Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
Motherly Figures in Young Adult
It was a struggle to curate this list as I think I come across more fatherly figures.
Baghra (Grisha Trilogy – Leigh Bardugo)
She is the ultimate burrito blanket-er as her home is essentially a furnace.
Nana Betsy (Goodbye Days – Jeff Zentner)
Her journey made me cry wholesome tears.
Elara (Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard)
Notwithstanding her ambition, she’s done something right to get to where she is with her kiddies, eh?
Mistress Coyle (Ask and the Answer – Patrick Ness)
I could have went with Conor’s mom/grandmother from A Monster Calls but then this choice spoke to me even more. Technically not a mother but holds all the characteristics of one, I’d say.
Laithlin (Half a King – Joe Abercrombie)
Although grossly unimportant to the plot of the book, there was this one scene that, if I remember correctly, was the biggest fuck you to the conflict happening in the story which lead to other fortuitous avenues.
Jordan’s Mom (Noteworthy – Riley Redgate)
There’s something very Fresh Off The Boat meets Kim’s Convenience vibes I get from Jordan’s mom that rings very true to my own childhood.
Cygna (The Diabolic – S.J. Kincaid)
She was boss status for about 60% of the book…then went to shit…but still boss status nonetheless!
Scythe Curie (Scythe – Neal Shusterman)
The scene where she zooms out of the conflict in a convertible was very “holy shit this elder is badass”. Her guidance over Citra was commendable too.
That’s all I got.