Unlikely Heroines

They may be quiet, they may be shy, but the girls in these books find inner strength to rival their armor-wearing sisters’.


Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

You'll fall in love with Howl, too. Just see if you don't.

The Oracle Betrayed by Catherine Fisher

Delicious, ancient-Egyptian-inspired historical fantasy. I love this whole series!

The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope

A remarkable novel set among the faerie legends of Elizabethan England.

The Truth-Teller's Tale by Sharon Shinn

Fans of the setting of Curse will enjoy this intimate, village-centered fantasy.

The Woman in the Well by Patrice Kindl

Finally! A heroine who can stitch!