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7 of 2018’s #iconic YA Heroines

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2018 was a good year for shelves. And, let’s be honest: there’s no way to list all the absolutely iconic characters to grace our pages. So, let’s start with these seven:

 

1. Emika from Wildcard

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Because it takes a pretty iconic protagonist to defeat someone taking over the world (especially when you’re IN LOVE WITH HIM *cries*)

 

2. Donatella from Legendary

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Pretty iconic to dive headfirst into the game that nearly killed you the first time, no?

 

3. Odessa from Reign of the Fallen

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Because going into the underworld is no joke. And tbh death monsters aren’t either.

 

4. Caledonia from Seafire

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Fiery redhead with a girl crew? Yes, yes please.

 

5. Aelin from Kingdom of Ash

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But tbh you are also iconic for reading all 1,000 pages. *goes to re-read again anyway*

 

6. Lady Helen from The Dark Days Deceit

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Because once again, Lady Helen has proved she’s got it in the epic final installment of The Dark Days series.

 

7. Laia from A Reaper at the Gates

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Of course, we would never expect anything less than #iconic from our queen of the Ember Quartet. We’re just really, really scared about what might happen to her next.

 

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