Finally a tag where I am tagged for! This tag has been really popular lately, I’ve been seeing them on my feed quite a few times. Thank you Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books for tagging me!💙
I am not a negative person per se, but I always love a good ranting session. It’s always fun knowing other people opinion- especially if they have the same negative opinion as you are! If you haven’t done this tag yet, consider yourself tagged!
NOPE. ending: a book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy.
This is definitely a popular opinion, but ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth is the winner here! And I’m not saying the ending as in the few pages only, this book as a series finale is very underwhelming. I agree the ending is definitely a bold choice, but if the book has been written in a better way, the ending could work.
NOPE. protagonist: a main character you dislike and drives you crazy.
Oh wow, I have a lot. But ones that take the prize are Clary Fray and Juliette Ferrars. Clary is whiny and bratty. At first, her strong-headed-ness was touching because she was so determined to save her mother, which makes sense because she was the only family Clary had. But as the series progress, her recklessness in trying to save Jace is crossing to the territory of being selfish and spoiled, as it’s now the whole Shadowhunter world at stake? But did she care? Of course not, she’s the great Clarissa Fray after all!
As for Juliette, I really hate her in Unravel Me. Her woe-is-me attitude really bothers me, as all she’s worrying about is her love life with Adam, while the rest of the world is burning and people literally got killed by The Reestablishment. She needs to get over herself, really.
NOPE. pairing: a “ship” you don’t support.
Mal and Alina from The Grisha Trilogy. Mal gives Alina the normalcy and simplicity she wanted, yes, but throughout the series, Mal has been holding Alina back. He ignored her until The Darkling paid attention to Alina, and then he started following Alina along and being possesive with her. Everytime she used her power, Mal became defensive and did not like it. Why can’t he be happy that Alina power was greater than his?
NOPE. plot twist: a twist you didn’t see coming and didn’t like.
Hm, I find myself at loss for this prompt as I rarely dislike a plot twist. The first one that come to mind is the bellatrix/voldemort twist in THE CURSED CHILD. I mean, H O W. That was totally unexpected on Voldemort’s part.
Whether it was written by JKR or even Harry Potter himself, I will never consider that plotline canon.
NOPE. genre: a genre you will never read.
Erotica. I am generally uncomfortable with sex and this genre has plenty of them.
NOPE. book format: book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition.
It’s not that I hate hardcovers, it’s just they are expensive af! They are also heavier and take more space, despite being prettier. I would rather wait for the paperback version even though I have to wait longer. I also don’t like audiobooks as my mind keep wandering around if I listen to things for too long.
NOPE. trope: a trope that makes you go NOPE.
I would say insta-love but there are some that’s actually good, you just need to dig through the generic one 😂 I think “not like other girls” is the trope I hate the most, especially if the mc keeps reminding us how she doesn’t fall for the popular guys, don’t wear make up, like ___ sport/game, have unique color hair, not joining the popular clique…
NOPE. recommendation: a book recommendation that is constantly pushed at you, that you simply refuse to read.
It’s not that I refuse to read them, it’s just I have no interest in reading them. THE CURSED CHILD by J.K Rowling is the one I can think of from top of my head.
NOPE. cliche: a cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.
If I see phrases like “drawn inexplicably”, “inner demons”, “electric shock” in a book synopsis, I usually run the other way from the book.
NOPE. love interest: the love interest that’s not worthy of being one.
Warner and Adam. Both of them seemed to care for Juliette, but Warner manipulates her into thinking that she did something terrible that it weights on her conscience for so long and caused her to be afraid for herself. Meanwhile, Adam threw a tantrum everytime Juliette took a step back or use her power and just being horrible in general. Plus the characters switch are done too quickly, it’s unbelieveable.
NOPE. book: a book that shouldn’t have existed.
Math textbooks. Those are books, right?
But in all seriousness, THE MEDICI’S DAGGER. The book is so short, the plot is allover the place, the story is unclear… I really didn’t see how it could get published tbh 😶
NOPE. villain: a villain you would hate to cross.
Severus Snape. He is not a villain per se, but even as a teacher, the students know to not cross him. His detention and hostility is legendary in school. As a fighter, he has proven to be an amazing duelist. He’s really not someone you should cross.
NOPE. death: a character death that still haunts you.
*rolls out my list* THAT person’s death in Order of the Phoenix (WHY CAN’T HE BE HAPPY), a certain death at Mockingjay (he just reunited with the love of his life) and certain death-by-old-age in Clockwork Princess.
NOPE. author: an author a series you had a bad experience reading for and have decided to quit.
Colleen Hoover. At first I was in love with CONFESS, but then I read MAYBE SOMEDAY and boooy it went downhill fast. All that cheating and touching really got on my nerves. It got me swearing off all NA books. But if you have any recommendation, feel free to send me some!
What are the things that make you go “nope!” in a book?