Top Ten Tuesdays #206: Villains

Posted October 23, 2018 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 6 Comments

Fascinating & Complex Villains

Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.

I originally wasn’t even going to do this topic because honestly I’m not REALLY one to love villains, care about them, read books from their POVs, etc… I decided to instead take the plunge and talk about some of the most fascinating villains overall: the ones I love to hate, the ones I hate that I love, the most intriguing ones – you name it. The last time we had this topic, I did “villain superlatives” and also listed ~punchable~ characters (not villains, just annoying people!). Here are some of the most intriguing villains I’ve read about…

The Darkling from the Shadow and Bone series by Leigh Bardugo
Catherine from Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Dinah from the Queen of Hearts Saga by Colleen Oakes

AIDAN from the Illuminae trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Levana from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Ignifex from Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Basically everyone from The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Lirael from The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett


The Descendants (Mal, Jay, Evie, Carlos) from The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
Legend from the Caraval series by Stephanie Garber

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