Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday | Mother Figures

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Today’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is:

— In honor of Mother’s Day (in the US!), discuss your favorite mother figures. TRY to refrain from using HP characters. We all know those 🙂

I really struggled to come up with answers for this topic which is incredibly sad. Mothers, especially in YA, are either non-existent in their child’s lives, dead, or are abusive. It took me a really long time to come up with just five for this list which is appalling to me. We need to do better and this issue should be corrected.

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∴ Esme | Twilight Series

Say what you want about the Twilight series, but Esme was a great character and an even greater mom. She was always there for anyone that needed her and she is one of my favorite characters in that series.


∴ Mercy | Mercy Thompson Series

Mercy might not have a biological child, but the way she treats her step-daughter Jesse just warms my heart. Mercy has a lot of problems in her life and a lot on her plate, but she still finds time to be a mom to Jesse.


∴ Persephone | Daughters of Olympus Series

Persephone sacrificed everything imaginable for her daughters in this series. Her freedom, her happiness, her chance at love, and even sacrificed the chance to get to know those daughters, just so that they would have the chance to live. She was a really great mom and I admire her greatly.


∴ Alina | The Grey Wolves Series

There are a lot of great female characters in this series, but Alina has always been one of my favorites. She is a mom to anyone in the pack and takes on the personal weight of everyone’s happiness. She reminds me a lot of my own mother.


∴ Cara | Dark Protectors Series

Cara does everything in her power to protect her daughter Janie in this book and throughout the series. Cara was a single mother and did her best to make her daughter happy. She tried to lighten the load that Janie (the girl prophesied to save the world) had to carry and give her a good childhood.

Thank you for joining me on Top 5 Wednesday! Do you have any books to recommend me that have great mothers in them? Plus, feel free to leave a link to your T5W post so I can see your answers!