Riot Recommendation: What are Your Favorite Books Where the Princess is the Hero?

This Riot Recommendation is sponsored by The Waking Land by Callie Bates. Learn more about the book here.

In the lush and magical tradition of Naomi Novik’s Uprooted comes this riveting debut from brilliant young writer Callie Bates—whose imagination places her among the finest authors of fantasy fiction, including Sarah J. Maas and Sabaa Tahir.

Lady Elanna is fiercely devoted to the king who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder—and must flee for her life.

Returning to the homeland she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her estranged father. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the powers that suddenly stir within her.


Alright, Prince Charming, you go do you, but let the princesses save the kingdom. They got this. I will never stop loving princess tales, especially when said princess is here for the battle. Tell us in the comments below, what are your favorite stories where the princess is the hero?

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