I won’t be tagging anyone because this tag has been around for ages. I’m not sure who has or hasn’t done it yet. If you haven’t, consider yourself tagged! I would love to see your answers.
A popular book or series that you didn’t like:
I brought this book because everyone was raving about how amazing it was. I’m a huge fan of fantasy and the cover is totally my “thing”. A hooded person wielding daggers with a misty castle in the background? YES PLEASE! But it was horrible. I can’t stand this book at all! Nope, nothing nice to say about it. *shudders*
A popular book/series that everyone seems to hate but you love:
Yes, The Selection series was sometimes silly and the characters infuriating, but I loved reading these books! They were fluffy, quick to read and a whole lot of fun.
A love triangle where the main character ends up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with:
I’m so done with this series and it saddens me because I really, really loved the first three books. I became frustrated with the direction the story went in and my enthusiasm just died. I haven’t read Empire of Storms, but from all of the posts about it I was able to gather that Aelin ended up with the character I detested. I don’t think their relationship was healthy and why does she even need to be with someone? Couldn’t she just figure things out on her own?
A popular book genre you hardly reach for:
I never, ever pick up horror novels. I just can’t deal with scary things. I’ll happily read a book that makes me smile like crazy, cry like a baby and want to throw something at a wall, but being frightened isn’t my idea of a good time. It’s the same for movies or TV shows. Nope, no thank you! The genre has no appeal to me whatsoever.
A popular author you can’t seem to get into:
I’ve tried to read Sarah Dessen books a few times now and haven’t really been able to connect with them as others do. I read That Summer earlier this year and found it to be quite boring. Nothing happened. The plot went nowhere. I started Along for the Ride but put it down when I got really busy with work and just haven’t picked it up again.
A popular book trope you’re tired of seeing:
Love triangles! I’ve ranted about this so many times but I really hate books that have one. Of course, YA is full of love triangles, squares…whatever…and yes I suffer through them but a lot of the time it isn’t necessary. The plot would be fine without it. Extra drama doesn’t always equal more entertaining. Also, it usually makes the female character, who has to decide between two oh-so handsome young men, seem confused and incapable of making decisions. Argh…it makes me mad!
A popular series you have no interest in reading:
Lots of people have talked about how much they enjoyed the series, but I have no interest in vampires. Plus, the only Rachelle Mead book I read, Soundless, was a huge disappointment. Yes, I’ve been told that it wasn’t the best example of her writing but I’m not going to pick up a series that I don’t have a single ounce of interest in. Too many other books and not enough time!
What movie/TV show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?
The book was middle of the road for me. Not good but not terrible either. Just blah. The TV series was a lot more exciting and drama filled. I’ve watched the first season on Netflix and am saving the rest for when it gets colder and all I want to do is stay inside cuddled up in blankets with a nice cup of tea.