Hi, beautiful people all around!
(my introductions get cheesier and cheesier with time, please note this) I was tagged by Ash and Lo @ Windowsill Books, if you haven’t checked their blog yet, please do it, because they are amazing and their posts are incredibly funny and cool. This book tag is one where I’m going to rant about things I didn’t like in books, some of my opinions might not be very popular. But know that if I didn’t like a book, it doesn’t mean that it’s wrong for you to like or that I have something against people who liked it. With this being said, let’s get into the questions!
NOPE. ending: a book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy.
This book has so many awful characters that never get what they deserve and the ending so awful because there’s no resolution. You have those people who learnt absolutely nothing, who are definitely wrong for each other, but who get back together despite everything. And that’s not romantic, it’s just sick.
NOPE. protagonist: a main character you dislike and drives you crazy.
I’ve read two books written by Katie Cotugno, I read them because they are advertised as light romances, fluffy and so on. And sometimes I love to get into those simple romance contemporary. But these are annoying and frustrating because the heroines make the dumbest choices all the time. In 99 Days, there’s a love triangle, where the heroine constantly cheats and doesn’t even feel all that wrong about it… In How to Love, I felt like the heroine was weak and that the change she saw in the guy was definitely not there.
NOPE. series: a series that turned out to be one huge pile of NOPE after you’ve invested all of that time and energy on it (or a series you gave up on because it wasn’t worth it anymore).
I’m sorry for this one. I know you’ll hate me.
I can’t be bothered with this series anymore. It’s just getting too much for me. I’ve talked before about not being able to continue after Heir of Fire in Unpopular Book Tag and Books I’ll never read. So, check them out if you want to know my opinion on this series because I don’t want to bother anyone by repeating myself.
NOPE. pairing: a “ship” you don’t support.
Anna and Étienne because cheating. I should have mentioned cheating in my most hated tropes because I hate it. I don’t understand why people find it romantic that someone would cheat on somebody else to be with you. It’s not. It’s hurtful for that person and it sucks. What’s romantic is breaking up with the person you’re with, when you start developing feelings for somebody else. It’s the most romantic thing ever.
NOPE. plot twist: a twist you didn’t see coming and didn’t like.
This book was a huge mess and miss for me. I know many people loved it and I can understand it, but it’s not for me and the plot twist was meh. I don’t remember if I saw it coming (I think I did), but I didn’t like it.
NOPE. genre: a genre you will never read.
I don’t really have one. I’m trying not to limit my reading preferences, I’m trying to read more books besides the ya genre. And I don’t have a genre that I will definitely never read. I tend to not go for Historical Romances and Erotica (because they don’t do much to me).
NOPE. book format: book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition.
I will cheat and use the same answer as Ash and Lo because besides Mass Market Paperbacks, I don’t have much of a hatred towards any other formats. I can read Mass Market Paperbacks too, but I hate what happens to the spines of these books. It’s tragic.
NOPE. trope: a trope that makes you go NOPE.
Every trope I mentioned in this post. But also, books where the non-white characters are always the villains, books where mental ill people get an awful representation (read rebeccamills01 ‘s comments on my post).
NOPE. recommendation: a book recommendation that is constantly pushed at you, that you simply refuse to read.
I tried to, but it was very slow and I wasn’t getting into it and then I read some reviews that made me understand that this series isn’t for me. Also, I don’t think it’s nice that the series is advertised as being YA, when it seems to be more NA.
NOPE. cliche: a cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.
Pretentios metaphors that make no sense.
NOPE. love interest: the love interest that’s not worthy of being one.
Eliza deserved better than the treatment she got from Wallace, you can say that he had his reasons, but at the end of the say what he did was very close to emotional abuse.
NOPE. book: a book that shouldn’t have existed.
Colleen Hoover first posted this on wattpad and it felt a lot like a bad fanfiction, the plot was awful, the romance made no sense, the heroine wasn’t relatable at all, she made stupid choice after stupid choice. And I feel like it was a bad decision for Hoover to publish this in paperback or whatever.
NOPE. villain: a villain you would hate to cross.
Smaug. I wouldn’t like to cross him, he was so terrifying in the movies. I guess Benedict’s voice helped a lot to make him so creepy. But I’ve got chills only thinking of the dragon (though he was a bit dumbish at some parts), but he scares me a little bit more than orcs or Sauron.
NOPE. death: a character death that still haunts you.
The real death in the Fellowship of the Ring and the not-quite-death one too! I won’t give you details because maybe there are still people who don’t know what I’m talking about. But the real death was very emotional and I cried the first time I watched it, the book also made it pretty emotional. You know I talk a lot about the LOTR trilogy and while I hold the books very dearly to my heart, the movies are even better. (blaspemy, I know)
NOPE. author: an author you had a bad experience reading for and have decided to quit.
I know Judy Blume was a huge thing back in the day, but my experience with her was pretty bad. Red Queen was also awful for me, I have a review on Goodreads that you can check out if you want to see why I disliked the book so badly that I don’t want to continue the series or read anything by Aveyard any time soon.
Now, the people I’m going to tag are :