Top Ten Tuesday: Popular Characters That I Just Feel Meh (Or Worse) About
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic. I’m a huge fan of lists, so this meme is right up my alley!
I really wanted to love the Lux series but I couldn’t even get through the first book. Part of that was because I was expecting a sci-fi book and I got a paranormal romance akin to Twilight. And part of it was because I just really did not like Daemon. He seemed like a major jerk right from the beginning and not one that you can just forgive later on. (My DNF review of Obsidian)
I’ve only read the first book in the Grisha series (but I will read the rest one day!), and so far, I DO NOT see why people love The Darkling. I mean, if they like him as a villain, fine. I can get behind that. But I know some people ship him with Alina and I just do not understand that. He does so many horrible things to her! I guess I’ll have to read the rest of the series to find out, but at this point, I’m not shipping Alina/The Darkling. I’m actually Team Mal. (My review of Shadow and Bone)
Teach was another one of those jerks who I just can’t ship with the main character. He was so controlling and that is NOT the kind of love interest I enjoy in the books I read. (My review of Blackhearts)
I’m seeing a pattern in these books that I picked: A lot of these characters are from books that I DNF’d or REALLY HATED. Not all of them, of course, but a lot of them. Jace is from a book I DNF’d AND hated. I had so many issues with City of Bones and Jace was only one of those issues, but man, I don’t understand why readers, much less Clary, fell in love with him. He’s not charming, he’s an ass. (My DNF review of City of Bones)
I had a lot of issues with Shatter Me but I ended that book wanting to know what happened. So I read Destroy Me, the first novella that takes place between books 1 and 2, and I enjoyed it more than Shatter Me, so I thought maybe the series would continue to get better. But then I had to DNF Unravel Me. Like I said, I had a lot of issues, with the writing, the plot, and also the characters. I didn’t love any of the characters, I don’t think. In fact, I really didn’t like any of them, with the exception of James. So, yeah, I don’t get the hype for the characters in this series, or the hype for the books, either. (My review of Shatter Me, my DNF review of Unravel Me)
Okay, here’s one from a series that I LOVED. I LOVE the Lunar Chronicles and LOVE most of the characters, and I don’t think Wolf and Scarlet are that horrible but I did have issues with both of them, and I don’t ship them together AT ALL. I know it’s the favorite OTP of MANY fans, but I just found some of their story to be cliched and I was hoping for something more. (My review of Cinder, my review of Scarlet, my review of Cress, my review of Fairest, my review of Winter)