My name is Laquesha and I am one of the co-bloggers here at Bookish Babes. I also run a YA Book Blog called We’re All Bookish Here where I post books reviews, memes and discussion posts. I am a 16-year old girl from Trinidad and Tobago (two itty bitty islands in the Caribbean) with an affinity for the weird and nerdy and I have been an avid reader since I was 10. Besides reading, I enjoy writing, marathoning countless TV shows and pretending that I have this whole “life thing” in order. 😛
Today, I decided to complete the Unpopular Opinions Book Tag because I have seen it floating around the blogosphere for quite a few months and I thought that it was a great opportunity for you lot to learn a bit more about me. Plus, who doesn’t like discussing how their opinions differ from that of the masses. 😀
WARNING: I am obsessed with GIFs. That being said, there will be many littered in this post and every other post drafted by me for this blog. Enjoy 🙂
1) A POPULAR BOOK / SERIES THAT DID NOT SIT WELL WITH ME
There are honestly so many but the first ones I can think of are:The Hunger Games Trilogy, The Selection Trilogy and The Delirium Trilogy. Hmm, I guess I have a thing against trilogies lol. I read the entirety of THG around the time when the first movie was about to drop when everyone was hyping the crap out of it and I was not impressed. I felt nothing for the world or the characters and I thought it was pretty mediocre compared to the other awesome dystopian reads in existence.
I’ve only read the first book of the Selection trilogy (but I guess it’s a series now) and I found its plot to be very predictable and numbing. Also, America Singer takes the cake for the most annoying and indecisive female lead ever.
I loved Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall. I loved the writing style and the premise so I honestly thought I was going to enjoy this trilogy, seeing as it is a lot more famous than BIF. Sadly, I did not. I’ve only read the first two books and I”m not entirely sure if I want to continue on, it was just too slow and draggy for me. 😦
2) A POPULAR BOOK/SERIES HATED BY THE MASSES BUT LOVED BY ME
This is a complete no-brainer for me. Twilight, The Twilight Saga all the way. It’s what got me into reading YA and I just love it. I love the story, I love the characters, I love the writing style, everything! It’s always the series I can trust to lift me out of a reading slump and this may seem a bit excessive but I’ve read the whole saga cover-to-cover, including the novella, FIVE times.
3) AN OTP THAT MAKES ME WANT TO GAG
It was extremely difficult to come up with an OTP that I didn’t like because for the most part, my ships usually get together but I did think of one! Harry and Ginny from the Harry Potter series. Why? When? How did this happen? I did not enjoy reading about their romance at all because I felt like the relationship was rushed and lacked development. I mean, yeah, Harry saved Ginny from a Basilisk a long time ago but when did it escalate to the tongue-shoving-down-throats-phase?
4) A POPULAR GENRE THAT I ALMOST NEVER READ
For this one, I’m going to have to say Contemporary. I rarely wake up in the morning and go “Hey, let me read a contemporary!” because the pacing of these novels tend to be on the slow side and I am more of an “ACTION, ACTION, ACTION, GO GO GO!” kind of girl.
5) A BELOVED CHARACTER WHO GETS ON MY LAST NERVE
I absolutely hate Lissa from the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.I don’t know if she’s beloved or not but she’s certainly not beloved by me. Though VA is one of my favourite series, any mention of Lissa instantly dampens my mood. I just found her extremely manipulative and pretentious and I wanted to throttle her every time she opened her mouth.
6) A POPULAR AUTHOR THAT I CAN’T GET INTO
I only have three whose books I’ve tried reading and totally failed in either picking up the sequels or reading the first book on a whole: Gayle Forman, Tahereh Mafi and Jennifer L. Armentrout.
7) A POPULAR BOOK TROPE THAT DRIVE ME NUTS
A very specific type of love triangle. I don’t hate all love triangles because I think that it is very possible for them to be done excellently. *cough cough* The Infernal Devices. The specific type that I am referring to is the one involving “the best friend”. The only reason I am not a fan of books with this type of love triangle is the fact that us readers are usually exposed to this “best friend” for five seconds before the protagonist is whisked away on some extended journey with the other love interest. It’s extremely annoying as we never truly get to know this “best friend”. I feel like the “best friend” trope is a very planned love triangle with pre-determined ships and I like to determine my own ships, thank you very much!
8) A POPULAR SERIES I HAVE NO INTEREST IN READING
I honestly can’t think of one but let’s just say The Pushing The Limits series by Katie McGarry. A lot of people seem to really enjoy that series, it’s a romantic companion series, I think. Anyway, I don’t know much about it and I’m not a huge Contemporary reader as mentioned before so I am not even going to attempt it. Sorry?
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?
Without a shadow of doubt, it’s The Vampire Diaries and by extension, The Originals. I started watching the TV show before I read the books (probably not a good idea) and the TV show is 100X better. They changed a lot of stuff from the books (THANK THE STARS) and made it…good! I did not enjoy the series at all and I was 5 books in when it dawned on me that I got no enjoyment out of them.
There you have it guys! The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag. Click here to watch the original video. I apologize if I did not enjoy any of your favourite books, they just weren’t for me. I meant no offense, please don’t be sore about it. As for who I’m tagging? All of you, of course. Anyone wanting to do this tag, just do it, it’s super fun! I look forward to more awesome posts like this in the near future.