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The 5 Most Underrated Female Heartthrobs in Literature

At any given moment, I’m drowning in a veritable ocean of feelings. I fall into deep, passionate love at least once per day, and oftentimes it’s with ladies in books. 

However, it has come to my attention that we are all falling in love with the same five or six regulation hotties of literature, leaving some lesser-known dreamboats to fall by the wayside. For instance, we all live and would die for Hermione, Éowyn, and Elizabeth Bennet, and that’s great! But they aren’t the only women worth dueling someone over for the honor of their hand in marriage. 

Here are some underrated literary heartthrobs we aren’t talking about, but we definitely should be.