Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Brokeandbookish. This week’s theme is Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get or Ten Characters I LOVE But Others Seem To Dislike. I’ve decided to go with something a bit different, and talk about some characters that just annoyed me. A little bit, an AWFUL LOT, there’s a bit of everything on that list. And please, don’t hate me if I don’t like a character you love! Don’t forget to click on the title of the books to read their fabulous synopsis!
1 • Mary, from the Burn for Burn series
This is one of these books where you happen to enjoy the story, it’s almost addicting and a fast-read, and then THE ENDING HAPPENS and spoils everything. Well, here, it was the ending, and the change in Mary’s personality that I couldn’t stand. This character became unbearable by the end of the book.
2 • Bianca from The DUFF
I know many people liked this book, but I’m sorry, I’m not one of those people. If I didn’t enjoy the DUFF, it was because of the main character’s voice, it just, wasn’t for me. Bianca got on my nerves from the start, and sadly, the feeling didn’t go away.
3 • Anika, from Anatomy of a Misfit
I was excited about that book, it seemed good, yet, because of the characters, I just couldn’t relate, couldn’t imagine, I just, COULDN’T.
4 • Madison from The Fame Game
The Fame Game was such an entertaining read, a book to turn your brain off for a while. There were different POV though, and Madison was a spoiled, manipulative brat I couldn’t understand.
5 • Mare from Glass Sword
Ugh, MARE. If I was okay with her in the first book, Glass Sword took Mare’s annoyance to a whole other level. Selfish, unforgiving, just plain bothering all the time. I get she goes through awful stuff, but characters shouldn’t be allowed to piss us off like that.
6 • Aza from Magonia
I wouldn’t say that the main character was annoying, here, but I just felt a little, off, while reading this whole book. Maybe it’s because of the whole weird universe, or the fact that this book takes weirdness to a whole other level, but I don’t know, the main character wasn’t that great.
7 • Prenna & Ethan, from The Here and Now
I don’t know what the deal with this book was, I just didn’t get it. It was slow, the characters were just weird and two-dimensional. It wasn’t for me.
8 • Molly from 99 days
HELLO, damn, I remember reading that book and not knowing what to do with it. It was entertaining, but the main character and her decisions were just the WORST. There are many, many times where I wished I could shake her. A LOT.
9 • America from The Selection
9. In terms of guilty pleasures, the Selection fills out all of the criterias. Because when you read that book, you have to know what happens, and you just keep on reading. Even if America is the MOST INDECISIVE person ever.
10 • Legacy of Kings, just, everyone?!
There was a lot of hype around that book, and I’m sorry to say, it wasn’t for me. I rarely wander into the historical type of books, yet I made an exception for that one. But that wasn’t the issue: ALL the characters, and just, I don’t know, I had a hard time relating to them, and some were just plain annoying.