Friday, November 3, 2017

Blog Tour: Renegades by Marissa Meyer (My Favourite Villains)

I am so excited to be participating in the blog tour for Marissa Meyer's Renegades today! Check out my TOP 8 Fave villains list and don't forget to pre-order Renegades - it's releasing November 7!!

Young Adult, Fantasy
Publication Date:November 7, 2017
Pages:576 (Hardcover)
Published By:  Feiwel & Friends
Website:Marissa Meyer

Renegades on Goodreads
My review copy:
Received from the publisher for blog tour

Where to get:


Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

In the midst of her cries, he squeezed her tight, aimed the gun at the sleeping man, and fired.
Bold. Valianr. Just. Do you have what it takes to be a hero?

My Top Eight Villains in Literature/Comics/Movies

I've always been attracted to the dark side, I'm not even going to pretend otherwise. Villains, anti-heroes, bad boys and bad girls.. send them all my way! Ever since I was a little kid watching Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball on TV, I would root for those misunderstood and seemingly completely evil (provided that they had some redeeming qualities, of course).

Without further ado, I present you with the list of my favorite literary and cinematic villains:

1) Moriarty from Sherlock

I mean, this quote really says it all. Moriarty is the ultimate villain - charming, charismatic, with a fabulous sense of humor, and OH, SO HANDSOME!

2)  Murdoc from McGyver (yes, I am a fossilized dinosaur, deal with it).

I believe Murdoc is a super villain. He never dies (not even McGyver can kill him), he plays piano like a pro, has the most wicked villain faces (especially after the burn), takes photos of his victims at the exact moment of their deaths, his disguises are masterful, you never know when and where he's going to show up.. I mean, come on. Murdoc was the ultimate super villain of my pre-teen years.

3) Sibyl Vane - but not the original Dorian Gray Sibyl, I'm talking about the Graham Masterton novel Sibyl from Picture of Evil.

Picture of Evil is, of course, a darker (bloodier) horror retelling of The Picture of Dorian Gray. When I was a teenager (many springs ago), I used to obsessively read Graham Masterton, James Herbert, Stephen King and the like. Horror was (and still is) my THANG. And so, villains were also (and still are, duh) my THANG. Sibyl Vane from this particular retelling was as cold as ice, as dangerous as the most venomous snake and as beautiful and Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct. I absolutely love how evil she was, because her flavor of evil was.. complex, sophisticated and completely delightful.

4) Aaron Warner from Shatter Me series 

While Warner was a short-term antagonist, he was always a (gorgeous, beautiful, charming, sweeping, breath-taking) bad boy. I loved him from page one, I will always and forever love him. He is, hands down, my favorite literary character of all times. And I need that TV show to be out soon. Like, yesterday!

5) Jadis the White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia

Jadis is so fabulously evil, it makes my toes curl. I love her badass looks, the whole ice cold thing she's got going on, and how unforgiving and cruel she can get. She was the most powerful sorceress who once ruled the Narnia, and who forced Narnia into a 100-year old Winter, covering everything with snow and ice.

6) Spike from Buffy

Ahhh, Spike. *instert heart-eyes*
I was a huge Buffy fan back in the days, and I must admit, I originally fell for Angel. But then Angel majorly screwed it up and I was so over him! And then there was Spike. At first, I was appalled by his cockiness, he was just a little bit over the top, a bit too self-absorbed hahaha. But then - and I'm not sure when that happened exactly - I began to see him differently. As we got to know him and his backstory better, I began to really enjoy his appearances more and more. And then BAM, I was hooked on Spike!

7) Joffrey Baratheon from Game of Thrones

Now, don't get me wrong, I am so not attracted to Joffrey. He is simply the villain I love to hate. He was so horrible, so incredibly twisted and dark, I hated him with burning passion. I despised him. That being said, I must say, as far as villains are concerned, he is a great one. And I enjoyed his death (well, that's a creepy thing to say, but yeah) thoroughly. It was a beautiful crescendo ending to an incredibly, blood-pressure raising build-up.

8) Norman Bates from The Bates Motel / Psycho

I loved both the book and TV Show (I gotta say Norma is still my favorite character of the show, but Norman was absolutely brilliant too). I think Norman Bates is a fascinating, multi-layered antagonist, that isn't bad at the core, but rather failed by the system and society. I find his story completely mind-blowing.

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