I hope you all are having a good day. I decided to do something light and fun (and debatably controversial) today! I found this book tag at Write Through The Night, and I really enjoyed reading Joce’s post!
So naturally, I decided to do my own 😉
NOPE. ending: a book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage or simply because the ending was crappy.
My first thought was Mockingjay. I remember when I read it for the first time I went into complete denial.
I still haven’t watched the third movie. Mostly because of a specific death….towards the end…
NOPE. protagonist: a main character you dislike and drives you crazy.
Joce and I have the answer: Gemma from Stolen. UGH. Neither of the characters were enjoyable but Gemma was particularly ridiculous. She seemed less like a character and more like a placeholder.
NOPE. pairing: a “ship” you don’t support.
I don’t know if I agree with the Elaine + Azriel thing. I mean, it seems like it’ll be really cute, which I’m all for!
The only reason I’m holding back is that if they end up together it means that Feyre and her sisters all ended up with Illyrians…who are in the same friend group…and it’s just too perfect? If that makes sense.
NOPE. plot twist: a twist you didn’t see coming and didn’t like.
I don’t have an answer for this one. I don’t know if I have an unforeseen plot twist that I didn’t like. Mainly just ones that I didn’t have a strong emotion about, or enjoyed.
NOPE. genre: a genre you will never read.
Romance. Besides the cringe-y AF covers, I prefer action with romance and not romance as a sole genre.
NOPE. book format: book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition.
Stiff paperbacks! I like my floppy paperbacks, so if that isn’t available I might cave and buy the hardcover. Or I’ll just wait and see if it re-releases, like The Darkest Minds or Shadow and Bone.
NOPE. trope: a trope that makes you go NOPE.
UNDERAGE DRINKING. Not every teen drinks to be cool, and to use this trope with NO consequences?? And 90% of the time these teens in these books are drinking because they have issues, or need an escape.
Um, how has the community NOT called this out yet??
NOPE. recommendation: a book recommendation that is constantly pushed at you, that you simply refuse to read.
I’m going to say (promise not to throw things…) The Mortal Instruments. I do own the first three, and I like the paperbacks! But I have little-to-no motivation to start ALL the Cassandra Clare books.
NOPE. cliché: a cliché or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.
Over-used lines kill me. They’re not dramatic anymore! They just pull me out of the story!
The “she let out a breath” line is more amusing to me because everyone complains about it, but the “you’re not like anyone I’ve ever met” or many, many different villain lines make me roll my eyes. “There’s nowhere to run” is one that comes to mind.
NOPE. love interest: the love interest that’s not worthy of being one.
Aspen from The Selection series needed to go. He had no place there, TBH. Good character, but unnecessarily in the way of my OTP.
Seriously, I remember when he showed up the second time and I was so annoyed. Like, do you NOT have a life??
NOPE. book: a book that shouldn’t have existed.
I actually hate when people say that a book shouldn’t exist. Because clearly the publishers decided it was of value, and if even ONE person finds value or connects with it…then it’s worth it to me. That’s what books are for.
NOPE. villain: a villain you would hate to cross.
Do the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park count as villains? Because as I’m looking at my shelf I’m realizing that most villains I think I could handle, or don’t scare me.
But the T-Rex from Jurassic Park? I’m not a fast runner. There’s close to nothing I can do to save myself.
NOPE. death: a character death that still haunts you.
Finnik Odair deserved better. I’m still in denial.
NOPE. author: an author you had a bad experience reading and have decided to quit.
I don’t think there’s an author that I dislike? 90% of the time I can separate the books form the authors.
BUT I will say that I don’t read Harlequin books anymore, because they’ve had some incidents with debated racism and treatment of their female authors. As someone who’s always talking about diversity and representation…I don’t feel comfortable supporting them.
Brittany @ Perfectly Tolerable
What are some of your book NOPES? Least-favorite trope? Worst character death ever?Comments are below!