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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s all about unlikeable characters I can’t help but love. AKA my favorite kind because how amazing is it when you can completely change your mind about a character throughout a book? The best!
All of the below characters started out unlikeable in the beginning of the story. Maybe they were the villain in the eye of the main characters. Maybe their personality was harsh and cold. Maybe they were just mean jerks and bullies. But all of them also carved out a place in my heart by the end of the story. Some through redemption arcs, some because they were never really the bad guy we thought they were. And some, because I just couldn’t help but love them, despite their flaws 🙂
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black – Cardan was, as the title implies, just a cruel prince at first. A bully. A jerk. A villain, maybe? But then…
The No-Show by Beth O’Leary – Joseph Carter was just a cheating douchebag to me at first. But, there was so much more to the story and Joseph as you get through this wonderful, emotional story.
Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune – Wallace was a Jerk with a capital J at first. He died and nobody cared and neither did I. But then, he became a ghost and I cared so, so much.
Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost – Maybe Ian never was a villain, or a jerk, or a bully, but he was… a scoundrel. There for comic relief only. Until I got to know him better and learned how big his heart really was.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab – Luc, aka Darkness himself. Is he a God or a Devil? Is he neutral or evil? I’m still not sure BUT I do know I can’t help but love him anyway.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – Rhysand was the High Lord of the Night Court, nemesis to our main hero Tamlin. And yet, from book 1, I couldn’t help but like him. Really glad how this story turned out in the end 🙂
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – Let’s be honest, Zoya was just a bitchy grisha at first. But man, I would die for her now.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab – Victor is as morally gray as morally gray can be. I mean, the series is called ‘Villains’ for a reason. And yet…
Red Winter by Annette Marie – Yumei was a grumpy jerk… and yet he quickly became my favorite.
Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat – Laurent went from being the villain in Damen’s eyes to something else entirely by the end of this trilogy and this transition was just so well written.