I’ve been reading for my whole life, and as I grow, my reading taste has also changed. There are some books that I used to love, but not anymore. Same goes with the characters. My standard for them has increased, and when I re-read my old favorites I find myself less enthusiastic about them, even hating them sometimes. The older I got, I kinda get more picky and critical about the characters’ character.
Tris Prior (Divergent by Veronica Roth)
I LOVED Divergent when I first read it. One of the reason is because of Tris. She made her decision to join Dauntless on her own, despite have to leaving her family behind, knowing that she would leave her parents alone. She knew she might fail, and yet she keep trying. She’s really using her fresh start, even being the first jumper. She’s strong, she’s determined, she even came on top. Yet in Insurgent and Allegiant, it seems like Tris is not Tris anymore. She became reckless and lies a lot to Four. Maybe it’s the trauma, but she just not the girl I used to loved and admired in Divergent.
Elena Gilbert (The Vampire Diaries by L.J Smith)
I think my change of heart with Elena came from the fact that a) The Return series just isn’t as good as the original series b) It takes too long for each book to be translated and therefore I’m older when I read the Return series c) I watch the tv series. I love her loyalty with Stefan, her will to protect her family, friends, and town. As much as I ship Delena, her inability to choose really makes the story drags on and on and hurt a lot of people. As I grow older and came to dislike triangles, so my dislike for her grows.
Ron Weasley (Harry Potter by J.K Rowling)
Now hold your pitchforks and let me explain first. I liked Ron. He was the kind of best friend I would like to have for myself. But the way he acted in the 7th book? I don’t really think it was the hocrux, I mean he turned back on Harry in the 4th book, and I guess some of the animosity stayed and amplified by the hocrux. I still liked him, but it was just never the same anymore.
Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars by John Green)
When I first read TFIOS in the height of its fame, I, like the others, also fell for the charisma and clever tounge of Augustus Waters. His attention and love for Hazel, humor, and loyalty for Isaac. After a while, I realized how pretentious his words and actions are, and how boring he actually is. Yes, he’s nice. But that’s it. I can’t seem to see another depth in him.
Jace Herondale and Clary Fray (The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare)
I LOVED them when I first started the series. Clary with her stubborness and willingness to do whatever it takes to find her mother, and Jace with his brooding hero complex and badass fighting skills. And then book 3, 4, 5, and 6 happened. Clary doesn’t care about her family and friends anymore, all she cared about is Jace. Same goes with Jace. They became really clingy and spend every waking moment together. They would risk the WHOLE Shadowhunter world for each other, and I just don’t think it’s healthy. THEY WERE MY OTP WHYYY.
This would be really short section, but I decided to join the Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer! It’s my first time joining, and I’ve been really overwhelmed this month so I don’t have a really high goals. I will read 2 books, both ARCs, Marry Me Tomorrow and A Christmas Day at The Office. Hopefully I could finish them on time and even read more books! *fingers crossed*