So going with this week’s theme of honesty in blogging, I figured I’d do a tag I’ve wanted to do for a long time and that’s the Unpopular Opinions Tag! All of these opinions are my own and I’m not attacking you or the author or anyone, I’m just stating my opinions. It’s totally okay if you disagree, in fact, I’d love to hear if you disagree in the comments (maybe you’ll even get me to change my mind if you make a good enough argument!). So let’s get to it!
A popular book or series you didn’t like.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell! This book just…wasn’t for me, so I DNFed it. If you want more on why, you can check out my review in the Reviews section. It just fell so, so flat for me…
An unpopular book or series that you can’t help but love.
I love Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I know this book gets a lot of hate for being cliché and incorporating a lot of YA tropes, but I can’t help but love it. It was just so addicting for me and I (surprisingly) didn’t see the twists coming.
An OTP you don’t like.
I don’t like the Dorian x Celaena ship. I’M SORRY! I just ship her with someone else and I think it’s good to see Celaena have one guy friend.
A popular book genre you hardly reach for.
That’s hard but probably historical fiction. It’s not that I don’t like historical fiction when I read it, I just find it generally doesn’t hook me right off the bat, so I don’t usually reach for it.
A popular or beloved book character you don’t like.
It’s not that I hate him, I’m just not as obsessed with Warner from Shatter Me as a lot of fans are. I like him, I just don’t love him.
A popular author you can’t seem to get into.
Jennifer L. Armentrout. I just find her writing very cheesy and juvenile and her storylines clichéd.
A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing.
The bad boy getting the girl. I really have a problem with this because I feel like it often tells young girls that it’s okay–and even attractive–for a guy to treat her like crap. And for guys, it perpetuates the whole “nice guys finish last” stereotype. So let’s hear it for the nice guys!
A popular series that you have no interest in reading.
The Darkest Minds Trilogy by Alexandra Bracken. I read The Darkest Minds and I was so bored. I just…Idk…I feel like I didn’t even read the same thing as everyone else because it was just…??? Sorry???
The saying goes “the book is always better than the movie,” but what movie or TV show did you like better than the book?
The 100. Without a doubt! The show is my favorite show–it’s so amazing! But it’s also nothing like the books, which are a lot more juvenile and not too interesting, imo.