Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Top Ten Tuesdsay. . . . On Wednesdsay

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they update their blog with a list of ten things that have to do with a predetermined topic.

This week's topic is: Ten Characters I Just Didn't Click With.

QUICK DISCLAIMER: The thoughts and feelings expressed in this post are my own and I mean absolutely no offense by them! Obviously we can't all love the same character(s) because where would the excitement be in that?

10. Jason [The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan] — Jason was a nice guy and all, but I just couldn't bring myself to be interested in the majority of what was happening to him; probably because I prefer the humor and POV of a certain son of Poseidon... I'm a Percy Jackson girl, through and through. ;)

9. Clary [City of Bones by Cassandra Clare] — Clary was a very dependent character and kind of... well, she had a tendency to not think things through. Because of this, I could not sympathize with her and found her to be extremely boring compared to Tessa (the main character in Cassandra Clare's "companion" series, The Infernal Devices). I liked her a bit more as the series went on, but she was never a character that would make my top ten list of Favorites.

8. Emily [Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson] — Not much to say about Emily, I just couldn't connect with her like I did with Amy & Roger's Amy.

7. Katy [Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout] — Katy and her sudden obsession attachment to Daemon was not something I enjoyed reading about and it kind of took away from the things I liked about her character. In the end, it felt like I was tolerating - rather than enjoying - her story.

6. Bianca [The DUFF by Kody Keplinger] — She was a little too rash for my taste and, while I understood where a lot of what she was saying and doing was coming from, I had trouble connecting with her character overall.

5. Wells [The 100 by Kass Morgan] — For some reason, I found Book Wells extremely annoying. He doesn't seem to fit in with any of the characters or situations, his feelings for Clarke fell on the side of overbearing and possessive, and the chapters from his POV were incredibly boring. I just could not bring myself to like the guy, for some reason.

4. Janie [Wake by Lisa McMann] — Janie was an OK character but I had trouble with her moods and random ideas/feelings. I did enjoy her sense of humor, though (most of the time).

3. America [The Selection by Kiera Cass] — I found America whiny and entitled; two things that are a huge turn-off for me when it comes to female characters.

2. Gwyeneth [Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier] — Gwyen was also whiny, though I think I was unable to connect with her character because of how juvenile she was in the book. Granted, she is a teenager and I'm in the middle of my twenties (no offense to any of you teenagers out there; I HAVE BEEN THERE), so that may have had something to do with it.

1. Cassia [Matched by Ally Condie] — I could find nothing of myself in Cassia, and I think that this was the main reason I could not connect with her or her story. She wasn't whiny and weak, but she wasn't strong or opinionated, either. She wasn't really anything.

What characters did you have trouble "clicking" with? Let me know!

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