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?
Nope Ending: A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nope 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!
Nope 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.
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?
Nope 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.
Nope 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.
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!
Also feel free to do this even if you’re not tagged, I wasn’t but still did it!