I’ve seen The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag going around for a while now, and I was thisclose to just tagging myself when Whimsically Meghan tagged me! Thank you so much for thinking of me, Meghan! I appreciate it.
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I have so many unpopular book opinions, this should be a ton of fun!
- A POPULAR BOOK OR BOOK SERIES THAT YOU DIDN’T LIKE
I don’t think this tag is going to make me very popular… I guess that’s the point, right?
I’d have to pick Lunar Chronicles. Every time I see someone raving about this series I feel like I’m not part of the cool club. The thing is, I enjoyed the first book. I enjoyed the second. I also enjoyed the third. It was the fourth book that really tanked the series for me. I found that I didn’t like Cinder much at all, and the one character I did love was completely shafted and ripped apart.
- A POPULAR BOOK OR SERIES EVERYONE ELSE SEEM TO HATE BUT YOU LOVE
I’m not sure why people don’t like The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett. I thought it was original and thought provoking. I liked Lizzie, and I thought the author did a great job showcasing Lizzie’s emotional battles.
I also liked that the romance wasn’t important to the story. It was more about Lizzie, and how she felt about herself. There is a romance, but it’s secondary to the main story, which always makes a book better. I didn’t love it, but I did really enjoy it. (I think I even cried.)
- AN OTP THAT YOU DON’T LIKE
For some reason this tag makes me feel bad. I really hate alienating people.
I almost went with Bella and Edward, but I think that’s just too obvious. Instead I’m going to go with Jace and Clary. What a codependent relationship. Neither one made the other stronger, and in Jace’s case it’s almost like over the course of the series he got weaker and weaker. By the end this supposed ‘badass’ was consistently needing to be saved.
- A POPULAR BOOK GENRE THAT YOU HARDLY REACH FOR
NA, unfortunately. I’ve tried multiple books and I consistently find then overly angsty and dramatic. I can’t handle it. I hate characters who refuse to just talk to each other. I hate when that miscommunication causes unnecessary angst and pain. It’s an automatic pet peeve of mine.
- A POPULAR BELOVED CHARACTER THAT YOU DON’T LIKE
I do not like Celaena at all. I was on the fence about her in Throne of Glass, and by the end of the second book I couldn’t stand her.
Is she powerful? Yes. Is she deadly? For sure.
She was also unreasonable, cruel, and a completely unsympathetic character. I know I won’t continue reading the series, and I’m not even sad about it.
- A POPULAR AUTHOR THAT YOU CAN’T SEEM TO GET INTO
Sarah Dessen is a big one. I know I like other authors similar to Dessen, but Dessen herself just doesn’t do it for me. I think that’s why I haven’t read Jenny Han yet. My head says they seem similar, and that makes me worry I won’t like Han either.
- A POPULAR BOOK TROPE THAT YOU ARE TIRED OF SEEING
Too much miscommunication. I think the older I get the more I get excited by healthy relationships being depicted in novels. I’m so tired of the neverending mistrust and push and pull of overly dramatic romances.
- A POPULAR SERIES THAT YOU HAVE NO INTEREST IN READING
I think this is going to be a throwaway pick, but it’s the only book I can think of at the moment. It’s one that I feel very strongly about.
I won’t read published fanfiction, particularly Twilight fanfiction, so I knew I wouldn’t be reading this even when it first released. That idea of never wanting to read this book only grew stronger the more rabid the fans got. I entertained the idea of the movie, when Charlie Hunnam was going to be in it, but luckily he dropped out and saved me. Thank goodness!
- THE SAYING GOES «THE BOOK IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN A MOVIE». BUT WHAT TV SHOW OR MOVIE ADAPTATION DO YOU PREFER MORE THAN THE BOOK?
I feel very strongly about the Maze Runner book series. I enjoyed the first one, but each book after got worse and worse. The third book was a disaster for me. However, the movies (or at least the two that are out) were awesome! Even my husband adored them, and that’s saying a lot.
I’m not going to tag anyone this time around. I feel like most people have done this tag, but if you haven’t and you want to, don’t wait as long as I did. Just use this opportunity to tag yourself, and ping me so I can read your Unpopular Opinions!