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YA SciFi/Fantasy with Strong Female Leads

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The list author says: "Well as stated before, these are books that happen to fantsay or science fiction that also happen to have strong female leads.If you like your heroines a al Bella from Twilight, these books are not for you. Fascinating, isn't it?"
The Emperor's Edge
The Emperor's Edge
"Steampunk "A Team"."
Alanna: The First Adventure (The Song of the Lioness, Book 1)
Alanna: The First Adventure (The Song of the Lioness, Book 1)
"Medieval-era, magical Mulan (who just happens to be ginger)."
Terrier (Legend of Beka Cooper #1)
Terrier (Legend of Beka Cooper #1)
"Though not as magical or as ginger as Pierce's other heroines, this one is still worth reading about if only to laugh at her awkwardness."
Howl's Moving Castle
Howl's Moving Castle
"Female lead is ginger until she is turned into an old lady for insulting a witch visting her family hatshop...which I guess makes her magical."
Resenting the Hero
Resenting the Hero
"Yet another magical, ginger heroine. As the title states, this one is resents her lifelong coworker (they share a bond so if one of them dies the other does, too...so romantic) and hero though, setting her apart from the rest."
The Darkangel (The Darkangel Trilogy)
The Darkangel (The Darkangel Trilogy)
"Vampires. These are coldblooded killing machines controlled by a pyschotic witch trying to take over the ...Moon. Also not sparkly."
A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle Trilogy)
A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle Trilogy)
"Ginger heroine goes to boarding...only  to learn she has secret magical powers. Actually better than it sounds."
Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One
Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One
"Princess hates being a princess + arranged marriage= said princess running off to life of drudgery with dragons and enjoys it."
Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale
Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale
"Just a story about your average girl...fairy... and her plot to overthrow the Unseelie Court"
Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot
Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot
"Jane Austen-era cousins break illicit, magical objects,uncover magical conspiracies, and sip tea in the lull between late-night balls."
The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf (The Squire's Tales)
The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf (The Squire's Tales)
"King Arthur himself would approve of this girl's quest."
Dragon's Bait
Dragon's Bait
""Dragon eats girl" is now "dragon falls in love with girl"."
The Sea of Trolls (Sea of Trolls Trilogy)
The Sea of Trolls (Sea of Trolls Trilogy)
"Viking, fairies, and Vikings. What's not to like?"
Watersmeet (Watersmeet series)
Watersmeet (Watersmeet series)
"Actually sort of dark with a Highly Traumatized heroine. She snaps out of it though and Saves the World."
Sabriel (The Old Kingdom Book 1)
Sabriel (The Old Kingdom Book 1)
"Heroine in this can talk to dead people and make them stay dead. Accomplished."