This Wednesday I’m feeling a little wicked! Mwuhahaha!
So I bring to you the best book villains – or should I say worst book villains. From different genres, but mostly YA since that’s what I read the most of.
10 Best Book Villains
1.) Annie Wilkes
Misery by Stephen King
Leave it to Stephen King to create the most wicked and psychotic characters.
2.) Agatha Trunchbull
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl has a super dark side, most of his books don’t end very happily. Trunchbull is the principal from hell.
3.) Dolores Umbridge
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
Genre: YA/childrens/Middle grade
Why would I choose Umbridge instead of Voldemort? Well, I will tell you with a little anecdote I read a while back that made me realize why I hated Umbridge much more than Voldemort. It’s because she is a “real-life horror” and we can relate to her tyranny much more than Voldemort’s. She is the teacher/boss/corporate decision that we are powerless against. Voldemort is the bad guy in a fairy tale. Umbridge is personal.
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Genre: Epic Poetry
Because how much more villainous can you get than Satan?
5.) Queen Levana
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
She’s one wicked lady and she just can’t seem to be defeated! Charlize Theron is how I picture her to a T.
Rosemary Beach series by Abbi Glines
I can’t freaking stand her!! She’s my most hated character from ANY romance novel. She ruined the series for me, I just couldn’t go on.
Dirty Red (Love Me With Lies) by Tarryn Fisher
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Drama
She’s just a terrible person. I wanted to claw her eyes out for some of the manipulative things she did. Team Olivia. #PLN4life
8.) Cersei Lannister
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
She is just seriously a messed up individual. I’m sure you understand why she’s on the list.
9.) Nurse Ratched “Big Nurse”
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
A heartless tyrant.
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Evil dude with a thirst for power and control of everything.
Which evil villain would you guys put on the list?