It's time for Top Ten Tuesday and this week I am doing last weeks topic, as I missed it and think it's way more interesting to do than my Spring TBR.
Characters I Loathe That Others Love & Those I Love That Others Loathe
|ANNOYING, YOU'RE ANNOYING!|
Oh, Tris, it started off so well. There you were in book one, a short girl like myself, who makes a ton of brave decisions. You aren't the heroine who starts off super amazing, you had to fight hard to earn your spot in Dauntless. I liked you, a lot. But then came book two, and you started to get super annoying and make awful decisions that had me so frustrated. I don't even want to get started on how you turned out in book three, by the halfway point of that book I was praying for someone to just kill you, so I no longer had to deal with you.
I'm not sure why anyone likes Clary, but this is coming from someone who is only on book two of The Mortal Instruments series. Maybe she improves over time, but frankly I don't think I am going to warm to her any time soon. She is another one of those whiny, useless female characters, who just frustrate the hell out of me. I just wish that she actually thought through anything before making a decision. So far, I totally dislike her as a character.
Yup, I don't like Jace, at all. Again, I am only two books in. Does he ever get less annoying and stop trying so hard to be the most sarcastic human being ever? Some authors manage to make their characters hilariously snarky, and it is beyond awesome - I love the snark. But, poor Jace, he just tries far too hard. And he is another character that annoys me because of their utterly poor decision making. And I'm also not a fan of the whole broody, woe-is-me kind of attitude that he has. Him and Clary deserve each other, they are both as annoying and stupid as each other.
I feel like he is a character that probably divides opinion. But so many reviews I have seen of these books has involved some intense loving for this character. I have never got it and will never get it. I hated him as a character. The guys a grade A arsehole, and an utter dick to Alina. How anyone could ever actually ship them as a couple, I will never know. He's one of those characters that I spend the books just begging for someone to hurry up and kill them.
Basically any and every awful, controlling guy who an author tries to turn into some desirable love interest. Nope. I am never going to like the kind of male character that tries to control the person they are with. These characters are possessive and demanding. They'll tell their partners what they can wear or who they can talk to. They are dickheads, not something to be swooned over or lusted after.
|Bella, being utterly useless.|
Bella Swan / Anastasia Steele / Abby Abernathy
Well, if we're going to have the awful, controlling guys, we have to have the horrible women who just bend over and take it. Noooope! I want female characters who don't let some guy push them around, tell them who they can see, where they can go, what they can wear. That is just utterly ridiculous and I hate seeing these characters fall in love with these guys, and act like they are the most amazing thing in the history of the universe. Noooooo.
I know Fangirl seems to be every persons favourite book, but I didn't like it. I especially didn't like Cath or Levi. As someone who suffers from anxiety, I really thought I'd connect with Cath, but I just didn't. She wasn't just shy and anxious, she was also soooo immature. At times it felt like she had the mind of a five year old, rather than a young adult in their first year of college. Plus, she was just such a boring character. Levi is just a super boring guy, who confused me as I never saw what he saw in Cath.
See, I feel like people are finally starting to warm up to Manon in Queen of Shadows. She seemed to get a whole lot of hate in Heir of Fire though. I love Manon, her chapters are my favourite things. I just adore her and her finally getting feelings, like some Grinch type creature. She's hilarious and takes absolutely no shit, and gives absolutely no fucks. She could also give Celaena a run for her money and that excites me. I totally adore Manon and can't wait to see how her story continues in the next book.
I'll never understand why more people don't love Sansa. She changes so much over the course of that series. I love her character development, it's perfection. She was only a child when she met Joffrey, and totally taken in by the idea of marrying a Prince, and getting to become Queen. And then she had a very big wakeup call when she realised it wasn't the fairytale she'd been imagining. She has to be so smart throughout the series, as she tries to avoid getting killed by almost everybody. I just adore her for her bravery, her resilience and ability to survive so much. I do admit it takes a while to warm to her, she is beyond frustrating in the first book. But she grows and I love her for it.
My poor baby, Ron. I saw him on a lot of peoples hate lists last week, so wanted to give the poor boy some love. I adore Ron, I seriously do. I think it helps that he was played so perfectly by Rupert Grint in the film, that I find them hard to separate. I just loved him for his humour and how utterly and adorably useless he could be.
Another strong and resilient person who survives things that would destroy most people. She gets a lot of stick for being unfeeling or having no emotion. NONSENSE!!! I've met very few characters who feel more. Katniss showed every emotion it's probably possible for a character to feel. She was able to form close bonds - especially with Rue. And she had such love for Peeta, even if she was blind to it at times. Katniss will always be one of my all time favourite female characters.
Do you agree with any of my choices? Any that you disagree with? Who would make your list?