Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Mean Girls In Books



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish which I am taking part in. This weeks Top Ten was Mean Girls In Books.

I wouldn't say that all of the characters in my list below are either "Mean" or "girls" exactly, but they are the female characters that I want to slap around with a wet fish for various reasons.

Nynaeve al'Meara - Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan
To be honest I think Robert Jordan's female characters are all pretty annoying and I think this is down to the author himself. However, Nynaeve was by far the most annoying, she seems to moan and complain all the time about other people and then goes ahead and exhibits the exact same tendencies that she has been moaning about just a few minutes earlier.

Bella Swan - Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
I hated this obnoxious, shallow, irelevant character in both the books and the films. The ways she messes around Jacob and Edward is rediculous and it is the type of actions that in many other stories would normally make you one of the villains, not the heroins.

Dolores Umbridge - Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
I suspect this nasty woman will make it onto many other lists. She just came across as being cruel and vindictive; I wish Harry had just punched her one.

Mrs Coulter - His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
This woman came across as a rather unfeeling mother, who didn't deserve the child she had.

Lady Macbeth - Macbeth by William Shakespeare
This ambitious and ruthless woman plans the murder of the King and belittles her husband until he is finally won over to her plans.

Veruca Salt - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
I think this is the first female character in a novel that I really disliked. She is conceited, bratty and I am so glad she gets her comeuppance in the novel.

Morriel - Wars of Light & Shadow series by Janny Wurts
This leader of the Koriani Order which was supposedly founded on Mercy is both manipulative and corrupt. She is probably one of the few unredeemable characters in this series, with her possession of another human being showing us what she is really capable of.

Cat - Commonwealth Saga by Peter F. Hamilton
This criminal woman, who helps save humanity in the first series of novels, shows her true colours in the 2nd Series. Her sadistic actions and her willingness to kill any number of people to achieve a goal is rather disturbing. She even destroys an entire planet, just to kill one person! She needs way more than just a slapping!

Astrid - Gone Series by Michael Grant
I am sorry but she is so self-righteous, it irritates me! She is bossy and besides being "smart" she has no real redeeming features.

Alexa - Die Softly by Christopher Pike
This attractive cheerleader is one pretty sick individual. She manages to set in motion a murderous plan that seems to end up killing everyone she knows. Nasty girl!