Friday, February 27, 2015

Top ten bad boys with good(ish) hearts in YA fiction

Catherine Doyle lives in the west of Ireland. She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in English from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Vendetta, her debut novel, is the first part of the Blood for Blood series.

For the Guardian she tagged her top ten bad boys with good(ish) hearts in YA fiction, including:
Dante Walker in the Dante Walker series by Victoria Scott

"But let me tell ya, spend every day living only for yourself, every day indulging in little sins that aren’t that big of a deal, and one day I may be showing you the ropes in hell. Amen."
― Victoria Scott, The Collector

Dante Walker is about as bad as they come. Sinfully attractive, this boy is, quite literally, bad to the bone. Hailing from hell and on a mission to bring good people down with him, he collects souls for the Devil himself, and Dante definitely doesn’t care about where they come from. That is, until he encounters Charlie Cooper. Dante’s cavalier attitude to morality meshes seamlessly with both arrogance and charm, but when he meets his new good-girl target, he gets more than he bargained for. For the first time, being bad doesn’t feel so good, and unassuming, selfless Charlie Cooper is the only person who can show him that.
Read about the other entries on the list.

My Book, The Movie: The Collector.

--Marshal Zeringue