Mar 10, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (122)

is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Oh, villains; from Michael Meyers to Eugene Plankton, the Governor to Maleficent, they're iconic characters and an excellent addition to a story, even if they are, well, evil. When it comes to books, don't you just love it when the villain makes life hell for our favorite characters? But without the villain, the story would be horribly dull, and who would steal the cookies from the cookie jar? And so, here are ten villains, ranging from bastard kings to infamous serial killers, who help add a little bit of toil and trouble to the books we love most.

The Bastard King of Adarlan
I seriously hope the Queen of Shadows & Co. kick this guy's ass in September.

The Bastard's True Love
You know the Queen's an evil bitch when I ship her with that Bastard King of Adarlan.

Pick a Villain
This wonderful series is composed of fifteen books, so there are a whole bunch of villains. The worst? Hmm...either Bishop or the draug. The draug could take vampires and did a very bad thing. But Bishop did a very bad thing or twelve too, so...

The Darkling
Hello, his name is the Darkling.

The Unsub
What makes these villains so villainous is that they're real(ish). But oh my gosh this series is so good I can't even. Read it, read it now.

Drake, the Darkness, Coyotes...
There are so many villains in this series, and I also really like Caine and Diana. Even if they are not super duper villainous (well, for the most part). But seriously, this is fucking cray cray.

Crazy Bitch Levana
Levana is the PSYCHOIST.

The Entire World, Basically
I'm not even kidding.

Who is the Villain?
This book does the whole villain thing so damn well.

Mr. Creepy Ass
I could have also put The Body Finder series here (which I love), but I'm doing this one because it's more recent and creepy killer is CREEPY.

Bonus: Spinnerbait
Okay, so Spinnerbait aren't really villains, but oh well. I had to put them here. Because you know you just whispered "Hate Spinnerbait" in an angry tone.

Who are your favorite villains?


  1. I love this list!!! Ooh, I would choose Manon for villain.l ove her! OMG, I HATED the Queen in SIN EATER! The Darkling, yes! And oh, yeah, Levana is CRAZZZZY. VICIOUS!!!!! This is such a crazy awesome list!

  2. Love this!! Fantastic list. I have The Sin Eater's Daughter on my TBR. I'm now really intrigued, especially if the Queen is up there with the King of Adarlan!!

  3. This is a great list. The only one on here I've read is Cinder. I do have Throne of Glass, Sin Eater's Daughter and Shadow and Bone on my TBR.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. I really need to read The Sin Eater's Daughter - especially since I preordered it. I love your villain title for Made for You. You can see my post at

  5. Bishop from Morganville was awesome, but you can't forget about Oliver and Monica. Sometimes they're worse villains than the actual villain!

  6. I am totally bookmarking this post as I do love a well done villain! Have you met Jackal yet from Julie Kagawa's Blood of Eden series? Or Zhong Ye from Cindy Pon's Kingdom of Xia books? Those are two of my favorite villains. There are others but you covered a couple of them above. *s*

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  7. Great topic idea! I love a good (evil) villain. Morganville is filled with them...I think almost everyone had had villainous moments. Haha...Mr Creepy Ass, very true! I'm really looking forward to reading Vicious, I just got it recently. Great list!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  8. The Darkling is definitely the ultimate love/hate villain!

  9. Brilliant topic :-D and I love your titles - very imaginative! Ugh, I hated the queen in The Sin Eater's Daughter and The Darkling, oh my goodness! I haven't read any of the other books you mentioned, but they're all on my to-be-read list x

  10. I love a great villain! I especially love Levana, but the villain in The Naturals is awesome too! And in Throne of Glass, the King of Adarlan gives me the creeps, but he is an awesome villain! Great list, will definitely be adding some books to my to-read!

    Em @ The YA Book Butterfly

  11. Love Morganville Vampire Villains!!!!
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  12. Nice list of books for this week's TTT post!! Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:

  13. Great list idea, I never really thought about villains in books. I'm gonna have to pay more attention to them.

  14. Haha.... you are right, once I saw This Lullaby and Spinnerbait, my mind did immediately go to "Hate Spinnerbait!" lol.

  15. Haha I love this list so so much!! I've only read Throne of Glass from your list here but I totally agree. I love how you called him The Bastard King of Adarlan - that made me laugh. But it's so true! The King of Adarlan frustrates me to no end because of how awful he is. But, on the villain scale, he's a good one =)
    A lot of the other books listed here are on my TBR, I'm going to have to get to them soon just to see the awesome villiany in action.

    - Jazzie @ The Book Dancer


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