Today, I’m doing the Nope Book Tag which I was tagged in by the lovely Marie from Drizzle and Hurricane Books 💖 (Go give her some love!!)
NOPE. Ending: a book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy.
Allegiant from the Divergent Series. My answer is the same as Marie’s. 😂 I had such high hopes for the rest of the series because dystopian was such a popular genre during that time, and the world felt so badass and cool. Then, this disaster of an ending happened. #NOPE 😢
NOPE. Protagonist: a main character you dislike and drives you crazy.
Ruby from The Darkest Minds series. I’ve only read the first book in this series, but I couldn’t stand Ruby. In my mind, she was just so whiny and weak. ASDFGHJKL. She just annoyed me so much, and I hated reading from her POV. 😤 My review can be found here.
Nope. Pairing: a “ship” you don’t support.
Anna and Étienne from Anna and the French Kiss. Their entire relationship is built on emotional (and some physical) cheating, and I simply can’t support that. My review can be found here.
NOPE. Plot Twist: a twist you didn’t see coming and
didn’t like liked.
Marie changed the original question, and I’m joining her. 😂 I finished Empire of Storms from the Throne of Glass series over Spring Break when I binge read the series, and my heart was feeling so many feels. 💔 I’m so ready for the next book!!
NOPE. Genre: a genre you will never read.
Science Fiction. I’m just not a fan. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
NOPE. Book Format: book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition.
I’m not too picky about books types. I love them all! Audiobooks, Paperback, Hardcover, but I prefer Kindle.
NOPE. Trope: a trope that makes you go NOPE.
I know this is most people’s answer but it’s….insta-love. I cannot stand this trope. In what world do you fall in love with the person you meet instantly? I don’t buy it.
NOPE. Recommendation: a book recommendation that is constantly pushed at you, that you simply refuse to read.
Soooo my answer has got to be Turtles All the Way Down. 🐢 (Sorry Xan!) I probably will read this at some point….but not anytime soon. I’m just not the biggest fan of contemporary novels. Plus, I didn’t love The Fault In Our Stars as much as everyone else, so I feel like this will go along the same lines…
NOPE. Cliche: a cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.
Girl-on-girl hating. I absolutely hate it when authors try to show that their main character is “special” and “not like other girls” by literally bringing other girls down. What does that accomplish?
NOPE. Love Interest: the love interest that’s not worthy of being one.
Twice in one blog post! My answer is definitely Étienne from Anna and the French Kiss. This guy is painted to be extremely wonderful and swoon-worthy…BUT! What is swoon-worthy about a guy who cheats on his girlfriend?
NOPE. Book: a book that shouldn’t have existed.
Beautiful Creatures. This book was so fat and long, but I truly do not remember anything that happened. I read the first three books in the series, but the plot was not moving along at all so I gave up.
NOPE. Villain: a villain you would hate to cross.
Hmm…what a difficult question! Most likely the Titans and monsters from the Percy Jackson series. I don’t have their badass demi-god fighting skills. 😂
NOPE. Death: a character death that still haunts you.
A character that died happily and of old age in Clockwork Princess from The Infernal Devices. Then, we have a character who died in pain and without his love in The Assassin’s Blade from Throne of Glass series. 😢
an author a series you had a bad experience reading for and have decided to quit.
Hush, Hush series. I read this series twice…because I didn’t remember that I read it once before. AND I still can’t remember what the series is about. Something about angels?