Top 5 Wednesday is created by Gingerreadslainey. Each week there is a new bookish topic, where everyone can join and create their top 5 list. You can find more information on the Top 5 Wednesday goodreads group. This week’s topic is:
-It’s been a little while since we’ve done the villain topic, and this one will definitely be a recurring one in the group as there are always new villains to talk about. I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO AVOID HARRY POTTER CHARACTERS!!!!
I love a dark Villain, and I love to read from their point of view. They are often so fascinating and complex.
Sebastian from The Mortal Instrument by Cassandra Clare
He is crazy. The way he speaks towards his Clary makes me shiver.
Capa Barsavi & the Gray King from The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Capa Barsavi is the ruler of Camorr’s underworld. One day the mysterious Gray King shows up trying to destroy Capa Barsavi and his criminal empire. They both are powerful ruthless criminal masterminds.
AIDAN from Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Is AIDAN a villain? He does some bad things, and for the people on board the starship he is definitely bad. (I know AIDAN is not a he, but ehhh).
Count Olaf from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
I love Count Olaf, to me he is the ultimate villain for a kids book. It’s funny every time he appears in the books, and none of the adults believes the children when they tell them that the new person is Count Olaf in disguise.
Queen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
She is the crazy ruler and queen of Luna. She is power hungry tyrann that goes to war against earth. Like all Lunar people she has the power to manipulate bioelectrical energy (had to wiki that haha). The Lunar Chronicle is based on fairy tales. Queen Levana is based on the evil Queen from Snow White, she is obsessed with power and staying young and beautiful.