5) Jeanine Matthews (Divergent & Insurgent by Veronica Roth)
This smart pants gives smart people a bad name…then again, smart villains do make the most efficient villains.
4) The Vours (The Devouring Series by Simon Holt)
The only non-human villains on the list, these other worldly fear feasting fiends not only elicit assonance in my sentence but a shiver down my spine. Let’s just say that it’s a good thing they’re NOT real.
3) Rory Starling (Starling by Lesley Livingston)
What’s worse than having a smart person and non-human become your enemies? Having your own family turn against you. Rory is a Grade A jack ass but what’s worse is that he’s a Grade A jack ass to his little sister! Not, however, in the normal sibling teasing that we’re used to. Yikes!
2) Philip and Barron Sharpe (White Cat by Holly Black)
I’ve never been so fortunate to have the family that I have after reading about Cassel Sharpe’s family. Rory may have been a jack ass to his sister but Philip and Barron Sharpe are THE WORSE BROTHERS EVER. I’ve never felt so sorry for a character’s family situation and there were times where I wondered why Cassel never bashed their heads in due to temporary insanity. I swear being angry on behalf of others is a lot tiring than being angry on behalf of yourself.
1) Miz Pinch (Blood Red Road by Moira Young)
I actually tweeted the author as I read the scenes with Miz Pinch and basically wrote that I was so angry that I’d hit whoever was fortunate enough to cross my path. Luckily, it was the evening and everyone was in their room. I’ve never hated a character in my entire life the way I hated Miz Pinch. Never. I wanted to beat her up and I’m not a particularly rowdy individual (never been in a physical fight in my life). She really got my blood pumping…