Beyond Bella: 12 New Heroines to Fall For This Decade in honor of the 10 year Twilight Anniversary!

Can you believe it’s been 10 years since we fell head over heels for Bella and Edward (or Jacob in some cases)? We are celebrating everyones favorite fantasy series with a few of our favorite new heroines…


Noa, Shattered Blue by Lauren Bird Horowitz

Noa: Secretive, poet and caring. When sparks fly between Noa and a mysterious boy—a Fae– she finds herself whisked into an otherworldly love so dangerous she just might have to sacrifice everything to keep the light alive. 


Kricket, Darken the Stars by Amy A. Bartol

Kricket: Fortuneteller, independent and strong. Kricket gets a chance to backtrack and reshape her future after being captured as a war weapon for her abilities to see into the future.


Wendy, Wendy Darling by Colleen Oakes

Wendy: Hopeless romantic, explorer and observer. Peter Pan sweeps Wendy away to Neverland with his charm and god-like powers, but as terrible secrets are revealed she is fearful this will be an everlasting nightmare.


Neiva, Blonde Eskimo by Kristen Hunt

Neiva: Eskimo, Viking and fighter. Neiva discovers the deep secret of her ancestral home when she mysteriously awakens in a fantasyland, where she has no choice but to fight an evil force before it destroys not only her own, but all of humanity.


Veronica and Mackenna, Shades of Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon

Veronica/Mackenna: Determined, loyal and values friendship. The luxury of living in the kingdom of Doon is short lived when Veronica and Mackenna are ripped away from the land– and when a witch is discovered amongst them they must fight to save themselves and the kingdom.


Serafina, Dark Tide by Jennifer Donnelly

Serafina: Memaid, leader and cunning. Once lost and confused, Serafina is now the confident leader of the Black Fin Resistance and must do all it takes to sabotage her enemies and keep her people safe.


Ash, Blood and Salt  by Kim Liggett

Ash: Sinster, romantic and mysterious. Despite her mothers warnings about love Ash is drawn to a forbidden boy, and with their sinister town being plaqued with grusome deaths she finds herself confused and fighting for her—and her loved ones—life. 


Nicolette, Mechanica  by Betsy Cornwell

Nicolette: Inventor, technological and entrepeneur. Inventor Nicolette is bound to a life of servitude by her awful stepsisters, until she discovers a secret magical workshop that could hold the key to her happily ever after.


Regan and Charlie, Bitterroot by Heather Hildenbrand & SM  Reine

Regan and Charlie: Competitve, determined and part of the pack. Regan and Charlie, sisters in a werewolf pack, are forced to battle for the Alpha position… and the charming vampire that is also included in the prize.


Abby, Catacomb, Madeleine Roux

Abby: Fearless, adventorous and thrilling. Abby and her friends go on a roadtrip that turns spooky when they realize they are being followed… and photographed…. And receiving texts from dead people.