What are the best books with strong heroines?

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    Divergent is the first dystopian novel in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth which is set in a post-apocalyptic society divided into five factions where Beatrice Prior has to choose only one to devote her life to.


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    Lisa Nichols
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Since I loved Hunger Games, my friend told me I would love Divergent, as it was about another strong female lead character making tough life choices. Also being science fiction was a plus. Couldn't put it down and can't wait to get to the next book in the series. Beatrice is a strong model character for all women and this book is very appropriate for teen girls."
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    #2The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride)

    The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride)

    The Angel Experiment is the first book in the science fiction series Maximum Ride written by James Patterson which follows Max Ride and her best friends gifted with amazing powers running for their lives.


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    Juan Uribe
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I have always been a fan of science fiction and this book caught my interest. It was the first one that I read in the Maximum Ride series but it definitely got me hooked. Although this book is aimed at young adults, I have enjoyed it in my 30s. "
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    #3The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a crime fiction novel published in 2005. This book tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist and his struggle to redeem his honor by solving a murder for a wealthy family.


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    Rakesh Singh
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption."
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    #4Magic Bites (Kate Daniels)

    Magic Bites (Kate Daniels)
    Magic Bites is the first book in the Kate Daniels series written by Ilona Andrews. This urban fantasy paranormal book is first published in 2007 by Berkley Publishing Group. 

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    #5Moon Called (Mercy Thompson)

    Moon Called (Mercy Thompson)
    Raised embracing her shapeshifter nature, Mercy Thompson had always lived with her fellow werewolves family. Everything changed when she got kicked out the community due to a forbidden love affair, so she started running a mechanic shop. One day, she meets a teenage werewolf, something that will get her in many troubles with the family that abandoned her. 

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    Robert Schmidt
    Written on April 21, 2018
    " Moon Called (Mercy Thompson) is one of the best books with strong heroines. If you have a young girl in your family they will love reading this book. It is all about shapeshifters and werewolves and romance and is sure to get her juices flowing. It is a must read for sure."
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    #6City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)
    City of Bones is about 15-year-old Clary Fray and a weird murder that she witnessed in a city club. The culprit is invisible, and the body disappeared into thin air then an angel came and everything gets messier when Clary's mother is gone.

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    Ethan Ryan
    Written on April 28, 2018
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    #7Marked (House of Night)

    Marked (House of Night)

    Marked, the first book in P.C Cast and Kristin Cast' House of Night series, is about Zoey and the House of Night, the school for vampyres. While trying to fit in her new school, Zoey finds out that even as a 'Marked', her life is not going to be easy.


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    Nathan Hawkins
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Looking for the best books with strong heroines, I gave Marked (House of Night) a shot. It was great. The story was amazing and the female lead is inspiring."
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    #8A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle)

    A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle)

    After her mother's suicide, Gemma Doyle had to move out from India to England, where she will attend a proper boarding school. Lonely and guilty, she will soon notice that someone is following her: a mysterious Indian man sent to watch her. 


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    Hannah Schmidt
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The solution should had been "Terrible Visions of A Lonely Beauty" who often have visions of the future that comes to pass in some uncomfortable way."
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    #9Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices)

    Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices)

    Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare is the first novel in the fantasy fiction and romance trilogy of Infernal Devices. This book follows the story of Tessa Gray and her encounter with a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club.


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    Zachary Bates
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Very interesting story and charectors that makes you want to conitnue reading to be able to get to the end to find out what happens. I wanted to keep coming back which makes any book good in my eyes. If your looking for a good book, this is one to add. "
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    #10Poison Study (Study)

    Poison Study (Study)
    Poison Study is the first book in the fantasy romance series Poison Study written by Maria V. Snyder which centers on self-confessed murderer Yelena who avoided a conviction when she became the new food taster of her nation. 

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    Tyler Lucas
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The book begins with a bang, with Yelena escaping from an abuser via murder. Yelena grows and changes over the course of the book, showing how strong a woman can become. It did sag in the middle some, but it very much made up with it by the end."
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    #11Uglies (Uglies)

    Uglies (Uglies)

    Uglies is the first book in the young adult dystopian series Uglies written by Scott Westerfeld which centers on Tally who can't wait anymore to turn sixteen as she will have an operation to turn into a pretty girl.


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    Russell Dixon
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I think this seems like a great solution. The book is highly rated and as the first in a trilogy can lead to more reading in the future. "
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    #12Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    'Howl's Moving Castle' is a fantasy novel written by Diana Wynne Jones which inspired the namesake movie by Hayao Miyazaki. Sophie, the eldest of three daughters, leaves home to seek her fate. A spell transforms her into an old lady: the only chance to break it lies in the Howl's moving castle.


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    Gregory Barnett
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "How'ls moving castle is a wonderful fantasy adventure and highly rated book"
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    #13Castile for Isabella (Isabella and Ferdinand Trilogy)

    Castile for Isabella (Isabella and Ferdinand Trilogy)

    Castile for Isabella is a historical fiction novel by Jean Plaidy. Originally published in 1960, it is the first book in the Isabella and Ferdinand trilogy. It is succeeded by the books Spain for the Sovereigns and Daughters of Spain. 


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    Lawrence Dean
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book is really filled with so much upset and tragedy but I think that is what really makes it stand out and makes you want to just keep reading it"
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    #14Child of Dandelions

    Child of Dandelions
    Child of Dandelions is a young adult historical fiction book written by Shenaaz Nanji. It is first published in 2008 by Front Street, Incorporated. 

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    David Hernandez
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This book focuses on a strong female lead in a time of recent history that I had never heard of in school, and never would have imagined. The book can be quite dark at times, and this isn't a happy story at all, but I'm glad I read it. The author really does a good job making this historical fiction sound very realistic."
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    #15Power Surge (Anna Jennings)

    Power Surge (Anna Jennings)

    Power Surge is a fictional romance novel written by E.J. Whitmer. Power Surge is the first book of the Anna Jennings book series. Power Surge was published by Createspace.


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    Bryan Miller
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I kept saying "good grief, this is stupid," but Anna and her goofy inner-dialog kept me turning page after page. I'd be interested in checking out another adventure of hers, but I hope it's better written than this one was."
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    #16Saber and Shadow

    Saber and Shadow

    Saber and Shadow is a book in the dark fantasy and adventure series for adults, the Fifth Millenium series. It was authored by S.M. Stirling and Shirley Meier and originally published in November 1992.


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    Howard Gibson
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "In the corrupt metropolis of Illizbuah, priests, lords, wizards, merchants, and thieves vie for power, and two homeless wanderers join forces to change the city forever. Original."
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    #17Terminal City (Alexandra Cooper)

    Terminal City (Alexandra Cooper)

    Terminal City is a mystery fiction and the sixteenth book in Alexandra Cooper series written by Linda Fairstein. It is first published in 2014 by Dutton. 


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    Michelle Morris
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "After reading the other books in this series, I was really disappointed in this one. The heroine of the story is no longer the strong woman she once was, and instead seems to just be a player in the story, not the person leading the story. I am not likely to continue reading the series."
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    #18Portrait in Death

    Portrait in Death

    Portrait in Death is a romantic suspense mystery fiction and the sixteenth book In Death series written by J.D. Robb. It is first published in 2003 by Berkley Publishing Group.


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    Virginia Butler
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This book is geared towards death, if you like that type of book than this one is for you. The reviews are great, its suspenseful, and a number one NY seller. A pretty model is found dead in a dumpster and you will read about all the work behind it. "


Best What are the best books with strong heroines
1DivergentBooks 28 Paid
2The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride)Books 23 Paid
3The Girl with the Dragon TattooBooks 23 Paid
4Magic Bites (Kate Daniels)Books 21 Paid
5Moon Called (Mercy Thompson)Books 19 Paid
6City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)Books 18 Paid
7Marked (House of Night)Books 16 Paid
8A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle)Books 14 Paid
9Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices)Books 13 Paid
10Poison Study (Study)Books 11 Paid

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