Thursday, September 8, 2011

Follow Friday (10)

Follow My Book Blog Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

Q. Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story? If so, which one??

This one's hard for me, since I tend to read a lot of contemporary YA, which doesn't usually have straight-up villains. Usually the "villains" in those books are whatever issue the main character is dealing with.

The only villain I can think of that I got attached to was Ty from "Stolen," by Lucy Christopher--and that was more of a messed up Stockholm Syndrome type of attachment. Cuz on the one hand he's hot and kinda nice, but on the other he's a CRAZY KIDNAPPER. So it's not like I actually wanted him to win, but at the same time I kept thinking, "Maybe this will turn out to all be a big mistake, and he'll turn out to be a good guy in the end!" Which obvs doesn't happen, due to the fact that he's a crazy kidnapper. So, yeah, obviously I've got mixed feeling about him as a villain. You can read my review of "Stolen" here.


  1. Just hopping through! Happy Friday. :D

    - New follower

  2. Hopping thru. Have a wonderful weekend! I'm a new follower. Please come visit and see my answer at Gimme The Scoop Reviews

  3. Hello!

    Hopping, following, and finding out answers to a question I loved!

    You're right, it's not very easy to find villains in YA - and when there ARE villains, they are so extreme that it's really hard to connect with them! But I understand you Stockholm Syndrome... hey, okay he's a Kidnapper but... it's a book, rigth? It's okay if he wins, what with being hot and all (laughs)

    At least, that's what I think sometimes...

    Ron @ Stories of my life

  4. This is the second time stolen was mentioned!

    My FF- Book Briefs


  5. This week's question was hard, huh? I almost never root for the bad guy because I'm a HEA kind of reader. But, those gray villains, like Snape, get me all the time.

  6. Maybe that is why I had so much trouble trying to come up with a villain for this question...the issues and growing up are much more of the focus than a traditional villain.

    But I think that Jenni makes an interesting point that grey villains such as Snape add another dimension to this question. Because there are always questions and doubts to keep us guessing. :)


  7. I still really want to read Stolen. It's supposed to be amazing.

    Just stopping by! Happy Friday!

  8. I still need to read that book! Thanks for stopping by my blog. ^_^ Happy Follow Friday!

  9. I haven't read Stolen, but I've seen it mentioned a few times. It must say a lot about the author if you got a little stockholm syndrome just from reading :0) Old follower! Happy weekend!

    Sarah @ The Book Life

  10. Oh my gosh, I've heard such amazing things about Stolen! It's supposed to be really good! I guess Ty could be considered a villain since he's a kidnapper, but my friend told me she literally cried while reading that book and that she LOVED Ty! :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Karen! I'm an old follower, of course!

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!

  11. Oooo, I've heard so much about that book! it needs to be moved up in my to-read list!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Karen (btw way love your name!)

    Old follower of yours.
    Have a great weekend!


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