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24 October 2018

Book Tag: Villains Award Tag

The Villains Award Tag was created by Cait at Paper Fury, and when I saw her post I couldn't help but join in. It's that time of year after all, and I love me a villain. They can make or break a story, and are often the most complex characters.

Villains Award Tag

Villain You Absolutely DESPISE And HATE.

This is easily Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter. I actually talk a lot about how she's low-key one of my favourite characters in the series because of how villainous she is, especially as she seems so normal. She's the hero of her story, she truly believes she is doing right but my gosh, she is so wrong.

Villain Who Is Entrancing

Xifeng from Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is hypnotising and I am well under her spell. I don't actually see her as a villain. Xifeng is my queen and I'm her follower, thanks. I know you're not supposed to like her, but I love her.

Book You’d Like To Read From Villain’s Perspective

Basically any story ever! I love seeing things from the "dark side". I guess I'd love to most see everything in the Grishaverse from the Darkling's perspective, to see how power changed and corrupted him.

Worst Antagonistic YA Parents

Guma from Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is kind of more a terrible parent figure than a parent as such, but what she does is honestly pretty awful. It's her ambitions that actually set everything in motion.

Antihero Who Is a Little Bad, Little Good

I'm definitely going to go with Orelia from Light Years for this. She's not necessarily bad, she's just doing what she thinks is right, and I love the fact that she learns from it and her beliefs and preconceptions are changed.

Villain Made From Tragic Circumstances

Mila from Undead Girl Gang, she's basically an accidental villain to a lot of people around her, but only because she's trying to find some good from such horrific events.

Antagonist Who Gets In Hero’s Way But Isn’t Necessarily “Pure Evil”

Cardan from The Cruel Prince - although by the time I finished The Cruel Prince I wasn't so sure he was even a villain any more. So yeah, not necessarily pure evil, especially compared to the rest of his family. Which one was the Cruel Prince anyway?

A Non-Human Villain

The trees in Fir. Yep, the trees. And probably also the snow. I mean, all of the nature in Fir has a distinctly sinister twist to it and it's excellent. Stop cutting down trees, pick up your litter, take care of the earth.

Villain Who You Think Is Wicked But They’re Intriguing

Raiden from Smoke in the Sun. In the first book he was awful, but the second book? Well I warmed enough that I was shipping Markio and Raiden, so lets pretend that the epilogue doesn't exist.

Antagonist Who Gets A Redemption Arc

Silyen from Gilded Cage. Ish. He's still a prick but OH MY GOODNESS his arc throughout the series? Incredible. What you first see of him, at the beginning of Gilded Cage, is completely different to what you see of him in Bright Ruin.

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  1. Ahhh I loved reading your answers and so so glad you did the tag!! *flails and sends you cake* Also AGREED about Cardan. I have no idea who was the worst in his family by the end. πŸ˜‚And like, omg I felt so sorry for Cardan a lot too gah. Also I still haven't read The Forest of A Thousand Lanterns and I NEED to! It sounds so perfectly amazing!

  2. Oooooh, FIR sounds SO GOOD! I went over to your review, and it sounds like a perfect *chilling* (bahaha, pun intended) read!

  3. This was such a fun tag to read! But, ahh, I haven't read any of the books you've included villains from!! I need to add some of these books to my TBR asap! :)

    Theresa |

  4. Omg - I recently watched Harry Potter series again, and I absolutely despised Dolores!!! I thought she was annoying in the books but geez. The movies are good at making you hate her, too!

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  5. Ugh I hate Umbridge too! Loved your answers, Cora!😊

    Shirley |

  6. You always do the best book tags, Cora! The only character I recognise is Dolores Umbridge (and I agree with you) but the other books you've mentioned all sound wonderful too, great post! x

    Lisa |

  7. I loved reading your answers. I don't know why, but I always seem to love the villain?! I think their characters often have more depth to them making them a bit more interesting. Some of the books you've mentioned sound amazing


  8. Cool tag! There are so many books I'd love to read from the villains perspective. :)


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