I was tagged by the wonderful, lovely sweeheart Nadwa @ Painfully Fictional! Thank you so much Nawda for the tag! Everyone please go check out her amazingly unique blog here – Nadwa is such a genuinely sweet person to talk to (she’s like my BF on here) and she posts fantastic reviews!
A POPULAR BOOK OR BOOK SERIES THAT YOU DIDN’T LIKE
I don’t know what it is about this book that appeals to so many people, but I just hated it. The writing is super elementary, the protagonist was creepily childlike (I will never forget the scene where the 15-year-old MC discovered masturbation and then says ‘WOW!’ … I’m scarred), there was no plot, and the remaining characters were two-dimensional.
A POPULAR BOOK OR BOOK SERIES THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEMS TO HATE BUT YOU LOVE
Hate is a strong word, but I know a lot of people were disappointed and/or found it boring because it didn’t feature romance. This was more a coming-of-age story so I understand why the author didn’t include romance. Anyway, I adored this book and gave it 5 stars. It was a really sweet and positive story about a boy coming to terms with his sexuality. I highly recommend!
AN OTP THAT YOU DON’T LIKE
Rowan and Aelin. Guys, I just … don’t care about them anymore. They’re so boring. And it also feels like there’s no genuine love between the anymore, just lust. I’m so over them, but they are 100% endgame.
A POPULAR BOOK GENRE THAT YOU HARDLY REACH FOR
Contemporary. I’m not the biggest fan of contemporary books – ya’ll now I love my fantasy – but I do read and enjoy the occasional book. However, I only ever reach for a contemporary when I’ve been on a fantasy overload (by which I mean I’ve read too many fantasy books in a row and am sick of it).
A POPULAR/BELOVED CHARACTER THAT YOU DO NOT LIKE
Wow, I’m really hating on Aelin tonight, but I cannot stand Aelin Galathynius. She is one of the most annoying, arrogant characters I have ever come across, and what’s worse is she thinks she’s such a badass and she’s just not. She acts like this all-powerful Queen, but in reality she betrayed her people (which everyone conveniently forgets!!) and just threatens everyone when thinks don’t go her way. Just … no.
A POPULAR AUTHOR THAT YOU CAN’T SEEM TO GET INTO
I can’t get into John Green at all. Maybe it was because I wasn’t a part of the Tumblr generation that was obsessed with him (i.e. my sister’s generation; I was a few years older), or maybe because I find his books are just basically the same storyline regurgitated with slightly different characters, whatever the reason, I can’t get into his books. (He looks like he’s angry at me in this photo.)
A POPULAR BOOK TROPE THAT YOU’RE TIRED OF SEEING
INSTA-LOVE. I hate insta-love with a fiery passion. This isn’t even regulated to YA, I hate insta-love in any format: YA, NA (there’s a lot in this genre), adult, strictly romance, fantasy with romance, etc. Just stop, ok? Authors can write amazing romance stories without utilising this abhorrent trope. You even heard of a slow-burn?! I would die for a slow-burn romance any day, before I ever read another insta-love novel.
A POPULAR SERIES THAT YOU HAVE NO INTEREST IN READING
I’m just not interested in this series at all. I actually own the first book and tried reading it – couldn’t get past page 40-something. I just found it boring, I guess. I can’t be bothered trying to force myself to read this series.
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 remember watching this movie in high school and cried FOR DAYS. I had to get my hands on the book, and luckily my school library had it. I read the novel in one sitting … and then threw it at the wall. The novel was just terrible – it only featured the bare bones of the story – while the movie was complex, incredible and engaging. Still don’t know how that happened.
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Namitha @ Teen Memoir
Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews
Rose @ Around the Library in 80 Days
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