Since tomorrow is Mother's Day (happy Mother's Day to all Moms!) my rec theme this week is going to be awesome fictional moms. Lets face it, mothers are a dying breed in YA. Actually, parents in general are. So if you want to read about a awesome mom to a main character, here are some recomends. For fun, I'm going to include kick-ass mothers on TV Shows as well.
Books with awesome mothers:
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling-aside from Petunia Dursley pretty much all the moms in HP are awesome, even Narcissa Malfoy puts Draco first. And who can forget the epicness that is Molly Weasley?
Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan-Percy's mom is fabulous. I mean she puts up with a lousy boyfriend just to protect Percy! That's a mom.
The mothers in Meg Cabot's books-Cabot's YA moms are all different, have different ways of parenting, and you can tell they love and support their daughters. Some may not be the best mothers in the world, but they definitely do try.
Circle of Magic series (Rosethorn and Lark) by Tamora Pierce-Not all mother figures have to be blood related. These two run a house in a school and take in Briar, Tris, Sandry, and Daja and pretty much help raise them more the characters mothers ever did.
Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter-Cammie's mom is not only a great mom but still badass all while running a school for teenage girl spies in training.
Mortal Instuments series by Cassandra Clare-Clare's mom is badass. Personally, I kind of love Clare's mom more then Clare. ;ducks;
Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand-Best mother or best mother? If you didn't at least get choked up by this mother's sacrifice in book then you have no soul.
Catelyn Stark/Cersei Lannister/Dany from A Song of Ice and Fire series: Say what you will about Cersei is as a person (she is horrible, I agree) but she looks out for her kids, same with Catelyn the whole Jon Snow thing not withstanding. For those wondering why I'm putting Dany on here, I pretty much consider her dragons as her kids.
Gram from the Sookie Stackhouse series: Sookie's grandmother basically raised her and Jason only to get prematurely killed by a vampire hater in the first book.
Awesome mothers on TV:
Morticia Addams from The Addams Family
Cory Matthews' mother from Boy Meets World
Sarah Conner from the Sarah Conner Chronicles
Allison from Eureka
Xena from Xena: Warrior Princess (watch later in the series)
Don Draper's wife (or ex-wife now I guess) from Mad Men (who gets super awesome bonus points for putting up with Don)
Joyce Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Bones and Angela from Bones
Emma Swan from Once Upon A Time (okay she's questionable but she TRIES), if not her how about Snow White?