[Top Ten Tuesday] – #98 – Characters Other Readers Enjoy Whom I Could Do Without

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

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This Week’s Theme:
Characters Other Readers Enjoy
Whom I Could Do Without

Initial Thoughts:

The real tagline for this post is “it’s not me…it’s you”.


Alina Starkov (The Grisha – Bardugo)

You chose the wrong one.

Malyen Oretsev (The Grisha – Bardugo)

Imagine paint drying. Okay, now you’ve met Mal.

Mare Barrow (Red Queen – Aveyard)

Everyone’s selfish in their own way…then there’s Mare tier.

Mara Todd (Messenger of Fear – Grant)

Just bland.

Holden Caulfield (Catcher in the Rye – Salinger)

Phony.

Sky (Hopeless – Hoover)

21st Century Amish.

Safiya fon Hasstrel (Truthwitch – Dennard)

If Truthwitch is a fan fiction based loosely off of an author’s friendship, does that mean I’m anti their friendship too?

Cadence Sinclair (We Were Liars – Lockhart)

Boo hoo you didn’t get to eat with your favourite spork.

Evan Walker (The 5th Wave – Yancey)

The alien version of Edward Cullen is–wait for it–still a creeper.

Clary Fray (The Mortal Instruments – Clare)

Based on the television show, you could get hella turnt if you made watching Shadowhunters into a drinking game. Two shots every time Clary mentions her mother. Three shots every parabatai gaze. Ten shots every time they mention the cup.


Afterthoughts:

Mad. I am mad.

Cheers,
Joey

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20 thoughts on “[Top Ten Tuesday] – #98 – Characters Other Readers Enjoy Whom I Could Do Without”

  1. I seriously didn’t like Evan either. Not sure why everyone shipped him with whatever the girl’s name is. Or was that Ben Parrish?? I don’t even know…I didn’t like any potential love interest w/ the girl.

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  2. haha I couldn’t even remember the names of the We Were Liars characters and to be honest the only part of the book I do remember is the ending.
    I’ve still not watched The Shadowhunters. Is it worth the watch or should I just give it a pass. I don’t know how much cheesiness I could cope with haha.

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  3. Awww…. I keep seeing Safiya on these lists. that makes me kind of sad.

    But then I can totally agree on Clary and Mare. Especially Mare. *shudders* Glass Sword was a mess.

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  4. I’m only 15% into Glass Sword, so I haven’t met overly annoying Mare yet. I did laugh at Sky being on your list, though. 21st Century Amish? LOL. I liked her, though. I am surprised I didn’t see a particular sweet brown cracker on here!

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  5. It’s so nice to see that other people are creeped out by Evan Walker too. He’s honestly one of the scariest love interests I’ve read in YA and I don’t get the appeal at all.

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  6. I didn’t think Alina and Mal were that bad since Nikolai was so ridiculously underdeveloped and under-utilised. Like why was he turned into a BAT?! And omg, I totally understand Safi. Remove Safi and whatshisname, and make the series about Iseult and Aeduan instead!

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  7. So is Safi Susan Dennard or Sarah J. Maas in the friendship? I’m 30 pages in and I don’t really see where the book is going. -.-
    Do people actually like Holden? I always thought he was one of those characters everybody hates; oh well, guess I’m in the minority here with you. *virtual fist bump*

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  8. Mare Barrow I could do without. I didn’t connect to her character, and had no investment whatsoever to her cause. I’ve only watched the movie for The 5th Wave, so I don’t know if I can really judge Evan. But based off the movie, I don’t know how I feel about him. He was more of an eye-candy for the movie more than anything.

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  9. I agree so much about Mal and Alina. Not far enough into 5th Wave to have met Evan/have an opinion on him.
    And I just like the commentary on the others, even though I haven’t read any of their books and thus can’t have an opinion on them.

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  10. I didn’t like Alina either! That’s why I never finished the series. The TV show got Clary so wrong, I stopped watching. She was always my least favorite Cassandra Clare character, but the show makes it really bad.

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  11. In the books I’m not a fan of Simon, but you’re right about Clary in the show. I laughed out loud at your drinking game; the show is bad enough that I keep watching just for the amusement (and to stare at Alec because good god is that boy good looking!).

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