Fictional Fever Week: Day 7 | Paige’s Favorite Single Ladies


Welcome back to Fictional Fever Week! Today is the last day of guest posts. Yesterday, Lillie shared an amazing bookish playlist, and today, Paige is sending us off with a list of her favorite ladies who don’t need no man!

Meet the Author

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My name is Paige and I’m the crazy college kid, bacon lover, feminist, and fangirl that spends too much time reading and blogging and probably not enough time doing homework. I’m a Gender and Women’s Studies major and Communication Studies minor at the University of Denver and love nothing more than my dog, Star Wars, Captain America, and the written word.


As a Gender and Women’s Studies major, most of my homework and general mindset focuses on women and girls who are awesome and can stand on their own. I can easily list off a hundred feminist scholars who definitely don’t need no man (bell hooks anyone?), but since we’re here to talk about our lovely leading ladies, let’s jump right in!

The first protagonists that come to mind are my go-to fearsome group of gals. These include; Katniss Everdeen, Tris Prior, and Hermione Granger. They’re the corner stone and staple for diving into the Feminist YA subgenre (and they’re by far the most popular too). Also, Tally from the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. I don’t remember specifics, since it’s been so long that I’ve read the books, but I remember her going through a lot and having her stuff together.

Some other kick ass, gals include:

  • Ruby from The Darkest Minds series (sure Liam is cute, but does she really need him?)

  • Celaena from Throne of Glass (I bet if you even suggested she needs a man that she would kill you) (edit from Alex: I very much approve of this choice)

this was made by a previous guest blogger, Anissa! ❤

  • Same with Safiya and Iseult from Truthwitch

  • Black Widow from a LOT of comic books (She is so great. Again, another person who’d probably maim you if you said she was anything but a strong female woman who don’t need no man)
  • YOU. Be the hero that you envy in all those awesome stories. You are a fantastic and beautiful human being and there is no one who will be as awesome as you. Uniqueness never goes out of style!
The giveaway is for any book mentioned during the event (whether the character is mentioned, the actual book, a series, etc.), and it’s international, as long as the Book Depository or Amazon ships to you!

Who are your favorite ladies who don’t need no man? let us know in the comments below!


6 thoughts on “Fictional Fever Week: Day 7 | Paige’s Favorite Single Ladies

  1. Sarah Cone says:

    Nice to meet you, Paige! What a great topic! I totally agree with your 3 choices of Katniss, Tris& Hermione. I can’t comment on your other choices but only because I haven’t read those books (yet). I would add to the list:
    Allison Sekemoto -Blood of Eden series
    Sydney -Bloodlines series
    Rose-Vampire Academy
    Lena-Beautiful Creatures

    Thank you for fictional fever week, Alex! I’ve really enjoyed it! 🙂
    Ali-Alice in Zombieland
    Cinder&Scarlet-Lunar Chronicles
    Alyssa-Splintered series


  2. aleciask says:

    Hi Paige!! Awesome topic you have introduced to us today and an incredibly important one at that. I love your choice of female book protagonists who are feminists and totally agree with them. I think a lot of times especially in YA the female can be shown as weak and dependent on the hero so it’s nice when you come across a kick ass girl doing her own thing. I’m currently reading Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar and if you’re interested in amazing YA/NA contemporary with a very feminist protagonist I highly recommend this to you! I cannot recommend this book enough to people.


  3. Debbie (@DebbieK427) says:

    Hi Paige! I love your selection of ass kicking girls who don’t need no man to fight their battles! This post is defs one of my favs and I love when others are rooting for the strong woman as opposed to the many YA protagonists who rely on guys to fight their battles!


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