Hey everyone! I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of the lovely ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is either Top Ten Characters Everyone Else Seems To Love But I Just Don’t Get or Top Ten Characters Everyone Else Dislikes but I Love. I decided to go with the negative spin on this week’s topic, because a) it’s always fun to do a negative list every once in a while and b) because I could think of more characters that fitted the topic! So this is my Top Ten Characters Everyone Else Seems To Love But I Just Don’t Get:
- Severus Snape-Harry Potter Series-JK Rowling
I know that everyone else seems to give Snape a free pass because of his unrequited love for Lily supposedly explaining all his actions, but I’m sorry, nothing excuses being a bully, bad things happen to plenty of people and they don’t act the way Snape did. Plus he did genuinely work for Voldemort at one point and that is also inexcusable. I’ll admit, I felt bad for him at the end of Deathly Hallows but not bad enough to forget what a bully he had been.
2. Feyre-A Court of Thorns and Roses-Sarah J Maas
I can’t exactly explain why I wasn’t a big fan of Feyre, I just didn’t click with her at all and although my feelings towards her were improving towards the end of the book, I definitely wouldn’t call her a favourite character.
3. Tamlin-A Court of Thorns and Roses-Sarah J Maas
Tamlin just seemed kind of bland and boring to me, plus there were parts when he showed a very abusive side and I just can’t get on board with that. I want to like Tamlin, I do, but he’s kind of overshadowed by Lucien and Rhysand, Lucien because he’s just so funny and sarcastic and so darn adorable and Rhysand because he’s intriguing. Tamlin is neither and that’s made it hard for me to click with him.
4. Gale Hawthorne-The Hunger Games Trilogy-Suzanne Collins
I initially liked Gale, I really did, it’s kind of ironic really that the qualities I loved in him in the first book, his fiery, passionate nature and his determination for a better world turned out to be the qualities that lead to me not liking him in Mockingjay. He had the best of intentions but he went about things the wrong way and I could just never see him in the same way after what he did in Mockingjay.
5. Beatrice “Tris” Prior-Divergent Trilogy-Veronica Roth
I could never quite make up my mind where I stood with Tris, one minute I liked her, then she’d do something that infuriated me and then she’d do something that would make me like her again. Ultimately, I feel kind of indifferent towards her and never really clicked with her the way that I have with other YA heroines.
6. Augustus “Gus” Waters-The Fault In Our Stars-John Green
Please don’t hate me for this one! I know nearly everyone out there loves TFIOS and especially Gus but I’m sorry, I thought he was a pretentious douchebag who speaks like someone twice his age (although I swear even adults don’t talk like that) & I couldn’t see what was so damn appealing about him.
7. Hazel Grace Lancaster-The Fault In Our Stars-John Green
I dislike her for much the same reasons that I dislike Gus, she’s pretentious and irritating and just didn’t seem like a teenager to me so I could never really click with her and also I couldn’t really tell what she saw in Gus.
8. Chaol Westfall-Throne of Glass series-Sarah J Maas
I’ve kind of been swinging back and forth on whether or not I like Chaol, I liked him at first, then I hated that he could make up his own mind, then he did and he made the right choice and I was pleased about that and in Queen of Shadows I wasn’t keen on him being overly nasty to Aelin (though she did the same thing) but then he redeemed himself towards the end, so I think it’s safe to say that I still don’t know where I stand with him. It’s safe to say, I totally love Dorian more!
9. Mia Thermopolis-The Princess Diaries Series-Meg Cabot
It’s been a while since I read these books, I was a young teenager when I read them and now I’m almost 20, so I’m not entirely sure if I’m remembering it right, but I remember that Mia in the books was rather irritating. I much preferred the movie version of Mia!
10. Valkyrie Cain-Skulduggery Pleasant Series-Derek Landy
I liked her to begin with, when she was Stephanie, she was sassy and brave and strong and okay a little arrogant and I liked her in the first couple of books but eventually I felt like she got too bigheaded and arrogant for her own good and thought she was the be all and end all which I didn’t like.
I could probably have thought of more characters for my list this week, but I figured I would stick with just the requisite ten! Are my unpopular opinions about these characters shared by anyone? Please say they are, so I don’t feel like a weirdo! What characters where on your list this week? Did you choose to go the positive way or the negative way with your topic? Let me know! I will be back next week with another Top Ten Tuesday, the topic is ten books on my Spring TBR. I probably won’t read most of the books on my Spring TBR, but hey, it’s fun to make these lists and then look back later and laugh at how miserably I failed. In the meantime, I should hopefully have my first March discussion post up very soon!