First of all, I wish to apologize for being so inactive lately! Exam week is coming up and I just haven’t found the right balance between school, reading and blogging yet (tragically, my main focus has been school lately haha). Anyways, I know I’m late to write this, but here’s this week’s Let’s talk bookish hosted by J.R. @ Eternity Books and today’s topic is poorly/under represented characters & tropes!
#1 The twisted villain
Sadly, this had to go on my list. I love the character of a twisted villain, but we don’t get to see that character too often, at least not in YA. Here’s my description of a twisted villain from a TTT a couple of weeks ago:
Books where you completely 100& hate the villain are nothing compared to the complicated, understandable and conflicted villains in other books. When one is able to understand how the villain developed and became an evil person, how his childhood and mistreatment was the cause for his change and how he still struggles today.
My favorite twisted villain is the one in Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series (no spoilers here!) because that character just blows my mind with the complicated and tragic past.
#2 Unknown intentions
If anyone has been following this blog for some time, you were bound to notice my weakness for unknown intentions. This trope is one of my favorite because it builds suspense like no other, makes me want to go on and on wondering how the ending will turn out to be and juts makes up a gripping book.
So far, I have read only one series with unknown intentions and that’s (surprise) The Folk of the Air by Holly Black. I would have loved this series even without this trope, but this is the cherry on top and nothing will ever stand up to this series.
That’s it for today, I hope you enjoyed this slightly shorter version of this post and if you know any books containing either unknown intentions or the twisted villain, please comment so I can devour them at once! Happy reading!