Empowered Heroines: 6 Must-Read Young Adult Novels

13 Apr 2023

Empowered Heroines: 6 Must-Read Young Adult Novels

Discover six empowering young adult novels with strong heroines who fight for what they believe in. These fierce young women will inspire you with their determination and courage as they navigate challenges and fight for their survival. Get ready for a thrilling ride with these must-read books!

Talks Like Thunder: Red With Native Blood

by Randal Nerhus & Marjorie Carter

Release Date: March 14, 2022

An inspiring YA story of resilience, grit, & perseverance of a young female Apache warrior. As Thunder comes of age, she becomes a rare female warrior, falls in love, & learns the Apache ancient beliefs & traditions. After her tribespeople are overtaken by whites, a horrifying event spurs her future to one of avenging honor & reuniting her people.

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The Tournament (The Interstellar Trials Book 1)

by Kate Sheeran Swed

Release Date: March 28, 2023

No one does ruthless like Reggie Sylvester. Reggie’s spent her life stowed away in the crawl spaces of a generation ship, headed to the stars. When her tyrannical captain announces a tournament–as a road to peace with an enemy fleet–Reggie steals another girl’s identity to snag a spot in the games. Grab the first TWO books today!

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Promises Stronger Than Darkness (Unstoppable Book 3)

by Charlie Jane Anders

Release Date: April 11, 2023

When Elza became a space princess, she thought she’d be spending her time at the palace, wearing gorgeous couture and soaking up everything there is to know—but instead, she’s on the run, with everyone hunting for her and her friends. With only a ragtag band of misfits, crewmates, earthlings, friends, lovers (and one annoying frenemy), the Unstoppable Crew are up against the universe–and they soon find that in order to survive, they may have to cross a line they vowed never to cross.

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Dragon Chained (The Dragon of 23rd Street Book 1)

by Kenley Davidson

Release Date: April 14, 2023

A dragon, a fae, and a pixie walk into a bookstore… Sounds like a joke, right? For me, it’s just an ordinary day on the job. At least, it has been ever since my aunt disappeared and left me with her store, her cat, and a whole lot of unanswered questions. My whole life, I’ve been told to stay hidden. Pretend I’m human. Sell books, drink tea, and never betray the truth of what I am. But it turns out my aunt had secrets, and a lot of those secrets seem to involve me ending up dead. To survive, I’m going to have to reckon with my past, even if it means placing my trust in a total stranger.

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Plains of Wrath

by Logan Keys

Release Date: April 8, 2023

After the drought killed most of the planet’s population, Nora Walker’s small town came to a dark agreement called The Pact. It promised them water but has brought only one thing: Death. When Nora crosses the son of a powerful man, it stages the beginning of the end. A feud erupts costing her everything that she loves, still Nora won’t give up her family’s farm without a fight.

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Blood Moon (Star Touched: Wolf Born 1)

by Michelle Madow

Release Date: April 12, 2023

Full of romance, mystery, and twists that will keep you guessing until the very last page, Blood Moon is a must-read for fans of shifters and paranormal romance. Don’t miss this thrilling new series that will keep you up all night!

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