Whoops, sorry, seems I forgot to post this yesterday! Ah well, today you get best female and male characters. So, for this category we have Mae Crawford from Sarah Rees Brennan's The Demon's Lexicon trilogy and Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. Mae and Rose are both totally kick-a**. Seriously. Mae leads an army to save her brother and her friends, manages a demon and a demon's brother, and is the most amazing sister ever. Rose beats people up, fights for the ones she loves, and delivers witty, sardonic one-liners to boot. Both of these are such amazing characters, stubbornly strong and hesitantly vulnerable and truly real.
Who are your favorite female characters in books?