Friday, 22 May 2015

Unpopular Opinions Book TAG

TAG created over on YouTube by TheBookArcher. Find the original video here.

I've been seeing this TAG go around BookTube and thought it seemed fun. So I tagged myself.

1. A Popular Book or series that you didn't like.
I don't get it. I can understand reading fluff, because I read my fair share of it. But this wasn't even a guilty pleasure read for me. Yes, I finished the trilogy off because I obviously went insane. So much ridiculousness. America and Maxon are literally the most frustratingly stupid characters. Ever. Don't be fooled by the pretty covers like I was. The Elite review and The One review.

2. A Popular Book or series that every one else seems to hate but you love. 
I had a bit of a long think on this question. I'm usually the opposite where I hate a book everyone loves(it happens quite a bit). It's no secret that Allegiant is one the most conversational endings to a series. Readers either loved it or hated it. Whatever spectra you land on, you have a strong opinion. I'm more in the minority. I loved it. Sure it broke my heart into a bazillion pieces. But it was a fitting ending. The Divergent trilogy still remains one of my favourites. Allegiant review.

3. A Love Triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with (warn ppl for spoilers) OR an OTP that you don't like. 
Since this is the last book in a trilogy my answer might be a bit spoiler-y. I'm not naming characters though. Nope. Nope. Nope to Ruin and Rising. That is not who I wanted the MC to end up with. Total cop-out. In fact if my ship didn't sail I would have been okay as long as the MC didn't end up with who they did. I thoroughly enjoyed Ruin and Rising minus the whole ending. Still a bit angry over it. Even a year later...

4. A popular book Genre that you hardly reach for. 
I like to think that I read a good variety of genres. For the most part I don't pick up books that are marketed as Mystery. Not that I don't read books with a bit of mystery to them. But they're generally a romantic thriller or a mix of a few genres. I'm just not one to really read a straight up Mystery.

5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like.
I'm going with a duo; Clary and Jace from The Mortal Instruments series. Although I'm a fan of the series I absolutely despise the two MC's. Both are morons. Jace is so in love with himself. Like he's God's gift to the world. Nope. You're a selfish douchebag. Absolutely everything Clary says or does is a bad decision. She's annoying as hell. A lot of characters lives would have been just fine without Clary showing up and making yet another wrong move.

6. A popular author that you can't seem to get into. 
Easy. Neil Gaiman. Don't get it. I personally think he's overrated. I've read a couple of his books in the hopes that I'd find something to like. Yea, no. They're to weird and confusing. 

7. A popular book trope that you're tired of seeing. (examples "lost princess", corrupt ruler, love triangles, etc.)
We all know how much I'm into romance and NA. It's really my thing this year. There's a lot of romance tropes I love. They just kind of suck me in every single time. But there's also a few that I am quite over. I like myself a bad boy but I'm completely over the bad boy who is just an ass. He's got some lame excuse of a reason he's being mean to the leading lady. Dude, it's not cool. I don't even know what she sees in you. I'd be keeping my distance from your unattractive attitude. What really gets me is how many times abuse(mental, emotion, physical) is being romanticized. That should never ever be shown in a positive light. And than have readers saying it's just a book. It doesn't matter, it's never okay to romanticize abuse. This asshole bad boy is far to often bringing a long a past that he hasn't worked out and which leads him to taking it out on a women. Case and point, After by Anna Todd. UGH! 

8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading.
I did have every intention of getting around to GoT. In fact one of my best friends gave me the book back in high school(so well over 10 years ago). But I'm kind of over it. The hype is annoying me. And I feel like it's taboo not to have read or watched it(and no, I've yet to see a single episode). Maybe one day I'll dive into the world. But more than likely it'll be the show I check out first. 

9. The saying goes "The book is always better than the movie", but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?
Just know that I adore the book. The Lord of the Rings is one of my favourite books. BUT I think Peter Jackson did an brilliant job of adapting it to the screen. All three movies are my favourite. They capture the world and characters Tolkien created perfectly. The book is super dense and descriptive. So the movies are able to cut that out. The movies are a masterpiece.

I am going to TAG a few of my girls.
Samantha @ The Secret Life of a Bookworm
Missy @ A Flurry of Ponderings
Charnell @ Reviews From a Bookworm

Happy reading!



  1. I was thinking while reading this that this would be fun to do! I tried (really I did) to read The Hobbit but never got very far and I never even attempted Lord of the Rings. I do love the LoR movies though. I've personally never read any Neil Gaiman and I'm a bit torn A few of his books (like Coraline) sound interesting but his episodes of Doctor Who are always my least favorite ones so I'm not sure. I'll have to get my post up in the next couple of weeks. I've already got a few answers!

  2. This is fun, I think I might have to do this one tonight! I would totally agree that I do not love Jace - argh!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  3. Sounds fun! I'm going to have to give this some thought, but I've already got a couple of answers. :)