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Check out a book told from the antagonist’s point of view. 


by Madeline Miller

Exiled to a deserted island, Circe, daughter of the god of the sun, finds her strength in this mythological retelling.

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West 

by Gregory Maguire

We all know Dorothy’s story from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz — this is the Wicked Witch’s tale.

Wide Sargasso Sea

by Jean Rhys

From Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre: Mr. Rochester’s first wife — the madwoman in the attic — is brought to the forefront.


by V.E. Schwab

Two friends-turned-foes battle against each other and grapple with what it means to be a villain after discovering a way to gain super-powers.

American Psycho

by Bret Easton Ellis

Patrick Bateman is a young, wealthy Wall Street investment banker who is also a serial killer in this brutal satire.

If We Were Villans

by M. L. Rio

One of seven close-knit Shakespearean thespians is found dead. A decade later, the detective who jailed the murderer is looking for the truth.


by Caroline Kepnes

After a brief encounter, Joe Goldberg finds an obsession in Beck and begins quietly manipulating everything around her to lead her back to him.

Soon I Will Be Invincible

by Austin Grossman

Evil genius Doctor Impossible wants to take over the world and has tried all manner of schemes. Now, he’ll try something new.


by Marissa Meyer

Before Alice came to Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts was a young woman facing an arranged marriage, a secret courtship, and dreams of her own.


by John Gardner

Beowulf tells of Grendel’s end, but this retelling of the epic poem lets Grendel tell his beginning.

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

by Julie C. Dao

A teenage girl is destined to become a powerful Empress — but only if she embraces her dark side.

All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother

by Danielle Teller

In the wake of rumors of Cinderella’s cruel past, her stepmother, Agnes, shares the story of how she came to be just that.