Young Adult fantasy with Strong Female Leads

A Listmania! list by Sarah
The list author says: "All the heroines in these books are strong, funny, and extremely likable. Also, this list will only contain the first book in each series."
The Hunger Games (Book 1)
1.  The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins
The list author says:
  "The Hunger Games is a battle to the death with only one survivor. Katniss is a survivor. She is determined to stay alive, but friendship and romance start to get in the way when she becomes too close to her opponents.

This series is my all time favorite book.  If I had one thing to say it would be Read This Book!!!"
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Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack Adventures)
2.  Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack Adventures) by L. A. Meyer
The list author says:
  "Jacky grew up on the streets of London. Later, dressed as a boy, she joins the British navy as a ship boy. She encounters adventure, friendship, and romance.

The later books in the series follow Jacky's hilarious antics as she travels the world."
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Poison Study (A Soulfinders Novel)
3.  Poison Study (A Soulfinders Novel) by Maria V. Snyder
The list author says:
  "Yelena was waiting for her execution in the dungeons of Ixia when she is offered a pardon if she is willing to become the new poison taster.  It's a tempting offer but can see survive?

Yelena is strong, smart, and likable. There is a strong element of magic in the story and a touching romance."
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Graceling
4.  Graceling by Kristin Cashore
The list author says:
  "Gracelings are individuals with a special talent.  Some talents are stupid, some are useful, but whatever the talent is they excel at it.  Katsa's graceling is that she is a gifted fighter, virtually invincible.  Which makes her a perfect assassin and a desirable pawn for those in power.

The story is riveting and the romance is sweet."
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Mara, Daughter of the Nile (Puffin Story Books)
5.  Mara, Daughter of the Nile (Puffin Story Books) by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
The list author says:
  "Mara is a slave with a talent for languages. She catches the eye of the spymaster and is drawn into court intrigue. In exchange for spying on the court and princess she will be freed from slavery.

Mara is a brilliant character and Egypt comes alive under the author's talented writing."
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Alanna: The First Adventure (The Song of the Lioness, Book 1)
6.  Alanna: The First Adventure (The Song of the Lioness, Book 1) by Tamora Pierce
The list author says:
  "Alanna switches places with her twin brother so she can train to be a knight while her brother takes her place studying to be a mage. Alanna is inspiring and you will find yourself wishing the series will never end.

There are four books starring Alanna. This is Tamora Pierce's first book and the place to start."
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Wild Magic (The Immortals, Book 1)
7.  Wild Magic (The Immortals, Book 1) by Tamora Pierce
The list author says:
  "Wild magic takes place years after the completion of the 'Alanna' series and stars a new heroine, Daine. You don't need to read the 'Alanna' series but I would recommend it.  This is the my favorite of Tamora Pierce's many series.

Daine is strong, funny, and extremely likable.  The story also has a touching romance."
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First Test (Protector of the Small #1)
8.  First Test (Protector of the Small #1) by Tamora Pierce
The list author says:
  "This series stars Kel and takes place after the 'Alanna' and the 'Daine' series.  Again you don't need to read the other series first but I would recommend it.

Kel is the first official girl to train to be a knight without having to hide her gender like Alanna did in the previous series."
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Trickster's Choice (Daughter of the Lioness, Book 1)
9.  Trickster's Choice (Daughter of the Lioness, Book 1) by Tamora Pierce
The list author says:
  "Again, this series takes place after the previous three series but you don't need to read the other series to understand it.

Aly is Alanna's daughter. When she is kidnapped by slave traders she is sold to a family in the Copper Isles and she finds her self caught up with court intrigue and spys."
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Terrier (The Legend of Beka Cooper, Book 1)
10.  Terrier (The Legend of Beka Cooper, Book 1) by Tamora Pierce
The list author says:
  "This book takes place 100 years before the 'Alanna' series and tells the story of George Cooper's ancestor Beka.  Beka is a 'Dog' which is the equivalent of a cop/detective in ancient Tortall."
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Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)
11.  Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) by Stephenie Meyer
The list author says:
  "If you haven't heard of this series you must have been living under a rock for the past few years. I think the enthusiasm over this series is definitely over done, but I have to add this series because the books are very well written and entrancing."
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The Host: A Novel
12.  The Host: A Novel by Stephenie Meyer
The list author says:
  "This is another great book by Stephanie Meyers. It's a stand alone and has no connection to the Twilight series.

The story is similar to the 'body snatchers' were aliens have conquered earth and only a few free rebels remain. The story is excellent and it has a tender romance."
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The Chronicles of Narnia
13.  The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "I had to slip this series in even though it is more of a children book. This was the series that first started my love of reading. It's a timeless classic that anyone of any age will love."
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