We're celebrating International Women's Day the best way we know how – through books! We've put together a selection of books featuring heroines that inspire us on and off the page.
The incredible first book from YouTube sensation and all-round superwoman, Lilly Singh.
Multi-award-winning, a bestseller and made into an award-winning feature film, Looking for Alibrandi has become a modern classic.
The first book in the world-renowned His Dark Materials trilogy, which was made into the major movie The Golden Compass.
In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse, life is harsh. But for Elspeth Gordie, born with enhanced mental abilities that would see her sterilised or burned if discovered, it is also dangerous.
Sarah J. Maas meets Holly Black with an OzYA twist. Valentine is the first book in Jodi McAlister's page-turning paranormal YA series featuring Pearl Linford and Finn Blacklin.
An epic coming-of-age drama starring a kick-ass anti-princess who knows how to wield a sword
Empires will topple, thrones will be won . . . and souls will be lost. The mind-blowing sequel to AND I DARKEN, described by Buzzfeed as ‘A dark, gritty, and seriously badass epic’ is a sweeping Ottoman-inspired historical adventure. Starring the inimitable anti-princess Lada, the dagger-wielding drama of her story is perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard.
Spies. Secrets. Sorcery.
I look at my hands. One of them says 'Flora be brave'. I am Flora.
Books for the independent masters of self-control born 22 December – 19 January.
Books for the open-minded, philosophical enthusiasts born 22 November – 21 December.
Books for the assertive, resourceful decision-makers born 23 October – 21 November.