8 YA Books That Actually Show the Villain’s Side of the Story
How cool would it be if some of our favorite YA series, like The Hunger Games and Divergent, were written from the villain’s point of view? Can you imagine President Snow venting about Katniss and thinking of ways to destroy her? Or maybe Jeanine Matthews, boasting about how smart she is and trying to defeat Tris? It would definitely give us a different perspective of how everything went down.
But, while we may never get to see a trilogy by President Snow or Jeanine Matthews, the good news is that there are other YA books that actually show the villain’s side of the story, and they’re pretty awesome. In fact, right now we’re totally hooked on Fairest by Marissa Meyer, which is about Queen Levana’s past and how she turned into a villain. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? Here, check out eight young adult novels that were written from the point of view of the anti-hero:
Fairest by Marissa Meyer
In case you're not already familiar with The Lunar Chronicles, it tells the story of a young cyborg named Cinder. After learning that she has the power to stop Queen Levana from taking control of earth, she crosses paths with people like Scarlet, Wolf, Thorne, and Cress, who are all willing to help her carry out that mission.
But with Fairest, we get to learn about Queen Levana's journey firsthand. It talks about what Levana was like way before she met Cinder and started to use her glamour as a weapon to control everyone. Fascinating stuff, guys.
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