Hey everyone! So out of sheer boredom and lack of creativity for a blog post, I’ve decided to do this tag along with my good friend Dianne of Oops! I Read A Book Again. It’s the first time I’m doing this tag thing and I’m really excited about it!
A popular book or series you didn’t like.
The Mortal Instruments Series is one. I remember reading City of Bones years ago but I ended up bored with it so I kept on putting off reading it. I don’t even remember if it was before or after seeing the movie. I don’t know, I just didn’t feel the whole shadowhunter world. My friends are trying to get me into it though, but I kept on refusing, though I might have promised some of them that I will check out The Infernal Devices because they said it’s better. Hmmm… we shall see.
Also the Divergent series. I’ve only read Divergent but I generally lost interest in continuing the rest of the series. I saw both Divergent and Insurgent movies though and I’ve also lost interest in watching Allegiant, unless it comes out on cable tv maybe I’ll give it a try. Also, I was accidentally spoiled about the ending and yet I didn’t give any crap about it so yeah.
A book or series that everyone hates but you love.
This one’s pretty hard for me because I mostly discover books from the hype train and most of them I end up loving so I had to consult Goodreads for this one and I was very surprised. One of my favorite books for this year so far have a pretty low average (at least for me) rating. It’s The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin. It has generally mixed reviews but this book is really special to me. I was crying from reading the first chapter. I never cried that early from a book! Hahaha!
A love triangle where the MC ends up with the person you didn’t want them to end up with.
Okay okay. I love the Shatter Me series but this series made me want to stay away from love triangles because I was very traumatized. Even I was confused as hell as to which person to pick between Adam and Warner. I was rooting for Adam since the start but I can’t deny that Warner had some effect on me, that’s why reading Ignite Me was a crazy experience for me. Still, I thought that it was too good to be true so yeah I didn’t buy the whole Juliette-Warner romance. And after that, I decided to be Team Kenji instead. ^^
(Also Gale Hawthorne… HAHAHAHA! I just felt like he wasn’t given enough justice and was used as a plot device)
A popular book genre you rarely reach for.
Historical fiction or sometimes retellings. I just never had the interest of reading much of them. I mostly find them boring. Although, I enjoyed The Madman’s Daughter and the sequel, Her Dark Curiosity. I’ve yet to read A Cold Legacy and seriously, I don’t know if I’ll ever come around to reading it.
A popular beloved character you didn’t like.
Miles Archer from Ugly Love. Okay, I don’t know if it seems fair since I’ve never got around to finish the book but based on his behavior from the first few chapters I’ve read, I’ve seen redflags okay. But people love the guy.
A popular author you can’t seem to get into.
Cassandra Clare, Lauren Oliver, Richelle Mead, Ally Condie. Well, I’ve already established why Clare, but the others, their books just seem like they’re not into my alley, especially with Ally Condie.
I tried to read Delirium but I fell asleep, so I watched that one pilot thing with Emma Roberts and I think it had a lot of potential until I heard that the whole book was cramped into that pilot.
I’ve lost interest with vampires so I’m probably not going to read Mead’s books anytime soon, although I was really impressed with the concept of Vampire Academy when I saw the movie.
A popular trope you’re tired of seeing.
I loathe Alpha Males that’s why I drifted away from reading New Adult novels because that’s what most of them contain and I hate it so much with a burning passion. I mean, it’s nice to be taken care of by a man sometimes but there’s a limit they shouldn’t cross and once they have started to take care of literally everything, unless you’re Chris Evans or Sebastian Stan, BOY YOU SHOULD BACK OFF AND LET ME LIVE MY LIFE THE WAY I WANT TO!
I’m also tired of seeing love-triangles, especially when they’re handled badly and it all ends up in a big pile of mess. Also, insta-love! I get insta-attraction though, but insta-love? Yikes.
I also don’t like damsels in distress with zero character development. Sure, you need a man to save you but girl you better learn to stand on your own. Octavia Blake has done it, Sansa Stark is doing it. Trust me. It’s a big help.
Popular series you have no interest in reading
Well yeah, *goes back two questions ago* Again, the premise of their books just don’t grab my attention.
Though I might check out The Infernal Devices, idk.
The saying goes, “The book is always better than the movie,” but what movie / tv do you prefer more than the book?
The 100. I haven’t read the books but I’ve read enough reviews that made me decide to stay away from the books. Besides, I don’t want to ruin the character’s first impression on me since I started to watch the series.
Perks of Being A Wallflower. I loved the book but I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE MOVIE.
The Shannara Chronicles. This one, like The 100, the books generally had low rated reviews so I’m not gonna touch them. I started watching the series but I got busy with school so I never got to finish the first season and I’m planning to rewatch it from the start. And it’s super fantastic!
So yeah, there you go! Did you agree or disagree to any of my unpopular opinions? Let me know what you think!