Much thanks to Alex coffeeloving bookoholic for tagging me for this! She’s awesome, and so is her blog, so definitely go follow her if you don’t already know her.
Now, I love a good unpopular opinion. Let’s do this.
1.) A popular book or book series that you didn’t like.
I gave the Throne of Glass books a fair shot and read the first two, but they were just not for me. I couldn’t get into the writing style and Celaena and I just did not get along. I wanted to like them and join the Sarah J. Maas party, I truly did, but it was not meant to be.
2.) A popular book or book series that everyone else seems to hate but you love.
I wouldn’t say this book is hated, but it doesn’t seem wildly popular, especially among Lunar Chronicles fans. To be fair, I did read this before I read the Lunar Chronicles and do prefer that series, but I loved this book. To be even fairer, I went into this book with really low expectations because I really don’t like Alice in Wonderland, but I LOVED this book. I think it’s so fun and I loved the characters and I hardly put it down while I was reading. It was my introduction to Marissa Meyer’s writing and it was a raging success. I loved it.
3.) An otp that you don’t like.
Eliza and Wallace (I blame Wallace).
4.) A popular book genre that you hardly reach for.
High fantasy’s one I hardly ever go for. I don’t dislike it and kinda want to go for it, but also….it feels like such a commitment and I never feel ready. Either way, I rarely ever reach for it.
5.) A popular/beloved character that you do not like
Kevin Day. After I finished these books I scoured the Tumblr posts and everyone seems to love Kevin there, it’s very “protect Kevin Day at all costs,” but…I found him about as interesting as a piece of cardboard. It probably had to do with the fact that he was all hyped up and then he just didn’t…do a whole lot and always seemed to be in a bad mood. I felt like I was being told to like him and feel sorry for him, and I resented it because that’s how I am sometimes. I would not protect him at all costs. Sorry Kevin.
6.) A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.
Rainbow Rowell. I’ve read two of her books and I’m really not a fan of her writing style, alas.
7.) A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing.
The classic fade-out YA sex scene (especially if it takes place before they have to go save the world and it’s their ~last chance~ in case they die, etc.). I literally just finished a book that had this and I was like, no….please….don’t do this……….I beg you. But the scene faded out and they did in fact do it. Boo.
8.) A popular series that you have no interest in reading.
Cassandra Clare books. I don’t even know how many books/series she has, but I’ve never felt any stirring in my heart to read them and doubt I ever will.
9.) 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 like the show “Anne with an E” more than the actual Anne of Green Gables books. I know many people have complained that the show is too dark an adaptation, but I think that’s exactly why I love it more than the books. Also those books made me wait 2394238 years for Anne and Gilbert to happen and then she moved into a house with some old ladies and cats while he went to medical school and my heart couldn’t take it anymore and I quit the books. RIP windy poplars.
You if you think this looks fun, because I’ve seen this one going around a lot and I’m not sure who and who hasn’t done it, also I’m sleepy and linking tags feels like effort. Thank goodness the weekend is nearly there. HAPPY FRIDAY!!