Never fearing the situations and always willing to put herself into danger for her family. She was also a mouthy little thing, which made me love her even more!

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So many amazing ladies to choose from but these are the 5 that stood out most in my mind. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with! Who are your favourite badass women??

Until next time, happy reading!



48 Comments Add yours

  1. Not sure Ican think of 5 the one from book reading at moment is blocking my thinking. Currently reading Girl in spiders web part of millennium series which started with girl with dragon tattoo. Salender is definitely a badass woman.

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  2. Oooh this is a good one. I’m totally on board with MacGonagal.

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  3. Priyasha says:

    That’s an awesome Kick Ass post. 💞
    Professor Mcgonal. from my childhood years I adored her .

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  4. The Other Weasley says:

    I’m going to try not to repeat any of yours. Let’s see what I can come up with:

    Kara Reznik, The Themis Files- you know I love her and want to be her. She is such a witty smartassed badass.

    Elide, Throne of Glass- This series is full of badass women but for me Elide takes the prize. She has no real power and yet she constantly walks through danger for those she loves.

    Emma Carstairs, The Dark Artifices- I adore Emma. She is such a fearless badass. I don’t know why I love her so much but I do.

    Claire Randall Fraser, Outlander- she ends up 200 years back in time and manages to keep her fierce independence and find a man that loves everything she is .

    Rylee Adamson, The Rylee Adamson Series- Rylee is amazingly brave and crazy. She manages to rescue herself and usually everyone else and she loves fiercely.

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    1. How did I not think to add Claire?!? She’s totally badass!!!!! I love her spunk and wit. She’s fearless with those scots!


  5. Alexandra says:

    Well, my choices are completely different, to everyone else’s! 😀

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  6. Professor MCGONAGALL is one of my favorite characters in the entire HP franchise. I’m really bummed out I didn’t think of her!
    The other picks sound great too, although I haven’t read any of those books. However, I will get started with Six of Crows once I finish the Throne of Glass series.

    Here are my picks:

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  7. J.W. Martin says:

    I thought Hermione was going to be the one on EVERYONE’s list, but I guess it’s going to be Mia!

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  8. All of these books are on my TBR and I’m happy they’re all good! The only one on the list I’ve read is Harry Potter and I’m totally with you. McGonagall is a tough lady who doesn’t take any crap and fights for what she believes in. I love it!! She’s the best.

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  9. I like how you chose McGonagall instead of Hermoine!

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  10. Colline says:

    I love professor McGonnagal as well. She was in my mind as I wrote my post but decided to go with a more recent bad ass female 😄

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  11. Oooh yes McGonaggal and Inej!! They’re both reeeeeeeeeeally darn badass!

    [Here’s my list 🙂 ]

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    1. Perfect! I’ll get you added as soon as I’m done work. 🙂

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  12. Beware Of The Reader says:

    I loooove Miss Fresh and I am so happy (and surprised) that you chose Professor Mac Gonagal (even if you are so right!) instead of the obvious choice: Hermione! My post ….


  13. I love Mia, great choice. She’s amazing.

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  14. Rose says:

    I completely agree with Professor McGonagall – I feel like she’s quite underrated because most people prefer Hermione or Ginny!


  15. Ooo, Jazz, that’s a good one! Six of Crows is on my list for February, looking forward to meeting some new kick-ass ladies!

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    1. Enjoy! There’s a few kick ass ladies in Six of Crows so you should be happy!


  16. Yes! I love Inej so much!

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  17. Professor McGonagall is the best!! I feel like she’s so overlooked, but she’s honestly one of my favourite characters in Harry Potter


    1. Perfect! I’ll get you added shortly!


  18. shortgirl says:

    Artemis is on my tbr list…so glad to hear that it’s got a great female character!

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    1. Omg I LOVED that book! The main character is the “love em or hate em” type. I hope you like her!

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  19. Nia says:

    Yess to McGonagall and Inej!! I forgot about those two but they are so badass an amazing and I love them so much💕.


  20. Professor McG is SO badass, you’re 100% right! I think that’s something we need to acknowledge more often 😂 And I also absolutely agree with Inej being on this list! What an awesome group of ladies! ❤

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  21. I’m so happy to see Prof. McGonagall on your list! She’s one of my favorite strong female characters and was my favorite character to discuss when I wrote my thesis for undergrad.

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  22. Kay Wisteria says:

    Inej is so badass omg I love her she is goals ❤

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  23. The busy shelf says:

    I love it that you mentioned Professor McGonagall!!! Great post 🙂

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  25. kyera says:

    Inej and McGonagall are awesome picks, I wish I had thought of them!

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    1. I’m slightly shocked you didn’t 😂


  26. Unfortunately I haven’t read a lot of these books so I don’t know the characters that well but I have Nevernight and Six of Crows on my TBR and I am desperate to get to them this year (SoC especially).

    I love that you included McGonagall, in a vast cast of characters she is often underrated for the awesome character she is!

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    1. McGonagall is most definitely underrated!

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  27. I didn’t consider Professor McGonagall. (Or any teacher figures, to be honest.) But teachers are the most fierce and badass. She is a perfect addition to this list ❤

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