Book Tag: The Nope Book Tag

Hey guys! I’m really enjoying these books tags I’ve been finding! If you’ve got/know of any good ones, let me know so I can do them! I found this tag on LaRonda’s @ Flying Paperbacks blog, it looks like so much fun! Who’s ready for some possible unpopular opinions?

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Nope Ending: A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy. BAS

Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk. HOW DARE SHE DO THIS TO ME. If you can’t tell this book has a NOPE ending since I’m in denial, rage, heartbreak, literally everything. It wasn’t crappy at all, but it also was because… WHY??? WHY would you do THAT! I still don’t believe it’s actually true, so I’m going to keep living in my bubble of denial until the next book is out and it’s revealed it’s all a lie (fingers crossed)!

Nope Protagonist: A main character you dislike and drives you crazy. Shiver

Grace from the Wolves of Mercy Falls series. I can’t remember why, I’m pretty sure I’ve blocked ever having read this book from my mind. I remember tiny bits but honestly the whole book/series was NOPE for me. I do remember not liking the main character though, I think maybe I thought she was whiny? I have no idea. Anyway, she was the only one I could think of!

Nope Series: A series that turned out to be one huge pile of NOPE after you’ve invested all that time and energy on it, or a series you gave up on because it wasn’t worth it anymore. SHADEOFVAMP

I’ve barely finished any of the series I’ve started, as they’re all so long and it’s taking ages for the books to actually be written and released. Plus, does anyone else think a ton of authors seem to be releasing/starting new series before finishing the ones they’re currently in the middle of, like why? How long must I wait? Anyway, I’m going to go with a series I gave up on because it wasn’t worth it anymore, and that is A Shade of Vampire. I only started reading them as I was on holiday and wanted something quick that I wouldn’t really need to commit to, then I started to really enjoy them, and then they became super boring and after book 10 (I think), I gave up. Seriously, there doesn’t need to be that many books in a series, and there’s actually so many more than that!! There’s 63 books! 63! Some are spinoffs and I’m assuming spinoffs of spinoffs but seriously, that’s way too many.

Nope Popular Pairing: A “ship” you don’t support. ToG

I don’t think I’ve ever said this out loud, or typed it out and shared it with the bookish community, but I really don’t ship Aelin and Rowan from the Throne of Glass series together. I never have and I don’t think I ever will, the end of Empire of Storms very nearly changed my mind about them, but alas, it did not, so I don’t think anything ever will.

Nope Plot Twist: A plot twist you didn’t see coming or didn’t like. everything, everything.jpg

Not only did I not see the twist coming in Everything, Everything, but I also didn’t like it at all. I was really enjoying this book up until then and then it just.. ugh, have you read Cait @ A Page with a View‘s review? That should explain exactly why this ‘plot twist’ is so NOPE.

 

Nope Genre: A genre you will never read. img_0582

Horror. I will not watch, nor will I read, any Horror. I don’t understand why people want to make themselves scared and terrified on purpose? It seems crazy to me!

 

Nope Book Format: Book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition.

I’m going to assume this means like paperback, hardback, ebook etc. If that’s the case then there’s no format I dislike. I prefer hardcover books but if it’s something I want to read I’ll buy it however I can get it. If this means the format of how it’s written then it’s eARCs that are just all over the place, I’ve requested a few I haven’t actually been able to read in the end!

Nope Trope: A trope that makes you go NOPE. img_0583

I think the trope I hate the most right now is insta love. It’s just so unbelievable, I don’t know of, or have heard of anyone, that has looked at another person and fallen in love with them. As soon as it pops up in a book I feel like DNF it.

the raven boysNope Recommendations: A book recommendation that is constantly hyped and pushed at you that you simply refuse to read.

Okay, unpopular opinion time. The Raven Cycle. I have read the first book, but I wasn’t as moved as everyone else seemed to be and never bothered to read the second book. I do own them all so it’s likely I will eventually read them, but I have no desire to at the moment and refuse to, no matter how many people tell me how amazing the series is!

breathe.gifNope Cliché/Pet Peeve: A cliché or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.

It has to be the biggest one in YA, the one where the main character releases the breath they didn’t even know they were holding. Please stop this.

Nope Love Interest: The love interest that’s not worthy of being one. A character you don’t think should have been a viable love interest. S&B

Mal* from the Grisha trilogy. He was a ballbag in the first book and didn’t deserve to be a love interest at all, never mind what actually happened. Ugh, I’ll forever be mad about all the things that didn’t go my way in these books.

*hahaha you all thought I was going to say the darkling, didn’t you?

shattermeNope Book: A book that shouldn’t have existed that made you say NOPE.

I haven’t read a book that’s made my think it should never have existed, but here’s to another unpopular opinion, and the closest book I could pick! Please don’t kill me but… Shatter Me is freaking awful. My god, how do people love these books? How do they even read them? The writing style, the characters, I don’t get it? I struggled massively through the first book and I honestly don’t think I’ll ever read the rest.

 

scaredNope Villain: A scary villain/antagonist you would hate to cross and would make you run in the opposite direction.

Probably Maeve from Throne of Glass. That bitch is terrifying.

 

Nope Death: A character death that still haunts you. img_0585

How to do this without giving away too many spoilers?

Okay, there’s a death in Morning Star by Pierce Brown that tore my heart right out. I actually had to stop reading and haven’t picked it up again (I will, don’t worry). But it definitely still haunts me. It’s probably the most devastated I’ve been over a character’s death and I don’t see me ever being okay with it. Why is it always my favourite character that has to die?

Nope Author: An author you had a bad experience reading for and have decided to quit.

Even when I dislike a book from a certain author, I’d be open to trying something else they’ve written, but I’d definitely be wary. There isn’t an author who I’ve decided to completely give up on, but there’s definitely a few I’m still not sure about after reading something I didn’t like!

img_0760I’m tagging:

Haf @ The Library Looter

Sissi @ The Book World

Dorine @ My Paper World

Also feel free to do this even if you’re not tagged, I wasn’t but still did it!

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18 thoughts on “Book Tag: The Nope Book Tag”

    1. Yaaas! Another person who didn’t like Mal 🎉. I would have been happy if she’d ended up not in a romantic relationship too, I do have to admit if I had it my way the Darkling would have been redeemed somehow and they would have ended up together but alas, we can’t always get what we want 😂.

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      1. I hoped to see the Darkling’s redemption too!! That’s the fantasy to see Alina and the Darkling ruling together. But like you said we can’t have what we want 😂💔 so I’ll settle for Alina not being in any romantic relationship!

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  1. I loved reading your answers! I can not read horror books either – they’re too scary!
    I also agree with you about insta love, I think it’s unrealistic and isn’t as great as if a relationship slowly developed. Although I think Shatter Me wasn’t the best book, I still want to give then second book a try? Because I feel like the first book was an introduction because not much happened and there wasn’t much world building which was disappointing. Hopefully I’ll like the second book more!

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    1. Thank you! I had so much fun answering the questions 😂! I’m glad it’s not just me that’s scared of horror! 👻
      A slowly developed relationship is so much better, it gives me time to fall in love with both characters as individuals as well as a couple and makes me actually want them to be together! I just don’t really jump on board many ships that are insta love because I haven’t had time too!
      Yeah I agree, I’d love to read the rest of the series and understand the hype of the books, because the first just wasn’t great. But for me it’s the writing style that’s putting me off, I find them so hard to read!

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  2. Haha I’m with you on the horror one, at least for movies. I can’t handle watching horror movies, and if I do, I only watch the ones where I’ve read the book. Maybe. It’s weird though, because I’m totally down to read a horror novel. I think I just don’t actually like to SEE my nightmares visualized.

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    1. See I would have through reading horror would be worse, because your imagination has the freedom to run away with itself and you could conjure all kinds of terrifying things! But I also totally get the visual part too! The whole genre is just a giant NOPE for this scaredy-cat 😂

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  3. The thing that you have with the Raven cycle, I have with an ember in the ashes. I still have to read the raven cycle though. I understand where you’re coming from regarding shatter me and I recommend you to go on since the third book is one which I finished the quickest of the entire series.

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    1. Quite a few of my book friends are the same with An Ember in the Ashes, it seems to be a popular book that many stay away from because of the hype! I really did want to like Shatter Me but I really struggled with the way it was written, it felt like such a chore to read! Does the writing style change at all?

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  4. Horror is also a genre I say nope to.

    When you said “why is it my favorite character that always has to die?, I thought of the last death I was saddened by when I read a book. I didn’t cry, I remember thinking WHY.

    I actually am more affected by deaths in the musical theatre world than the literature world

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    1. Horror seems to be a nope genre for many! I’m glad I’m not the only one who avoids it 😂. I think when there’s a character you really love that dies you’re not just sad but kind of angry too, like why that specific character? Why couldn’t the one I didn’t like perish!!

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      1. There is one genre when I get excited when a character dies: mystery- that is the exception.

        There have been some literature characters that have died, who I do not like. For the ones you like, you are like, WHY?- you are saddened and just wish they could have lived especially if they died too young- however they continue to live in you

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