Saturday, February 9, 2019

Unpopular Opinions Book tag

Today I will be doing the unpopular opinions book tag. I love seeing other people's unpopular opinions and thought doing this tag is a great way to share some of mine. I will say that if I mention that I am not a fan of your favorite book, ship, etc, please do not be offended. You are entitled to your own opinion. I will probably do a part two since

Original creator:  The Book Archer

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)1. A Popular Book or series that you didn't like.
A popular book I did not like. There are a couple but the one I am sharing today is Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I wanted to love this but this book is just not for me. I read Illuminae physically and did not like it. I tried picking up the audiobook several times but DNFed it each time. It could also be because that I am personally not a fan of audiobooks. I wanted to love it so badly but it is not for me.

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) 2. A Popular Book or series that every one else seems to hate but you love.
Looking through the books I read, I have not read and enjoyed a book that everyone seems to hate, but I have read books with mixed reviews and liked them. So I am changing the question a little to a book with mixed reviews that you enjoyed and for this one I am choosing Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I really liked Red Queen and the story. Yes it is not the most original book ever, but I love the concept and really enjoyed the story. I sadly did not like book two though.

A Court of Wings and Ruin3. A Love Triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with OR an OTP that you don't like. 

I have a few. Not saying the one in the Girsha Trilogy because so many people talk about it so I will be going with Elide and Azriel from the ACOTAR series. I feel like it is to convenient how Feyre, Nesta, and Elide could possibly be with all the inner circle men. It seems unrealistic to me and I really do not like it. Elide is also shipped with Lucien  and her and Azriel together are not confirmed although it seems very possible and is a very popular ship.

4. A popular book Genre that you hardly reach for. 
I rarely reach for mystery and thrillers since I am a scaredy cat. I have read a couple mystery and thrillers before but I rarely reach for them. I do want to read more of them since the ones that I have read I really enjoyed.

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) 5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like.
Rowan from Throne of Glass. I am not the biggest fan of Rowan. I did not like him in Heir of Fire, and I did like him more as the series went on (still need to read the last 2 books) but I do not like him as much as many other Throne of Glass fans. I heard so many people say he is swoon worthy and the best but I do not see that. He is a mediocre character that I do not hate but do not love. I am also not the biggest fan of Rhysand but I will save that for the next time I do this tag.

Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse, #1)6. A popular author that you can't seem to get into. 
For me that is Leigh Bardugo. Everyone seems to love Leigh Bardugo's books but I just find them okay. The Girsha trilogy is about a 3 star series. I did not like the ending at all but overall the series was enjoyable but I did not like it as much as most. Do I plan on giving it another chance. Yes because I am very interested in King of Scars because of the current hype. I also am that person who was not a big fan of Six of Crows and DNFed Crooked Kingdom. I was in a slump when reading Six of Crows and the hype did not help. I do plan on giving Six of Crows a second chance as well, in fact I plan on rereading it soon in hopes of enjoying it more.

7. A popular book trope that you're tired of seeing. (examples "lost princess", corrupt ruler, love triangles, etc.)
If a certain trope is done right, I am usually okay with it. The one that I like the least are usually love triangles. Most love triangles I have read annoyed me so much, especially if it seems very unnecessary. I have read love triangles before and enjoyed it if it is done right such as the one in The Infernal Devices trilogy.

Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1) 8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading.
A popular series I have little interest in reading is Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. I will not say I will never read Nevernight because I have been convinced in reading books that I had no interest in reading before. The main reason I have little interest in reading Nevernight is that I hate footnotes. I heard this book has footnotes and I absolutely cannot stand footnotes when reading. I also did read and was very disappointed with Illuminae, which he did co write, which is also a factor to why I am not that interested in this book.

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?
This question is hard. I may of enjoyed The Lord of the Rings movies more than the books? I did love both of them so much though. I also try to avoid watching book to screen adaptations although I have failed many times if people keep taking about it.

That is it! Thank you so much for reading. If you want to do this tag feel free to do it. Since this tag is an older tag, I will not be tagging anyone. I will definitely do a part II in the future.


  1. Looks like a great tag, I'll have to do it soon!

  2. Sounds like you are NOT a Jay Kristoff fan! 😂 Very wise of you not to watch the films before the books. I have read this tag on another blog, where the blogger has missed out on the Harry Potter books because she saw the films first and doesn’t like reading books after the films. You aren’t the only one who says they hate love triangles, but they can work in a good book by a skilled author, such as in the Hunger Games trilogy where both boys were necessary to the plot. And the fact is, many teenage girls love them and spend happy time on line arguing about whether the world saving heroine should have ended up with Boy A or Boy B.

  3. Ah. I see you ARE a teenage girl! Maybe it’s my experiences as a school librarian and the teen girls I bought books for. They certainly wanted more Divergent, more Sarah J Maas and the others you mention. And for some time it was the Twilight books...