Friday, March 4, 2011

Book Blogger Hop: March 4-7, 2011

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books. 
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This week's question comes from Mia who blogs at Girl About Books:

 "Who's your all-time favorite book villain?"

My answer:

I tend to enjoy books that have a conflict rather than a villain as it's driving force, so this is difficult. But as I am a character person (as opposed to a plot person), I like my villains to be complex, preferably tortured souls, who have misguided reasons for doing what they do.

So I choose The Queen of Attolia from the book The Queen of Attolia, (which is the sequel to The Thief) simply because she does something unforgivable to the beloved protagonist, Gen, that makes you just want to hate her forever. However, as I said I like my characters complex and layered, so your feelings toward the Queen change as you read the book. It's excellent - if you haven't heard of these books, go read them right now!!!

The Thief (The Queen's Thief, Book 1)  The Queen of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, Book 2)

11 comments:

  1. Never heard of them, but I will have to look into them. I am an old follower stopping by.

    http://lostinyawonderland.blogspot.com

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  2. I'm hopping by. Those look really good, might have to add them to my TBR pile!

    Somer @ A Bird's Eye Review

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  3. Hopping through! New follower!

    I've heard great things about Queen of Attolia. I really want to read it.
    My Hop

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  4. Hey there, I just followed you for FF/Blog Hop and I'd really appreciate it if you stopped by my blog to follow me as well!

    http://sandrathenookworm.blogspot.com/

    I'm a new blogger (less than two weeks) so I'd really appreciate any other new followers as well! Thanks. (^_^)

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  5. My favorite book villain is, hands down, is the Napoleon of crime -
    Professor James Moriarty.

    It took me less than ten seconds to come up with my answer. But you'll
    never guess why.

    Hop on over to my blog and find out -- http://www.howardsherman.net

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  6. This series looks really good! Haven't had time to check it out, though. :(

    Have a great weekend! :)

    Lucia
    iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books

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  7. I've never read those books, but I suppose I'll check em out.
    I'm following via the hop, I'd love it if you passed by my blog!
    Have a great weekend!

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  8. ...Stopping by from the Blog Hop.

    Good answer...stop by my blog for my answer and also a book giveaway.

    Stop by my blog for a book giveaway:

    LITTLE PRINCES BY CONOR GRENNAN
    http://silversolara.blogspot.com/

    Chelsey Emmelhainz of HARPER COLLINS is graciously providing FIVE copies for five lucky winners.

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  9. What an interesting choice! I really saw it as a choice that she didn't want to make, but she had to... because Gen had really been purchasing borrowed time for a WHILE and it was at a point where his thievery was finally, finally going to catch up with him.

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  10. Madigan - Yay! Someone else who has read these amazing books! I completely agree with you on all points. Like I said, Attolia's not really a villain and has complex motives for what she does. I think it was more just in that one moment that I saw her as such because I didn't really know her yet at that point. Also, simply the sheer shock of what she does really stood out to me, and when a book can make me feel so devastated about something and affect me that strongly, it deserves any mention I can give it.

    Thanks to everyone for your comments!

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