The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

Wednesday, December 09, 2015


I don't usually do tag posts, but I really enjoyed writing my previous one and thought that I'd bring you another. This is the unpopular opinions tag, which is very fitting as I have quite a few opinions that other people don't share. I thought I'd share these with you, but feel free to include your answers down in the comments and we can compare our opinions. Anyway, on with the post!

A POPULAR BOOK THAT I DIDN'T LIKE
This is an incredibly unpopular opinion, but me and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green simply didn't get along well. I think it's due to the fact that I read Looking For Alaska a couple of months prior to trying this book and thoroughly enjoyed it that made me have extremely high hopes for it. Although it was well-written and I liked the characters, I felt like we didn't really connect with them and the story as a whole wasn't as captivating or emotional as I would've liked.

A POPULAR BOOK THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEMS TO HATE BUT I LOVE
I had a hard time deciding on this one, but I think Twilight is my answer. Love is the wrong word, as I have more of an appreciation for it, since it was my first foray into young adult literature. I don't know if I'd like it as much now, especially with having plenty of other books under my belt, but the eleven year old girl who picked up this book was amazed by the concept and enthralled by the writing of Stephanie Meyer.

A LOVE TRIANGLE OR OTP THAT I DON'T LIKE
As much as I like Tris and Tobias in the Divergent series, part of me really wanted Tris to end up with Uriah. I'm not sure if this is a common vision or I'm unique in thinking this, but I feel as though they are more suited to each other and they had a natural relationship that didn't seem forced. Uriah is such a lovely, honest character, and throughout the trilogy I hoped that he would end up with Tris.

A POPULAR BOOK GENRE THAT I HARDLY REACH FOR
I'm an avid reader of fantasy and science fiction books, so contemporary novels don't particularly interest me and I hardly opt for them. I like books that are interesting and unusual, being different from everyday lives, so this genre is obviously not meant for me. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule, as I loved Looking For Alaska by John Green and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

A POPULAR CHARACTER THAT I DON'T LIKE
Personally, I'm not a huge fan of Emmett from the Twilight series. I don't hate him as such, but I feel as though he was often irrelevant to the plot and lacked the importance of the other Cullens. Also, as most of the books are told through Bella's eyes and she isn't close to him, I feel as though we never get to fully realise who he is and therefore I didn't like him as much as the other characters in Twilight.

A POPULAR AUTHOR THAT I CAN'T SEEM TO GET INTO
I'm sad to say that I struggle to get into Maggie Stiefvater's books. I've heard nothing but great things about her books, especially The Wolves of Mercy Falls series and The Raven Cycle series, but every time I've attempted to read one I've really struggled to get into it. I'll probably try again in the future, as everyone else seems to love them.

A POPULAR BOOK TROPE THAT I'M TIRED OF SEEING
It pains me to say it, but I'm getting tired of seeing dystopian novels. This is a trope that I love and find to be really effective when done well, but a lot of the current young adult books feature halfhearted worlds that lack development. I'd honestly much prefer the author to go down a different route than to produce yet another dystopian novel that requires the detail required to make it stand out.

A POPULAR SERIES THAT I HAVE NO INTEREST IN READING
I currently have no interest in reading the Lord of the Rings series, despite it being incredibly popular. I have nothing against it but it's a huge commitment for a series that my heart isn't entirely in. The premise of it simply doesn't appeal to me at this moment in time and I have other plans for my future reading. This doesn't mean that I'll never read it, but it's likely that I won't get around to it in the near future.

A MOVIE OR TV ADAPTION THAT I PREFER MORE THAN THE BOOK
I absolutely loved both the film version of Breaking Dawn part 2 and its book counterpart, but the film was better in my eyes. The major difference between the two is the huge battle scene which we see in one of Alice's visions, which added tension (and tears in my case) to the most pivotal scene of the series. However, this wasn't included in the books, due to them being from Bella's perspective, meaning we never got to experience the exhilaration and emotions from this scene.

I've just realised that Twilight was mentioned three times in this post! I'm really sorry if you disagree with any of these opinions and I hope that you won't hold me against it. As I said earlier, I'd love to know your answers for these questions, which you can leave down in the comments for me to see. Thanks for reading and I'll see you on Sunday with a new post.

Love from Daisy x

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  1. I didn't like the Fault in Our Stars either, I just thought it was incredibly cheesy and over the top! Looking For Alaska is such an amazing book though!

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    1. I agree, I think it was incredibly over-hyped and so it didn't live up to my expectations, but Looking For Alaska was definitely beautiful and emotional! x

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