[Top Ten Tuesday] – #148 – Motherly Figures in YA

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.


This Week’s Theme:
Motherly Figures in Young Adult

Initial Thoughts:

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.


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9 thoughts on “[Top Ten Tuesday] – #148 – Motherly Figures in YA”

      1. Hmm…Well, I’m reading The Silent Waters by Brittainy C. Cherry right now and the dad in it is AWESOME. I’m kind of blanking now that you’re expecting an answer! There are tons! I swear!


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