The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag
Thank you to Brittany for tagging me for this!
1. A popular book or series that you didn't like.
There are so many books that, even though they have amazingly high ratings on Goodreads, I did not like them at all.
I know, I know! Some of these are books you probably love, but I hope at least some of you will agree with me on some of them. Code Name Verity just didn't work for me at all, it didn't even make me cry and I weep so easily at books. It just really bored me and I was so disappointed. Fangirl is a book that it really feels like every single human on the planet absolutely loves, but not me! I just really didn't get what all the fuss was about. The romance was laughable and the story was really dull because there really wasn't one. Beautiful Disaster is most definitely a disaster, but there is nothing beautiful about it! The Maze Runner was poorly written and made me so frustrated. And Fifty Shades of Grey.... I shudder just thinking about it - it's poorly written, had terrible characters and the worst excuse for a romance ever.
Could someone please explain to me how The Kiss of Deception has such a high rating on Goodreads? I mean, seriously, it's one of the worst books I have ever had the displeasure of reading. The characters are just meh, the romance was soooooo dumb and the whole guess which guys which storyline was superbly pointless. Red Queen seemed to impress so many people, but it read like a copy of so many other YA books. I don't hate Allegiant because of it's ending, I was actually happy it finally brought an end to Tris's constant whining and poor decision making. I posted both a spoiler free, rant filled review and a spoiler filled, rant filled review just so I could properly vent all my frustrations with this book.. How I Live Now was not good, not good at all. I read it so long ago and I still get pissed off every time I think about it. Ruby Red is loved by so many, but I just felt nothing when I read it, I didn't hate it but I just didn't like it.
2. A book or series that everyone seems to hate but you loved.
I don't know why but, I really struggled to come up with an idea for this one. But then I checked out my 5 star books on Goodreads and saw that Blue Diary has a relatively low average rating. And I don't understand why! I absolutely loved that book, it was a beautiful and wonderful book and it broke my fucking heart. I cried so much at the end of that book, my heart couldn't handle it. I will love and recommend that book forever!
3. A love triangle where the person ended up with the person you did not want or OTP you don't like.
I can think of two for this one. Nyx and Ignifex from Cruel Beauty and America and Maxon from The Selection series. I never finished The Selection series, but it was pretty obvious from book one who she would end up with. I hated America, I hated Maxon and I hated the idea of them being together even more.
4. A popular book genre you hardly reach for.
I would have to say romance and paranormal.... paranormal romance even less!
Levi and Cath from Fangirl, I just don't understand why everyone loves them so much. I kind of felt like Levi was a douche canoe and a really boring love interest. And Cath was just utterly hopeless, and that's coming from someone who suffers from social anxiety. Also, Tris from the Divergent series as she just gets worse as the series goes on. I absolutely despised her by the end of Allegiant, she just made the worst decisions and kind of deserved everything she got.
6. A popular author that you can't get into.
Rainbow Rowell. Everyone loves her, but Fangirl has really put me off trying anything else by her.
There are far too many that I am sick of seeing. I am so fed up of the virginal good girl meeting and falling for the experienced bad boy. Or the virginal good girl having a 'slutty' best friend. NOPE! Controlling, abusive guys being portrayed as love interests that readers should root for and lust after, NOPE! And love triangles. Fuck love triangles!
8. A popular series you have no interest in reading.
I'm pretty open to trying anything, at least then I can have an actual educated opinion on it and whether I really like it or not. If I can suffer through reading Fifty Shades then I can suffer through anything.
9. What movie or TV show do you prefer more than the book.
Fight Club! Romeo + Juliet! Lord of the Rings and there are probably a few more.
And now time to tag some of you lovely people!
And anyone else who wants to do it!