I’ve done this book tag in video form but like 2 years ago? So Im bringing it back in blog form and lets see if I have some new answers for these questions!
1. A Popular Book or series that you didn’t like.
I have a few book/series that I can come up with but this will always be my number one.
The Shatter Me Series (because it is not a trilogy anymore ugh) by Tahereh Mafi
I have so many feelings haha so BUCKLE UP.
I read book 1 and 2 of the series it was all cool and dandy, well the second book gave me a sour taste but then I read the novellas.. OH BOY. I read Warners, “Destroy Me” and I was still not faced by the fact that he did all of that crap cause of his sour ass story but alright he is a broken child but still not an excuse. THEN oh god then I read “Fracture Me” which I was so excited to read because it was in the POV of Adam and well I was disappointed. This novella was 40% Adam and 60% someone else. I understand that everything that he had been through had definitely “toughed his personality” and that he went through a hard time. It must be exhausting to keep fighting for love, for family, and for peace all at the same time but Adam deserved to be developed and in a believable way not in a way that was gunna make Warner look like the good guy.
The first thing that bothered me about “Fracture Me” was the way Adam regarded Juliette was so off. In the last two books he had always believed in the goodness of her powers and fought for her (there are even many quotes about this in the books), while in “Fracture Me” he kept treating her like a fragile vase ready to break any second. Also, how he just gave up on her?
What happened to
- “It’s been me & you against the world forever”,
- “I’d follow you anywhere, you’re the only good thing left in this world”
- “You’re the only one I’ve ever wanted and that’s never going to change”
I get that Juliette hurt him, but he flipped 180 degrees.
The second thing is that I thought that in “Fracture Me” we’d get to know Adam. His past, his parents, his thoughts, what he likes..something about him. The whole novella was his POV about a war.
Warner is an a+ complex character and a wonderfully complex villain character but like I know he had a crappy childhood and whatever but you can’t use that as an excuse for how he’s handled situations and things.
BUT the other thing that made me more angry lol about this novella was the tag line “I will not lose her.” or the commentary was ”In Fracture Me, Adam, Juliette’s first love, will do anything to get her back.” and none of that happened?!
So yeah I never finished the trilogy/series and have no plans to do so.
2. A Popular Book or series that every one else seems to hate but you love.
Im sorry I took so long to explain the first one but it really strikes a nerve haha I promise Ill keep the rest short.
So a popular book or series that everyone else seems to hate but I love is The Young Elites by Marie Lu. I have no idea why people don’t like it haha honestly its a great story! I remember that reading this series I was so scared of the main character cause she was so powerful! She is an anti-hero and the story is very dark but I personally enjoyed it!
3. A Love Triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with (warn ppl for spoilers) OR an OTP that you don’t like.
Oh man don’t we all love a good love triangle….SAID NO ONE EVER. Im just gunna keep this one short cause its related to the first question.
Warner and Juliette from Shatter Me the series.
4. A popular book Genre that you hardly reach for.
This one is easy, YA Contemporary. I am very picky with them and its very hard for me find one that I genuinely enjoyed.
5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like.
Cassie from The 5th Wave trilogy. I just couldn’t. Movie Cassie was better but yeah..
6. A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.
Lauren Oliver. I honestly don’t reach for her books.. I’ve only read two books by her and the first one that I read was Panic and that was a fail then I read Replica, which was good but not great to me so idk if Ill ever reach for her unless the premise interest me but for now ..Im good.
7. A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing. (examples “lost princess”, corrupt ruler, love triangles, etc.)
I’m tired of the idea that a girl’s story doesn’t start until she meets a cute boy, and then the story revolves around him. This usually happens with our main female character which is usually seen in every other YA Novel that has a boring or unfortunate life and that is, until they meet the boy that changes everything.
8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading.
I may get hate or be called out. I love the authors on their own but I am not interested in reading their book.
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 HAVE a few I can think of from the top of my head at the moment…
- The Maze Runner
- Catching Fire
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower
- The Choice
- Me Before You (I love both movie and book and I believe the movie did it justice to some extent)
AND I AM FINALLY DONE!
I am so sorry for the rant at the very beginning but I had to do it. It really strikes a nerve! Feel free to do this tag and I would love know some of your answers to these questions!