We Need Your Vote - Who's the Best Book Villain? (Arch Villain Madness)

From Lord Voldemort to Amy Dunne, we need your help in picking the best book villain of all time. Here are the challengers who made it to the Sweet 16. Who moves on? It's all up to you.
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UPDATE: VOTING HAS ENDED FOR THIS ROUND. CLICK HERE TO VOTE IN THE EVIL EIGHT.

The NCAA's March Madness is a wild and crazy time, where the best of the best compete and Cinderella teams create storylines that last forever. But there are no Cinderellas in this bracket of evildoers.

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Welcome to the Writer's Digest Arch Villain Madness of Famous Book Bad Guys. We want to know: Who is the Best Book Villain of All-Time? After a lot of heated debate by the committee (our staff), the villains below survived and made our final 16. Who will move on? That's up to you. Voting starts today here on the blog, on Facebook and on Twitter, and lasts until 9 a.m on Monday, March 20. From there, the winner of each match-up will advance to the next round which will be released the following Wednesday.

Please share far and wide so we can get as many votes as possible, and make your voice heard by simply clicking on the book cover below of the villains you want to see move on to the next round.

It's #BestBookVillainlet the games begin!

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