I was tagged by Liza from Reading With ABC for the ‘Unpopular Opinion Book’ tag, and since I’m a ridiculously picky reader, I was really excited to participate! (Hopefully I don’t piss off any book friends, hahaha)
1.) A Popular Book/Series You Didn’t Like:
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover: If you read my review, you’d know that early on, I was NOT a fan of this. This book actually started off strong for me, but right around 85ish%, it took a turn for the worst in my opinion. A ton of my friends love this book, but this was the straw that broke the camel’s back for me. I parted ways with CoHo’s books after this one. Though she’s still a favorite for this blog’s guest reviewers.
2.) A Book Series That Everyone Hates, But You Love:
The Selection by Kiera Cass: I don’t know if everyone hates this, but I do know a lot of my mutual book friends do. This book/series is a guilty pleasure for me; it’s like binge-watching a really drama-filled reality show. In a good way? haha. As long as there are more books set in this world, I’ll read it. It’s not like it’s the best thing ever written, but it’s fun to read. :)
3.) A Love Triangle Where the MC Ended Up With A Person You Didn’t Want Them To End Up With, Or An OTP You Didn’t Like:
Honestly, 99.99999% of the time, I always root for the proper OTP, lol. (For example: Throne of Glass & Shatter Me series, etc.) I’ve never found myself to be disappointed when reading books.
I’m not one of those readers who get upset if the romantic pairings take a turn, cause at the end of the day, the author is going to write the story that should be written, whether we agree with it or not. I actually like when a hero/heroine has multiple suitors in a book/series. I’m sure that there are people out there who have ended up with the first person they ‘loved’, but in most cases, I think it’s unrealistic to expect a character to end up with the first person they become romantically involved with in a book. (Especially in YA)
4.) A Popular Book Genre You Rarely Reach For:
Contemporary ‘Feels’ books. There have been a few that have snuck up on me, but I very seldom pick up a book that I know have feels. If there’s ‘illness’, ‘tragedy’, or ‘sadness’ in the synopsis, I shan’t pick it up. (So if you’re going to pitch a book to me, make sure you let me know the level of ‘feels’.)
5.) A Popular Beloved Character That You Didn’t Like:
I’m bracing myself for angry texts, and unfriending…lol
NASTYA KASHNIKOV from The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay: Nastya was not my favorite. I think the synopsis described my feelings about her exactly: “…except Nastya, a hot mess of a girl who starts showing up and won’t go away… “. I feel bad (okay, no I don’t), but I just couldn’t connect with her at all. (Side note: This book could also apply to the first section of this tag, as this is a book EVERYONE loves, but I do not. I don’t hate it, but I def didn’t love it.) I think the best part about this book was Josh, but I just couldn’t handle Nastya’s crazy. This is going to make me sound like an asshole, as there’s a reason the heroine behaves the way she does; I just couldn’t get on board with it. Especially the way she treated Josh. *hides*
6.) A Popular Author You Can’t Seem To Get Into:
I’ll cover each genre: YA, NA, and Adult.
*Once again braces self*
Paullina Simons: I should preface this by saying that I didn’t DNF this book. I just…couldn’t love this book, this series, or her writing. It’s not that the story itself was bad, or that I couldn’t see how others would love this book/author, it’s just that I wasn’t drinking the Kool-aid.
NEW ADULT AUTHOR:
Gail McHugh: Nope. JUST NO. I tried reading her debut novel, Collide, but it did not work for me at all. I still have night terrors. #NOPE
YOUNG ADULT AUTHOR:
Gayle Forman: This is not to mean she’s a bad author, this is just that I can not deal will all the feels. Too much. No thank you. I’m good.
7.) A Popular Trope You’re Tired Of Seeing:
I agree with Liza on this: Love Triangles. I just can’t wrap my brain around them as much. I’m ok if the hero/heroine starts the book/series romantically involved with one person, and then hooks up with someone new later on. I just don’t like all the back-and-forth. Make a decision, stick with it, then move on. Nothing says you have to end up with the first person you date/kiss/sleep with. *steps off soap box*
8.) A Popular Series You Have No Interest In Reading:
The Elemental Trilogy by Sherry Thomas: Yeah, nope.
9.) The Saying Goes “THE BOOK IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN THE MOVIE,” But What Movie/Show Adaptation Do You Prefer More Than The Book?
The Maze Runner by James Dashner: Though overall, I love this series, the first book was reeeaaallllyyyy slow. I loved this movie so much more! Obviously there were some changes here and there, but in my opinion, they were for the better. Plus, Minho’s hair, y’all:
So much better than the book. LOL
(And Liza, I agree with you too, I Am Number Four was GREAT as a movie!)
Okay guys, don’t go unfriending me because of my book choices…hahahaha
Now I get to tag some friends:
Kayla at My Book Muse
Debbie, Ali, & Tiffany at Black Heart Reviews
Steph at Cuddlebuggery (Oh, I can’t wait for these answers, lol)
Kelly at Belle of the Literati
Kim at Kimberly Faye Reads
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