Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Villains

Hello Dear Readers!

I fell off the blogging wagon, but I’m happy to be back on! And what better way to hop back on the wagon than by posting a fun Top Ten Tuesday post!

Today I’m going to talk to you about my top ten favorite villains. Truth be told, the villains are often times my most favorite characters. While I always root for good over evil, I can’t help but have a soft spot for those dark, evil characters. Not only am I going to share with you my top villains, but I’ll also give a brief explanation as to why I included them because some villains aren’t always obvious.

Catherine/Queen of Hearts (Heartless by Marissa Meyer) – Catherine, the future Queen of Hearts is on this list because, even though she doesn’t necessarily start out as a villain, I loved to read and witness as the reader the progression of her downward spiral into someone evil.

Carden (The Cruel Prince by Holly Black) – Carden is unabashedly cruel and evil to his very core. He makes no qualms about that, and I really loved how sinister yet how emotionally complex he is as a character.

Hollowgasts (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs) – These are the creatures in which nightmares are made of.

Anna (Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake) – Anna is a ghost who takes revenge on anyone who enters her house. She mysterious. She’s complex. And she’s chilling! All characteristics that make her a perfect villain.

Umbridge (Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling) – Yes, I know Lord Voldemort is, like, the ultimate villain, but in my opinion,  Umbridge wasn’t too far behind. She was pure evil.

Teacher (The Girl From the Other Side (Manga Series) by Nagabe )- If you haven’t read this manga, let me explain this, I personally DO NOT consider Teacher to be evil or a villain in any way. But I included this character on this list because I love how he’s portrayed as being inherently evil when in reality he is quite the opposite. He’s the kind of character that shows readers the importance of not judging based on looks and perceptions.

The Wasp Queen (The Nest by Kenneth Oppel) – Any insect that turns on a human is a villain in my book!

The Monster (A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness) – Even I feel this is an odd one to include on this list. Personally I loved the Monster in this book. Even though monsters are generally the bad guys, I think we all have them and we all have to face them.

Rosa (My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbelestier) – Rosa is the quiet kind of evil that creeps up slowly from behind, and strikes when you least expect it. As a character I feared her, but even knowing just how evil she was I couldn’t help but want to figure out this complex character.

The Jersey Devil (The Devil and Winnie Flynn by Micol Ostow) – As a girl who is born and raised in Jersey, the lore that surrounds are most famous devil is always one that I love.

(All images from GoodReads)

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