5) Mason (Starling by Lesley Livingston)
Why is she a bad ass? She can fence that’s why. Thanks to Mason and her fencing skills, I too want to learn fencing. I want to wield a sword against a monster…okay…maybe not. I think I’d rather have the one on one lessons with Fennrys Wolf instead…
4) Peter (Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon)
This dude can do some serious hacking but what does he do with it? He uses it to right the wrongs with his own little hackers society. That’s what I call bad ass: using your gifts for the greater good. You know what else is a part of the greater good? My grades…
3) Four (Divergent/Insurgent by Veronica Roth)
This dude is called Four for a reason and so that makes him pretty bad ass.
2) Reggie (The Devouring Series by Simon Holt)
This girl went through so much crap in this serious that I’m surprised she didn’t go cuckoo for coco puffs. I would have. Resilience is her middle name (it really isn’t) and after all of that suckiness, I think a number 2 spot on this list is well earned.
1) Free Hawks (Blood Red Road/Rebel Heart by Moira Young)
Warrior Women. That’s it. Done. No other explanation for why they deserve to be number 1.
A. A. Omer