Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. Topics are set for every week so to join in on the fun just check out our goodreads group. Because we love to hate, this week’s topic is Favorite Villains. Villains (as we all know) are very important to a book. They are the very backbone of a story and often times are severely underappreciated so it’s time I did some villain appreciation:
5. Lord Dudley: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows
New comer to the villain scene; despicable Lord Dudley wins a spot on this list because he was so easy to hate; he did evil things for evil reasons (which sounds kinda pathetic when I say it like that but trust me he evil). If you’ve read the book, remember the nose(??) so hilarious!
4. Amarantha: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
You know that saying; hell hath no fury like a woman scorned? Well Amaratha -Under the Mountain bitch queen- is the personification of it. This villain made me so furious with her casual disregard for the protagonist. I applaud S.J. Maas for doing an awesome job!
3. Jan Van Eck: Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo
This is a rare case where the villainy is done so amazingly well. In the books you hate Van Eck but you can’t help but applaud his genius! Leigh Bardugo is a literary matermind, he antagonists are always fully fleshed out characters that you just hate to bits.
2. The Jackal: Red Rising by Pierce Brown
[Of course I’m going to add a villain from my favorite book of all time!]
A good villain is everywhere and nowhere; like The Jackal in Red Rising. I love vicious, blood-thirsty villains and this guy was all that!
1. Maven: Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard
Maven wins the top spot! This kid is so despicable and I love it! This is another rare case were the villain is equal to the hero so the battles of will are always epic and entertaining! Victoria Aveyard did a really good job with this one.
Lets talk! What are your favorite villains?