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Characters I Don’t Like But Everyone Else Seems To Love

Hey booknerds! So today I want to talk about characters that everyone seems to love but I just…don’t. Some I’m just indifferent about and some I really cannot stand…at all.

So I am going to share the ones that I really don’t understand why people love them. And they will go from ones that I am indifferent to, to the ones I hate most of all.

If I mention a character you love just remember this is my opinion and you have yours!

1 Warden from The Bone Season – I mean he’s kind of pointless aside from introducing Paige to the world of rephaites and also being her love interest. I also do not ship Paige and Warden and honestly don’t understand the appeal.

2 Dante from Legendary – He’s really good looking and mysterious…that’s about it? I didn’t understand why Tella would be so attracted to him especially when he gets in her way and distracts her more than helping her.

3 Dara from The City of Brass – He’s condescending, acts superior and prejudiced and I honestly don’t understand why people love him. He ignores what Nahri wants and makes a huge mess of things but I see a redemption arc coming for him so I hope he gets better.

4 Carden from The Cruel Prince – He is a bully and his relationship with Jude is toxic as hell. Why does everyone love him?!

5 Jace from The Mortal Instruments – I found him really annoying and was very disappointed in finding out that he is a Herondale. How can he be a descendant of Will?!

6 Clary from The Mortal Instruments – Another character from this series who was so irritating that I wanted to skip over her PoV chapters. Like please shut up, you’ve been a shadowhunter for 5 minutes, you do not know everything!

7 Rowan from Throne of Glass – He grew on me a little as we see more of him but he’s still very meh. I’m not a fan of macho alpha males.

8 Aelin from Throne of Glass – My dislike for her grew more and more as her story progresses. She becomes so annoying that I would just want to role my eyes reading her PoV.

9 Feyre from ACOTAR – I did not like her from the very beginning but then I struggled through most of the first book too. She gets worse as the story progresses. By ACOFAS I am so done with her nonsense.

10 Rhysand from ACOTAR – Let me say it loudly, he is problematic as hell and his and Feyre’s relationship is also very problematic and kinda toxic too. Why does everyone love him?! After ACOFAS I literally do not want to see or hear from either of these two again. Please for the love of God do not let them be in the spin off series.

It’s okay I will give you time to digest what you just read. I know, I know, how could I talk about your faves like that. It’s okay, you can still love them.

But if you also don’t like any of these characters, do let me know so that I don’t feel all alone!

And let me know what characters you don’t like but everyone else loves!

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Hyped Books I Didn’t Love

So this post is probably full of unpopular opinions as I know many of you loves these books but I just…didn’t. Some are books that I hope will get better as the series progresses, some were books that disappointed me as I thought I would love it.

So here are books I didn’t love:

1 Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – the story itself was quite intriguing but I just didn’t like how slowly the story progressed and the writing style. I got bored and forced myself to read to the end of the first book and then just gave up

2 Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – I hadn’t planned on reading this but everyone kept telling me I would love it so I thought I would try but again I just didn’t get on with the writing style. Though the story itself was intriguing I just wished more actually happened in the book.

3 Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – I mean the book is okay but I just don’t love it. I don’t know if it’s the footnotes that put me off or the story was slow at the beginning but it took me ages to get through the book.

4 A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas – I cannot explain how much I did not like this book.

5 Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – I really struggled to get through this book but then I found that the books actually get better

6 Vengeful by V.E. Schwab – I absolutely adored Vicious but I didn’t enjoy this book as much I felt like the story dragged too much in the first half especially

7 The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare – this series was such a chore to read. By the end I was only here for Malec. Which is strange because I adore The Infernal Devices!

8 King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo – I was so disappointed by this book. I was expecting Six of Crows level of epicness and it just…wasn’t

9 Legendary by Stephanie Garber – having loved Caraval I was hoping this would be just as great but I just didn’t enjoy it much

10 The Cruel Prince – a book that I was actually struggling to get through but the ending saved it.

So there you have it, books that have been really hyped but I just didn’t love. These are just my opinions and if you loved them then I’m glad you did!

Are there any hyped books that you didn’t love?