Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This is TTT REWIND week and my topic choice is YA Villains that you love to hate (or just hate).
Here are the baddies that top my villain list:
1. President Snow from The Hunger Games series – He’s cruel, he threatens, he manipulates, he kills – he holds all the power in Panem and abuses it to the fullest extent. Plus the smell of blood on his breath and his trademark rose makes him an even creepier villain.
2. Valentine Morgenstern from The Mortal Instruments series – Valentine is psychotic, evil, and devious and will take down anyone who gets in his way. Can’t wait to see Jonathan Rhys Myers in this role!
3. King Leck from Graceling – He’s a sociopath who uses his Grace to manipulate others. He also inflicts harm to animals and small children and is just all around bad.
4. Bellatrix Lestrange from the Harry Potter series – I only know her from the films, but she is crazy scary! She’s a witch who does Voldemort’s bidding and has committed many dastardly deeds.
5. Housemaster Vaughn from The Chemical Garden series – The cruel father of Linden who orchestrates all the evil plans. He’s trying to find the cure to the virus and will harm anyone who gets in his way.
6. Queen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles – In Cinder, wicked Levana is the Lunar Queen who wants to marry Prince Kai for her own gains.
7. Warner from Shatter Me – I know Warner is supposed to be the villain, but I think he steals the book, and I like him better than the actual love interest. He is crazed and power hungry and obsessed with Juliette. He wants to use her powers for his evil plans, though I think he does have real feelings for her too.
8. “A” from Pretty Little Liars – “A” is more in the mean girl category, but she is quite a devious villain with eyes and ears everywhere.
9. Jeanine Matthews from the Divergent series – She’s the leader of the Erudite faction who wants to take down Abnegation and uses mind control to force people to help make her plans a reality.
10. Blast from the past: The mother from Flowers in the Attic – The grandmother is pretty reprehensible as well, but I think the mother is the villain in this story for failing her children so miserably (to put it mildly) and letting them rot in the attic for years on end.