Sunday, April 29, 2018

Five inspiringly badass women in YA fiction

Adrienne Young is a born and bred Texan turned California girl. She is a foodie with a deep love of history and travel and a shameless addiction to coffee. When she’s not writing, you can find her on her yoga mat, scouring antique fairs for old books, sipping wine over long dinners, or disappearing into her favorite art museums. She lives with her documentary filmmaker husband and their four little wildlings beneath the West Coast sun.

Young's new novel is Sky in the Deep.

One of her five favorite inspiringly badass YA women, as shared at the BN Teen blog:
Jude (The Cruel Prince, by Holly Black)

How could I not kick off with this hand-stabbing, body-hiding, poison-drinking mortal? Raised as a human in Faerie by the man who murdered her parents in front of her, Jude is a character who just wouldn’t let me go after I turned that last page. Determined, stubborn, and rebellious, this girl is one do-or-die moment after the other in pursuit of what she wants. And she’s just as cunning as she is fierce, calculating and moving pieces on the chessboard of the story in a way that had me gasping more than once.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue