I wasn’t tagged to do this tag, but I saw it on Destiny’s blog howling libraries and I thought it looked like fun- because everyone loves unpopular opinions! If you disagree with me on any of my answers, don’t hate me! I’m just stating my opinion which I’m entitled to 🙂
NOPE. ending: a book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simple because the ending was crappy.
This was a pretty difficult one, but there’s two- but I’m going for the ending of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I just- I don’t know, after books that were hugely focus on the deaths of children it was suddenly happy and fluffy for Katniss and Peeta. If I’d survived the Hunger Games I’d be traumatised for life! They just got on with life!
NOPE. protagonist: a main character you dislike and drives you crazy.
Anne from Anne of Green Gables. Yes, I know she is a child but I never connected with her, and she’s the main reason I haven’t read any more in the series than the first book! I like a talkative character- but Anne just didn’t shut up….
Or America from The Selection series.
Or Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars!
There are so many!
NOPE. series: a series that turned out to be a huge pile of NOPE after you’ve invested all that time and energy on it (or a series you gave up on because it wasn’t worth it anymore)
The Selection series by Kiera Cass. I’ve read them in their entirety, but honestly,after the third it should have just stopped because it then dragged on with a really annoying main character. I’m just glad I got them all of of Netgalley and didn’t actually buy any of them..
NOPE. pairing: a ship you don’t support
Katniss/Peeta. I wanted her to end up with Gale so I was very disappointed.
NOPE. plot twist: a twist you didn’t see coming and didn’t like.
As the blog I took this from said, Divergent. Urgh that plot twist- I didn’t see it coming and then I was annoyed because Tris made a really stupid decision and then- yeah. There’s been plenty of plot twists I haven’t seen coming but loved so this answer is the only one that really fits.
NOPE. protagonist decision: a character decision that made you shake your head.
Tris made some pretty bad decisions, as did Bella from Twilight. I think a lot of YA heroines make some pretty bad decisions- especially if it’s dystopia, so yeah, I can’t choose one. Sorry for the cop out!
NOPE. genre: a genre you will never read
Erotica- aka Fifty Shades of Grey. I won’t go anywhere near that genre because I’ve heard many of them are really badly written- apart from the smutty scenes.
NOPE. book format: book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition
Huge hardbacks! They’re heavy and they don’t fit on my shelves- so I usually wait for the much smaller and accessible paperback version to come out so my arm doesn’t ache too much and they fit on my shelf lovely.
NOPE. trope: a trope that makes you go NOPE
Insta-love. Love traingles (here’s looking at you Twilight). Characters making terrible decisions….
NOPE. recommendation: a book recommendation that is constantly pushed at you, that you simply refuse to read.
Anything by John Green- I’ve read two of his books now and I don’t see the appeal, so if anyone recommends me a John Green book there is a very high chance I won’t read it!
NOPE. cliche: a cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes
Insta-love, love triangles, cheating! I’m a romantic and I hate the whole insta-love thing where the female character falls in love with the male character (who turns out to not be good for her). There are some exceptions obviously.
I hate it when characters cheat though- it makes me doubt their relationship.
NOPE. love interest: the love interest that’s not worthy being one.
Edward Cullen- don’t get me wrong I love Twilight because of the nostalgia it brings me, but he’s a creep, he’s dangerous, and the more he pushes Bella away the more she wants him. Oh, and he’s a vampire but it’s not like he mentions that or anything…
NOPE. book: a book that shouldn’t have existed
The Fault in Our Stars- it uses cancer as a way to create a romance. Also the male protagonist is so arrogant and, yeah- I didn’t take to it at all.
NOPE. villain: a villain you would hate to cross
Professor James Moriarty is evil because he’s clever and you definitely wouldn’t want to cross him!
NOPE. death: a character death that still haunts you
Fred Weasley 😦
Out of all of the character deaths in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it is Fred’s death that hurts the most. The Weasley twins are my favourites and I can’t imagine them being separated so yes
NOPE. author: an author you had a bad experience reading for and decided to quit.