If you, like us, love strong female characters in YA books, then you’ve probably met some or all of our #ShelfQueens. We here at Riveted by Simon Teen decided that 2019 was the year to celebrate the fierce leading ladies of our books. These main characters are all unique and show us how you can be strong in many different ways.
We could talk all day about why we love our #ShelfQueens but let’s hear the authors – who know them best – tell us just how strong and amazing these literary ladies are!
Why These Authors Think You’ll Love Their #ShelfQueens Characters
Nina – Slayer by Kiersten White
The first of our #ShelfQueens that we met was Nina from Slayer. Nina trained as a Watcher her entire life, that is until the day she found out she was destine to be the next Slayer — a girl gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. We love her and bet you will, too! Kiersten White is here to tell us all the reason she thinks Nina is a #ShelfQueen.
Milla – The Cold Is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale
Milla doesn’t fit in and she doesn’t really want to either, which is just one of the reasons she is so great! As one of our #ShelfQueens, Milla shows us that we’re strong because of our individuality. Here’s why Peternelle van Arsdale thinks Milla is a #ShelfQueen.
Veronyka – Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto
Veronyka shows us that there are so many different ways to be strong. She showed us that compassion and empathy can sometimes be the biggest strength of all, which is why she’s one of our #ShelfQueens. Here’s why Nicki Pau Preto thinks Veronyka is a #ShelfQueen.
Philomena – Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young
Philomena is one of our #ShelfQueens because she and the girls of Innovations Academy really show us that we should never underestimate the power of girls coming together to fight. Suzanne Young is here to tell us she thinks Mena and her friends are #ShelfQueens.
Alouette and Chatine – Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell
Inspired by Cosette and Éponine from Les Miserablés, Chatine and Alouette from Sky Without Stars are two strong ladies in very different ways. Co-authors Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell are here to tell us why they’re both #ShelfQueens.