It’s been awhile since I did any type of Booktag that I got from Youtube. Obviously I haven’t been tagged, but that doesn’t really stop me from doing these. The Nope Book Tag was created by Farah from A Booktube Book, who by the way is an amazing booktuber, so definitely check her out and follow her!
I’m going to try to give different answers for each questions, and I’m only going to do 10 of the 16 original questions. On booktube it’s a lot shorter to fire a question and then answer it right away, but in writing it takes longer and the post gets longer to. So this is basically the simplified version. Lets begin the tag!
DISCLAIMER: I’m most likely going to be listing some of your favorite books, please be gentle and don’t hate me. These are my opinions and I’m not personally attacking anyone, not even the authors.
1. Nope Ending: A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage or simply because the ending was crap.
Champion by Marie Lu
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, the second one, not so much, but this third book killed me. That ending! ARGH! The way she just ended that book are those types of books that annoys me. I wanted conclusion, not a half finished job!
2. Nope Protagonist: A main character you dislike and drives you crazy.
Divergent by Veronica Roth
It’s been so long since I read this book, I don’t really remember half of what happened, but I do remember my dislike for Trish. I hated that character so much that when it was released in the movie, I instantly disliked the actress playing her, Shailene Woodley. I found Trish’s character to be monotone and one dimension, I didn’t connect to her and I didn’t really sympathize with her as well. I’m really not a fan! Sorry to those who love the series!
3. Nope Series: A series that turned out to be one huge pile of NOPE, after you’ve invested all that time and energy on it, or a series that you gave up on because it wasn’t worth it anymore.
Precious Stone Trilogy by Kerstin Bell
I had high hope for these books, look at them, they’re gorgeous to look at! These are my favorite cover to date, but they’re also my least favorite trilogy. ARGH! I enjoyed the first book, but the last two book went downhill for me. The romance was terrible, the ending was weird and I wasn’t really a fan of any of the characters.
4. Nope Recommendations: A book recommendations that is constantly hyped and pushed at you that you simple refuse to read.
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
It’s not because of Woodley, I promise. I’m not a fan of sad, really sad stories. I can’t handle the dying of characters or the mention of death, especially one as dramatic as this.
5. Nope Cliche/Pet Peeve: A cliche or writing that always make you roll your eyes.
I’m not a fan of love triangles, in fact, I have stopped reading a book if I feel like there will be a love triangle in the consecutive novels. Lately, I’ve also been disliking main female characters picking one guy in the first book and then having a change of heart and moves on the a different male interest.
6. 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.
Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling
I hate to admit it, but I’m not a fan of the relationship between Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley or Hermoine Granger and Ron Weasley. I feel that the romance in these books are a second thought for Rowling and to be honest, sometimes I wish she didn’t include them at all in the series. It’s really not pertinent to the whole series. I don’t hate the characters, I’m indifferent to the relationship, I just think with or without it the books would have been just as phenomenal.
7. Nope Villain: A scary villain/antagonist you would hate to cross and would make you run in the opposite direction
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
I always pick Mayor Prentiss in these kinds of questions. He’s so methodical in his evilness and he actually get in your head and mess with your thinking. For me, the biggest threat is not so much the physical damage one can deal out, but rather the psychological threat that the villain brings.
8. Nope Death: A character’s death that still haunts you.
Harry Potter by J.K Rowling
I know I said that I won’t use the same book twice, but this is actually one of those death that still cuts me to this day. I accept the death from The Half-Blood Prince more than I accept the death in The Order of the Phoenix. I bawled my eyes out as I was reading that part of the story.
9. Nope Author: An author you had a bad experience reading from and have decided to quit.
Fangirl Rainbow Rowell
Never is such a harsh and final word. As of right now I’m really not planning on reading any more of Rowell’s novels because her way writing is just not my favorite genre. I’m not saying she’s a bad writer, but she’s just not for me. I understand why this novel is very popular, I just never enjoyed it as much as others did. I’ve also read her short stories, and that too wasn’t my cup of tea.
10. Nope Genre: A genre you will never read.
Like I said, never is such a final word. I can’t really say I’ll never read from this genre, because there might come a time that such books will entice me, but as of right now Romance is not really a genre that I tend to gravitate towards. I’m not really a fan of adult or YA contemporary romance, as you can tell from my wrap-up/tbr’s I don’t usually read such books. Nothing wrong with them, I’m just a bit more into other genres.
So that’s it for this book tag. If you want to do the tag then ‘TAG’, you’re it! Also, check out Farah’s video for the full list of questions or if you want to follow her!
Until next time!