I was tagged by the wonderful Michelle @BookAdventures to do this tag. Thank you once more! Be sure to check out her blog, if you haven’t already. This tag was originally created by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes.
Yes, I’m aware that Christmas has already passed…So I’m not really sure if I’m late for this tag or not…BUT I really feel like doing it, and it does feel like the right season to do it still. So that’s EXACTLY what I’m going to do! I have rambled enough, let’s get into the questions!
Half of the lights on the Christmas tree are burnt out – Name a book/series/character that started out well and then went downhill.
The first one that came to mind is the Jasper Dent trilogy by Barry Lyga. I Hunt Killers was very good and it made me exited to read the rest of the trilogy. Sadly the other two books didn’t end up living to my expectations, they were rather disappointing, especially after the amazing beginning of the trilogy. I would recommend the first book, but don’t expect much from the other ones in the trilogy.
Annoying relatives won’t leave you alone – Name a book that you did not enjoy but everyone else seems to love, and it will not stop haunting you.
That has to be Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.
Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t hate the book or anything like that. But I didn’t really enjoy it either. I didn’t particularly like most of the characters or feel connected to them. I also didn’t care for the romance aspect of it. What I enjoyed the most was the setting and Park, he was my favourite character.
Everyone seems to adore this book though. I don’t think I know anyone who didn’t love it. I haven’t read anything else by Rainbow Rowell either. I think it just put me of, but hopefully I’ll pick up something else by her in the future!
(In particular I’m thinking of Fangirl, as that one interests me the most.)
Your pets keep knocking over your Christmas decorations – Name a character that kept on messing everything up for everyone.
I had to go with Jacob Black, for very obvious reasons.
(Plus he is the first one that came to my mind.) I don’t think I have ever mentioned this, but I had a giant Twlight faze when I was 12 or 13. I loved these books at that time and I hated Jacob Black. Always. He just kept on messing with everything. It would have been better if he simply wasn’t there.
You hear your parents putting presents out and learn that Father Christmas is not real – Name a book you were spoiled for.
I was spoiled for quiet a few books over the years. Some were intentional, when I looked stuff up, but many were incidental. Sooo I’m going to give 3 examples of those!
I was spoiled by accident for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. I’m not going to mention for what I was spoiled, but a cousin of mine mentioned it casually and I hadn’t finished the book yet. Thank you for that.
I actually looked up the ending of Allegiant. After I read Divergent and didn’t enjoy it, I wanted to see how the story will wrap up. Especially since a lot of people disliked the ending and were overall very emotional about it. Since I wasn’t planing on continuing with the trilogy I decided to look it up.
I have been spoiled for A Game of Thrones, or rather the whole series in general. I know about most of the deaths and important events. I don’t think you can avoid spoilers from it, since they are basically everywhere. But this is one series where I don’t really mind being spoiled for. No idea why that is, I just look forward to seeing the events I heard about.
It’s freezing outside – Name a character you just couldn’t warm to.
I just didn’t warm up to either of the girls from Truthwitch by Susan Dennard. I expected to really like them, as many people seem to do. But I just didn’t feel connected to them at all, nor did I particularly like them – on their own or together for that matter.
Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is being played a lot on the radio, giving you anti-romantic feelings – Name a couple that you just could not stand.
I really don’t like Alina with the person she ended up being with.
(Not mentioning who, because of spoilers.) I don’t like the person as a character and I have someone else that I would have loved to see with Alina.
Then there are Juliette and Adam…I just seriously hate Adam.
(So far I have only read the first book in this series.) I just can’t stand him, plus their whole “falling in love” annoys me and I just don’t like them together. At all.
And the last one is Clary and Jace. I don’t like either of them as characters, not do I like them together. I just seriously dislike them! Though I have only read the first book in that series, soooo they might grow on me.
(Probably not though.)
Grandma has gotten run over by a reindeer – Name a character death that you are still mad about.
Well. I don’t think I need to elaborate about this one. And I’m also not going to mention who that person is, because of spoilers
(though I’m unsure if there’s anyone who doesn’t know of it). Those who have read this book know who I’m talking about. I don’t think I’ll ever stop being mad about it!
Shops are overcrowded with shoppers for the holidays – Name a series with too many books, or that went on too long.
I don’t actually have an answer for this one…I tend to really love long series, so whenever I get more books in a world that I adore I’m very happy! And those series that I didn’t like or didn’t have the interest in reading – I don’t care about how many books there are in it. So there is that…
The Grinch – Name a main character that you absolutely hate (not a villain).
My most hated character of all time is Emma Bovary, from Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. I just simply hate her. She bothers me sooo much and I hated this book because of her. Which is too bad, because the writing style was beautiful.
I’m not going to tag anyone to do this, since Christmas is over and all that. BUT if you want to do this tag CONSIDER YOURSELF TAGGED!!