Hello everyone! It’s a new year and I think now is a good time to start getting back into my Tag Tuesday blogs. I love doing tags as they are a way to express my opinions on books, or do something different involving books. So, in order to get back into the swing of things, I’m going to start off with the Nope Book Tag. This tag was created by The Farah Project over on YouTube.
Anyways, let’s get to the questions:
The Tenth City (Land of Elyon #3) by Patrick Carman. This book went on a weird religious tangent and the ending seemed way too easy and convenient. Things happened, and not all of it made sense. It could have been done much better.
This is probably going to lose me some readers, but I absolutely hated Harry from Harry Potter. I found him to be so whiny and stuck up. I really didn’t like being in his head, but I loved the story itself. It’s an amazing world, but a better main character would have made it even more enjoyable.
The Gemma Doyle Series by Libba Bray. I read the first two books, but something that happened in the second one made me put the series down forever. I just could not handle it anymore. The protagonist was so naive and stupid. She was more worried about a guy not liking her because she had a vision than about what he was doing to her when the vision happened and that just sickened me. Plus, her “friends” were so toxic that I couldn’t stand them any longer. It just had to go.
I’m sorry world but I don’t support Ash and Mia from the Nevernight Chronicles. I mean, all their smutty scenes were super hot and everything (I do love some f/f loving), but I just can’t forgive Ash for what she did and I can’t understand why Mia would. It just didn’t sit well with me. I am a Mia/Tric lover and always will be.
I really didn’t like any of the plot twists in Caraval, but my least favourite is definitely (SPOILER ALERT) when the girls find out that this was all a game designed just for them and that Scarlet was the only player. The whole premise was about a large-scale game with high stakes and it turned out to be nothing at all. I couldn’t stand it. The fact that Julian was an actor the entire time didn’t sit well with me either.
In The Hunger Games when Rue came out of hiding to assist Katniss. I still maintain the belief that Rue would have either won or lived longer in the games if she hadn’t joined Katniss. She was very hard to find and could have stayed hidden for a very long time, just like the previous winners, the Morphlings.
I will never pick up historical fiction. I find it very boring and can barely get through anything that doesn’t have a make believe element (unless it’s cutesy contemporary). Another genre is erotica, although I am not completely opposed to that because some of the books I have read have had elements of erotica in them.
Ebooks. I can’t really concentrate on them and part of that is because of the inaccurate page counts. I like to keep track of my daily pages and it’s very hard to do that with an ebook. I will read an ebook if I have to, but I would prefer a physical copy.
Love triangles. Especially ones where the girl has already chosen which of the two guys she wants to be with (Talon by Julie Kagawa), but the other guy still fawns over her and thinks there’s still a chance because she spoke to him that one time. Also, instalove, but that doesn’t irk me so much because I used to fall madly in love with guys I saw once.
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. My mum absolutely loved this series and tried over and over again to get me to read it. I did try, but only made it halfway through City of Bones before giving up. It just wasn’t for me. Now it comes up on my goodreads recommendations all the time.
I have two for this one. When the characters do not discuss problems with their partners and then they get annoyed or angry for seemingly no reason because there was no lead up to it. It really irritates me because most of the issues could be solved by saying something and letting the other person know how you feel. Also, “I let out a breath I didn’t know I was holding.” It’s in every YA book, even ones that claim to not be cliche.
I actually mentioned this person earlier, so if you go back up to my Nope Pairing, you will see my answer to this one too. I like her as a character, but she didn’t deserve the love she got.
This time last year, the answer would have been Caraval, but then I met Sorcery of Thorns. The main character literally got lucky at every turn and the plot probably would have continued almost the same way without her. But, speaking of plot, there was barely any of that either. So, no need for this to be a thing.
Serena Clarke. She can control people and get them to do anything she wants. I like being in control of myself and the idea of some one else controlling me makes me feel really scared. I don’t want to be anywhere near Serena.
What are you talking about. Dobby is still alive. And so is Rue. They NEVER DIED!
Cassandra Clare. Need I say more?
Anyways. That is it for this tag. Let me know how you feel about my use of banners in the comments. And also, let me know what your answers to some of these questions were. Thank you for reading. Byes 👋.