I may be a tiny bit opinionated. And everyone wants to know what I think, right? So we’re doing to do the incredible Unpopular Opinions book tag today. Because somehow, I’ve never done this tag before? *gasps in shock*
So, I have my roommate to thank for this post. Because, apparently I rage about books quite a lot. After midnight, of course, so I don’t remember anything that I said. But she remembers??? (maybe because I was keeping her awake)
So, when I casually mention, I don’t remember what OTP I actually hate? My roomie helpfully says, Oh, didn’t you hate those two characters?
Yes, I did. thanks roommate. Also, she wants her identity to remain a secret. So, my junior year roommate shall remain nameless.
But the lovely gal who shared this tag isn’t nameless! So if you haven’t checked out May’s blog, be sure and do so!
Alright guys, let’s dive into my unpopular opinions!
A popular book/series you didn’t like
The Mortal Instruments
So, I’ve only read City of Glass. But I just don’t like Clary. And I could care less about Jace. I do love the other Shadowhunter books, especially The Infernal Devices. But City of Bones is just dull. And Jace is the WORST. The bad boy persona just comes on too strong.
Did that stop me from buying the 10th anniversary edition of City of Bones? NOPE. Pretty books = temptation.
I just have never gotten this series? Why was it popular? It just comes across as a Hunger Games spin-off, and the world building was a bit too shaky.
A Court of Thorns and Roses
Confession – I did actually love these books 15 months ago. But as I read them through a second time, and thought a bit more about them, I just can’t like them anymore. (Maybe I should write a post about why I’ve fallen out of love with certain books?) So, the magic system doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. And the NA scenes are TOO much. And the complete focus on royalty and almost forced diversity. Problematic and not enjoyable.
a popular book/series that is hated, but you love
Welp. I just don’t know???
I do love the entire Hunger Games series, including Mockingjay.
Also, I adore most classics. Especially A Tale of Two Cities, Pride and Prejudice, and The Scarlet Pimpernel.
a hateable OTP
This was hard, because I do love most OTPs? And hate is such a strong word. I may not like Hermione and Ron, but I don’t hate them.
But my roommate helped me remember. And thinking about these couples, I definitely remember feeling that these guys are pretty much hateable.
Clary and Jace – Why are they such a thing? I’m even annoyed about them in the Dark Artifices. I mean Jace proposed and Clary turned him down because she might die? (Opps, was that a spoiler?) I might actually die if I have to read any more angst with these two.
Tris and Four – BLEH. I legit hate these two.
Cassian and Nesta – Everyone loves Nesta and Cassian, and I just don’t see it? They always squabble and other than being completely mean to each other (And Nesta is just mean to everyone) there’s practically not chemistry.
a popular genre you hardly reach for
Thriller/Mystery – I’ve never gotten into thrillers or mystery. Most of the time I’m bored when I try to read adventure thrillers. Which is weird because bored and thriller should not be in the same sentence.
Romance – I used to read quite a bit of regency romance. But I am just DONE. The character development is almost completely absent. And sexy covers are gag worthy. Really just cannot stand any type of adult romance novel.
Me @ romance novels
a beloved character you do not like
Severus Snape – I kind of understand Snape. But I don’t forgive Snape. And I certainly don’t name my child after Mr. Emotionally Broken.
Jace Herondale – All emo emotion. And sob story. And absolutely jerkery. Noooopppppeeeee.
Gale Hawthorne – Intense emotional outrage and no sense of empathy? PASS.
I might be sensing a theme? Ditching all the emotional dark guys? YES!
a popular author you cannot get into
So, I loved Illuminae. But I just am not enjoying Kristoff’s stand alone books? It might be the writing style or the graphic elements. I’m just not sure.
a popular bookish trope you’re tired of seeing
Bad boy with terrible childhood is actually good.
I will always and forever be done with this trope.
I’m actually writing an entire post on tropes I want to bury at the bottom of the ocean, so I shall save all my hateable tropes till then.
me, trying to gather all the tropes I don’t like.
a popular book/series you have no interest in reading
The covers just throw me so much?
It just sounds like a Harry Potter spin off series? I checked it out on Goodreads and it just didn’t really grab me.
I never plan on reading these books. Ever. I completely missed the Twilight phase as a kid. (I was pretty young when they were a Thing™) And I just don’ts ee the need to read these crazy, paranormal books.
a movie/tv show that’s better than the book
Not all of the Hunger Games movies are better than the book. But I absolutely love the Catching Fire film, and literally cry through any music video from that movie.
Lord of the Rings
I love the Two Towers a lot, but the movies are simply epic. Instantly amazing. And trying to read the book is very slow compared to the movies. Especially, the Fellowship of the Ring. Pages and pages of just walking across some grass.
My two favorite middle movies.
So there you have it! Some of my unpopular (?) opinions. I’m not sure they’re all that unpopular, since I’m pretty sure I’ve seen some of these floating around the internet.
Still, it’s fun to chat about opinions! Feel free to do this tag! Not tagging anyone because I am a certified lazy blogger apparently.
What’s some of your unpopular book opinions? Do you disagree with any of mine? Love any of the characters that I hate?
Which OTP makes you gag? What book character do you love to hate on? Have you written a post about your unpopular opinions? Let me know, so I can check it out!