Oh god, I have back to back Top Ten Tuesdays where is that consistent posting I promised weeks ago??
So this week on TTT it’s freebie week! As usual, I had no idea what to do but after scrolling through past TTT topics I found “Most Unfortunate Character Names” and it just clicked.
1. Chaol Westfall | Throne of Glass
2. Mare Barrow | Red Queen
Mare literally means a female horse… is it meant to be symbolic or something because I got none of that.
3. Maven | Red Queen
What??? Where is the author getting these from?
4. America Singer | The Selection
She lives in America and she’s a singer!!! Well, she lives in what used to be America.
5. Renesmee Cullen | Twilight Saga
Please never mashup names like this. Restrain yourselves.
6. Peeta Mellark | The Hunger Games
Honestly, who doesn’t think this name is just ugly? I love Peeta, it’s just his name is horrible.
7. Valek | The Study Series
His name really made me want to say it in a Russian accent. You know with the throaty a’s.
8. Casimir | Ruined
I have no idea how to say this… cashmere without the h?
9. Cricket Bell | Lola and the Boy Next Door
How can you not think about cricket chirps with a name like that?
So basically every fantasy series! Seriously though, what is it with fantasy and really weird names?
You know when you love a book so much that you end up hating it? Or when you hated a book so much and ended up loving it? This week it’s all about the books you loved, then hated, then loved, then hated…
1. Ink | Amanda Sun
This book went from ok to amazing after a couple of rereads. I remember I really complained about the instalove but the main couple was pretty cute so I was willing to overlook it XD
2. Twilight | Stephanie Meyer
I was actually a fan of Twilight. Not a Twihard or anything but I liked it enough. I mean Stephanie Meyer can write but Twilight was not an example of that.
3. The Host | Stephanie Meyer
I have to talk about The Host if I mention Twilight! I remember borrowing this one from my library and really hating it. The intro is really slow and I just couldn’t get through it. The next month I tried to read it again, got past the intro and into the amazingness.
Ah, my on off relationship with this series. I go through moments of just pure fangirling to analysing why it got so bad at the end.
5. Fallen | Lauren Kate
One of the first angel stories I ever read. I’m pretty sure it’s not as good as I thought it was XD
Ok, I was just really excited by small things when I was younger. I’m so sure that I would hate this book if I read this today.
7. Spellbound | Cara Lynn Shultz
This book seemed really cliched the first read but my inner fangirl was unleashed the next time.
OMG how could I forget my obsession with this series. I literally stalked the author’s website so much.
So this was probably one of my first YA reads… good times.
I was so close to ten this week! Damn it!! Anyways, do you see books different after a while? Do you go and actually change your ratings? Let me know 😀
Hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. So obviously not all book worlds are as awesome as Harry Potter (I want their candy). Guess it’s not surprising that most of these are dystopian worlds:
1. Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
This is a no brainer and probably will appear on many people’s list. I wouldn’t want the fear of being chosen as a tribute and if I did get chosen, I would never survive. Seriously, I have no fitness skills and I am mostly lazy at home. Probably would be killed at the Cornucopia.
Continue reading “Thank God I Don’t Live in These Worlds”
So today, I got onto my laptop, logged into Goodreads and what did I see? My friend marking all the Twilight books into the shelf books-i-cant-be-stuffed-to-read. Kind of sad because she’s missing out on 4 books she could possibly love. That got me wondering, why do we diss Twilight so much? Why is it just the natural reaction to hate it? Here’s some reasons I came up with. Continue reading “Why Do We Hate Twilight So Much?”