Since I haven’t done a tag in a while, I thought it would be a nice time to do one again. I found this tag on Marie’s blog, Drizzle And Hurricane Books. As you might be able to predict now, I will do this tag in English, since the questions are already in English. Marie changed some questions and I’m leaving them the way she changed them. Do you want to know what annoys me so much in books and what really makes me go nope? Click on the “Read More” button to find out!
NOPE. ending: a book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy.
Oh I have endings in all three categories. I was in denial of ACOWAR to end, so I’ll choose that one. I really had to say goodbye to everyone at the Night Court and ugh! Luckily I can reunite with them all in May yay! When it comes to an ending that made me rage, I have to say All The Bright Places. Because that book shatters your heart in pieces really. A crappy ending must be the ending of The Living. Although the entire book was crappy.
NOPE. protagonist: a main character you dislike and drives you crazy.
My most recent example of a character who totally fits this description is Leela from I See London, I See France. When it comes to main characters, I absolutely have to go with Marie on this one and say Mare from Red Queen. It was mainly because of her I didn’t even make it halfway through that book.
NOPE. pairing: a “ship” you don’t support.
I can answer this question in several ways. A boring “ship” are Bella and Edward from Twilight because duh come on, they both were incredibly boring. Another “ship” is Feyre and Tamlin. I was all team Tamlin after finishing ACOTAR but he turned into a total jerk in ACOMAF. Luckily Feyre could escape him!
NOPE. plot twist: a twist you didn’t see coming and didn’t like/liked.
OK so the original question was a plot twist I didn’t like. However, I only know one I kinda saw coming. Can we talk about Everything Everything? That entire book makes me go mad though. When it comes to a plot twist I didn’t see coming and which I like, there are two. Something in Children Of Blood And Bone and something in Crown Of Midnight. Not telling you what exactly, but magic is doing a magic trick.
NOPE. genre: a genre you will never read.
Definitely erotica. I’m not a real fan of non-fiction and chicklit either.
NOPE. book format: book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition.
Since I’m really dependent on ebooks and audiobooks, I have nothing to choose here. Otherwise I can’t even read these books. However, if I was able to read physical books, I’d rather go for hardcover instead of paperback I guess.
NOPE. trope: a trope that makes you go NOPE.
I think many people will agree with me on this one, but instalove. Nah. And love triangles, there are too many of these now.
NOPE. recommendation: a book recommendation that is constantly pushed at you, that you simply refuse to read.
I have to go with Hazelwood by Melissa Albert I think. It’s not exactly recommended to me directly, but so many people read and review it and I’m like nope not for me.
NOPE. cliche: a cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.
Hmm…… Stereotypes maybe? not sure on this one yet. Or wait. Maybe this one. In Dutch YA, the main characters are always much younger than in foreign YA and I’m SO done with that. Does this actually count?
NOPE. love interest: the love interest that’s not worthy of being one.
I think Torwin from Iskari. He’s to soft. Not exactly sure on this one though.
NOPE. book: a book that shouldn’t have existed.
When I think of something I’ve recently read, I would go with both Red Queen and Everything Everything. When I look at my TBR, it probably would be the DIMILY series. When I look back on the past, I would go with Twilight. Although I looooooooved it back then and I have all movies on dvd, I realize that Vampire Academy are much better vampire books. Yay! That’s probably one of my favorite series.
NOPE. villain: a villain you would hate to cross.
Levana of course. Although Amarantha is much more cruel, so I might choose her as well. And what about Voldemort and the King of Hybern? Most kings and queens in fantasy novels are villains you don’t want to run into. Same goes for the Throne Of Glass series, Iskari and Children Of Blood And Bone.
NOPE. death: a character death that still haunts you.
OMG, I can’t think of any!
NOPE. author: authors/series you had a bad experience reading for and have decided to quit.
OK I can answer them both. As the original question is author, I unfortunately have to go with Sarah Pinborough. She’s coming to YALFest on April 22, so I feel bad for this answer. However, Behind Her Eye was a total DNF and 13 Minutes got a 2.5 star rating. As for series: both Red Queen (again) and The Hunger Games. Didn’t even make it through the first book of both.
Have fun answering these questions! I’m curious what makes you guys go nope.