There are lots of great evil characters in YA books. I like to think mine are no exception. This week we here at the carnival have been asked to choose the nastiest, baddest, most sinister character we’ve ever written.
This is a tough one. SO TOUGH. I have a stable of wicked and wonderful antagonists, all of whom give me goosebumps, especially when I’m writing them. BUT if I have to choose (I guess I have to…) I’d pick:
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Dr. Kirstin Lund from The Hunted series.
A petite brunette with a love of pigtails, roller derby t-shirts and clapping her hands in girlish glee when she gets what she wants, this sociopathic madwoman is the brains behind the entire Hunter operation. When she’s not delighting in the efficient killers she’s created, slaughtering innocent kids to test her pet’s abilities, she’s plotting world domination, planning to crush everyone of authority under her tiny electric blue fingernail.
But the all time, most horrid, evil, terrible, wretched character in the history of wretched characters in YA books, the Queen of Nasty, can only be:
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Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter.
I don’t know why I despise her so. She’s just a character, I know that intellectually. But the woman has given me the creeps (and continues to) from day one. Every time I read the series, I alternate between flinching like a wimp and wanting to throw the book across the room to see if that will shake her loose and save Harry.
No such luck.
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