Grab your cape, because the Captain Marvel movie will get you pumped about female superheroes, and it’s about time.
Perfectly timed with Women’s History Month, this film has us obsessing over books about kickass characters who aren’t afraid to take on the world. Whether you prefer your YA heroines to have actual superpowers or you want an ordinary person who does extraordinary things, we’ve got your next book recommendation!
Which female heroine would you like to read about? If you want…
An adventurous heroine
Read: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
The sky is literally the limit with a heroine like Spensa. Independent and stubborn, she will do whatever it takes to reach her goals.
A ruthless heroine
Read: And I Darken by Kiersten White
Lada is as ruthless as you can get. This princess does far more talking with her sword than her mouth.
A brave heroine
Read: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
From rescuing drowning girls to taking on corrupt corporations, Diana proves her mettle time and again.
A cunning heroine
Read: Ash Princess and Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian
Smart as a whip and sly as a fox, Theo is a master of executing daring escape plans and rescue missions.
A stealthy heroine
Read: Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
With Batman gone, Gotham City is a villain’s playground. The mysterious and clever Selina is more than happy to stir up trouble.
A solitary heroine
Read: Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
Introvert or independent? Tess is both. She strikes out alone to find herself, escape her past, and have adventure.