What are the best space opera with female leads?

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    #1Destiny Abounds (Starlight Saga)

    Destiny Abounds (Starlight Saga)

    Destiny Abounds by Annathesa Nikola Darksbane is a science fiction and lesbian literature novel originally published in 2015. This is the first book in Darksbane's Starlight Saga series. It is followed by Instinct: A Starlight Saga Short.


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    Samantha Jordan
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I am looking for a space opera book with female leads for my book club. We are all women, and enjoy reading fiction about women. I am excited about Destiny Abounds. It is highly rated and looks like an interesting plot. I feel like we might have found a gem! I will definitely be recommending this book to my club."
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    #2Song of Scarabaeus (Scarabaeus)

    Song of Scarabaeus (Scarabaeus)
    Trained since she was a child to do so, Edie has been terraforming alien worlds for many years. One day, she got kidnapped, something that wasn't necessarily bad, but turned out to be something rather negative when she found herself alone in an unexplored planet with one of her captors. 

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    Reyansh Sen
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "A great space opera with female lead is Song of Scarabaeus. It deals with Edie Sha'nim a fierce female warrior who will take us on a exciting adventure."
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    #3An Accidental Goddess

    An Accidental Goddess
    Gillaine Davré, the Raheiran Special Forces captain, has finally waken up from his 300-years sleep. Hes only hope of survival is Mack Makarian, who doesn't quite trust her, but she has a position rather powerful: she is also known as Lady Kiasidira, and treated as a deity. 


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    Ruth Rice
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Step aside boys - the goddess has arrived! After reading Linnea Sinclair's action packed space opera, An Accidental Goddess, my feelings about reading the niche genre have been rejuvenated! The balance of action and romance is perfect for any reader, and the suspense will have everyone turning pages as quickly as they can! My only problem is that there needs to be a whole series to flesh out such an interesting and captivating universe!"
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    #4City of Pearl (The Wess'har Wars)

    City of Pearl (The Wess'har Wars)

    City of Pearl is the first book in The Wess'har Wars series written by theNew York Times bestselling novelist Karen Traviss. This science fiction was originally published in 2004.


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    Emily Gu
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is a really great space opera book. The lead is a woman, which is somewhat uncommon for a space-themed story, so that's interesting and cool. The book itself is unique, captivating, and well-written."
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    #5A Soldier's Duty (Theirs Not to Reason Why)

    A Soldier's Duty (Theirs Not to Reason Why)
    A Soldier's Duty is a military science fiction novel by Jean Johnson. It tells the story of Ia, a female Space Marin with prophetic abilities who is determined use her gift for good. It is the first book in the Theirs Not to Reason Why series.

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    Larry Hansen
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Having a daughter who is serving in the Military, I was given A Soldier's Duty as a gift. I thought it was a very good read. The characters are engaging and the action brisk. The author does a good job of foreshadowing later developments. "
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    #6A Confederation of Valor

    A Confederation of Valor

    A Confederation of Valor is part of the Confederation series which is written by Tanya Huff. This science fiction book was originally published in 2006.


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    Joyce Reyes
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Tanya Huff is a master of the space opera genre. Her characters are believable and likable, and Torin Kerr is no exception. She's smart and tough, and funny as well. I loved the battle scenes, too--very believable."
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    #7The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

    The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

    The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is the first book in the Wayfarers series written by Becky Chambers. This science fiction was originally published in 2014.


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    Kenneth Morgan
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is a great choice for a space opera with a female lead. Rosemary Harper is the main character, and this book is critically acclaimed by science fiction readers. There aren't a lot of entries into this category, so this choice is excellent."
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    #8Perdition (Dred Chronicles)

    Perdition (Dred Chronicles)

    Perdition is the first book in the science fiction series Dred Chronicles written by Ann Aguirre which centers on inmate Dresdemona “Dred” Devos who controls the prison ship Perdition. 


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    David Hoffman
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This is a great book by a NYT best selling author. The female lead in "Perdition" is strong in both will and physical prowess. If you're looking for a book with a strong female lead, this is it. "
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    #9Trading in Danger (Vatta's War)

    Trading in Danger (Vatta's War)
    Kylara Vatta is the only girl in a family of sons and her father is the only of his family to choose a military career instead of the family business, the prestigious Vatta Transport Ltd. 

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    Justin Pena
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "This book is award-winning, nominated for Hugo award for its story featuring a military science fiction, space opera with a female lead, written by a female veteran officer of the military. With the author's life experience and writing, this novel proves to be a good example of a space opera with a female lead, written by a woman who led men in the military."
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    #10Grimspace (Sirantha Jax)

    Grimspace (Sirantha Jax)

    Grimspace (Sirantha Jax Book 1) is a science fiction novel written by Ann Aguirre. Originally published in 2008, it focuses on Sirantha Jax, a human with a genetic anomaly that allows her to jump ships through grimspace.


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Best What are the best space opera with female leads
1Destiny Abounds (Starlight Saga)Books 29 Paid
2Song of Scarabaeus (Scarabaeus)Books 24 Paid
3An Accidental GoddessBooks 21 Paid
4City of Pearl (The Wess'har Wars)Books 21 Paid
5A Soldier's Duty (Theirs Not to Reason Why)Books 19 Paid
6A Confederation of ValorBooks 17 Paid
7The Long Way to a Small, Angry PlanetBooks 15 Paid
8Perdition (Dred Chronicles)Books 13 Paid
9Trading in Danger (Vatta's War)Books 12 Paid
10Grimspace (Sirantha Jax)Books 11 Paid

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