#S4S -Baddies who deserve their own books

Happy Sunday and DAMN it’s been a hectic one!! This weeks Six for Sunday prompt is “Baddies who deserve their own books” and I am all here for this one, I love a good “villain” but which ones deserve their own books?! This was super hard because a lot of the books I read don’t necessarily have a villain exactly so this took me a lot longer than I thought it would.

The Darkling from the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

This might be a bit of a cliche one but I would honestly really like to read a book about him essentially becoming the Darkling, I feel like there could be some really interesting material there and that final inevitability of his fate in the Grisha books would just give it a brilliant tone. Plus everyone loves him anyway so I’m sure it would do well, even just a novella.

Grindelwald from JK Rowlings Wizarding World.

This feels like a weird one for me because I enjoy Harry Potter but found my love for it has been kind of waxing and waning over the past few years but I think it would be interesting to finally get the story of Grindelwald and Dumbledore meeting, whatever happens with Ariana and then what happens from there. In fact, there’s probably fanfic of it out there somewhere I could probably check out thinking about it.

Valentine Morgenstern from the Shadowhunter books

I’m sensing a trend here but again, I would love to see where everything started. Young Valentine training as a shadowhunter, meeting and falling in love with Jocelyn, forming the circle and everything that follows. I’ve loved the little glimpses we’ve had from other circle members in some of the short story collections but I would more.

Ben Solo/ Kylo Ren from Star Wars

I know I mentioned him last week so I won’t go into huge detail but as I’ve said before (and with all of the others so far) I would love to see an origin story. I also wouldn’t mind a book set between The Last Jedi and the Rise of Skywalker seeing as some time is meant to have passed between these two. Honestly, I’ll probably just keep reading fanfiction for now but something canon would be great.

AIDAN from The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Another one I’ve already mentioned over the past couple of weeks but I can’t not mention them because they’re easier one of my all-time favourite baddies. The AIDAN sections in the Illuminae Files books are easily my favourites and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get enough of them to be honest, especially after reading Memento. Give me moar.

The Volturi from the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer

Not everyone’s favourite books I’m well aware but I adored the Short Second Life of Bree Tanner novella and I wonder if a short story or collection of short stories about the members of the Volturi from the later Twilight books would have the potential to be good as well, it would definitely be something I’d be interested in reading.

Who are your favourite baddies? Do you think any of them deserve their own book?



#SixForSunday – Stuck in a lift

I know I say it every week but I honestly can’t believe that it’s Sunday already. I’m so not ready to go back to work tomorrow. This week’s prompt feels quite relevant as we’ve been pretty much stuck indoors since Tuesday due to the largest amount of snow fall we’ve had here in over fifty years and although I’m usually the first person to find any excuse to not leave the house normally I’ve been going a little stir crazy. This week’s prompt is Stuck in a lift.

6 Characters I’d like to be stuck in a lift with. 

1. Jace Herondale – The Shadowhunter books
Duh. Although this isn’t as entirely for the reason you’d think. Not only would he be able to keep me calm with his sarcasm and wit but I’m fairly sure he’d probably be able to get us out of there.

2. Newt Scamander – Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
If there’s anyone I could listen to talk on end it would probably be Newt. I’d love to hear about all his adventures and the creatures he’s met along the way.

3. Magnus Bane – The shadowhunter books
I feel like being stuck in a lift with Magnus Bane would be a lot of fun. I’m fairly certain he would conjure up or summon some cocktails and some comfy pillows and we’d just have a good chat.

4. Cassian from the A Court of Thorns and Roses books
I’m not sure if an Illyian stuck in a lift is a massively great idea (especially with their..impressive wingspan) but I can’t imagine Cass panicking and I’m sure he’d be more than enough of a distraction to stop me from panicking to.

5. Caleb Widowghast – From Season two of Critical Role
We’d probably both be super nervous until we simultaneously pull out books to read then spend ages talking about all the books we’ve read while fussing over Frumpkin.

6. Ben Solo/Kylo Ren – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Maybe not for a long period of time but the half a minute or so Rey was stuck in an elevator for him turned out pretty well.

I’m not sure I feel like getting in a lift anytime soon now as although it would be lovely to be stuck in a lift with any of these six people I’m more likely to be stuck in it with a grumpy three year old and/or a husband who is scared of lifts.

Don’t forget to use the #SixForSunday hashtag on Twitter and your social of choice if you do this so I can check it out and see what six people you wouldn’t mind being stuck in a lift with.