Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. While the story is told from the perspective of the hero, it's the heroine who's the revelation. As her character slowly unfolds, you see how strong, determined, and valiant she is. In fact, all the women in the book, even the secondary characters, are strong and brave. But in a very realistic, believable way. Wonderful book!
Also the two books by Kristin Cashore:Graceling and Fire (Graceling). Two wonderful, strong heroines, who have to learn how to use their unique powers with honor and integrity. There is a third book in the series, Bitterblue (Graceling), which I have not read yet. However, the heroine in Bitterblue is a secondary character in Graceling, and from what I read of her there, I'm sure she will be an admirable heroine in her own book.
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