For this post I decided I needed to gush/rant/ extreme fan girl over all the top bookish villains in my life because I feel like they have been stealing my heart and stabbing it full of emotions in the best way possible?!?
Like leave it to me to have a soft spot for all these twisted dark soul catchers.
1) Cardan from The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Love him. Love him. LOVE him. How can one be so deliciously evil yet extremely lovable at the same time? One may never know.
2) Lorcan from the Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas
Ok Lorcan was a bit of a surprise for me. At first he was made out as strictly the villain and than book five popped out of this series and omg I do not think I have ever swooned harder! Him and Elaine are the ultimate ship in my armada.
3) Kaz from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
A classic, the reason YA morally grey characters are not only the most fascinating but the most amazing EVER and possibly the greatest characters of all time! I love Kaz with my whole bookish heart friends!!
4) Legend from the Caraval Series by Stephanie Garber
Love him!! So hard for me to figure out. Super complex but also flirty and deliciously dark and magical Legend is not a YA villain to miss!
A new favorite of mine I don't think my heart has ever swelled so much for a character who you are supposed to hate. The way he treats Shazi just ahhh such a good YA romance.
6) Aeduan from Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
OMG y’all I just finished this book and quite literally the reason I am continuing this series is because of Aeduan. He is the evil badass assassin bounty hunter and omg I love love love love him!!! ahhh!
7) Jacks from the Caraval Series by Stephanie Garber
Jacks was one of the more crazy unpredictable you never really knew what he was going to do characters?? and while I love this about him that doesn’t mean he didn’t do some very bad and evil things. He did. But somehow I ended up liking him anyways??
8) Morpheus from Splintered by A.G. Howard
I very much liked Morepheus. He is twisted and very much an Alice and Wonderland mental puzzle but I loved him! This was a bit of a love triangle but I’d be lying to myself if I didn’t say ultimately Morpheus was my favorite :)
This was a lovely beauty and the beast spin off if I remember correctly so of course I fell heads over heels in love with the beast, Ignifex. Great read!! Highly recommend!
10) Levi from Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
This is one of those series that had a few bumps but also endless potential. Levi as a young gagster in the city and because of that obviously had my heart from the start. The fact that he’s also bi and favors guys and girls makes him all the more interesting!
So what what about you guys? Any bookish “villains” steal your heart? Too dark and dreamy to resist? LMK in the comments below!