25 May 2015

Unpopular Opinions TAG

I was tagged by Brittany @ This is the Story of My Reading Life.

I've been seeing this TAG around for quite a while and I've been wanting to do it, and since Brittany tagged me, I can finally get around to it!

1. A popular book or series that you didn't like
Beautiful Disaster was one of the very first New Adult books I picked up and I absolutely hated it. Travis Maddox is one of the most possessive characters I've ever read about. Abby couldn't do anything without him flying off the rails and she hardly ever stood up for herself. A weak female character and a male character that made me rage. I didn't get the appeal at all.
Real is another New Adult book that I completely despised. I got about 40% into this one before I decided to get a refund from Amazon because it was completely ridiculous. The sex descriptions made me want to throw up sometimes because they were that disgusting. I didn't like any of the characters either. It was a terrible book.

2. A popular book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love
I had to use Goodreads for this one (lowest avg rating vs my rating). Landline only has an average rating of 3.56 and I gave it a 5. I adored Landline and it's quite possibly my favourite of Rowell's books.

3. A love triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with OR an OTP that you don't like
I literally cannot think of another love triangle that I didn't like the end of. I was a die hard Jacob fan when I read the Twilight series back in high school. I hated Edward and I always wanted Bella to end up with Jacob.

4. A popular book genre that you hardly reach for
Crime. I'm not a huge crime reader. I've read a few YA Crime/Thrillers, but I haven't read many.

5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like
There's a lot of love for Gale out there, but personally, I really don't like his character. I remember rolling my eyes and making faces every time I had to read about him. My dislike of his character has only gotten worse with the movies.

6. A popular author that you can't seem to get into
Michael Grant is a very popular author, but I haven't liked any of his books. I only read two of the Gone books before I chucked them out; Eve and Adam was one of the worst books I've ever read and I just can't get into his BZRK series at all. He just isn't for me.

7. A popular book trope you're tired of seeing (e.g. "lost princess", corrupt ruler, love triangle, etc.)
Uhm, I'm kind of struggling with this one. I'm going to go with Insta-love. I'm really getting tired of reading a book when suddenly the main character catches the eye of another character and suddenly they're in love even though they've never spoke to/seen said character before. It really gets on my nerves. I have no problems with insta-lust because that's just purely natural if you find someone good looking, but insta-love isn't. I'm a huge romance fan, but this is really getting on my nerves now,

8. A popular series you have no interest in reading
For the past 14-15 years, I've had every intention of reading the Lord of the Rings series, but so far it hasn't happened and I'm thinking it probably won't now since I haven't even seen the movies...

9. The saying goes "The book is always better than the movie", but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?
I really loved Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern, but Love, Rosie was a fantastic movie adaptation! I adored the movie more than the book mainly because the ending seemed a lot more plausible and left me crying with happiness!

I'm not going to TAG anyone specifically because I don't know who has done it and who hasn't, but if you haven't and you want to do it, I TAG YOU!


  1. Beautiful disaster sounds like the title: a disaster. I don't even want to touch it, haha. I did several attempts to read Lord of the rings, but I guess I just have to admit his writing-style doesn't work for me (I lovelovelove the movies though)

    1. It was Mel. It really was. I just don't get how people can like/love Travis. I almost finished the first LotR book when I was in high school, but I gave up. I've been meaning to watch the movies for years, but I always fall asleep during the first one. Oops!

  2. I am in total agreement with you about Real by Katy Evans, I just couldn't stomach those extremely graphic...scenes, and it wasn't because I haven't read a sex scene before it was just that I didn't like the things they did and I felt like there was no deeper meaning, does that make sense? So glad I found someone that agree's with me about this book, phew!
    Lovely post and Happy reading XD

    1. I totally get what you mean! I've read A LOT of new adult books with sex in them, but none of them had stomach churning descriptions like Real did. I couldn't stomach the things they were doing. But he always seemed like a super alpha male creep anyways.
      Thanks Kristin! :)

  3. I've never read Beautiful Disaster, though I'm glad to see that I'm not missing out on much! I'm glad to see that someone else hated Gale. When I first read the book, I absolutely loved him and hated Peeta, though when I read it again I despised Gale. I loved the Love, Rosie movie too. This is such an awesome tag!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. You definitely aren't missing out on anything! YES! At least I'm not the only person that hates Gale! I couldn't stand him from the beginning because Peeta was so sweet and won my heart and Gale kept getting in the way!
      It's such an adorable movie! I still cry at the end every time I watch it. Thanks Krystianna! :)

  4. This is SUCH a cute tag :D And girl, I am so with you on the Gale train...I just found him..annoying, I suppose. More than anything else.
    Happy reading
    Jackie @ No Bent Spines

  5. I am so glad I am not alone! I wasn't a fan of Beautiful Disaster either. I however don't agree with you about Twilight... I was always an Edward fan. :) I do agree with you about insta-love though. I was never a fan of that one.

  6. Yay for doing the tag!
    God, Gale. Ugh! We've discussed our mutual dislike of him. He's the worst.
    I still thank you for saving me from reading Real. I need to get it off my Kindle still.
    And now that I'm so versed in good NA I know I will never have the urge to read Beautiful Disaster. I might try another of her books. But I'm not into the whole romanticizing of abusive relationships. :/
    I still need to read Landline.
    Oh my LOTR heart hurts. Lol.