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!


(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 Maze Runner Series

On a side note:

Okay, I feel terrible. I feel as if I completely and utterly abandoned this blog, but there are times when I simply have no idea what to write about. It’s not even that there isn’t a multitude of films, TV shows and books to gush about, but I just don’t have it in me to actually write a single word down. Yet, as always when I should do something entirely different, I suddenly feel the urge to post something. So, apologies for letting you all down for such a long time and I hope you enjoy the following post:

Now to the Maze Runner Series!

I read all three books in the series (which include The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure) written by James Dashner, but I couldn’t bring myself to read the prequel The Kill Order too. In the end those were my thoughts about the book (and I think I am not spoiling something major here):

I am thoroughly disappointed!

In my opinion there was absolutely no point to Teresa (Am I the only one thinking that? She was in a coma or somewhere else entirely most of the series!) or Brenda for that matter. She just waltzed in in the second book and suddenly she’s a major character. I don’t get it. Maybe Dashner wanted to have some sort of female character in there, but in my opinion that experiment failed completely. 

The resolution of the story was alright, I guess. I think the best part about the books were Minho and Newt  (not exactly main characters for everyone who hasn’t read the book yet). And Thomas … what can I say about Thomas. It seems that to him, everybody was his close friend and simply everyone betrayed him. He definitely isn’t my favourite, but I somewhat tollerated him.

I just feel like there are still so many questions left and the last book in general felt like it took forever to get to the point. I got used to people randomly dying one after the other, but that should have made the story more exciting, but it didn’t do anything for me.

In the end, I think that I liked the first book (The Maze Runner) the best and felt like it was going downwards from then on, BUT I am really excited about the movie. I can already tell from the trailer, that they canged a lot of the story (maybe to the better?). Some of my favourite actors and actresses star in the film, such as Dylan O’Brien or Kaya Scodelario. I am so looking forward to that! The other cast members include: Thomas Sangster, Will Poulter, Aml Ameen, Jacob Latimore, Ki Hong Lee, …

The release date is set for September this year and below you can now watch the first trailer for the movie. Tell me what you think? Did you read the books? Are you excited for the movie? What’s on your mind?