Thursday, August 18, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday, er, Thursday...

We’re joining in on the fun over at The Broke and the Bookish for their Top Ten Tuesday (Yeah, we know it's Thursday, we've been a bit behind this month).  Today’s list is a freebie, one of our choosing:
Top Ten Villains:

Monica's List
1.  Valentine from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare - Anyone that would do the things he did and made other people believe, is so evil in my opinion.  But wicked smart.
2. Phillip Tempest from A Love Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott - No one was going to have Rosamund if he couldn't and it is a sick obsession he develops.  Super old-school villain.  Well done, Ms. Alcott.
3. Selia from Goose Girl by Shannon Hale - Talk about complete and utter betrayal.  She's bad to the bone!
4. Helen from Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn - Murderous child ghost.  Need I say more?
5. Elfin Knight from Impossible by Nancy Werlin - He starts his evil off right at the beginning.  His act is despicable and unforgivable.
6. Mrs. Danvers from Rebecca by Daphne duMaurier - So she isn't really a villain, but she is super creepy, super obsessive and super mean.  She made my skin crawl, the 1940 film version captured that perfectly
7. Sergej from the Strange Angels series by Lili St. Crow - He is ruthless, beautiful, ancient, and strong.  What could be better?
8.  The Government from Unwind by Neal Schusterman - Unwinding?  Kids?  Ugh!  This book was a struggle for me to get into, but not because it was slow (which it wasn't).  The thought of unwinding a child is so completely disturbing and detestable that I couldn't swallow the concept.  Such an amazing book though.
9. The Capitol from the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins - Go read this book now, if you don't know why I chose this villain.  
10. The Killer in The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting - Creepy!  Nasty!  Reading the POV of the killer will make your skin crawl and totally get why they are a super villain.

Lindsey’s List


Julianne’s List
1. Voldemort - Need I say more???
2. Valentine from The Mortal Instuments - He turned one of his children into a little demon child. Creep.
3. Lord Ido from Eon - This guy not only has super awesome dragon powers, but he is super scary. Not only does he go on a little killing spree, but at one point he can control Eona with his freaking mind.
4. President Snow from Hunger Games - He smells like blood. Can it get any sketchier?
5. The Government in Delirium - They say love is a disease and can be cured. So they take it away. Who in their right mind would agree with them?
6. Coin from Mockingjay - Technically she's part of the rebellion, but I think she is just a crazy, psycho woman who gets what she deserves in the end.
7. Sauron from Lord of the Rings - He wants to take over MIddle-Earth and enslave everyone. What's new?
8. The White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia - She kills Aslan, granted he comes back. Who wouldn't hate her?

Who are your top ten villains?

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