Top Ten Tuesday (47) : Top Ten Characters That Annoyed Me, sometimes A LOT

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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.

Are there some characters you just COULDN’T STAND? And, on the contrary, what are some characters you LOVED? Let me know in comments! 💬

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55 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (47) : Top Ten Characters That Annoyed Me, sometimes A LOT

  1. Fun post! I agree about Aza from Magonia–she seemed detached somehow, and I never really “bonded” with her character. . . hmm, maybe it was supposed to be that way. Anyway, I liked Jason a lot better.


  2. Hehe I’ve only read two of these books (like you’ve only read two from my list). I completely agree with Molly and America Singer. Molly was just the most frustrating character. She didn’t learn anything from her previous mistakes and just repeated all of them. I wanted to reach into the book and slap her. And I don’t even have the words to describe how annoying America and her dramas were *shaking my head*


    1. Ahah, well seems like we wanted to make each other’s TBR grow this week 😉 I’m glad you agree with my choices. There are some characters that are just so annoying, you wish they could be real so you could shake some sense into them, haha. I guess that shows that the author is talented…at making some characters unlikeable? Is that even something? Haha.
      Thank you so much Jenna! ❤


  3. I’ve got Mare on my list for this week as well 🙂 (or she will be when I post it later tonight!) I knew one of the Red Queen series characters would be on it and at first I thought about choosing Cal but I thought he improved in Glass Sword whereas Mare just got more annoying :/
    Also I need to read the Magonia book, I’ve had it in my Kindle for ages now and just haven’t gotten around to it, other than the main character did you enjoy the rest of it?
    Great list for this week as well! I haven’t read any of the others you’ve picked but one or two are on my to-read list.


    1. OH yes, I agree with you about Mare, she got just more annoying, and I ended up liking Cal a lot more than I thought I would.
      Magonia wasn’t really a hit, for me, because it was just, weird. I like weird, I loved The Accident Season for instance, but I couldn’t get into the strange world of Magonia, and the fact that I didn’t connect with the main character didn’t really help me :/ I hope you’ll like it a bit better than I did, though 🙂
      Thank you so much !! ❤

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      1. Cal seemed to really improve in Glass Sword and Mare just seemed to get worse. Honestly if I didn’t know any better I would have thought the Mare in Red Queen was a completely different character to the Mare in Glass Sword.
        I tried reading Magonia ages ago but I was in a reading slump at the time so I didn’t get past the first page :/ but it’s stayed on my to-read list so maybe one day soon I’ll be able to get back around to it

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      2. I did actually re-read Red Queen before starting Glass Sword and I just remember thinking ‘OK, this is definitely a strange turn-about for Mare’. I mean, I get everything with Maven affected her but, I dunno, she was just so different and her actions didn’t really fit with the character we were introduced to in Red Queen, at least in my opinion they didn’t.
        It’s on my to-read list for next month probably, but once I’m done I’ll definitely let you know what I thought about it 😀

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      3. Oh really? Well you must have everything so fresh in your mind still, then. I remember starting Glass Sword and trying to understand what went on in the book, just before 🙂 So yes, in comparison, it’s really weird, all of that sudden change. It’s understandable, a bit, but to that extent, it’s just, annoying… like you said in your other post 😉

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      4. I’ve actually started doing with a lot of new books this year. A Darker Shade of Magic was a re-read before I started A Gathering of Shadows, and I need to re-read the first two Red Riding books before I start the last one 😀 it just helps me understand better what’s actually going on in the sequels, especially if we’re waiting a year or so for them to be released!
        Obviously you want characters to grow as you read, it wouldn’t have been realistic if Mare was the same as she was in the beginning of Red Queen, but I think she changed too much, and yeah it just felt really sudden to me. Plus I didn’t like the character she became either!

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      5. You’re definitely right about this. It wouldn’t have been realistic at all if she stayed the same, especially with what she’s going through. But this was such a drastic change, I couldn’t find her anymore and the character I liked in the first book. It was just too sudden, like you said! 🙂

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      6. Yeah, you’d expect development from pretty much any book, but there’s development and then there’s a 180 degree switch where it feels like you’re reading a completely different character. Mare in Glass Sword was definitely the latter.
        It kind of makes me wonder whether the character in the third book will have any resemblance to the Mare in Red Queen or Glass Sword or if it’ll be another 189 degree switch.


      7. Oh God, I hope that won’t happen. I really don’t want to have another complete change in Mare’s personnality, to make me hate her even more, or even worse, like her again. I think that would be worse, because then I really wouldn’t know what to do with her anymore, haha. 😛

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      8. I’d like to say for sure it won’t, just because it would completely destroy her character for me, but I’m not gonna rule it out. To be honest I don’t really have high hopes for the next book. I’m interested to see where the story goes don’t get me wrong but I’m not excited to read more about Mare :/


  4. I’ve only read two of these books, The Selection and Burn for Burn, although I’ve heard of the others. America is so annoying, but at least she’s trying to think about her choices, right? Also, Mary was horrible. All the girls in Burn for Burn were horrible, actually, although I guess that was the point? Interesting anyway!


    1. Oh yes, you’re definitely right, at least America is really thinking about her decisions, so I guess that’s a good point. I’m glad you agree about Mary, and yes maybe that was the point, they were all supposed to be horrible, but somehow Mary was way worse than the others, to the point that the last book made me very mad, ahah.
      Thank you so much for stopping by, Shar! 🙂


  5. It’s funny because I refused to read Legacy of Kings from the start and now I am glad I did. I got an ARC from my bookstore and then preceded to get about 5 emails from the publisher/publicist if I wanted to “Read and exclusive ARC” when I told them I already had one…NAturally, I decided to not read it because of said annoyance and I am glad I refrained as it does not sound like a great book.

    My TTT 🙂

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  6. OMG, I HATED AMERICA SO MUCH!! She was so indecisive, and annoying, and I just couldn’t stand her. She said so many cringe-worthy lines, and argghh, I just hated that book so much. I didn’t like Magonia either! Aza was pretty annoying – I didn’t like how weak she seemed ❤

    Denise | The Bibliolater

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    1. Hahaha, well I’m glad I’m not the only one! She was really annoying at times, I agree with you. And I’m happy you feel the same way about Magonia, a lot of people enjoyed it, but I just couldn’t relate to anything in that book,except for the cute Jason.
      thank you for stopping by, Denise! 🙂


  7. America should be in everyone’s list, for sure, hahah. As much as I enjoyed how fast paced the books on The Selection series are, I have to admit America is my least favorite protagonist ever.
    Mary, from Burn for Burn, is actually my favorite character from the novel. I think it was because I identified a lot with her; my 12-year-old self was also a fat and bullied girl, so I really wanted to get inside those pages and support her, somehow. I still haven’t read book 2, but I hope I continue to like her.
    Great post, Marie! 💟

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    1. I have the same feeling about The Selection series! It’s really a guilty pleasure. Did you read the Heir ? 🙂
      Oh, I can understand that, I really liked her, at first, but in book 3, I came to a point where I was just so mad at her, I don’t know why. Maybe you won’t feel the same way once you get there, I’m glad if you like her so far 🙂 The best characters are the ones we can relate to, if you ask me! 🙂
      Thank you so, so much!! ❤


    1. Oh, well, I’m sorry 😦 Yes, I think that really was it, for me, that book was too weird so I had a hard time really getting into it and loving it. I’m glad other people did, though, because it was such an original story 🙂
      Thank you for stopping by Allyson! 🙂


    1. OHh yes I’m so glad you agree! I felt a little shy about putting her on that list, but well, I just couldn’t really relate and like her, so… I’m glad I’m not alone, ahah 🙂 Red Queen is such a hyped series, but it’s too bad that the main character is getting more and more bothering. I hope you’ll like it, though, let me know when you start reading it 😀
      Thank you for stopping by, Jade! ❤


  8. Ugh, Bianca, America and Mare – totally on the same page with you! Like 100% the same! I loved the premise of The DUFF but Bianca’s voice was what kind of ruined it for me. We already talked about Glass Sword ahahaha and America is so annoying! She is only topped by her daughter, who is an even worst person.


  9. Okay so I totally agree about your thoughts for Aza! I gave the book 2.5 stars because although the premise was super interesting and unique, the execution left MUCH to be desired (at least for me). The love triangle was pure torture and ughhh she was just *thumbs down*

    I think most of the readers who weren’t hypnotized by Red Queen agree that Mare needs to re-evaluate her life/actions. I have friends who are utterly in love with that book, but Mare constantly pisses me off LMAO. Nice list Marie!

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    1. Oh YES, someone who agrees with me about that book! I thought it could be such an incredible story, but it fell flat, and yes, Aza was just not a character for me, either!
      Hahaha, well I think a lot of people love Red Queen so much, they just overlook some flaws. Or maybe they really don’t see it, and that’s great for them, but personally, I came to a point where I just couldn’t stand Mare anymore, haha.
      Thank you so, so much, Aila! ❤

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