The Unpopular Opinion Book Tag

Hello,  I have seen this book tag recently and I just knew I had to do it.  I hope you enjoy this tag as much as I do. Thank You.

 

A Popular Book or Series that you didn’t like.

I hated this book because I felt like the book romanticized suicide and because I could never get into the book. See my previous post HERE.

 

A Popular Book or Series that everyone seems to hate except you

I loved this series but my family hated it.  Ok, maybe they didn’t outright despise it but they found it boring. Honestly, though I  adored this series even if a hundred pages was of them walking through tunnels.

A love triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with

I always hated Peeta and the actor didn’t help.  I was pretty angry when Katniss ended up with Peeta instead of Gayle who I think is a much better character.

 

A popular Book Genre that you hardly reach for

I hardly ever pick up realistic fiction or Horror.  I am starting to read more in these departments but I mostly stay away from these genres.

 

A popular or beloved character that you do not like

I would have to say I hated Tris Priar.  She was such a pity party in the second book that I couldn’t stand her.  For me the series continually got worse.

 

A Popular author that you can’t seem to get into

I just can’t get into Veronica Roth.  After the end of the Divergent series I just can’t bring myself to read any of her books.  I heard of the Carve of the Mark but am hesitant to read it.

A Popular Book Trope you’re tired of seeing ( example: Love triangles, corrupt rulers, ” Lost Princesses”)

I am so sick of reading of characters who find their powers and then in the second or third book lose them temporarily because some cruel villain has them in their clutches.

 

A Popular Series that you have no interest in reading

I don’t really have and answer for this one.  I will read almost anything and if I find that it is horrendous than I shall stop reading it.

The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?

None!  In my opinion the book is almost always better than the movie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen

    Scarlet is Robin Hood’s right hand man.  But he has a secret.  He is a she and only Robin’s Band knows she’s a woman.  But when somebody from Scarlets past shows his face things change.   He is out to see the hanging of the infamous Robin Hood and he will stop at nothing to see that this becomes a reality.   Torn between running and protecting her bandmates she must decide whether her life is worth more than the people of Nottinghamshire and her crew.  Suddenly she is not only fighting for the people of Nottingham but for herself, her bandmates, and her future.

I have read many books about Robin Hood but none were like this one.  The author casts a light on Robin so that we see him as more than just a hero who stole from the rich and gave to the poor.  We see that maybe he is not some perfect ideal man and its all told from the point of view of a girl who has endured hardships than no one should ever have to face.

This book showed a path through history and brought the characters of old to life.  I now see Robin Hood, the Sheriff of Nottingham, Prince John, Richard the Lionheart, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and England during that time period through different eyes.  Eyes that this book opened.

I highly recommend Scarlet for no one will ever tire of the tale contained within its pages.

The Demon Trappers Daughter by Jana Oliver

 

It’s 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, where the government is broke and throughout the city demons roam.  Riley is a demon trappers daughter who is determined to become just as great as her father.   But as tragedy strikes and a dangerous demon disrupts her world she is sent spinning down a dangerous path from which there may be no return.   As  setbacks occur, the world begins to get a little more complicated and dangerous.  But dealing with a Grade Five Hellspawn, a crush on her fellow trapper, and the loss of someone important in her life is just the beginning.

This book is fantastic. I immediately fell in love with the book.   I adored the world, the characters, the writing style, eveything. And as a result I would reread this book for the rest of eternity and still enjoy it. This book is a MUST MUST  read.

Mercy by Rebecca Lim

Mercy is an angel with scattered memories.  She is doomed to return endlessly to earth, taking on a new human form each time. In her dreams, though, she meets her old love who tells her to find him.

This time she wakes up on a school bus bound for Paradise.

In Paradise, Mercy meets Ryan, an eighteen-year-old whose sister was kidnapped two years ago and is presumed dead. When another girl is also taken, Mercy knows she has to act quickly and use  her extraordinary powers to rescue her, even if it means exposing her true identity.

 

I loved this book.  The storyline was unique and Mercy was a lovable character.  I thoroughly enjoyed Mercy and would recommend it.

I read the second book which is just as good as the first book but the library doesn’t have the rest of the books in the series.  Nooooo. The horror of it.  I will most likely have to buy the rest of the series since I need to find out what happens to Mercy and Ryan.

I would rate this book 5/5

    

Kiss Of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

 

Princess Lia is forced into an arranged marriage. Unwilling to go through with it she and her friend run away to a small sea village where they find work and try to live normal lives among the common folk. When two strangers arrive, the prince and an assassin sent by Venda to kill her, deceptions swirl and lies abound. As bounty hunters are sent to find her, Lia struggles to find perilous secrets that could unravel her world, even as she feels herself falling in love.

I adored this book.  The author’s writing style is unique and she tricks us into believing one thing is true when it is actually the opposite for like half the book.  I can’t can’t can’t wait to read the next book in the series especially if it is as good as the Kiss Of Deception.

I couldn’t stop reading this book. Every chance I got I had my nose buried in it. I would totally reread this.  Kiss of Deception is a MUST read.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Mare’s world is divided by blood.  People with silver blood are gods with abilities that make them higher than the common population of reds.

Mare has a silver gift ,despite the fact that she came from a dirt poor red family, that cannot be explained.  As a result the King makes her a silver princess to hide who she truly is.  As a rebellion rises like a new dawn Mare must figure out who are her friends and enemies are and how to survive court intrigue while hiding her identity at every turn for fear of discovery.   With the two princes pitted against each other Mare must decide whose side she is on and if the sacrifices made are worth it in the end.

 

This book was phenomenal and I would definitely read it.  I loved Mare, the main character who continued on against all odds.  She never knew what to expect around the corner where death could be lurking but she still persevered.

I can’t wait to read the sequel and see how Mare’s story continues.

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Hannah Baker killed herself but before she died she sent out tapes to thirteen people telling of how their interactions with her led to her demise.

Clay liked Hannah and when he recieves the tapes he is shocked and saddened.  He soon dives into the complicated people around him and how Hannah was negatively impacted by their actions amd how maybe just.. maybe he could of saved her.

 

This book is absolutely terrible.  We learn nothing of the main character ,Clay, except that he has a garage, his mom likes milkshakes, and he learns how to ride the bus.  Hannah turns out to be a selfish girl who sends out tapes for revenge.  In the end we hate all the characters and never ever want to read this book again.

I would not suggest reading this and I sincerely hope this helped.