What are the best paranormal novels with kickass heroines?

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    #1Poison 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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    Austin Watson
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is a great read with a great female lead character. Is it the best of the best? No, but it is definitely a great book. It is very empowering to women."
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    #2Moon 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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    #3Magic 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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    Andrea Piña
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Magic Bites is the first book in the kate daniels series and its written by ilona andrews. This is a paranormal novel and highly rated by amazon reviewers. The book seems intense as Kate Daniels is trying to be a hero with all that is going on. "
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    #4Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter)

    Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter)

    The first book of the 'Guild Hunter Series' beings narrating the story of Elena Deveraux, a vampire hunter that kills many beasts and monsters for a living. This time, she has been hired to kill Archangel Raphael, something harder that will be harder than she thought, as his beauty might interfere in her job. 


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    Teresa Jacobs
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Angels' Blood takes place in a world where humans live an almost immortal life if they agree to sign a contract with an angel. The trade off is becoming a vampire and working for an angel as a slave. As one might imagine some of those who signed the contract change their mind and decide to make a run for it. That's where our kick ass heroine Elena comes in. She gets paid to track down the runaway vampires and return them to their angel owners. Her life or death career choice is just one thing that makes her so kick ass."
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    #5Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock)

    Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock)
    Skinwalker is a paranormal fantasy novel by Faith Hunter. Originally published in 2009, it is the first installment in the Jane Yellowrock series. It tells the story of the titular character, a skinwalker of Cherokee descent.

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    Jason Walters
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "You know you got a kickass character when you get 12 books out of the deal. This is the first, and our sexy Cherokee vampire huning heroine starts off with a bang. Great fun!"
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    #6Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows)

    Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows)

    Dead Witch Walking, the first book in Kim Harrison's The Hollows Series, is about Rachel, a hot witch with serious sex appeal tasked to keep the underworld free from disorder, despite being populated by blood-thirsty vampires.


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    William Bailey
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Urban fantasy is one of my favorite genres, and Kim Harrison is one of the masters of the genre. Her heroines are total bad-asses who also look great. Dead Witch Walking is another feather in her cap, I couldn't put the book down and loved it. "
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    #7Bitten (Women of the Otherworld)

    Bitten (Women of the Otherworld)

    Bitten is a suspense novel with a huge international success. Elena Michaels lost her parents in a car accident when she was a child. Smart, beautiful and engaged to be married she discovers that her fiance is a werewolf. 


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    Ismael Galicia
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I absolutely love stories of the paranormal and when I started reading Bitten (Women of the Otherworld) by Kelley Armstrong I was instantly entranced. The female lead is strong willed and easy to get behind as you read about her plight. The story isn't the most realistic as characters make a lot of odd choices from time to time but it doesn't distract from the overall story too much. While the story is well worth reading if you're into the supernatural, there are a few characters that could have been fleshed out more or could be a little less one-dimensional. Overall however, I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more from this author."
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    #8Graceling (Graceling Realm)

    Graceling (Graceling Realm)
    Graceling is a book by Kristin Cashore that tells a story about Katsa. She is smart and beautiful who lives in the Seven Kingdoms where people are born with Grace. She was blessed with killing grace but thing changed when she met Po.

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    Jerry Mendoza
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I was on a mission to find the best paranormal novels with kickass heroines and this was exactly what I was looking for. Such a great read!"
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    #9Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress)

    Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress)

    Halfway to the Grave is the first book in the Night Huntress series written by Jeaniene Frost. This urban fantasy paranormal book is first published in 2007 by Avon. 


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    Jessica Gardner
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The book is slightly paranormal in nature. Honestly, when I then paranormal I tend to lean more toward ghost stories. The heroine is probably kickass from the description. However, how kickass can a heroine be if she needs help to beat the bad guys?"
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    #10Obsidian (Lux)

    Obsidian (Lux)
    Katy Swartz, a seventeen yeard old girl that moved to West Virginia for her last high school year, would have never believed that the hot guy, yet worth of a beat down, living next door was an alien. Daemon and his sister are being attacked by enemies from another galaxy, and he will have to use his powers, like the ability to freeze time, to save them and Katy. 

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    Peter Price
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Obsidian is a good start to a new series. Its got a lot of action, and romance. If fantasy, sci-fi, and romance are your thing, I think you will really like this book."
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    #11Stray (Shifters)

    Stray (Shifters)

    Stray is a paranormal romance novel written by Rachel Vincent. First published in 2007 by Mira Books, it is the first book in the Shifters series. It tells the story of a girl, who is one of the eight female werecats left in the world.


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    Joy Zhao
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Stray (Shifters)is a paranormal romance novel by Rachel Vincent. It tells the story of a girl, who is one of the eight female werecats left in the world."
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    #12Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid)

    Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid)

    Succubus Blues is the first book in Richelle Mead's paranormal erotic romance series for young adults, the Georgina Kincaid series. It was released in August 2010. It is about a sales lady in a bookstore who is also a succubus.


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    Kevin Johnston
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This book does fit the topic and is really creepy looking but is exactly what is asked"
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    #13On the Edge (The Edge)

    On the Edge (The Edge)
    On the Edge, the first book in Ilona Andrews' Novel of the Edge series, is about Rose Drayton, who was living a normal life in the Broken, and Declan Camarine, who was a noble in the Weird. The two come together to save their worlds.

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    Kimberly Gomez
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "On The Edge is a fantastic read with a very compelling story and I simply couldn't put it down! Rose Drayton is an amazing leading character and a well-written heroine. However, she is the only true heroine in this novel. The supporting cast is all male characters."
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    #14Angelfall (Penryn & The End Of Days)

    Angelfall (Penryn & The End Of Days)
    Angelfall, the first book in Susan Ee's Penryn & the End of Days series, is about Penryn, whose little sister was kidnapped by angels after the apocalypse. Penryn vowed to do everything to save her sister, even if it meant helping an enemy: an angel.

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    Brandon Hill
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I am a huge Harry Potter fan, and Hermione is by far my favorite character! I just love an empowered woman. Now that I can't read her stories anymore, I searched for a book series dedicated to exactly what I loved about her. Thats how I found Angelfall, and thank the lord I did. It brings exactly what I needed back to my life, kickass femme fatals. "
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    #15Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian)

    Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian)

    Riley Jenson, a rare hybrid of werewolf and vampire, and her twin brother Rhoan are working at the organization in charge of protecting both supernatural races and humans, which are commonly targeted by some of these evil specimens. Riley's mating urges arise at the worst moment, as she has to be focused in finding her lost brother.


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    Harold Gilbert
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "When a friend gave me this book to read a few years ago I wasn't sure I really wanted to read it. The description sounded silly and too similar to the glut of vampire and werewolf fiction we've been inundated with lately. It took me a while to get started but once I did I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Yes, the story is still a by-the-numbers affair, but the characters are actually well-rounded and fleshed out. But the best part is the dialogue. It's snappy, funny and inventive. That's something that is usually lacking in this type of book. The heroine of the story is strong and capable and shows a real ability to overcome her setbacks."
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    #16First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson)

    First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson)
    First Grave on the Right is an urban fantasy paranormal romance fiction and the first book in (Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones. It is published in 2011 by St. Martin's Press. 

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Best What are the best paranormal novels with kickass heroines
1Poison Study (Study)Books 29 Paid
2Moon Called (Mercy Thompson)Books 29 Paid
3Magic Bites (Kate Daniels)Books 27 Paid
4Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter)Books 26 Paid
5Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock)Books 21 Paid
6Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows)Books 21 Paid
7Bitten (Women of the Otherworld)Books 20 Paid
8Graceling (Graceling Realm) Books 20 Paid
9Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress)Books 17 Paid
10Obsidian (Lux)Books 13 Paid

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