Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Nope Book Tag

Hello there, book lovers! It's been a while since I did a book tag, and Lara tagged me to do the perfect book tag ever. Go here to read her post.

So without further ado, here is the Nope Book Tag.

a book ending that made you go nope either in rage, or simply because it was crappy

I cannot get over Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. What was that ending? I still think it didn't make sense and I still have issues with it. And after trying out City of Bones, I know I won't be reading the rest of the series. #Sorrynotsorry

a main character you dislike and drives you crazy

I'm looking at you, Alina Starkov. I just.... She is insanely self-centered and whiny. I wonder if she sounds just as infuriating in English as she does in Romanian. Maybe there's something lost in translation??

a "ship" you don't support

Alina and Mal from the Grisha trilogy. I'm all for the "best friends turned lovers" trope, I can even enjoy the usually frowned upon "you're my regular-looking bestie that turns into you're gorgeous therefore I've always loved you I just didn't say it" trope, but these two.... They are more than just those two tropes. Mal is awful boyfriend material. Just awful. Yes, I love Nikolai, but that does not change the fact that Mal is awful. He finds his love once Alina starts looking like a healthy young woman, one who is the center of attention for once and people start acting like they actually like her, and then he criticizes her for loving the attention AND THEN he wants her to go back to her old self?? The one that didn't look "good enough" for Mr. "I'm the perfect guy"?? Yeah, no thank you.

a twist you didn't see coming and didn't like

Snape was actually a good guy in disguise. SAY WHAAAAAT? Here's the thing. I understand going undercover. I understand being a double agent. I even understand behaving badly because you're supposed to be one of the bad guys and you need to keep your cover intact. What I don't understand is bullying innocent children and then say you did it all for love. And as a former teacher, I feel this even more. So...there you have it.

a genre you will never read

I don't think there really is one genre I'll never read. I never know when one of my strange reading moods will hit me, and I might even discover some gems in genres I didn't expect.

a book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition

Hardbacks. Look, I love a hardback edition as much as everyone else, but since financially I can't afford to have a library full of first editions, I'd rather wait for the paperbacks. 

a trope that makes you go nope

"I love you therefore I'll treat you like shit" is my most hated trope and it's enough for instant-DNF. No waiting needed, if any character that is a supposed love interest of another character treats the other person like crap and then blame it on love, I will throw the book out. Love is NOT what you're feeling if you're treating people around you like crap. 

a book recommendation that is constantly pushed at you, that you simply refuse to read

The Hunger Games. I want to read it, I just can't seem to be in the right mind state for it.

a cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes

New girl in town gets treated like crap by everyone. Please.

the love interest that's not worthy of being one

Mal from the Grisha trilogy, as stated before.

a book that shouldn't have existed

I can think of a few that I have no clue how they got out there, but I don't want to get into trouble so I won't name them. At the same time though, there's books for everyone, so if you enjoy it, good for you. 

a villain you would hate to cross

I haven't read about a villain so scary, I wouldn't want to meet and that I don't secretly root for. So I have nothing. 

a character death that still haunts you

Hedwig. What did that poor owl do to anyone??

an author you have had a bad reading experience with and have decided to quit

Stephen King. I know his books are well loved by everyone, but the one and only book I tried twice to read by him was moving at a snail's pace. Sorry.

So there you have it folks. I had a lot of fun doing this Nope Tag. If you guys want to do it, consider yourself tagged.

Also, if there's a fun tag out there you think I should do, let me know in the comments and I'll check it out.


  1. uuurh, yep. I so agree with that nope pairing and kiinda the book recommedation ? However, I do not want to read hunger games at all xD

    The cliche ... at *most* you get ignored. atleast that's what I had growing up when I switched town xD

    1. I HAAATE them together! How can Mal be the perfect BF material though? HOW? Yeah, the more I'm delaying reading that series, the less I want to read it, honestly.

      Usually you get asked a bunch of questions if you're from an interesting place, then it's like you were never from another place. I feel like some books tend to exaggerate a little bit too much the way people behave if you ask me.

  2. 100% with you about Clockwork Angel! I have been buddy reading the chronicles and this was the last book we finished and I was honestly like "is that really what you're going to give me, Clare?!". I AM enjoying Clockwork Prince more though, I will admit.

    And I will get back to you about Snape. Historically, he is one of my favourite HP character, probably because of my love for the morally-grey and this was before I started being wildly critical about books. Sooooo, we'll have to see how that changes when I reread the series with some friends soon.


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