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Fictional Characters that are Scary as Hell

Everyone on bookstagram is talking about spooky/horror reads as it’s October but being a mood reader and not one for horror books I don’t really know many books that could come under these categories.

So I thought I would share some characters that would be scary as hell if I ever met them.

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1 The Commandant from An Ember in the Ashes – Look that woman is so damn scary, even more so than the Nightbringer. She is the worst mum ever and I really hope Elias is the one to end her. However if I ever had to meet her, well I don’t know how I would cope. Just reading about how she dealt with Laia was scary enough.

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2 Amarantha from ACOTAR – She is sadistic and there is no way anyone could convince me to go anywhere near her. I mean look at how she managed to control all those High Lord’s with their abilities.

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3 Queen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles – She can literally control my mind so I’m just going to stay on earth far away from her.

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4 Kaz Brekker from Six of Crows – The fact that he is 17 makes him even more scarier. It would easy to underestimate him but that would be a big mistake. I mean look at what he did to the guy who hurt Inej…He tore out his eye ball! Yup I’m going to stay far away from him.

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5 Maeve from Throne of Glass – Another character who I would not want to get on her bad side. I will stay far away from her thank you very much.

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Also honourable mention goes to the Darkling because while he is a mass murderer who literally tried to enslave Alina, I would still melt in a puddle if he so much as said one line to me.

What characters would you never want to meet?

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My Favourite Slow Burn Romances

Slow burn romance is one of my absolute favourite type of romances to see in books the second being enemies to lovers because there is so much angst, that build up that makes the reader hang on to every interaction between the characters. I love it so much! Then when they finally get it together and admit their feelings, damn, it’s so satisfying!

So here are some of favourites!

1 Kaz and Inej from Six of Crows – Guys! The slow burn is SO GOOD. Leigh kept me on the edge of my seat every single time they interacted and I really loved how their story played out but it left me wanting more and I am seriously dying for another Dregs book!

2 Percy and Annabeth from the Percy Jackson series – While this could also be friends to lovers, I also feel it’s slow burn because they took five years to get it together! Then when they finally have that perfect underwater first kiss the Greek gods decide to throw another prophecy at them. They are goals.

3 Lord Carlston and Lady Helen from The Dark Days Club – They only took the whole trilogy to finally be together. I spent the whole trilogy dying because it did not look like they would ever be able to be together.

4 Adam and Zaineb from Love From A To Z – The type of Muslim romance I have been waiting my whole life to read and damn it was amazing!

5 Este and Harte from The Last Magician – I really loved their banter and how they both tried to show the other up acting like they were not attracted to each other but they really were.

I think it’s safe to say I’m a sucker for all the angst and pain of watching my favourite characters take absolutely forever to just admit they like each other!

What’s your favourite slow burn romance?

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Books I Want From The Villains Point Of View

I used to always root for the heroes when I read books but these YA books that I’ve been reading lately have me wanting to know more about the villains or straight up just rooting for them!

So I thought I would write about it on here as I would love to know all of your views!

Villains are being written in more complex and intriguing ways that makes me so interested in learning about them. And we’ve been getting some really great origin stories for fairy tale villains too! So it’s made me want to see how these villains and how they became who we see in the books!

So here are some villains I would love a point of view from:

The Darkling from the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

It’s no secret that I am completely and entirely in love with the Darkling. I mean you know aside from him being a mass murderer. Anyways I just want more Darkling okay?! I want to know his story from when he was a little boy to all those years he lived growing more and powerful and how he became the man that we met in Shadow and Bone. He deserves his own book!

Sebastian Morganstern from TMI by Cassandra Clare

Look he had no chance in life. His dad completely screwed him over and from before he was even born. Yet he was still a really interesting villain and I want to know what it was like for him growing up isolated and alone.

Luke Castellen from Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

I mean yes, he did make some really bad decisions which led to people dying but I still couldn’t help but feel for him. He has such a tragic story and in the end he ended up saving everyone. So I would love to read more about his life before he met Percy and how he ended up the boy we meet. I would also love to see the series from his point of view.

Bellatrix LeStrange from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

She is terrifying but I still love her! She is such an interesting character and I think it would be so interesting to see things from her point of view. Especially as we would be able to see a lot more of the death eaters and how they functioned.

The Jackal from Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Another villain who was so interesting to read about. Especially as he was the twin of one of the heroines. How did they become so different? I just want to know more about him. It would especially be interesting to read red rising from his point of view.

The Commandant from An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

She is absolutely terrifying and I still cannot get over how much she hated her own son. But I do want to know more about her. I want to know who Elias’s father is, I want to know how she became so terrifying and I would love to see more about her and Laia’s mother.

So here are the villains I would love to see a point of view from or even their own book!

What villains would you love to see a point of view from?