Hello everyone! I’m finally getting back into the swing of things: I’m starting to get out of my reading slump and I’m writing more reviews and blog posts. I don’t know what was going on, but I’m glad to be moving out of whatever funk I’ve been in these past couple of months! I’ve seen a few other blogs do this Unpopular Opinions tag and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share my thoughts!
A POPULAR BOOK OR SERIES YOU DIDN’T LIKE
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. I read the first couple of books in the series and didn’t like them, and I still don’t get all the hype.
A POPULAR BOOK OR SERIES EVERYONE ELSE SEEMS TO HATE BUT YOU LOVE
Paper Princess by Erin Watt. I think this book is really a love-it-or-hate-it, which for me was a love. I made the mistake of starting it just before bed and didn’t stop until I had finished it in the early hours of the morning!
AN OTP YOU DON’T LIKE
Rowan/Aelin in the Throne of Glass series. I won’t delve too much into this but it mostly stems from my hatred of Rowan as a terrible character and a toxic love interest.
A POPULAR GENRE YOU HARDLY REACH FOR
I was going to say YA Contemporary, but I’ve been reading a lot more of those recently, so I’ll say graphic novels. They just never really interested me.
A POPULAR CHARACTER THAT YOU DON’T LIKE
Severus Snape from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. I never, ever liked him and probably never will.
A POPULAR AUTHOR THAT YOU CAN’T SEEM TO GET INTO
Sarah J. Maas. Her books are not for me.
A POPULAR TROPE YOU’RE TIRED OF SEEING
I don’t know why this is becoming such a theme recently, but villainous characters as love interests-especially in the YA genre. I’m not talking morally grey characters; I’m talking about characters that are truly horrible, or that have physically/emotionally been abusive towards the main character and yet the fandom and/or author decides to make them the love interest anyway. How can you not see how toxic those relationships are and then market them to young, impressionable teenagers as “romance”? I could go on and on about this but I’ll leave it at that.
A POPULAR SERIES YOU HAVE NO INTEREST IN READING
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.
(Although, ever since season 7 ended, I’ve been toying with the idea of possibly trying to read them.)
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?
Atonement by Ian McEwan. I loved the book but the movie is just so good.