Hi campers hope all is okay. Today I bring you the unpopular opinions tag (created by BheBookArcher). Here’s a link to the original.
On with the questions!
1. A Popular Book or series that you didn’t like:
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. *ducks for cover* Don’t kill me. I read Cinder and really enjoyed it, I mean, it wasn’t the best, but it was still fun. Then I read Scarlet, and it was I was not amused. But everyone raved about Cress, so, nīave me decided she’d give it a try TWICE and OMG what was I thinking? It was so poorly paced. I figured out the main plot twist half way through the damn book! And don’t get me started on the characters.
2. A Popular Book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love:
Small Island by Angela Leavy, this is not a series but, I did this for my course and it got pretty mixed reviews within the cause but I loved it tackles racism in the 1940s, but it is scarily relevant for today’s society. Read it!
The Percy Jackson and the Ollipyans series, of which Percy, Annabeth & Thalia are all characters.
3. A Love Triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with (warn ppl for spoilers) OR an OTP that you don’t like:
Percybeth, I cannot stand this ship. Although I acknowledge the friendship between them, it just seemed to me that Rick Riordan just decided to pair the first male/female characters that we met, which for me just didn’t work. I much prefer Perthalia (Percy and Thalia) together.
4. A popular book Genre that you hardly reach for:
The Road: an example of apocalyptic fiction.
Apocalyptic fiction. I hate the thing, especially since I do have mild depression and anxiety issues. I read to escape, to go into a better place (that is not heaven 😛 ) This society is not escape, and it certainly is not a better place lol.
5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like.
Dumbledore, I’m sorry this man is not the hero everybody makes him out to be. The man perpetrated child abuse, For crying out loud and was incredibly harsh to Snape at a time when he was in mourning. I’m not saying that he didn’t achieve some fantastic things, and he did learn from his mistakes, but he is by no means perfect.
6. A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.
John Green, I read The Fault in our stars, and it was one of my favourite books of all time I loved it. I think that was the problem, nothing that he’s written can ever compare to that. I tried reading paper towns and just found it really unbelievable and really disliked the fact that it peddles the idea of obsessive love. I tried reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson, but, it just seems that I’m biased aginst his work now. Having said the previous point, I did really enjoy the book I read by David Levithan – Everday, and as this was co-written, I might try it again.
7. A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing. (examples “lost princess”, corrupt ruler, love triangles, etc.)
Romance in every single YA novel! I know that romance is a big part of being a teenager but not when the world that we’re in is crumbling around you it’s like: Oh no we’re in this really corrupt society that I’m trying to dismantel, but, oh no I wonder I whether this boy likes me? NO, JUST, NO! To quote Ron Weasly: ‘She needs to sort out her priorities.’
8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading
This award goes to The Heroes of Olympus series. I read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series a few years ago, and it was really fun. But, not only can I not remember half of what happened in that(which is kind of an issue if you want to read a follow on series) I also have not got the time to commit to this series right now, because studying for a degree is a thing. There have also been mixed reviews of the last book which puts me off, and I have also heard that it’s told from a different perspective which I’m not sure I’ll like. It may be that I’ll read it in the future but for now, it ain’t happenin’ :P.
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?
Mocking Jay part one and two! This could have also been my choice for the second question too. I really liked the book and thought the ‘rushed’ quality that people commented on, was the author trying to show Katniss’s insanity. However, because this was a film you were able to see this which made the point much cleaner. There is also the fact that the book was split over two films which avoided the ‘rushed’ feeling even further.
So that’s it If you want to do this tag, feel free and comment down bellow so that I can see. Let me know if you share any of my opinions in the comments.
Until Monday, bye 🙂