Thursday, July 9, 2015

Unpopular Book Tag

LA LA in the Library tagged me for the Unpopular Book Tag!  This was fun to do, so I encourage anyone who wants to participate to do so!  

1. A POPULAR BOOK OR SERIES YOU DIDN'T LIKE

Daughter of Smoke and Bone.  I just didn't get it.

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)

2. A BOOK OR SERIES EVERYONE ELSE HATED BUT YOU LOVED

I wouldn't say people hated Death Sworn, but it only has a 3.64 rating on Goodreads. 

Death Sworn (Death Sworn, #1)

3. A LOVE TRIANGLE WHERE THE PROTAGONIST ENDED UP WITH THE PERSON YOU DIDN'T WANT THEM TO BE WITH.

I was very annoyed Juliet ended up with Warren in the Shatter Me series.  The whole evolution of their relationship and the dissolution of Juliet and Adam's relationship pissed me off to new levels.  
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

4. POPULAR GENRE YOU HARDLY READ.

Urban Fantasy.  I can't get past the covers.

This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5)

5. A POPULAR/BELOVED CHARACTER YOU DISLIKE

Jace from Mortal Instruments.  Warren from Shatter Me.  Augustus Waters from The Fault In Our Stars.

6. A POPULAR AUTHOR YOU CAN'T SEEM TO GET INTO

Rainbow Rowell.  I know she is so popular, but something about her books just make me hesitant.  Watch, I'll read them and love them.  Ha!

Eleanor & Park

7. A POPULAR TROUPE YOU'RE TIRED OF READING

MC makes series of rash and stupid decisions without consulting anyone and gets into major trouble and has to be rescued, but never gets called out on it.

8. A POPULAR SERIES YOU HAVE NO INTENTION OF READING

The Splintered Series by A. G. Howard.  I DNF'd the first book.  I could not get into it at all.

Splintered (Splintered, #1)

9. A BOOK OR SERIES YOU WANTED TO HATE, BUT LOVED.

Loved is a very strong word and I'm a bit ashamed to admit this, but I was entertained by The Selection.  I wish I could say otherwise because there is nothing about that series I should like. 

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

10. A SHOW/MOVIE ADAPTION YOU LIKED BETTER THAN THE BOOK

The Princess Bride!  Hands down.

6 comments :

  1. I like this tag, it's fun seeing everyone's answers! I enjoyed Daughter of Smoke & Bone until the reincarnation stuff came up. I really hate that trope, and the sort of 'pre-destined path' stuff that goes with it. Not going to read the rest of the series.

    ~Ailsa @ The Book Bundle

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    1. Yes, I think that's what got me too. And that they are angels? Locked in an ancient battle? Meh, not for me.

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  2. Ha ha, I am sooooo happy I am not the only hardhearted person who found Augustus (Gloop, that is all I could think of every time I read his name ^snort*) annoying! Smoke and Bone was intriguing me until I saw a review that mentioned angels, a huge YA turn off for me. Did you get past the real world part of Splintered? I found the Wonderland parts fantastic. That is why I liked the third book best of all because very little of it was in the real world. The real world sections were too much like Contemporary Romance for me, I added your link to my post. :)

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    1. Yeeeaahhh, I'm not a huge angel book person either. There has only been one series that I really liked. As for Splintered...I think so? But I don't remember exactly. I just remember being really bored. I might have to give it another shot.

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  3. You're so right about urban/paranormal fantasy covers!! I didn't realize how much of a cover snob I'd become, but I'm pretty sure it was like 90% of the reason I refused to read the Vampire Academy series for so long haha! But yeah. The covers are terrible.

    You know, I don't know if you'll really like Rainbow Rowell or not? She's very character based - I didn't even realize how little plot was in Fangirl until another blogger who is much more plot oriented than I am pointed it out haha. I really liked Fangirl, and despite OWNING Eleanor & Park (and that it features a white girl + Korean boy) I STILL haven't read it. Ahh my avoidance of all things contemporary...lol

    Also YES about that trope. -.- so annoying... (And Princess Bride forever!!)

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    1. Oh man, you mean the Angelina Jolie circa-Girl, Interrupted VA covers? I'm with you on that one.

      Also, I DO like character books. I really don't need a plot (unless the book really needs one...you know what I mean), but for some reason I am just a little turned off by them? I don't know if it is the covers, or everyone falling all over themselves about her? A quirk of mine is that if I am on the fence about something and then everyone starts going crazy over it, then I get turned off by it. I'm not sure why this is, but I've always been that way. It's the main reason it took me a bazillion years to read Harry Potter.

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