Best Villians of 2016

Posted December 28, 2016 by Liza in Uncategorized / 17 Comments

This week long event is hosted by Rachel of Fiktshun, Jaime of Two Chicks on Books,  Mindy of Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, and Bridget of Dark Faerie Tal

I was at a loss of what to choose for today (Villains, Contemporaries, Dual POV’s, Novellas, Adult titles, New Adult titles, Love Triangles, Couples, Bad Boys or Debuts) and I went with villains.  I wasn’t sure I was going to make it to ten, but I did.  Not surprising, there is a lot of fantasy in my list… What is it about fantasy that lends itself to a good villain?

Bound by Blood and Sand by Becky Allen – The Highest (and pretty much most of the Avowed) are despicable, because every order they give must be obeyed by the Closest.  ANY order.

The Falconer by Elizabeth May – There are a lot of bad fairies in The Falconer, but Sorcha, the one that killed Aileana’s mother is particularly vicious and enjoys taunting her.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – This is another book with a lot of really bad guys, but I think the worse (besides Kaz) are Peca Rollins and Van Eck. One is a gang leader of the lowest origins and another one a crooked merchant that would do anything for money and appearances.

The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey – Tanith is craaazzyy.  Not only is she a bad apple, but now she has an evil entity inside.  Not good at all…

The Crimson Skew by S.E. Grove – Since I listen to the series in audio, I’m sure I’m going to spell Borgirdle’s name wrong (sorry!), but he’s a smart bad guy.  He’s delusional for sure, but has power and smarts enough to make very calculated decisions and always being one step ahead.

Morning Star by Pierce Brown – The Jackal is Mustang’s twin brother and he’s despicable.  A horrible human being with no decency.

Naked in Death by J.D. Robb –  Well, I really can’t tell you who the bad guy is, can I? It’s a murder mystery after all. BUT, take my word that he/she was awful, calculating and I didn’t see it coming.

A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet – I can’t remember her name, but Cat’s mom is a nasty piece of work based on Cat’s flashbacks and thoughts.  I’m not looking forward on meeting her in the next book.

Spindle by E.K. Johnston – The demon that planed for years to rule the world. I really liked that the book has chapters from her point of view so we understand better its thought process.

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys –  Everyone?  Well, most of the times the Russians and or Germans were the villains as our main characters try to get to safety as WWII.  Certainly, the Russian soldiers that found Emilia.

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17 responses to “Best Villians of 2016

  1. I read a ton of romances this year so all of my top reads are romances. I read Carry On (which is technically a 2015 book) early this year and it is my favorite for the year tho. I’m thinking about rereading it soon because I loved it so much! I have a couple of the books that you listed on my TBR list. I’m hoping to knock down my TBR list next year too. lol!

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