We all have been a black sheep, whether in reading or in real life. And that’s okay! It gives the another side to the story and I think it’s really fun reading an opinion that’s totally different from yours. So I saw this tag from Grace Stella’s youtube video months ago, and I think it would be fun to do it. Before we start, please understand that this is my opinion, and I don’t mean to offend anyone or any group. We all have different opinions you guys, be nice 🙂 Let’s get started!
A popular book or series that you didn’t like
Let’s see… I have a lot but I think I’ll choose Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard for this one. It’s just so unoriginal, it feels like Red Rising mixed with The Selection and X-Men and THG. It also feels really repetitve to me and the romance is just horrible. I feel nothing for any of the characters, and can’t feel the chemistry between Mare/Cal or Mare/Maven! I honestly don’t care with what happens next, which is why I won’t continue with the series.
A popular book or series that you love but other hate
The Vampire Diaries by L.J Smith. I read this series back when I was 10, and haven’t do any re-read ever since. I don’t know if my taste has change or not, but I remember really loved it when I read it. I have the full series, even to the new ones. I’m surprised that many people doesn’t like it and think that the TV show is better. Well, in some aspect it is better, but I still like the book more!
A love triangle where a person ended up with the person you didn’t want them to be with
Alina/Mal/Darkling/Nikolai from the Grisha trilogy. I knew from the beginning that my ship will sink, but I can’t just abandon it.
A popular book genre that you hardly ever reach for
Definitely non-fiction. I’m trying to fix that this year though! I mean, while it can be inspiring, it also can be depressing. It’s also kind of boring you know, if you read for something/someone’s biography that you have 0 interest in.
A popular character that you did not like
Mal from the Grisha trilogy. I know some people liked him, but I just don’t… I hate the way he realizes that he likes Alina only after she was taken away from him. He also kinda pushed Alina to give up her Grisha power and have a normal life with him. I dislike him the most on book 2.
A popular author you can’t get into
John Green. It’s not that I hate him, it’s just… I think he’s okay. I’ve read TFIOS and Let It Snow, and I think they’re okay. I also have read Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and while I really enjoyed it, I find myself liking David Levithan’s Will Grayson way better than John Green’s. I think my problem is all his character has the same qualities and attitude, and I just don’t like them *shrugs*
A popular book trope you’re tired of seeing
MC that’s “normal” but actually a special snowflake that thrust into the action and be the savior. Why can’t we have someone that’s properly trained and actually prepared to be the savior??? It will save so much time and actually refreshing to see someone that instead of being too scared to stand up, is too confident, make mistakes because of it and have to learn to be more humble.
A popular book series you have no intention of reading
Lux Series by JLA. It’s not exactly that I have no intention, I mean I have it on my tbr shelf in Goodreads, but I never felt any urgent need or mood to read it.
TV/movie adaptation that you like more than the book
Umm I don’t know about this one… Maybe The Hunger Games? I really enjoyed the way the action and rebellion brought into the big screen. The atmosphere is really fitting, and the CGI is awesome.
I tag everyone that wants to do it! 🙂