The NOPE Book Tag

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted in a few days. Exams are starting soon and I am feeling a little stressed out.

Today I am doing the NOPE Book Tag. I was tagged by Kay @Hammock of Books . You should go check out her blog, it’s awesome! 🙂 I’ve only been an avid reader for around a year and a half, even though I’ve always loved reading. For this reason, I haven’t read that many books so some of these questions may be a little difficult to answer.

Let’s Start!

NOPE. ending: A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage or simply because the ending was crappy. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella. I LOVED THIS BOOK! This has nothing to do with the actual ending itself, but I just wish the book was longer 🙂 Audrey’s character development was fantastic and I wanted to read more about her and her story. It would have been nice if there was an epilogue talking more about her recovery progress and her relationship with Linus.

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NOPE. protagonist: A main character you dislike and drives you crazy. I can’t think of a book where I hated a character. However, one character that did drive me crazy at times is America from the Selection series. She has a genuine heart but is rather naïve at times. She. drove. me. crazy. with her back and forth between Prince Maxon and Aspen! I was shocked that she didn’t urge Aspen to leave the castle!! With all this said though, I actually really liked this series. It was a quick paced and an overall interesting read. 😊

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NOPE. series: A series that turned out to be a huge pile of nope after you’ve invested all of that time and energy on it. The Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie. Well, I wouldn’t really say I invested all my time into it since there are only three books in the series lol. The first book was pretty good and the second was okay. But I couldn’t finish the third book. I feel that as the series went on, the plot became too slow and redundant.

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NOPE. pairing: A “ship” you don’t support. Ahh, I think I’m too easily influenced; if the book spends time to develop a “ship,” I usually fall in love with it too. So currently, I can’t think of one I don’t support.

NOPE. plot twist: A twist you didn’t see coming and didn’t like. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. I’m not going to say the “plot twist,” (ie. Madeline’s truth) but I definitely saw it coming. I didn’t like the revelation/climax because I thought it was unrealistic and cliché. I have a review of the book here.

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NOPE. genre: A genre you will never read. Horror! I get scared so easily. Another genre that I don’t often read is high fantasy, although I would love to start reading it (ie. the Thorne of Glass series sounds great).

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NOPE. book format: A book format you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition. I don’t hate any book format. However, I usually don’t read/buy ebooks because I like to hold the book and flip the pages.  As well, I rarely buy it because it’s so expensive! Hardcovers in Canada are usually 25-30 dollars, which is basically double the cost of a paperback.

NOPE. trope: A trope that makes you go NOPE. Insta- love. Most of the times (definitely not always though, for example I loved the book The Sun is Also a Star) I don’t like it because it’s too unrealistic. I don’t usually have a problem when a character sees another one and wants to get to know them better; but their relationship must go through an actual development before they fall in love.

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NOPE. recommendation: A book recommendation that is constantly pushed at you, that you simply refuse to read. The Mortal Instruments series. I generally don’t like to read highly action packed books, or high fantasy books, and this one just seems too intimidating and the plot seems a bit too complicated for me.

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NOPE. cliché: A cliché or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes. Stories where there is too much focus on a character’s looks, making it the reason they are loved by others. I prefer it when the character is loved for their personality. This is why I have problems with Insta-Love because it is often characterized as when one character sees the other character, not really about the personality of the character.

NOPE. love interest: A love interest that’s not worthy of being one. I can’t think of one at the moment!

NOPE. book: A book that shouldn’t have existed. Um, this question is pretty difficult to answer. But, I would maybe say Allegiant by Veronica Roth because it was unnecessary to the series. I think Divergent would have been an AMAZING book if it was a standalone, or if it ended with Insurgent. I didn’t get through all of Allegiant because it felt really dragged on.

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NOPE. villain: A villain you would hate to cross. President Snow from The Hunger Games! He is so scary, cruel, and ruthless. I was honestly scared and had goosebumps while reading parts with him in it.

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NOPE. death: A character death that still haunts you.

SPOILER ALERT 

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. Wow just the way the whole book was written just took me by such surprise.

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NOPE. author: An author you had a bad experience reading and have decided to quit. I haven’t read enough of one author to quit reading their books!

If you guys liked this tag, try it out! I would love to read your answers!

I tag: @Book Orbit|Becky|Rose|Dawlyn and Krista|Priyasha|Marie

If you don’t usually do tags or you don’t feel like doing this one, no pressure! 🙂 ❤

Thank you so much for reading,

Sissi ❤️

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24 thoughts on “The NOPE Book Tag

  1. Oh yes, I completely agree with you on the Matched series! Loved the first book, got through the second book, and DNF’d the third book. And the plot twist in We Were Liars had me so shocked- I never saw it coming and it was kind of disturbing. I never disliked America, but I got so annoyed with her too when she was leading on both Aspen and Maxon. We have very similar book opinions, haha! Great post 🙂

    • Same!! I got through the second book of the Matched series but stopped halfway in Reached. We Were Liars is one of the only books I’ve read that had me completely dumbfounded! I thought about the book for days. America’s a great character, and she went through some pretty great character development throughout the trilogy.
      Thank you so much for reading and commenting!!

  2. I agree with so many of your answers! I felt the same way about the Matched series. The last book was so long and so boring! And you are so right out Divergent. The first book was the best and it would have been better if it had just ended there.

    • I actually really like the Selection series even though I was frustrated at America at times. I think it’s because I read it as just a fun read and I focused more on the plot which was pretty good. (Also I really liked Prince Maxon) Also I think I was frustrated but I still liked the character enough that it made my reading experience pretty interesting lol. I bought the whole series together and I think I read it in 5 days?

      I would love to read your answers if you do this tag!! Thanks so much for commenting. ❤️

  3. Thank you so much for tagging me! I had the same thoughts about Everything Everything, it was such a good book up until the ending which ruined it. Good luck with your exams!

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