The NOPE tag – Lots and Lots of (Mostly Good Natured) Ranting!
The NOPE Tag
I was tagged for this back in… er… January… by Amber @ The Literary Phoenix. I’m only finally getting around to doing this, but it looks like so much fun, and I’ve been looking forward to doing this one! The NOPE Tag was originally created by A Booktube Book.
Anyways, lets get started shall we?
1. NOPE. Ending.
A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy.
So I actually like all of these books, but I would say they all had nope endings… In many different ways.
- Shadow Scale – I love love love this book! Just… The ending had me furious. HOW could those things happen?! I don’t however, feel nearly as strongly about this one after reading Tess of the Road. It cleared some stuff up, and I’m much happier about it now.
- Warrior Witch – The ending to this one was very bittersweet. For a long time after I read it, I felt like it had ruined the series for me. But, looking back at it now, I actually don’t mind the ending. I think I was just a bit too young to fully appreciate it.
- Liar’s Moon – This one is a nope ending because it ended in a HUGE cliffhanger, and then THE PUBLISHERS CANCELLED THE LAST BOOK!!!!!!! I am SO mad! I desperately need to know what happens!
*Also an we just appreciate the aesthetic of those three covers together?
2. NOPE. Protagonist.
A main character you dislike and drives you crazy.
Okay, so I’m actually only about eighty pages into this one, so I suppose she might get better, but I’m really not liking Lyra so far. She sort of a whiny brat.
3. NOPE. Series.
A series that turned out to be one huge pile of NOPE. after you’ve invested all of that time and energy on it, or a series you gave up on because it wasn’t worth it anymore.
The Inheritance Cycle. I read the first two, and I just can’t motivate myself to read to more huge books when I don’t really care about the main character. I spent all of Eldest groaning and putting down the book every time Eragon came in, sooo… Nope.
4. NOPE. Popular pairing.
A ship you don’t support.
Alina and The Darkling. I’m sorry, but ew. I have nothing more to say on the matter. Just ew.
5. NOPE. Plot twist.
A plot twist you didn’t see coming or didn’t like.
There was something very big, very shocking, and very heartbreaking at the end of Mastiff, that I just didn’t like. I mean, I still loved the book, but that plot twist made me sort of mad!
[su_spoiler title=”Spoilers” icon=”chevron”]TUNSTALL!!!
If you’ve read the book that’s all I should need to say. You know what I’m talking about.
And if you haven’t read the book why on earth are you snooping in the spoiler tag?![/su_spoiler]
6. NOPE. Protagonist action/decision.
A character decision that made you shake your head NOPE.
Jess did a Very Stupid Thing at the end of Paper and Fire, and I am absolutely furious with him. He is an idiot. And seriously? He couldn’t have come up with any other plan? There had to be SOMETHING!
7. NOPE. Genre.
A genre you will never read.
Ummm… I tend to be pretty open to trying new genres, but I’d have to say that the one genre I have no intention of ever reading is erotica.
8. NOPE. Book format.
Book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition.
None. I’ll read my books in any format.
However if we’re talking solely about buying the book then audiobooks. I like them well enough, but I would never spend my money on one.
9. NOPE. Trope.
A trope that makes you go NOPE.
Love Triangles. I hate them with a fiery passion, and I would be perfectly happy to never read a love triangle again.
10. NOPE. Recommendation.
A book recommendation that is constantly hyped and pushed at you that you simply refuse to read.
Most of my recommendations come from the same two people, and I tend to trust their recommendations enough to read most of what they recommend.
11. NOPE. Cliche/pet peeve.
A cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.
I’m really not sure. I’m sure there’s plenty out there, but nothings coming to mind right now…
12. NOPE. Love interest.
The love interest that’s not worthy of being one. A character you don’t think should have been a viable love interest.
Liam from Lioness Rampant. I don’t know why, but I just have an unreasonable hatred of him. And every time he opens his mouth to flirt with Alanna he annoys me. And he couldn’t accept her magic. And I hate him.
13. NOPE. Book.
A book that shouldn’t have existed that made you say NOPE.
Ummm… I’m too mean for this. There’s been plenty of books I’ve disliked, but none that I hated enough to say that they shouldn’t exist.
14. NOPE. Villain.
A scary villain/antagonist you would hate to cross and would make you run in the opposite direction.
Bellatrix Lestrange. I really don’t ever want to meet Bellatrix Lestrange. I don’t think this needs any more explanation.
15. NOPE. Death.
A character death that still haunts you.
This one from The Mortal Instruments.
[su_spoiler title=”Spoilers” icon=”chevron”]MAX!!!! I still can’t get over his death! He was just so young, and sweet, and it was written so emotionally! I still can’t hear the name Max without thinking of him, and just wanting to sob, because MAX!!![/su_spoiler]
16. NOPE. Author.
An author you had a bad experience reading for and have decided to quit.
No pressure to do it if you’ve already done it, or don’t want to, but I tag:
And anyone else who’s reading this and wants to steal it is welcome to of course!