1. A Popular Book You Didn’t Like – Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
I saw it coming. I totally saw it coming. In Heir of Fire, I was very excited about Celaena having a platonic male friend (because you know women and men can be friends, yes, what an alien concept, I know), somebody who could help her figure out her skills and abilities and so on. And then Queen of Shadows happened and guess what? Celaena is too much for anyone to resist her. This was one of the reasons why I didn’t enjoy it – because Celaena is too much of a special snowflake – but there was another one : Chaol being blamed for everything and then being set aside.
2. A Book Series That Everyone Hates But You Love – The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan
I wouldn’t go as far as to say that everyone hates this book, but I know that a lot of people didn’t love it. I adore this book and it’s one of my favourites because of the unique style. I can see why this book isn’t for everyone, but it was amazing for me – the idea of writing a love-story in the format of a dictionary, wow. David Levithan has great ideas.
3. A Love Triangle Where The MC Ends Up With The Person You Didn’t Want Them To End Up With- Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
In this book the male protagonist has a girlfriend and he ends up cheating on her with the female protagonist (and after this, they end up together) . I despise cheating, I literary hate how cheating can be romanticised in books sometimes. Yes, I understand the chemistry between the two characters is unbelievable and there are sparks and fireworks. But guess what? You can choose not to be an asshole and break up with your girlfriend before you get involved with somebody else. So, yes, I wish he ended up with his girlfriend (without cheating) or they all ended up single and trying to figure out what they need in their lives.
4. A Popular Book Genre You Rarely Reach For – Historical Fiction
It’s not necessary because I don’t like the books that come with this genre, it’s more about the fact that I’m not very familiar with the genre. I loved the few books I ended up reading from this genre. But I rarely find something that really attracts me.
5. A Popular Character You Didn’t Like – Rowan Whitethorn
I know lots of people like Rowan and I’m probably in the minority, but I don’t like his type – the alpha male. I don’t like my male characters to be aggressive, territorial and possessive. He frustrates me so much during Heir of Fire, he’s so rude and I just can’t take his attitude. I’m sorry, but no thank you.
6. A Popular Author You Can’t Seem To Get Into – Cassandra Clare
I’ve tried reading Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices and I just can’t get into the story. I’ve only managed to finish City of Bones (the second time I started it). It might be a serious case of ‘ it’s not you, it’s me’, I guess we’ll never know.
7. Popular Trope You’re Tired Of Seeing – Girl hate
Talking of City of Bones, something I disliked so much about it was the fact that Clary kept on hating on Izzy only because of the way she dressed or because she chose to look sexy and so on. I despise this trope. Why do girls need to hate each other? Why authors feel the need to clasify girls as nerd and sluts? Ha? There’s nothing wrong with dressing in a certain way. You can be a nerd and still be friends with a girl who chooses to dress in sexy clothes and is very preoccupied with her appearence, believe me. Please support girls no matter what their skin color, sexuality, dimension, preferences, hobbies. We can’t expect men to stop bashing us when we hating on each other. We, girls, should stay united and stick for each other.
8. Popular Series You Have No Interest In Reading – Fifty Shades of Grey
Just not my cup of tea. I have nothing against BDSM. I’m aware that BDSM ≠ abuse, but from what I’ve read in different reviews, the way it is portrayed in this series, it comes very close to abuse. I also don’t like how awfully similar the characters are to Bella and Edward. All those fanfictions being published just feel very off to me.
9. The Saying Goes, “the book is always better than the movie” But What Movie Do You Prefer To The Book? – The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Actually, I love both of them very much and they’re very dear to me. But I feel like I might love the movies a tiny little bit because Peter Jackson is really talented and knew exactly what parts to keep and what parts not to include in the movies. Tolkien likes to describe the scenery so much, sometimes he loses you in the flowing, very long descriptions. It’s his style and if you can get past that, you’ll enjoy the books too. However, the movies captured a little better the emotions and the values Tolkien wanted to present, in my opinion.
Tell me what are some of your unpopular opinions? Also, do you have any historical fiction recommendations for me? Write it all down below.