SM Reine is great about writing well-rounded female characters. The main character, Elise, defies pretty much every stereotype about women. She’s a super-strong warrior who kicks ass but really lacks in emotional maturity (for good reason considering the way she was raised). There are lots of other well-written female characters, including Stephanie, a witch and doctor. I also love how diverse the characters are. There are people from all over the world in these books.