Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. And this week’s topic is about villains! So I’m talking about well written bad guys that I hated a lot. Today I only have 7 example for you all, still I hope you enjoy!
1. Joren from First Test by Tamora Pierce.
There are a lot of great things about this series, but I should stay on topic and talk about how Joren is a really well written villain. Gosh do you hate him! He’s sexist treatment of Kel, his rudeness to all the younger pages in general, all of his characteristics rolled up make him a villain you can’t wait to see get punched.
2. Brody from Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner.
Ugh. Wow, this character was so realistic. We’ve all met the snobby gatekeeper nerds, the sexist dicks who just can’t shut the fuck up. That’s Brody and boy do you ever hate him. Honestly I wish he had gotten yelled at a little more in the story, but it is what it is. I’m a vengeful person. 😀
3. Nero from The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan.
After being disappointed with Riordan’s Norse mythology, I wasn’t sure what to expect from his villain in this book. But I loved everything about this story, including hating on Nero.
4. Justin from Glitter & Shatter by Aprilynne Pike.
The king, or Justin in this book is also a really well written villain. He’s snobby and selfish and you want to hate him the minute you meet him. He also has a lot of really great dialogue.
5. Mrs. Richardson from Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.
If there’s anything I hate it’s well meaning characters (or people) who can’t learn to listen, or actually stop and see if their doing more harm than good. Mrs. Richardson is exactly that person, and the more the story goes on the more I hated her.
6. Pretty much every male in this series by Caighlan Smith.
So many character to hate in this series. I could go on a rant about it, but honestly you should just read them!
7. Peter Pan from Lost Boys by Christina Henry.
What’s this you say? Peter Pan is a bad guy? Yes, yes he is and a chilling one at that! Honestly he’s more terrifying than hateable, but still very well written.
Who are your favorite baddies? If you wrote a Top Ten Tuesday post be sure to share a link with me!