8.3.16

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten characters everyone loves that I think are just sort of not that great

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Sometimes I'm the black sheep. Baaah.  Also I can't think of 10 without repeating last time's list.  ...much.    



c.j.'s selections                         ten ten ten


one  Rowan 
Throne of Glass series - Sarah J. Maas 

I don't not like him, but I also don't worship him and yearn to have his white-haired babies like the rest of the known universe.  He's just okay.  Not that exciting.  Broody elf-man.  Oooh-kay.  
two  
Eleanor 
Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell 

Everyone gushes about this oh-so-amazing love story.  I just found Eleanor (and Park, for that matter) kind of annoying.  
three    
Po 
Graceling - Kristen Cashore 

First of all, I can't read about him without imagining a Tellytubby.  Second, he's sort of kind of generic and it makes me yawny.  
four    
The Darkling 
Shadow & Bone - Leigh Bardugo 

Okay, so actually I do like him a lot, but I don't love him with a weird creepy romantic obsession that some people have.  Like, he's evil!  He's clearly not Alina-boyfriend material! 

five    Rachelle 
Crimson Bound - Rosamunde Hodge

I loved Nyx and Cruel Beauty desperately, but Rachelle struck me as a sort of generic spunky-quirky firebrand heroine.  Almost Mary Sueish.  Blech.  

six  
Tamlin 

A Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J. Maas

Clearly I don't ship the guys everyone else does.  I don't mind Tamlin, I just don't find him that swoony.  Lucien, with his snark and sharp tongue, is more my speed.  
seven   
Peeta 

The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins 

OMG HE'S SO BORING.  I AM BORED JUST THINKING ABOUT HOW BORING HE IS.  HE IS MADE OF BREAD.  

eight  Juliette 
Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi 

I really wanted to like her, but I just found her kind of thin.  She feels too much like a skin to slip into.  


10 comments:

  1. You're not alone on Peeta. When I watched the movie, I was like: why do people love this wimpy kid? When I finally read the book, I was like: really... why?.. I just don't understand..

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

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    1. I actually thought he had more personality in the movie than in the book. xD

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  2. Haha. Peeta. I agree! How is this series even a love triangle?

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    1. I knooooow! Gale is so swoony!

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  3. DUDE. I WILL STAND WITH YOU ON TAMLIN. I actually am 100% clueless to why everyone loves him so much...he...wut even was the point of his face??? (Okay, he didn't HAVE a face. But that's still not enough to interest me. ahem.) Lucien was FAR more interesting and even Rhysand was interesting. But then I'm not a real fan of that book, hehe, SO I SHALL SHUSH.
    I also don't understand the interest with the Darkling. I didn't even think he was that evil??
    Also nopity no to Rowan. I actually despise him, not because he's HIM, but because he replaced Chaol and I love Chaol. XD

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    1. CAITS UNITED! (Hahaha you're exactly right!) Rhysand was cool too. But I think I didn't LOOOOVE ACOTAR as much as TOG because Tamlin bored me. I mean, the Darkling was pretty damn evil. But def not good boyfriend material?

      Ha I'm a Dorian girl myself but Rowaelin just seems contrived to me. As I think I ranted endlessly in the comments on your QoS review...

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  4. I completely agree re: Po -- totally lackluster compared to Katsa. I wasn't a huge fan of that book, generally and he didn't help.

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    1. I wasn't either. I think partly because of him, and partly for reasons I don't quite understand.

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  5. I so don't understand this new 'love triangle' thing where the other love interest is the villain? Why would the Darkling be a good boyfriend???

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    1. Yeah me neither. I get the anti-hero angle but the Darkling pretty much can offer jewelry, slaves, and lots of dead people, which doesn't seem super romantic.

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