The NOPE. Book Tag
So I have been seeing this Tag floating around the book community recently, and each one that I have read has had me clapping in agreement or giggling like a school girl at all the ranting; and since I love me some good ole fashioned tea, I thought it would be fun to do the tag too! You can find the Original Tag video HERE.
NOPE. ending: a book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy.
I feel like this is my standard answer for these types of questions, but, Allegiant by Veronica Roth. I refuse to believe the third book exists. Absolutely refuse.
NOPE. protagonist: a main character you dislike and drives you crazy.
Christian freaking Grey. Need I say more?
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.
NOPE. pairing: a “ship” you don’t support.
Okay so Frank and Claire in Outlander. That should have never been a thing. I don’t care if his actions were technically historically correct for the time period. YA BOY SHOULD HAVE CHOKED AND DIED A LONG ASS TIME AGO. Claire deserved better, hence why I think why the universe took her back in time to meet Jamie, cause they knew Frank was a twatwaffle.
NOPE. plot twist: a twist you didn’t see coming and didn’t like.
CAN WE TALK ABOUT THAT ONE TWIST IN A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN?!
If you have read the novel, you will know what I’m talking about. It wasn’t needed. What was the literal point of that whole twist? To watch me wallow?
NOPE. genre: a genre you will never read.
For these questions I stay saying Historical Fiction, but here I am…trash for Outlander by Diana Gabaldon…So I am amending my answer to: Historical Fiction except Outlander.
NOPE. book format: book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition.
Mass Market Paperbacks. You know the ones I’m talking about, they’re super small and hella thick, the spines crinkle and crack the minute you get to page 120. Yeah, If I can help it, I will 99.9% of the time wait until a different addition comes out and then buy it. The 0.01% is reserved for Nicholas Sparks, because most of his books that I have gotten are in this format and my OCD isn’t about breaking the cohesiveness. Nope.
NOPE. trope: a trope that makes you go NOPE.
LOL, where do I begin?
- MC is suddenly a badass at skill they found out about the day before
- Overprotective/Controlling Alpha male who doesn’t seem to like MC but refuses to let MC see anyone else, because MC is “theirs”.
- MC who doesn’t think they’re the shit until a love interest or opposite sex tells them they are cute
- Step-brother/sister romance (Yeah super solid NOPE on that one)
- the “I’m just an average girl/nothing special about me” trope. We get it Karen, you are normal, so is my left toe; big woopy-di-do.
NOPE. recommendation: a book recommendation that is constantly pushed at you, that you simply refuse to read.
I’m pretty open to book recommendations, so it’s hard to come by a book that I will refuse to read; however, it has happened before. That being said, let’s talk about why I probably will never read To All the Boys I loved Before. Some of my best friends swear by this novel/trilogy and repeatedly tell me that I will love it a thousand times over.
Maybe they are right.
But I ain’t gonna find out.
It’s just something about the synopsis and how the story is told that I feel like there is nothing unique to it and based off the few chapters I’ve read from the first book in the trilogy, I feel like it’s hella predictable. If I can tell you whats about to go down and I’m only 75 pages in…we got a problem.
NOPE. cliche: a cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.
When an author spends pages upon pages describing how scrumptious and unrealistically hot the love interest is and the MC gets like three sentences that basically describes them as your average human with nothing special but this hair color/big eyes.
OR OR OR OR OR
When the characters are holding a breath they didn’t realize they were holding. I feel like this is everyone’s pet peeve, but somehow authors still haven’t gotten the memo that its cliche, overdone and low key unrealistic.
NOPE. love interest: the love interest that’s not worthy of being one.
Max and America in The Selection. Half the time she didn’t even know what she wanted, but got butt hurt when he was gallivanting with another girl on the royal bachelor. He deserved better. We all deserved better.
NOPE. book: a book that shouldn’t have existed.
I’m a firm believer that everyone has a story and that story should be told, whether it is shit or not; because to others that story could change their lives or to them it might not be utter shit. So I’m not going to answer this question.
NOPE. villain: a villain you would hate to cross.
I thought long and hard about this one, and I think I’m going to go with the One Ring/Master Ring from LOTR, which technically my answer would be Sauron because he concentrated a portion of his soul into the ring. But like seriously people, you’ve seen all the crap that has happened because of a metal band, lives were lost, fingers amputated, spider coffins created. Yeah, nah fam, my happy go lucky butt is going to stay with my fellow elves in the Undying Lands and watch shit blow up from the comforts of my home–far far far away from the ring.
NOPE. death: a character death that still haunts you.
The death of our gossip queen in ACOWAR and that untimely death in Mockingjay. IT DIDN’T NEED TO HAPPEN
NOPE. author: an author a series you had a bad experience reading for and have decided to quit.
Colleen Hoover. I loved reading Confess when I was a naive reader, but when I began reading her other novels (by then I had matured a lot) it just went downhill real fast real quick. Every relationship was super toxic and problematic. Some books had characters cheating on the other and it was low key accepted and okay? Yeah, not it my books buddy. Nope. Nope. Nope.
What are some of your nopes? Let me know in the Comments!