Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Didn’t Click With

Okay, you know the drill by now. I am participating in the weekly meme Top Ten Tuesday created by The Broke and the BookishThis week’s theme is “Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With” so, let’s do this!

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(again I just want to remind you that this is not really a ranking, but more of a “numbering”)

1. Quentin from the Magicians Series by Lev Grossman

I’ve talked about this series in the past days because I am currently reading it and I mentioned that I just don’t like any of the characters very much. They are all pretty miserable and a drag, but since Quentin is the protagonist, I chose him.


2. Eadlyn from The Heir (Selection #4) by Kiera Cass

22918050I just do NOT like this girl. For the matter, I didn’t liker her mother much either, but seriously? Eadlyn is a spoiled brat with not a trace of empathy in her body. If the book hadn’t ended with a cliffhanger, I wouldn’t want to continue the series with her as main protagonist. But since I am too curious to stop now, I will have to.


3. Sutter Keely from The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

sutterI like that the book isn’t like every other teenage story out there. It is a lot more cynic than that, but I just did not click with Sutter (not even when he was portrayed by Miles Teller in the movie …). He drinks way too much, is an immensely selfish person and is not nearly as funny as he thinks. Maybe I was just really disappointed with the outcome of the story though …


4. Harriet from Geek Girl by Holly Smale

13621089What is that girl’s problem with being called a “Geek”? I would embrace the heck out of that, but she is just embarrassed about it and let’s it drag her down. Also, she’s too naive for my taste.


5. Greg from Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

The book was fine, but I just really couldn’t connect with Greg. He was mopey and in complete denial. Why couldn’t he just say that the others are his friends? What on earth is so bad about caring?


6. Bianca from The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

As much as I like the message behind the story, snarky Bianca is not my kind of person. Her voice definitely wasn’t for me.


7. Teresa from the Maze Runner Series by James Dashner

Seriously? What was the point of that girl? She was supposed to be Thomas (to whom I also couldn’t really connect) soulmate or something but she was barely even there. In book one she was basically in a coma most of the time, in book two she has a couple appearances and in book three the end? Come on!!! If that was her sole purpose and I was supposed to be sad, you should actually have made her do something important during some point in the series before.


8. Lola from Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins

Everybody seems to love Lola or at least prefer her a lot over Isla, but I am not one of those people. As much as I love the series as a whole, Lola was way too eccentric, selfish and also a bit annoying. I clicked with her the least of all three girls.


9. Laurel  from Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

18140047Maybe it was the fact that her whole story was pretty much an identical female version of Charlie’s story from the Perks of Being a Wallflower or maybe it was something entirely different. But I did not really enjoy her as a protagonist. But for the record, I didn’t exactly bond with Charlie either …


10. June and Day from Legend by Marie Lu

I’m sorry, okay! I know how many people love this series, but I just can’t. It’s totally not for me and I did not like either of them very much which is probably the reason I never read farther than volume 1 in the series.

 

 

 

What are some of the characters you just didn’t click with? Leave a comment and let’s talk!

The Fireworks Book Tag

It’s a slow day, so I’m getting to this super fast. I’ve just been tagged by Cristina @MyTinyObsessions to do the Fireworks Book Tag. So let’s light the fuse!

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SCREAMERS – a book that made you want to scream! (in a good or bad way)

I often make those little squeals of happiness while reading a good book, but I wanted to pick something where I was more frustrated. Therefore I choose Geek Girl by Holly Smale. It’s about a geek girl that wants to get rid of her bad rep and turns into a model just to realise that it’s not bad to be a geek … I was so annoyed with her! WHY WERE YOU OFFENDED ABOUT BEING CALLED A GEEK!? IT’S NOTHING BAD!!!

Geek Girl (Geek Girl, #1)

BOMBERS – a book that you read before it “exploded” in the book community

I’m afraid I don’t know how to answer that. I have checked up on the book community for a while now, but it’s also where I get my book-buying inspiration from. So …

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BANGER – a banned book you’ve read

Again, this is really hard to answer. There’s only one book banned in my country and that’s Mein Kampf by Hitler … so, nope, I don’t even want to read that!

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PEONY – a book/author you think everyone needs to read

Cornelia Funke and Lemony Snicket/Daniel Handler are responsible for some of my best childhood-book-memories so I’m going to go with them. There are so many more authors and books that I’ve loved ever since, the list would be endless if I continued.

      

CROSSETTE – a book/series with a complicated plot

I wanted to say Game of Thrones, but Cristina already beat me to that (but know that that would’ve been my first answer. SO many names to remember!) … so, I’ll take Angelology by Danielle Trussoni instead! From what I remember it’s quite a lenghty book and includes different POV’s in different time periods. It’s been a while since I read it and I was quite fascinated with it, but it was just too much for me, so I didn’t pick up the sequel.

Angelology (Angelology, #1)

DIADEM – a book/series with an amazing set of central characters

The Dark Reflections Trilogy!!! The books are written by Kai Meyer, a German author, so I also read them in German. I don’t even know all the English titles and I prefer the German covers, that’s why I chose them to be portrayed below.
I was SO in love with the book series, even though I never owned them, but borrowed them from my cousin. It takes place in a sort of mirrored magical version of Venice (that was totally my thing as a kid – magic Venice!) I liked almost every character that existed in the book, because they were all so intriguing and magical. I was devastated in the end …

MATCHES – light your own fireworks by tagging 5 people!

July 2015 Wrap-Up

I know I’ve never done this before, but I’ve seen it on other blogs and since I’ve been trying to write more about books, I thought “Why not?”. So here we go with my July Wrap-Up!

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The books I’ve read this month (in chronological order) are:

  • Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #2)
    As soon as I heard that Tim Burton was directing the movie adaptation of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Series, I had to read them. I read the first part the month before, but I have to admit that the series isn’t really my thing. It’s not written badly or anything like that, I just think that the children are a bit too young for me to really connect with them and that the creepy vibe just really isn’t my area in which I feel comfortable.
  • How to be a Time Lord – Official Guide
    You know I love Doctor Who and this was just sweet and short and fun.
  • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
    I fell in love with We Were Liars, so I was eager to read other novels by E. Lockhart. I definitely wasn’t disappointed, but I did not expect this to be about feminism that much (which I could’ve easily found out by reading any review ever written about the book though). I liked the book, but it kind of made me sad. Everyone says that the ending is empowering, but if I were Frankie, I wouldn’t have been happy at all.
  • How to Be Bad by Lockhart, Myracle, Mlynowski
    Another Lockhart book! I was really on a spree this month. This is like the perfect book for a girly road trip during the summer time. I thought the characters were very relatable (I saw myself as a mix of Mel and Jesse), but it lacked a bit of depth for me sometimes. I liked seeing all the different POVs and such, but in the end I felt like some topics could’ve deserved more time. Nonetheless, it’s a fun read that deals with a lot of different issues while staying perfectly light-hearted.
  • Geek Girl by Holly Smale
    Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed with this one. It was a tad too fairy-tale-come-true in the end and I didn’t really connect with any of the characters that much. In fact, most of them annoyed me quite a bit. Also, I get that bullying is terrible and I do not condone it in any way, but “Geek” is not an offensive word to me. Seriously, in this day and age, it’s like hip to be a geek.

hollow city       timelord       direputable
how to be bad       geek girl

(Click on the covers in order to be redirected to Goodreads)

So that was it for this month. I will be posting an August TBR, but probably not until I get back home (which will be August 6). If you want to read about my adventures in Wales, you should check out my other blog I Am Here! What Now? and subscribe if you like it! (I’m a little behind, but I’ll be writing more soon!)

Until next time guys and gals! Read you soon!