Today’s tag is inspired by a post I saw while reading Sarah’s BookHookedNook blog. While I wasn’t explicitly tagged to do this post, I do have quite a few bookish opinions and so the Nope Book Tag seemed like a good way to express them.
Interested to see what has me saying nope? Keep on reading to find out my thoughts and opinions.
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Nope. Author: An author you had a bad experience reading for and have decided to quit
Abigail Gibbs. Last month I read Gibbs’ Dinner With a Vampire (The Dark Heroine #1) and boy oh boy did I have some not too kind opinions of it. The book was a bad reading experience and as such I probably wont be picking up anything else by this author.
*To read my review of Dinner With a Vampire (The Dark Heroine #1), click here*
Nope. Book: A book that shouldn’t have existed
Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Unpopular opinion but I can’t stand the book.
Nope. Book Format: A book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition
Mass market paperback. I will go out of my way to find the long since printed hardcover and then spend an exuberant amount of money just to avoid the mass market paperback.
Nope. Cliche/pet peeve: A cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes
Protagonists who, by the end of their respective novels, overcome their flaws. We are all human, we all have flaws, and it is okay to live out our lives with said flaws.
Nope. Death: A character’s death that still haunts you
Any beloved character J.K. Rowling has killed off. It’s become an annual tradition on the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts for Rowling to tweet out an apology. She knows what shes done.
Nope. Ending: A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7). I went NOPE because it was over.
Nope. Genre: A genre you will never read
I never say ‘I won’t read that’ but I tend to stay clear to the contemporary genre.
Nope. Love Interest: A love interest that’s not worthy of being one
Tamlin from A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2). He knows what he did… He knows why he doesn’t have the girl….
Nope. Plot Twist: A twist you didn’t see coming and didn’t like
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman. Didn’t see that character coming back to life twist.
*To read my review of Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1), click here*
Nope. Popular Pairing: A ‘ship’ you don’t support
Neville Longbottom and Hannah Abbott from the ‘Harry Potter’ series. Hey, J.K. Rowling, how about you apologize to all the Longbottom/Lovegood shippers while you’re at it.
Nope. Protagonist: A main character you dislike and drives you crazy
Lucia Damora from the ‘Falling Kingdoms’ series by Morgan Rhodes. She was all like ‘pity me, I am misunderstood, I don’t know how to control my Elementia’ and then she did all that stuff with Kyan and I immediately lost all respect for her for the rest of the series.
Nope. Recommendation: A book recommendation that is constantly pushed at you that you simply refuse to read
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Nope, just nope.
Nope. Trope: A trope that makes you go NOPE
YA protagonists parents not being their actual parents. We already have conveniently absent parents in YA, now we have to add the ‘just kidding I’m not actually your mom/dad’ parents…
Nope. Villain: A scary villain/antagonist you would hate to cross and would make you run in the opposite direction
A hybrid of Bellatrix Lestrange and Dolores Umbridge.
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And those are my answers for the Nope Book Tag. Want to answer the questions but haven’t been tagged? Take this as me tagging you and leave a comment or link to your post below!