I love reading fantasy novels that feature strong female characters. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there is a serious bias towards male characters in fantasy, not that I have anything against the brave, heroic, princes and knights, but I like to see a girl who does something more than serve as the damsel/object of desire. Last summer, I posted a request for recommendations on Yahoo!Answers and I was introduced to the novels of Patricia C. Wrede, which feature some of the best “girls who do things” in fantasy.
This week, I found copies of Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles in a used bookstore and they’re wonderful! I couldn’t put Dealing with Dragons down and Searching for Dragons is just as engaging. I’ll write up a proper post on the series when I’m done, but I think Dragons has definitely earned its place on my shelf (a coveted spot indeed, as I’ve been shelf-cleaning)