Yay, time for another character post! I do so love these, guys.
Except, unfortunately, I didn’t seem to find very many female characters I loved this year. I really don’t know why I struggle so much to find female characters I like. Well, I suppose part of the problem could be that I read a lot of M/M fiction and therefore read about females less, proportionally speaking, but never fear, I still managed to find at least a few!
So here they are, my favorite female characters from books I read this year!
Ten Seven Female Characters from Books I Read in 2016
7. Jehenne Corbeaux – Les Corbeaux: The French Vampire Legend Series by Emma V. Leech
So… I haven’t read this yet this year, but I’m reading it next, and it’s a reread, so I’m guessing I’m still going to love Jehenne as much as I did the first time. She’s just one of my favorite female characters ever because she’s strong, funny, smart, the best kind of emotional, and overall likeable and relatable.
6. Gracie – Untaken by J.E. Anckorn
Gracie is actually a lot like me, and I do admit to sharing some of her flaws as well as her strengths. But it made her super relatable to me and gave me more insight into myself thus helping me grow as a person, just like she did.
5. Alivia Ryan – House of Royals Series by Keary Taylor
I must admit I liked Alivia more in the earlier books, which I read in 2015, but I cannot deny that she showed so much growth throughout the series and was still a good person in the end.
4. Jessica Monroe – The Djinn Wars Series by Christine Pope
Jessica is intelligent, resourceful, funny, and down-to-earth. She had a lot of the same thoughts that I did throughout the book, and I liked that she kept her priorities straight in the midst of an apocalypse and was just thankful for everything she still had.
3. Zoraida Grey – Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones by Sorchia Dubois
Zoraida is relatable and likeable and stayed on task and kept her priorities straight throughout the book rather than succumbing to the sexy men around her, as female characters are so often wont to do.
2. Philomena Blackwell – The Hypnotic City by Andrea Berthot
It’s funny, I disliked Philomena in the first book of the series, but once she had her own book and I got to know her more, I loved her. She’s amazing and feminist and strong-willed and a great role model.
1. Victoria Gardella – The Gardella Vampire Hunters Series by Colleen Gleason
I didn’t connect with Victoria at all in Book 1, but starting in Book 2, she became one of my favorite characters ever. She’s so snarky and sarcastic and hilarious, but it’s the classiest type of snark I have ever seen, which only makes it even better. She’s also kickass, but she still has real emotions and vulnerabilities, making her great in every way.