Top 5 Bad Boy Characters

Don’t we all love bad boy characters? In real life, we would probably (hopefully) run away from them, but in fiction we get to explore the dangerous aspect they bring to the table, without the risk of hurting our own hearts. Isn’t that just perfect!  I don’t know about you, but I’ve always thought them intriguing. Much more complex and fascinating than that perfect boyfriend type of guy who does everything the girl wants. Yawn.





1. Patch in Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush Hush

I think we can safely say that Patch rules this throne, or what do you say? So many bad boy characters are trying to be bad all though we all know it’s just a charade, because deep down, they have that softer side that makes all girls go: swoon! Patch however is not trying to be bad. He doesn’t need to. Because he just is bad. Period. How that will affect Nora remains to be seen.


2. Jace in The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones

Jace is by far the most complex and fascinating bad boy characters I’ve come across in YA literature.  He’s got that tortured thing going on, as he’s struggling with many inner demons, due to his problematic childhood. The poor kid had to grow up with Valentine as only parent. No wonder he is such a trouble-maker. But a sexy one as that. Oh my!


3. Valek in Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Poison Study

Valek may not be a boy, but he sure is bad-ass. A cold-blooded asassin. Head of the intelligence network of military state Ixia. The eyes and the ears of The Commander. Cruel and calculating. If he is not a bad-ass guy then I don’t know what is. Yet amazingly, along comes Yelena, and we get to see that he does have a softer side after all. Who would have thought?


4. Alex in Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Perfect Chemistry

Alex’s bad-ass persona is only a facade to protect him from having to reveal his true self. Yet, it is a pretty convincing bad-boy charade he puts up, and it takes some time before we, as well as Brittany, get any hints of the softer side hiding underneath.


5. Daniel in The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

The Dark Divine

Daniel is also a tortured soul, stemming from a tough childhood. Ever since he left his abusing family, he’s been on the road, living it rough and creating his bad boy persona shield which is what Grace is struggling with when she meets him again. It doesn’t take long though until we realize that he really does have a good heart deep down inside.

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