Hi readers! Ages ago I (Shanti too, actually) was tagged by Cait to do this Unpopular Opinions tag. Note that all the images are taken from google images, usually the first I found or the cover I had when I read it. So here we go!
1. A Popular book or series you didn’t like
I can think of quite a few. But most controversial here is the Mortal Instruments. I know most people loved it (Shanti did, for example. She recommended it, like she does a lot of books.) I found it boring and the characters weren’t that likeable. The plot felt contrived and I got to the third book and gave up. Apparently the Clockwork Devices is better… but I don’t really feel like attempting it.
The other book/ author I didn’t really like is John Green. Don’t get me wrong, I love his blogs, and Crash Course got me through World History, but I think his books are overrated. I haven’t read all of them, but I just didn’t like the characters choices or the ending of looking for Alaska, and I though TFIOS was good but not amazing. The characters weren’t really like teenagers. And An Abundance of Katherines was all about making the audience laugh.
2. A popular book/series everybody hates but you love
Hmm. I’m having difficulty thinking of any, but I really liked Jaclyn Moriarty’s A corner of White series, which some people didn’t. That’s about all I can think of.
3. A love triangle where you didn’t like who the main character ended up with
I just finished The Summer I Turned Pretty and I really didn’t ship that couple. I also think something Similar about Katniss in the Hunger Games.
4. A popular genre you hardly read
I don’t really read much romance or urban fantasy or classics (although those aren’t popular really), and thrillers (although, for lack of anything else, I started a Jeffrey archer which was pretty good so far)
5. A popular/beloved character you dislike
Again, I can’t think of many, but I didn’t really like Tori from Solitaire, or Sloane from The Program (that was partly because I hated her name though)
6. A popular author you can’t seem to get into
Like I said, I struggled with Cassandra Clare. Also Garth Nix.I gave up on Sabriel.(Despite all the ravings shanti throws at me at all hours of the day)
7. A popular trope you’re tired of reading
Well I can think of a lot here. One is a dystopia world where everything sucks and then the protagonist runs away to rebel. Just work with the government, why can’t you. All the rebels usually know nothing about government, and want to destroy everything and start a new system which might not even work. This happens in a lot of things, but for example the Hunger Games, The Program, Delerium, Matched, Divergent (although that had a bit of a twist)
8. A popular series you have no interest in reading
Twilight (I started it at the beginning of 2012, but it was boring), Vampire Academy, Marked series by P.C and Kristin Cast (I also read the first book but just no.), Holly Black’s books, Fifty Shades of Grey
9. A movie you liked better than the book
There really aren’t many. I’m going to go with Bridge to Terabithia. I watched the movie first, and it was about 6 or 7 years ago, but I think it’s one of the best movie adaptations I’ve seen, and was generally really good. Plus it was filmed in New Zealand!
So, I tag (but feel free to do it if you haven’t, and if you’ve already been tagged this is more motivation. But no pressure)
Do you agree with any of these unpopular opinions? Disagree? Have anything to add? Tell us in the comments!