BOOK TAG | UNPOPULAR OPINIONS

so i saw this tag on twirling pages (here) and decided to try it out! i wasn’t tagged and i don’t intend on tagging anyone. just a fun little something to do. and i’m sorry if you disagree with some of my answers, seeing as it’s “unpopular opinions” for a reason …

popular book/series you didn’t like

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passenger- if you’ve read my review, you’d know why. but basically, it’s REALLY boring for the first half then the second half is a rushed love story. i liked the ideas/concepts but this book was a huge let down to me. i picked it up because of the time travel not the ott romance.

a book series everyone hates but you love

 

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red queen- i honestly don’t know what i like about this book, i just do. some parts reminded me of other books (such as the hunger games), but that’s what you get for such a restricting genre, i guess.

vampire academy- okay, so i know this book is quite popular, but there are loads of people who hate it. and by loads i mean i’ve met more people who hate it than like.

a love triangle where the main character ends up with the person you didn’t want them to end up with

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is this one not obvious enough?

throne of glass- rowaelin. i’m sorry but i don’t support the positive representation of domestic abuse that is rowaelin.

a popular book genre you rarely reach for

i have no picture for this one because i don’t read these sorts of books, but: contemporary / romance. i find them boring and very hard to get into. i can never like the main character nor ship the main ship. theres something about these books that throws me off.

popular beloved character you didn’t like

 

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aelin. don’t get me wrong about this, okay. i absolutely love and adore celaena, but aelin is such a self obsessed bitch who thinks she knows everything, i honestly can’t stand her. her character development is so bad, i don’t think i’ve seen one like this ugh.

then there’s tris. almost as bad as aelin. tris became so whiney and way too reliant on four, it was unlike her. i dont think anyone else shares my opinions on her??

a popular author you can’t seem to get into

i’d say anything contemporary. i can usually read most authors stuff with no problem.

popular trope you are tired of seeing

love triangles? insta love? the ‘oh i can’t do anything without a man to save me’ types of female protagonists. i can rant all day about these and many more.

popular series you have no interest in reading

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as if you weren’t expecting to see these here. i feel like this is pretty self explanatory especially because i don’t read romance in the first place.

the book isn’t always better than the movie

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and no one’s going to deny it. this also includes the hobbit. there was so much singing in the hobbit books, i got confused. the books are so hard to get into and there’s no way i can connect to characters like those. but the movies are fab (if a little drawn out.)

chelsea

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  • OH MY GOSH. Yes to all of these! I wasn’t a huge fan of Passenger either (loved the concept, but the writing was too wordy for my tastes) and I’m not much of a fan of Tris either. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous choices! <3

    • Passanger really isn’t want I’d call a fast paced book, that’s for sure! And I’m glad I’m not the only one who didn’t like Tris. Thanks for dropping by!

  • I loved Red Queen too Chelsea! I know it was a bit of a mishmash of other popular dystopians but it just clicked and I loved it! I had so many issues with Passenger too and couldn’t agree more. Which is a shame because I loved her Darkest Minds series. It was just so uneventful sadly. Great tag Chelsea, really enjoyed it! <3

    • Some of the mishmash threw me off, but at the same time I thoroughly enjoyed it! I haven’t read the Darkest Minds series! I started the first book and liked it but I didn’t have time to actually read it so I stopped so I could wait for a better time to do this! Thanks for commenting!

  • I love unpopular opinions so much. And I’m so with you on not being into contemporary books. I just can’t get into reading a bunch of stories that all seem to be romances with slight differences. Though surprisingly, I’ve heard a lot of people say that Passenger was boring, more of those than good reviews actually haha, so maybe it’s not as unpopular of an opinion?

    • maybe. i’ve only heard people praising it- but i think that’s because of the author rather than the actual book itself.

  • I love reading unpopular opinions! I definitely agree with The Passenger, I was reading it last January and guess what I didn’t finish it. Don’t judge but I have read the Fifty Shades trilogy 3 years ago, fell in love with the love story excluding the bdsm aspect 😁

    • hardly anyone seems to say negative things on passenger and i’m not sure if that’s because of who the author is :/ . i won’t read fsog mostly because i don’t like romance in general. contemporaries are hard for me to read, romance would be even harder. thanks for stopping by!! 😀

  • I actually completely agree with you on Tris. In Insurgent, Tris and Four start bickering like they’re middle schoolers, and Tris becomes totally dependent on him. I couldn’t handle it.

    • i’m so glad i’m not the only one!! it was really annoying for me and no doubt teaches girls that they need a man to be strong