We all love the world of Harry Potter. Young and old dove into the magical imagination of muggles and such. But what about a strong female role models for our young girls?
Fortunately there are a lot of wonderful books for our young adults and youth to read that are fantastical and magical and have mighty girl heroines. These amazing young women will win the hearts of your young person. They will bewitch them with their abilities to solve mysteries, defeat the bad guys, and demonstrate independence and intelligence.
Check out these books. You just might need to buy a few for the little, but mighty darling in your life.
Trinity Heart Series
Witty, mysterious, provocative, and deliciously dark. Trinity Heart, a witty and cynical High School Junior, finds herself caught up in a world where demons and angels walk among us. But these are not your grandma’s Sunday school angels! They are young, Gothic and seductive. When the Dark Ones, a group of ominous students show up at her boarding school in the English countryside, Trinity Heart is convinced they are behind a series of strange and tragic events that began soon after they arrived. When a quartet of stunningly beautiful students arrive at school, immediately confronting the Dark Ones, tension escalates. At a Gothic, steampunk, masquerade ball the tension snaps and Trinity’s life hangs in the balance.
The Worst Witch
Miss Cackle’s Academy is no ordinary school. It stands at the top of a high mountain surrounded by a pine forest, and one clear days you can just see the pupils flitting about on their broomsticks above the playground wall. For this is a school for witches and, instead of the usual lessons, the girls there all have to learn about such things as casting spells and making magic potions.
Mildred Hubble has a reputation for being the worst pupil in the school — she’s always getting her spells wrong. But she manages to get by until she turns Ethel, the teacher’s pet, into her deadly enemy…
One cruel night, Meggie’s father reads aloud from a book called INKHEART– and an evil ruler escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books. Meggie must learn to harness the magic that has conjured this nightmare. For only she can change the course of the story that has changed her life forever.
This is INKHEART — a timeless tale about books, about imagination, about life. Dare to read it aloud.
Tuesdays At the Castle
Princess Celie loves living in Castle Glower, and she especially loves Tuesdays, the day that a new room, turret, or wing magically appears! No one can guess what the castle will do next, and Celie is the only one who ever takes the time to map the new additions. And, when King and Queen Glower are ambushed and foreign interlopers appear to try to claim the kingdom, Celie’s intimate knowledge of the castle will be key to protecting herself, her family, and her people. Celie’s unique friendship with the magical castle provides fodder for all sorts of fun adventures in this charming story! You can continue Celie’s adventures in Wednesdays in the Tower and Thursdays with the Crown.
Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard
It’s been two years since Peter Nimble and Sir Tode rescued the kingdom of HazelPort. In that time, they have traveled far and wide in search of adventure. Now they have been summoned by Professor Cake for a new mission: To find a twelve-year-old bookmender named Sophie Quire.
Sophie knows little beyond the four walls of her father’s bookshop, where she repairs old books and dreams of escaping the confines of her dull life. But when a strange boy and his talking cat/horse companion show up with a rare and mysterious book, she finds herself pulled into an adventure beyond anything she has ever read.
This follow-up to Auxier’s Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes introduces an intriguing new Mighty Girl character to his fascinating setting.
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The Sisters Grimm
In book one of this bestselling series, sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother, Relda Grimm. The sisters learn they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous book of fairy tales is actually a collection of case files. The girls are the latest in a long line of fairy-tale detectives, and their new hometown is filled with Everafters (as magical folks like to be called)—some good and some very, very bad. When a mysterious Everafter sets a giant loose on the town, it’s up to the Sisters Grimm to save the day.
Dealing With Dragons
Cimorene is everything a princess is not supposed to be: headstrong, tomboyish, smart. . . .and bored. So bored that she runs away to live with a dragon and, quite unexpectedly, finds the family and excitement she’s been looking for.
It is the first book in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles series.
Throne of Glass
In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, Celaena Sardothien is summoned to the castle. The young assassin is there for a rare chance at freedom: if she defeats twenty-three other killers, thieves, and warriors, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass — and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world. Complex world-building and political intrigue make this a fascinating read for teens.
Katsa is a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsa’s is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his thug. Along the way, Katsa must learn to decipher the true nature of her Grace…and how to put it to good use. A thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure that will resonate deeply with adolescents trying to find their way in the world.
Shadow and Bone
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life — a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free.
Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha…and the secrets of her heart.
It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.
Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
The Hunger Games
The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The ‘tributes’ are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.
Only The Good Spy Young
When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a spy. What she didn’t know was that the serious, real-life danger would start during her junior year of high school. But that’s exactly what happened two months ago when Cammie faced off against an ancient terrorist organization dead set on kidnapping her.