What are the best books with villain protagonist?

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    #1Six of Crows

    Six of Crows

    Six of Crows is the first book in the Six of Crows series. This young adult fantasy fiction novel is written by Leigh Bardugo, and it was published in 2015.


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    Frances Hicks
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Really well written book for preteens/teens. My two daughters love these books; it isn't your normal feel-good sappy book."
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    #2Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire)

    Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire)

    Prince of Thorns is the first volume of an epic fantasy trilogy. When he was nine, his mother and brother were killed in front of his eyes, starting the fight to be king. It's time for Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath to return to the castle he turned his back on


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    Sofía Cabrera
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "It's story of a price. Full of revenge. "
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    #3American Psycho

    American Psycho

    American Psycho is a thriller novel by Bret Easton Ellis that tells the story of the psychopathic Wall Street banker Patrick Bateman, a serial killer in New York City. It is the basis of the movie of the same name starring Christian Bale.


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    Edward Robertson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "One of my all time favorite books, American Psycho is just a great read. I read it after seeing the movie, and it was just excellent, way better than the movie, which I also enjoyed."
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    #4The Talented Mr. Ripley

    The Talented Mr. Ripley

    The Talented Mr. Ripley is a classic mystery thriller fiction and the first book in Ripley series written by Patricia Highsmith. It is first published in 1955 by Vintage/Random House. 


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    Juan Hudson
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Wow you wouldn't know how twisted this book can be with the name like The Talented Mr. Ripley. It makes you wonder just how evil the author made the protagonist so vile. It is a must read for book fans and non book fans."
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    Macbeth is a play by the famous playwright William Shakespeare that tells the story about the titular Macbeth and his wife, Lady Macbeth, and how their murderous greed for power and the crown ultimately led to their own demise.

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    Johnny Brooks
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Macbeth is the quintessence of Shakespearean drama: it perfectly combines the tragic and the comic (as Samuel Johnson would write). The play uses themes all too familiar to modern audiences: lust for power, deception, and murder."
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    #6Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    Gone Girl is a 2014 psychological thriller by Gillian Flynn. It tells the story of Nick Dunne and his wife Amy, and revolves around whether or not Nick was involved in his wife's disappearance. This is a tale of vengeance and deceit.


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    Jean West
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "great book"
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    #7Artemis Fowl

    Artemis Fowl
    When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

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    Betty Hanson
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Dangerous fairytales that have been described as not safe for bedtime will thrill you in Artemis Fowl. Imagine a 12 year old evil genius who is a great at making money and is a millionaire. What could go wrong? The child might be rich but he bears a criminal mastermind who captures a fairy. What could possibly go wrong? Curiosity will make you read it but don't do it before bed."
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    #8Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
    Jean-Baptiste Grenouille was abandoned as a child to the dirty streets of Paris, where he discovered he had a special talent: a unique sense of smell. Able to create the most exquisite fragrances, there is only one smell he hasn't been able to capture: the scent of a virgin.


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    Justin Pena
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "It's a quirky read. It uses an omniscient narrator, the main character is a psychopath, and every description concerns scent. Smells. Lots of smells. If you want to read about smells, or learn how to write about smells, this book's unmatched. I started reading to learn about writing smells. I kept reading because of its dark lurid tale and quirky setup. Nothing like it nowadays. I recommend the movie too. It's the kind of story you remember whether you want to or not"
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    Dracula is a Gothic horror book written by Irish author Bram Stoker, which was first published in 1897. It follows the story of the vampire Dracula attempting to move from Transylvania to England to find new blood and spread his curse.


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    Xu Chang
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This classic story of Dracula is one for the many of unique stories that exist and have existed. I have always been interested in vampires and medieval times when religion and cults were going at it. This one is set in Transylvania where silent death and blood is desired. Can't go wrong with this and it will always be one of my favorites. "
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    Heartless is a seductive historical romance written by Marissa Meyer that tells the story of a man and a woman who met each other in the midst of their own chaos but still found love in each other.


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    Jacob Williams
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Once you start reading, you will not want to put this book down. A great story."
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    #11The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical book by Oscar Wilde that tells the story of Dorian Gray's thirst for everlasting beauty and the curse over his portrait. This novel is first published in 1890.


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    Donna Harris
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "The Picture of Dorian Gray is a wonderful book with a quite evil protagonist. Oscar Wilde's only full length novel is an interesting exploration of hedonism and greed through the lens of its titular character, Dorian Gray. While some may argue whether or not Gray is a complete "villain" or if he is largely corrupted by circumstance and influence, either way the book explores the corruption of a character who the reader comes to hate more and more throughout the story."
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    #12Darkly Dreaming Dexter

    Darkly Dreaming Dexter

    Darkly Dreaming Dexter is the first book in Jeff Lindsay's hit series, Dexter. It is the basis of the hit Showtime television series, Dexter. The book is a crime and thriller story about a forensic expert who is also a killer.


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    Joan Reed
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I've seen some of the TV show Dexter so I was really interested in reading this book. This book has a great story and it's fun to spend an even longer amount of time than we get from the TV version. It's also good for people who have never seen the TV show."


Best What are the best books with villain protagonist
1Six of CrowsBooks 23 Paid
2Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire)Books 23 Paid
3American PsychoBooks 22 Paid
4The Talented Mr. RipleyBooks 21 Paid
5MacbethBooks 20 Paid
6Gone GirlBooks 18 Paid
7Artemis FowlBooks 16 Paid
8Perfume: The Story of a MurdererBooks 15 Paid
9DraculaBooks 15 Free
10HeartlessBooks 14 Paid

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