Hey y’all. I’m here today to do another bookish tag! I wasn’t tagged by anybody but I saw this on a few people’s booktubes and knew I wanted to do it myself. Here are a few of the videos I watched. Hardback Hoarder, Chelsea Dolling Reads, Kates Book Date, and Pages and Pens.
1. NOPE. Ending: A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy.
Not to start a riot or anything nut ACOWAR by Sarah J. Maas. I thought the ending was a cop out. This is a war. People should’ve died! There should’ve been some consequences to actions taken. And yet there was none of either.
2. NOPE. Protagonist: A main character you dislike and drives you crazy.
Clary from The Mortal Instruments. OH EM GEE this girl. She is so reckless. And not in a teenager kind of way. But in a “I don’t plan ahead and just do whatever I want” kind of way. Can’t stand her.
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.
I don’t have a series that completely wasted my time. Because I usually decide early on if its worth it. However I have given up on most series that I’m over six books behind on. An example is One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. While I loved this series I am now many many books behind and just lacking the time.
4. NOPE. Popular pairing: A “ship” you don’t support.
Alina and Mal from The Grisha Trilogy. NO THANK YOU. He didn’t treat her right and ended up with her anyway. Plus that ending to the third book. Big pile of Nope
5. NOPE. Plot twist: A plot twist you didn’t see coming or didn’t like.
The plot twist at the end of We Are Okay by Nina Lacour I didn’t see coming. Nor did I like it very much. I thought it was weird and distracted from the rest of the story.
6. NOPE. Protagonist action/decision: A character decision that made you shake your head NOPE.
I recently read Updrift by Errin Stevens. This girl hasn’t seen this boy but one time in four years. They kissed less than a handful of times right before he disappeared. She has gone to college and now has a full time job. But he calls her up and is all, ” I NEED to see you.” So she quits her job and meets up with him. Then when he tells her that the freaky thing he does with her pulse is checking to see if she is ovulating. She complies and says “Okay. Let’s make a baby.” I couldn’t get behind this.
7. NOPE. Genre: A genre you will never read.
Erotica. I don’t really like books where the story line is sex. It’s why I struggle with New Adult. So why would I read a book that REALLY is just about sex.
8. NOPE. Book format: Book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition
Honestly? None. I still read mass market paperbacks. And I read e-reads and audio all the time.
9. NOPE. Trope: A trope that makes you go NOPE.
My biggest two are The Bad Boy with a heart of gold and The Miscommunication Trope.
10. NOPE. Recommendation: A book recommendation that is constantly hyped and pushed at you that you simply refuse to read.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I honestly just have no interest in reading this one.
11. NOPE. Cliche/pet peeve: A cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.
Telling not showing like in Chasing Embers by James Bennett. It’s the worst. I need you to not just talk at me. And I need some dialogue.
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.
Both Elias from An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir and The Beast in Hunted I thought were weird love interests. Not because they were bad characters. But because neither of their romances made any sense. Both were kind of insta love like.
13. NOPE. Book: A book that shouldn’t have existed that made you say NOPE.
Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves. Cousin raping, regular raping, and bad representation. No Bueno.
14. NOPE. Villain: A scary villain/antagonist you would hate to cross and would make you run in the opposite direction.
Queen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles. Girlfriend is crazy as a jaybird. And her villain logic is non existent. I honestly hated her as a villain.
15. NOPE. Death: A character death that still haunts you.
I’ll put it vaguely. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows a certain character that is part of a very important family with red hair dies and it has scared me for life.
16. NOPE. Author: An author you had a bad experience reading for and have decided to quit.
John Green. I don’t do tragedy porn or manic pixie dream girls. Sorry John.
Well that has been this edition of The Nope Book Tag. I hope you guys enjoyed it. Comment down below and let me know a love interest or book ending that you’ve said, “Nope” to. I hope you guys are having a lovely and bookish day. TTFN.