8 new-ish YA books with a badass female lead character

Which we always appreciate

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If you enjoy reading YA books centred on a strong female lead, you'll know that it can be quite hard to spot them out what you're faced with a 1000 strong bookshelf in Waterstones and a long list of recommendations on Amazon.

So, because we're all about making your life easier, we've decided to round up some of our favourite books with a strong female lead character in for you to get stuck into. Here are eight of our personal favourites.

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1. And I Darken by Kiersten White.

Badass (and truly BRUTAL) Lady Dragwlya is prepared to do almost anything to finally claim her birthright as princess. 

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2. Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman.

Merging history with fiction, this story follows Gretchen Whitestone - who uses her history in Adolf Hitler's inner circle to help save boyfriend, Daniel, from the Nazis.

3. Run by Kody Keplinger. 

This story, about best friends (and polar opposites) Bo Dickinson and Agnes Atwood deciding to run away together, is bound to be a new favourite.

4. Fallout and Double Down by Gwenda Bond.

Finally giving Lois Lane her time in the limelight, these books imagine what Lois would be like as a teenager. Hint: Still an absolute badass. 

5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

Okay this is kind of old, but Hazel Grace has some serious inner strength.

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6. Red Queen and Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard.

In a world split between Red and Silver blood, Mare Barrow discovers a power of her own that throws the social hierarchy into question. 

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7. Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick.

Straight-A student Nanette O'Hare becomes something of a rebel after her teacher gives her a worn-out copy of cult book The Bubblegum Reaper.

8. With Malice by Eileen Cook.

Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital room to find that the 'accident' she doesn't remember is more mysterious than she could've imagined.

WE WANT THEM ALL.

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