Top 5 Wednesday – Favorite Villains!

Top 5 Wednesday is an amazing group on Goodreads. It was started by Lainey at Gingerreadslainey and is now run by Samantha over at Thoughtsontomes. This is a fun way to talk about things we love and hate, and things we love to hate. I strongly encourage you to join in! This weeks theme is favorite villains. Everybody loves a good villain right? Without the villains there would be no stories!

5) Aidan (Illuminae). Okay, I know he’s just a computer but Aidan was such a well written villain and somehow you started feeling sorry for him. I grew quite attached to his character and I kept having to remind myself that a) he’s the bad guy and b) HE’S A COMPUTER!

4) Maven (Red Queen and Glass Sword). LOL Oh, Maven. Where to begin. Dude, I WAS ROOTING FOR YOU. I have shipped Cal and Mare from their very first meeting, but I was rooting for Maven to prove me wrong. I adored him at first, I thought “Look Mare, he’s so sweet. And not betrothed to a psycho who wants to eat you for breakfast.” But no, Maven had to ruin everything by being the absolute worst.Ugh, BOO.

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3) Joe (You and Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes). Joe is psychotic. Joe is a stalker, and a murderer. Joe is also absolutely hysterical and I kept laughing out loud at his inner monologue and I actually found myself rooting for him. Rooting for the man who was stalking a girl, ended up dating said girl, and then ruining her life basically. There is a lot that goes on in this novel, none of it is good, Joe is absolutely pure evil, but oh man, I LOVE JOE. It makes me question my sanity how much I laughed at Joe and how I kept thinking “OMG. Just kill this person already.” Well played, Ms. Kepnes. Well played…

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2) President Snow (The Hunger Games trilogy). He is just the perfect villain and you just can’t help but hate him. Everything about him. There is not a single redeeming quality in that man and that makes him such a perfect villain.

1) Queen Levana (The Lunar Chronicles). The most vile, most evil of all the villains on this list. She even had a full novel dedicated to her back story which just proved how evil Levana truly is. Sure she had a tragic back story, a lost love, an evil older sister but even with all of that you still don’t feel an ounce of sympathy for the woman. Marissa Meyer knows exactly what she’s doing when she writes her characters, and boy oh boy, she did a fantastic job writing this Evil Queen.

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One thought on “Top 5 Wednesday – Favorite Villains!

  1. thesassygeek says:

    Great list! I did the same thing with AIDAN when I read “Illuminae”! He is the villain but I couldn’t help but sympathize with him throughout the story and I loved his character.
    I also really like Joe from “You” as well, even though he’s completely crazy he made for a very interesting narrator! 🙂

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