Top Ten Recs for People Who Love the Women from ‘Game of Thrones’
By ‘love the women from Game of Thrones’ I mean the kind of women characters who are unconventional in classic, male-driven fantasy: non-token characters, kick ass, tough but still feminine, powerful, maybe warriors or murderers or even diplomats, sometimes queens, and all are three-dimensional, multi-layered characters written with agendas of their own and no apologies.
- Katniss from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Katsa from Graceling by Kristin Cashore
- Yelena from Poison Study by Maria V Snyder
- Rose from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
- Iris from The Hypnotic City by Andrea Berthot
- Nym from Storm Siren by Mary Weber
- Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
- Emalina from Ruined by Amy Tintera
- Cat from A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
- Mirabella, Katharine and Arsinoe from Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Have you read any of these books? Have you seen Game of Throne? Do you agree that the female characters named here would fit in with the ladies of Game of Thrones? Let me know your favourite Game of Thrones lady in the comments, or comment with another strong female character you think should join this list! I’m always looking for these types of girls to read about.