We all love a good baddie right? Whether they’re an anti-hero or just downright evil, there are no shortage of villains in books nowadays. One thing that we generally don’t get though is the baddies perspective. Why did they become evil, did they have a bad childhood, were they made that way by circumstances out of their control or were they simply born evil. Having a Psychology degree the whole Nature vs Nurture side when it comes to criminals has always intrigued me, and seeing this brought to life via literature is something I would love to read. This Six for Sunday is all about Baddies who deserve their own story. Either in prologue form, or simply a re-telling of events from their perspective. Which Baddie would you love to see have his/her own book? Let me know in the comments.
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The Darkling – Shadow & Bone trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
I would kill to read a book from the Darkling’s perspective. Whether it be a re-telling of the events from the Shadow & Bone trilogy or simply a dive into his History (because lets be honest, there’s plenty of it.) Being able to understand how/why he became the baddie is something I would definitely like to read.
The Trifecta – The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
The Dragon Lord, The Gatekeeper and The Vipress, made such an awesome impact on me in the Poppy War and The Dragon Republic. Though not featured heavily I devoured the parts of the book where they were mentioned. I would absolutely love if the author wrote a novel focusing on these three, their rise to power and how the Vipress managed to take the power from the other two. Plus I would get to see more of my fave Jiang… even if he might be slightly eviler in this story.
Medved & Morozko – The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden
I need this in my life. Mainly so I can delve back into the world of medieval Russia and meet all the wonderful Cheryti again! Though Morozko is not necessarily a baddie, being brothers, Medved’s story would not be complete without him being included. How did Morozko manage to capture his brother the first time around, and what led to him needing to do it… I think this would make an awesome story and I, for one, would be here for it.
Amarantha – A Court of Thorns and Roses Trilogy by Sarah J Maas
Though we do get slight references to the war between Fae & human’s throughout this series, I would die if Sarah wrote this story in full. Being able to read in all its glory the Wall being erected to prevent humans from entering the faerie lands, seeing Miryam and Drakon falling in love and reading the epicness that was Nephelle saving Miryam. I would Kill for this book… someone just needs to write it.
Voldemort – Harry Potter by J.K Rowling
I’ve always wanted a book based around the first Wizarding War, when Voldemort was at his peak of evilness and the Order was compromised of Harry’s Parents. I also thought it would be interesting if told though a dual perspective. That of the orders and Voldemort’s. Seeing the twisted logic behind his actions and the Order doing everything in their power to stop them. I would definitely pick up this book if it was written.
So that’s that! I would devour every one of these books If they were released, but I have to resign myself to that not being likely to happen. What do you think of my choices? Do you agree with them, or is there a baddie you would like to add. Let me know in the comments.