The Broke and the Bookish host this lovely little Triple T feature and.. blah, blah, I don't want to bore you with anymore nonsense. If you want to know why B&B started this meme, go see for yourself (here).
Now, on to how this meme works. Make a list of your top ten choices of whatever the theme is for the week. This week's theme is Villains, Criminals, and Degenerates, hence my nasty demeanor--and if you don't like it, well, that's just too darn bad!
Want to participate? How nice for you...*rolls eyes* I suppose if you want to, you can head over to The Broke and the Bookish and sign up using their Mr. Linky. And if you don't link back to them...Well, let's just say my buddies over at the jail have been feeling a little restless...
If you're interested in my post for this week, just scroll down already. If not...*shrugs* I've got better things to do, like steal some books from B&N.
Top Ten Tuesday -11.16.10
Theme: Villains, Criminals, and Degenerates
"In the old days villains had mustaches and kicked the dog. Audiences are smarter today. They don't want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings." --Alfred Hitchcock
From: House of Night by P.C. and Kristin Cast
Most recent crime? The murder of adorable Heath Luck, Zoey Redbird's human consort.
My thoughts: I'm sorry, but I lurrv Kalona and all his dark glory. He's freaking hot, and he's so terribly misunderstood.
Name: Valentine Morgenstern
From: Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Responsible for? The Uprising; the experimentation on shadow hunter children with various types of blood; the attack on Idris, home of the shadow hunters; many shadow hunter deaths; murder of several downworlders; and the list goes on and on..
My thoughts: As a villain with the name Valentine, the guy's bound to be cool. And because he's so twisted, hateful, obsessed, and crazy smart, the guy makes a perfect bad guy.
Third, we have...
Name: Cameron "Cam" Briel
From: Fallen series by Lauren Kate
Species/Position? Fallen Angel on the 'bad side'
My thoughts: Initially, I thought Cam annoying and too persistent, but when I realized his intentions and all that he stood for, I completely fell for the guy. I mean, who didn't love all that weird symbolic stuff he was doing: the snake's skin, the snake necklace, the deviled eggs and the apples. Although he's not necessarily THE villain, he is definitely a bad ass antagonist.
Name: Queen Mab/Mabh
From: Iron Fey series, Wondrous Strange
Court? Winter and Darkness
My thoughts: In Wondrous Strange she seemed manaical, insane almost, but completely dark and dangerous nonetheless. But, I much preferred her in the Iron Fey series. I loved how Julie Kagawa described her entrance into the Summer Court's home in the Iron King... The spill of ink-black hair that rippled down her back and the temperature of the room dropping down to an eerie cold chill...So, so awesome!
Name: Madeline "Mimi" Force
From: Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
Reincarnation of? Azrael, the Angel of Death
My thoughts: I hated Mimi at first, but my love grew for her character. She's a mass of contradictions and completely self-centered. She stands out among all the other Blue Bloods characters.
From: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Significance? A soul stealer (don't wanna say TOO much)
My thoughts: Vivian succeeded in freaking me the heck out, while making me sympathize with her. I felt that at her core she's sickly sweet and just lonely. But, at the same time she's totally...strange, for lack of a better word.
Next, a combo:
Name: Quinn/Evil Henry
From: The Devouring series by Simon Holt
Who are they? Two ordinary human boys whose minds and bodies were possessed by two very nasty Vours.
My thoughts: Insanely creepy! They sort of make the novel. I say that because, these two are the ones that keep you up at night, force you to check in your closet or under your bed...They're the biggest scare factor, which, to me, the frightening stuff is the best aspect of the book.
From: Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Family? The Ravenwoods/Duchannes
My thoughts: Sarafine should have 'bad chick' tattooed across her forehead with a capital 'BC'! If you're ever looking for the embodiment of evil, check out Beautiful Creatures, and you'll find this very evil gal to be precisely that.
Ooo, approaching the end...
Name: Drina Poverina
From: Evermore by Alyson Noel
Relation? The vindictive ex-wife of Damien.
My thoughts: Her name may sound funny, and it may have been a long time since I read the first in the Immortals Series, but, hey, I remember her. And that's for a good reason. You don't wanna mess with this woman. I thought she was super, super cool. I love how she nearly got Ever towards the end of this book. If you've read Evermore you know what I mean.
Name: Uncle Bosque
From: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Who is he? Head of the Keepers, at least I believe so. Also Shay Doran's "uncle".
My thoughts: Ookay, if you think the baddies above Uncle Bosque are scary or menacing, then you're just going to love this guy. Intensely frightening, mysterious Bosque has weird, inhuman eyes and a very creepy, malicious smile (at least in my head). He's at the top of the food chain so to speak, and he can pop open a can of whoop-ass in 2.5 secs. Trust me, I would know; I did read Nightshade.
That's all I've got this week for Top Ten Tuesday. What about you guys? Who did you pick? Let me know...
By the way, here are the aforementioned books from today's meme: