So, here’s the thing. I’m a salty bitch. I have a shit tonne of unpopular opinions and even more opinions that are just me being strange. However, I am very vocal about them so the Nope tag is 10/10 made for me. I mean, I’ve already done this once but WordPress fucked me over and deleted it so I’m back and I’m saltier.
I tag everyone. Do this if you’re mad, had a bad day or just read a bad book. Vent your anger and tag me so I can see your amazing responses.
I was also going to post all the covers to the books (which I did last time) but I would rather not do that again because that took forever. But, I will link the Goodreads profile to each book.
I’ll also have a review up soon, I just need to actually finish a book to do that.
1. NOPE. Ending: A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy.
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Spoiler alert, I never finished Allegiant by Veronica Roth. I just didn’t enjoy it. Book one was a blessing to my eyes, Insurgent was a mess and Allegiant? We don’t speak of that trash in my household. Despite never finishing it, it was pretty hard to escape spoilers on Tumblr (which I used to have). I was spoiled about 70 pages into the book and just put it down. Never to return. I mean, I’m pretty sure the bookmark is still in it four years later.
2. NOPE. Protagonist: A main character you dislike and drives you crazy.
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A character I have hated for years is Jem Carstairs, from the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. If an author presents me with a love triangle I will always choose one charatcer and despise the other. It has happened countless times and it still does. So, Jem Carstairs was straight on my number one enemey list as soon as he started to get involved with Tessa Grey.
Also, on another note, shove that best ending to a love triangle shit away. I disagree with that, so much. I cringe every time I see that. It was shit. Plain and simple. Bye.
3. NOPE. Series: A series that turned out to be one huge pile of NOPE. after you’ve invested all of that time and energy on it, or a series you gave up on because it wasn’t worth it anymore.
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I read Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgens when I was just getting back into series last year and when I didn’t believe in DNF’ing a book (I know, scandalous). This book had some great potentional, until we started to get really weird about the concept of virginity and religion. Now, I don’t give two shits if you are religious or a virgin or a religious virgin. But, it really isn’t that great of a plot device and reason for the world to basically die. It was pretty slut shaming from what I can remember too and I am not about that life, so step back Wendy Higgens.
4. NOPE. Popular pairing: A “ship” you don’t support.
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I don’t enjoy Rowan and Aelin from Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. It’s also not because of the whole abusive thing everyone talks about (I have my opinions on that, growing up like I did I disagree with everyone. That’s just me personally though). My problem with Rowan and Aelin is that they’re boring. I skim their parts and simply want for them to end. I just couldn’t give two shits about them. I do love all the side characters, though, so that’s why I keep reading them. They’ve also gotten better, in my opinion.
I also know they’re problematic but this is my opinion.
5. NOPE. Plot twist: A plot twist you didn’t see coming or didn’t like.
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I didn’t see this twist coming nor did I enjoy it. It was trash. If you’ve been on my blog for a while you probably know I hate Caraval by Stephanie Garber. That book has to be in the top ten worst books I have read in 2017. I finished it at my friend’s persistence and wow, what a waste of time. You can honestly not say your plot is “nothing is real” or “it’s all a game” and expect me to be shocked when, Woah, it’s true??? Think again.
6. NOPE. Protagonist action/decision: A character decision that made you shake your head NOPE.
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I’m going to have to choose Clary from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. That girl is trash. I swear I don’t get why anyone let’s her make choices in anything during that series. She almost gets them killed at least five times and is constantly changing her mind. Clary is just so damn frustrating. I can’t deal with her stupidity in the books sometimes and the way she treats other characters. Someone lock that girl up with the Silent Brothers for a while so she can get a reality check.
7. NOPE. Genre: A genre you will never read.
This one was an easy one, adult romance. I’m a plot driven person and I need more than just senseless sex and pointless dialogue to keep me engaged. I love a smutty read as much as the next person, but I also need the plot to keep me interested and engaged in the book.
8. NOPE. Book format: Book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition
Since I live in Australia and am a broke ass university student I get frustrated when books release first in hardback and a year later in paperback. I can’t afford close to $30 for a book and still eat. Don’t do this to me. I am poor.
9. NOPE. Trope: A trope that makes you go NOPE.
This is an easy one for me and it’s step siblings romance. In my mind that’s incest. I know it isn’t illegal but I had step brothers for five years (my mum split from their father) and to even think of them in a romantic context? That’s disgusting. Whenever I see people or authors romanticising it I want to go projectile vomit.
10. NOPE. Recommendation: A book recommendation that is constantly hyped and pushed at you that you simply refuse to read.
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I had a different answer for this when I did it the first time but I am happy to change it to Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L James. Back in high school, when I was a mere 14 on the cusp of turning 15 everyone in my grade was reading this on our school issued laptops. there was a USB being passed around with the file and I, being so pure and smol, refused to even touch it. Now, after watching the movie, I’m glad I didn’t waste my time on this trash.
11. NOPE. Cliche/pet peeve: A cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.
Okay, this isn’t a big one. It also doesn’t make me roll my eyes. But, character driven plots drive me mental. I know a lot of people love them but I don’t even really care for the characters sometimes when I’m reading. I just want action and for the book to make me cry. If the plot is character driven I don’t get as attached and I hate it.
12. NOPE. Love interest: The love interest that’s not worthy of being one. A character you don’t think should have been a viable love interest.
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I think everyone should agree with this and if you don’t block me. But, Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas. I understand he isn’t that vital after book one but, boy, does he make me pissed off. I specifically remember reading ACOTAR like are we romanticising abuse? Then I didn’t want to post my opinion online since the fandom is scary so I tried to go along with it but nope. I can’t stand when people want him to have a redemption arc because not everyone is as strong as Feyre. Abusers don’t deserve a second chance. No matter how attractive and pure you think they were. They’re terrible people and should be treated as such.
13. NOPE. Book: A book that shouldn’t have existed that made you say NOPE.
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This is another book that if you know me will not make you shocked. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven is my definition of terrible trash. I hide it whenever I’m in the store and try to push books that promote mental health a lot better to the front. This was not a good book. If you search my blog you can find a full review on it which really has a lot of rage behind it.
14. NOPE. Villain: A scary villain/antagonist you would hate to cross and would make you run in the opposite direction.
I’m going to keep this answer short and say all of them. Villians terrify me since so many are people you might find on the street. Plus, I’m pretty terrified of people due to my own personal experiences.
15. NOPE. Death: A character death that still haunts you.
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I can’t say much here because I’m not the devil and about to spoil everyone. But, I’m still crying from a death that occurred in one of these two books.
16. NOPE. Author: An author you had a bad experience reading for and have decided to quit.
Does it make me super petty if I say that I have been looking forward to this question? I’m here to share my opinion to never read Amy Tintera’s books again. Gather around folks, and hear about the time one of my favourite authors subtweeted me (incorrectly) and has since deleted it. Obviously, I have a screenshot of it though.
So, I posted a photo of Amy’s books on Instagram. I was very excited to share my photo, I thought it was good so I tagged Amy. Clearly a mistake. If you aren’t going to click onto the link to see my Insatgram post here is what I said:
💐This emoji has basically no relation to this series BUT Ruined is honestly one of my favourite books. @readbycaitlin recommended it to me and I couldn’t put it down! It was such a murderous and revenge filled book (my favourite) that I was so drawn in and waiting on every single word. Avenged was a bit of a disappointment to me, I felt it focused on too many characters I didn’t care about and I was a bit bored. I can’t wait until book three though! This is also my 200th post, YAY!
💐QOTD: is there a sequel you didn’t enjoy too much?
This has some parts taken out, but this is the main part about the book. Amy clearly offended by my post decided to take to twitter and think this was an appropiate tweet:
It doesn’t have her handle the photo but trust me, it was her. Now tell me, where did I say the word hate? Where did I ask people for “their most disappointing sequels”. She twisted my words and decided to get her following to come for me. I had authors I love replying to her and telling her not to worry and strangers saying I was vile. I was an anxious wreck for three days wondering if people would find me. I was so scared, but I wouldn’t take my post down. Thankfully, only one person found me and blocked me after I told them I didn’t really care for their opinion.
So, Amy Tintera and I will not be continuing a bookish partnership. I am in the process of selling her books because even seeing them on my shelves reminds me of that time and how afraid she made me feel.
So, that’s it! That’s me being the salty bitch I was born to be. This post probably holds a shit tonne of spelling and grammatical mistakes but let me have this rage. Also, if you got this far, then I definitely tag you to do this one!