Hey guys! It has been forever since I’ve done a tag, so I am super excited to finally do one again! I wasn’t exactly tagged to do this (shhhhh….) but I first saw it on The Little Contemporary Corner blog (link here) so be sure to check out their post too! So, without further ado, lets get to some unpopular opinions!
1. A popular book or series that you didn’t like.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
I tried to read this book about a year ago, and I really just didn’t enjoy it. Nothing about the story really appealed to me (even though I usually enjoy dystopias). But this series does seem to have a huge amount of people that love it, but this book really just wasn’t for me.
Second place for this one is tied with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, The Fault in our Stars by John Green, and The Moral Instruments by Cassandra Clare
2. A popular book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love.
You know, I’ve been trying to think of a book for this one, but I honestly can’t. I don’t think that I have ever really loved a book that the majority of people have hated.
3. A love triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with.
Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games Trilogy
Why did I not love this pairing? I have no idea. I just really didn’t. I wanted her to end up with Gale. Honestly it was the relationship between Katness and Peeta that ruined this trilogy for me.
Also, my second choice (because I feel like I need to say this) is Edward and Bella from Twilight. I am 100% team Jacob. Although I did like how the series ended, so that’s the only reason this pairing wasn’t my first choice.
4. A popular genre that you hardly reach for.
I don’t really know why I steer away from suspense novels, because I do love a good suspense film. Maybe I just need to pick one up and go for it, but I have yet to do that.
5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like.
Joss Byrd in Unscripted Joss Byrd
I really wanted to like Joss. I really did. But for some reason she just came off as whiny and kind of annoying. I actually didn’t really like any of the characters in this book, no matter how much people are falling over themselves about it. I guess the book itself wasn’t bad, just the characters rubbed me the wrong way.
6. A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.
I read A Fault in Our Stars a few years ago, and since then I have never picked up another John Green book. I just couldn’t do it. His style of writing just doesn’t appeal to me, and I haven’t read an interesting enough book blub from him that has inspired me to pick up another one of his books and try again.
So, for now, I am John Green free.
7. A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing.(examples “lost princess”, corrupt ruler, love triangles, etc.)
The whole “love at first sight” and “destined to be together” thing
Like when a character sees somebody else across the room or brushes their hand or something and is just like “a bolt of lightning shot through my body and I knew that I was in love with this person that I have known for .2 seconds.” It just gets on my nerves. Like stop. Just stop.
8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading.
The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater
I’ve known about this series for years, and have never even considered picking it up. It just doesn’t interest me.
Second place for this is the Matched series by Ally Condie. I just don’t think that there is anything there for me.
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?
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Book series by Cassandra Clare)
Okay, so I really don’t like the Freeform Shadowhunters TV show, but I really did enjoy the movie. I actually saw the movie before I tried to read City of Bones (oops!). And when I loved the movie (which seems to be another unpopular opinion) and decided to read the book, I ended up not really loving the book at all.
So yes, I liked the movie more than the book.
And there we have it! My unpopular opinions. Which ones did you agree with? Which ones did you not agree with? What are your unpopular opinions?
If you haven’t done this tag yet, consider yourself tagged. I would tag individual people but since this tag has been around for so long, I have no idea how many people have done it!