Any romance reader can tell you that there is a difference between a snarky, sassy heroine and a bitchy heroine. Snarky, sassy heroines are intelligent and able to fire pithy one-liners at unsuspecting heroes in a single bound, posses an above-average grasp of sarcasm, and are—above all—supremely likeable. On the flip side, bitchy heroines are, well, bitchy. And while you do occasionally run into bitchy heroines in romance land, there’s no shortage of snarky, sassy ladies to make up for it, especially in paranormal romance. So, without further ado, here are our picks for the snarkiest, sassiest heroines you’ll ever find in paranormal romance novels.
(Listed in no particular order. Also, these are all series. We’ve listed book 1 in each series so you’ll know where to start. You’re welcome. Also: we understand some of these books can be classified as urban fantasy. We get that. But without the romance element, the stories would be severely impacted, so we’ve included them and called them romance anyway. Plus, it’s our list, and no one is the boss of us, so we’re gonna include whatever we want. The end. Now, on with the show...)
The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston
Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs by Molly Harper
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
Fashionably Dead by Robyn Peterman
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Semi-Charmed by Isabel Jordan
Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson
My Commander by Alanea Alder
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Immortal Matchmakers by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
The Demon in Me by Michelle Rowen
What about y’all? Any snarktastic heroines you’d like to add to the list? Let us know! We’d love to hear from you!