Friday, January 18, 2013

#28 Feature and Follow: Who Is Your Favorite Villian In A Book?



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Anna @ On Starships and Dragonwings

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Feature & Follow Question of the Day:

"WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE VILLAIN FROM A BOOK?"



Obviously, the go-to answer would probably be Voldermort from the Harry Potter series, but for some reason he's not MY personal go-to today. This is actually kind of a hard question for me, because a lot of the villians in the books that I read I don't really necessarily look at as villians. That's probably because my view on what a villian really is and what it should be is a bit skewed, from the less black and white approach that Joss Whedon took with this cult phenomenon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I never thought that Spike was a "big bad villian", but Angelus sure as hell was.

So, when I think in terms of "villians" as far as books go, it's a little bit different. I don't know if that makes any sense, but in my crazy head it seems to even out. If I have to name a favorite villian or someone from a book that I've read in the last couple of years that truly resembles what a true villian "book-wise" is for me, then it would probably have to be Anne Mather from the Sky Chasers series (Glow) by Amy Kathleen Ryan. To quote my review for this book, "she is what every villian in a book should resemble, because she is not afraid to make the hard choices, and carry them on her shoulders even if she becomes the most hated or feared of them all.".

This, in my opinion, is what a true "book villian" should be.


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20 comments:

  1. I haven't read the Glow series, but is in my to do list!

    Thanks for stopping by, I'm an old follower :)

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    1. Glow is really good, I actually enjoyed it a lot. I've got a copy of the second book in the series, just haven't had the chance to read it yet.

      Thanks for stopping by the blog. :)

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  2. Thanks so much for following me! :D New Follower!!!

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    1. You're more than welcome, I always like finding new blogs to follow and making new bloggy friends. :)

      Thank you, for the follow and for stopping by the blog.

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  3. So many books to read, but Glow is on to read list :)

    Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. Tell me about it, I've got shelves full of books (too many), and definitely not enough time in the day or week or month - year - to read them all. lol. I hope you do get the chance to read Glow, it really is a pretty good book.

      Aw, you're welcome, I always love visiting blogs and checking out what other's have to say! :)

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  4. I can go along with Angelus for sure! :) Haven't read Glow yet although it's hanging out on my shelf just waiting to be read. I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend! Bookworm Brandee

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    1. BTW, I saw you're a Texas gal...I'm from Texas too although I live in Colorado now.

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    2. Oh, awesome. You can't go wrong with a fellow Texas bloggy gal-friend. *g* Welll for me, I always thought Angelus was a lot worse than most people tried to make Spike out to be. At least Spike fought to get his soul back because he wanted it, Angelus didn't ever want his, he was cursed with it. lol.

      Glow is such a good book, I have Spark, which is the second book in the series but I just haven't had a chance to get around to reading it. Maybe I'll do that this year, hopefully.

      Thanks, so much for stopping by the blog and following, I've visited and followed you back for sure!

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  5. That's a great defining quality for a villain. I'm going to look into the Glow series now.


    New follower! My FF is here!

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, for the compliment. You should definitely check out the Glow series, the first book was really great. I need to read the second book, sometime this year.

      Thank you, for stopping by the blog and for the follow. I've definitely checked out your awesome blog and left a comment/followed on your FF. :)

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  6. Thanks for stopping by. So glad to follow another fellow Buffy lover. But... Spike or Angel??? I haven't read the Sky Chaser series, yet. I'll have to look it up!

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  7. I haven't read Glow yet, even though I had the book since last summer.
    Following you back :)

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  8. Hi, from a new GFC follower.

    Good choice! :)

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  9. Just hopping on thru...Happy Feature & Follow Friday!
    Have urself a great weekend!!

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  10. I haven't read Glow yet, but your explanation of Anne has peaked my interest. Thanks for visiting! Following back!

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  11. I haven't heard of that series. Thanks for stopping by my blog ~ Fantasy Book Chick! Happy reading!

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  12. I have to agree ... I never thought of Spike as a real villain at all!!

    And I have both your picks on my to read list so I can't wait to read them!

    Xo
    Jaime@ Fic Fare

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  13. Thank you for following!Just followed back! :)

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