Hello everybody! I’m back today with a tag that I was tagged in by Debbie over at Debbie’s Library. Y’all should check out her blog if you haven’t already. This tag is a bit on the negative side, as I will be voicing some of my unpopular opinions on books. I don’t know why but I like talking about books I didn’t like. Anyway, yeah. I am at 186 followers on this blog and this will be my 99th post! That’s amazing! If y’all could try and get me to 200 followers before the end of the week, I may have something in store for you (Giveaway *wink wink*) so without further ado, let’s get on with the tag.
A popular book or series that you didn’t like.
I’ll steal Debbie’s answer and go with the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. I won’t go into much depth about this because I’ve ranted about my dislike for this series multiple times on this blog, but I liked the first book, and then the others fell flat and all the love I once had was just gone. I think everybody’s love they once had for this series has just dissolved into thin air (I mean, the movies besides the first one flopped big-time).
A popular book or series that everybody seems to hate but you love.
So people don’t hate this book, but everybody seemed to like the first Maze Runner book over the rest of the series. And this third book seemed to have a pretty low rating (3.77 stars) on Goodreads. I’m not sure why. Is it because your favorite character was killed off or do you not like how it ended? I don’t know, but I feel like I’m one of the only people who genuinely loved this series, start to finish. I read it a few years ago so I don’t know if I’d love it as much now, if I’d love it less, or what. But I remember loving it. Even with the brutal death of my favorite character, I still loved this book. And I cannot wait for the movie. I hope they do it justice.
A love triangle where the main character ended up with the wrong person or and OTP (One True Pairing) that you don’t like.
Hmm… this is hard. Most of my OTPs in books have ended up together. I think I’m going to go with Scorpius and Albus from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I mean, how could I go with anybody else? It’s not like either of them ended up with anybody for good because they’re only in their 5th year or so when the book/play ends, so there’s definitely time for them to get together, but the ending made absolutely no sense. Throughout the entire book, Albus believes Scorpius to be a good guy, while everybody else (including Rose Granger-Weasley) aren’t exactly sure he’s completely good. And then, at the end of the book, Scorpius all of a sudden wants to ask Rose out on a date. I literally had to re-read that interaction five times before I could continue. Scorpius, hon, you’re great in every way, but why would you do that? Rose never supported you! In fact, she got all of her parent’s bad qualities. Not to say that Scorose isn’t a good ship, for I don’t want to start a ship war, but come on! You’ve got to admit that that just doesn’t make a lick of sense.
A popular book genre that you hardly reach for.
Oh this one is easy. Romance. I never reach for romance, ever. It’s just not my thing. I’m not a mushy-gushy gal. Instead I like blood and battle and dragons. Although I am reading a book right now where these two characters are flirting all the time and it is sort of adorable.
A popular or beloved character that you do not like.
Ergh. Debbie stole my answer for this one as well.She chose Snape from Harry Potter, so I’ll have to pick another one. I think I’ll go with Jace Wayland from The Mortal Instruments. I don’t know why I don’t like him, but I just don’t. I never really like the main guy love interests who are supposed to be the boy of every girl’s dreams or whatever, with shimmering golden locks and beautiful golden eyes (*gags*). Nah. Not my thing. I was just never impressed by Jace. I’m starting to warm up to him in the TV show, though (just a little bit).
A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.
Debbie stole another answer of mine. Ergh, I’ll just use her answer. John Green. I’ve read only one of his books, but I’ve also heard lately that his best book is The Fault in Our Stars, so if I read any books of his in the future it’ll probably be that one.
A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing.
I answer that here. Sorry, I just didn’t want to repeat anything I’ve previously said in other posts. Then it’d get a bit repetitive.
A popular series that you have no interest in reading.
- There was once a time where I was interested in Vampire Academy, and I kept telling myself that I’d get the box set and binge the series one day, but I never went as far as to grabbing it in the store. Now I’ve just decided that I’m not really intrigued by it and so I probably won’t ever read it.
- I have the first two books in the Hush, Hush series, but I’ve only read the first one. I like angels and all of that, but I don’t think I can deal with another cliche angel series. I haven’t even felt inclined to read the next Hush, Hush book and I’ve had it on my shelf waiting for over a year. So I say no to the goth, emo-looking Fallen series.
- I don’t need to explain this one… I mean it’s certainly popular, and I have zero interest in ever picking it up, so it made this list. Blah, just thinking about being forced to read this makes me gag.
- Now with this next one, I’m still unsure about. I’ve heard some mixed things about the Mara Dyer Trilogy. If you’ve read it, please let me know whether it’s worth my time or not.
The saying goes, “The book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or TV show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?
I think I’ve said this on my blog before, but if I had to choose between movie and book, I’d choose movie for Me Before You. It was just so beautifully done and the cast all had wonderful chemistry and the soundtrack was amazing. I just loved it all. Plus it made me sob my eyes out, which is such a large accomplishment.
So that was the Does popularity means that I’ll like it? Tag! I hope you liked this post, I had fun talking about my unpopular opinions. I won’t tag anybody because I’m lazy with that, but feel free to do this tag if you’d like to. I invite you all to do this, like always. And keep your eyes peeled for a giveaway once I reach 200 followers!