Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) by Bardugo, Leigh – One of the best villains (and books actually) that I’ve read in a long time. He’s charming, he’s manipulative, he’s alluring and he’s pure evil!
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Robin Allen says
That’s so funny! I’m watching HP 5 right now. I know exactly who you are talking about! :)
lily white english rose says
have read and loved nearly 80% of these books great choices :D
Hey, awesome villain list! Love that we are so in sync with the topic and choices. It was so hard to narrow down, and at one point I included August, and Liesl & Po too. You are so right about Insignia being an evil corporation- that was a cool book. Dolores Umbridge is such a baddie too.
I think good ol’ Jeanine was a little of both with a tad of just plain insane thrown in! haha And yes, Dolores Umbridge was the worst! I couldn’t stand that woman! I have a few of these on my TBR list & now I know I need to read them asap. Everyone loves to hate a good villain, right? Great TTT list! =)
Urgh… Umbridge, right? She’s ust plain… I don’t think there’s even a word to describe that woman! She’s plain evil but it’s all the worse because she hides it behind a disgusting simper!
I personally hate President Coin a lot more than Snow; she’s evil in a different way and don’t get me wrong, I despise both of them, but she *SPOILER* was meant to be good and was she?
I love the Inkworld series… I can’t remmeber his name, but the villian who comes in in the last book is awful!
Terrific list! Hapy top ten!
I agree.. Umbridge tops the list..
Tanya Patrice says
Awesome list! The step-mon in Cinder had me screaming too – especially since I’m one too – but a good one :-)
Oh, stephmothers are always evil in fairy tales. lol. :) Awesome list!
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Amanda @ Eloquent English says
I just finished Mockingjay on Monday. ;) Stupid SNOW!!! ;) xoxo
Mel - Thedailyprophecy. says
President Snow, the stepmother from Cinder, Dolores, evil stepmother in Liesl & Po; totally on them! I haven’t read the other books yet.
Totally agree about Umbridge – so freaky, so evil, so well-written! I did favorite heroines for my list so I guess our lists should battle. ;)
I still have yet to read a lot of these, so I’ll be keeping an eye out for these crazy villains. haha
I especially agree with Umbridge, though. She was just ugh.
What a great list! I missed this one as well. I definitely shudder thinking about President Snow and August from Water for Elephants. And The Darkling – I COMPLETELY agree with that. I must admit that I was taken by him at first. Oh and Umbridge. She is Fantastic too.
Rachel Nicole says
I totally agree with you on THG one.
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Yes, yes, and YES to Umbridge and I completely agree with Leck–he was beyond creepy! Great topic! :)
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Steph (Poetry to Prose) says
Ohmygosh, Shadow and Bone…the Darkling…mere mention of him sends me into a tizzy. He was fantastic and if I’m wrong to love him, I don’t want to be right. Leck, on the other hand, YIKES. He is just evil and not in the sexy way. I loved to hate him.
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The Inkheart villains are fantastic! August in Water for Elephants is absolutely despicable. I have to read Shadow and Bone, but it sounds like a great villain!
The Avid Reader says
President Snow made my list too! Blech, what a creep!
I also REALLY hated August from Water for Elephants.
President Snow really is one of the most hateable villains out there! Some great choices on your list.
I think everyone can agree that Umbridge is the WORST EVER, what a completely vile woman!! Leck seriously is creepyyy.
Great picks! Leck is especially vile. Twisted, twisted man.
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The Housework Can Wait says
True story: Just READING Umbridge’s name in your list gave me goosebumps, and not the good kind. Man, did I ever hate her.
And really, Leck is STILL the villain in Bitterblue? I haven’t read it yet, but UGH. What a terrible, terrible person.
I love this topic. I totally think the villain can make or break a story, and some of my favorite stories are the ones where the villain is so well developed that you can see how were circumstances different, you’d root for him (I actually devoted a whole blog post to that topic). Not that that’s the case with most of the ones you’ve named — they are TRULY evil. *shudder*
Racheland Donna says
I’ve had some of these on the to read list for awhile- good push. Thanks!
Just a Lil Lost says
For some reason your comment disappeared! It was in “spam” and I clicked “not spam” but it never showed up.. SO bizarre… ANYWAY… lol..
UMBRIDGE! Yes. That is definitely THE first person I thought of at this topic. I hated her more than I hated Voldy…
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I love how everybody hates Umbridge even more than Voldemort. What is it about her that just gets under our skin?!
Sarah Gullett says
Yes Umbridge! She was just perfectly awful! I think everyone knows some mean old lady just like her (minus the child abuse).
And President Snow..grrrrrrrr!