Mariela is the best blogmate a girl could ask for! Tax season was extra brutal this year, and now that it's over, I can start pulling my weight again on the blog. I am excited to get back to putting together the Top Ten Tuesdays! Howdy y'all :)
I cannot stand when characters act childishly in books!
I read this book with a guy named Jaxon and I was thinking how the heck is it pronounced? Why not name him instead Jackson or Jason? Why do authors feel the need to make a fancy version name out of a regular name??? (Allyson also one hundred percent agrees with this one! This is why I will never in ten million years read the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Rhage, Phury, Dhestroyer? Seriously, go screw yourself.)
If for some reason they have a rude or smart ass attitude toward the readers it is a guarantee for me that I would totally ban that author's books from my home.
I am guilty to buy a book for its cover. If I see a book with ugly cover, or a cover I do not like, I won't buy it/read it.
This one is the most important I believe "super hyped books". I expect these books to be super duper epic so when I read them I usually get disappointed and I end up putting the book aside because I do not like them. So I decided to wait a long time to read a hyped book or not to read it at all.
There is nothing more disappointing to me than to get super excited about a fantasy novel, only to realize it is set in 1800s England. Or any real place in history. I don't know why but I legitimately cannot stand that. There have been a couple exceptions, and almost all of them have been accidental exceptions. I am embarrassed to admit how long it took me to realize that Sorcha in Daughter of the Forest was Irish, and Red was British. But I am glad that my brain was slow in that area, or I don't think I ever would have given it a shot!
I cannot stand faeries. The second I see a word that has anything to do with the fae realm, I am out. It's become that way with vampires too, now. I used to love vampires, but now it feels like everything I read about them is hella cheesy.
There are situations in which this is OK, such as a Game of Thrones. But you have to be a really amazing author to pull off multiple POVs, and honestly a lot of authors I have read that have attempted this have not been amazing writers. I do love alternating POV, between two characters, preferably the male and female leads of the story.
Now this one is a little harder to navigate. Most people I know are anti-spoiler. But if you let me read a book where a character I love dies and you didn't warn me? There's a good chance I will never listen to your opinion on a book again. There are exceptions. I did forgive Holly for not telling me that Sirius died a billion years ago. But, it took some time :p
I wouldn't say I am against religion. I know lots of religious people, and I try to respect their viewpoints. But goodness, I cannot do books that have even a little bit of religion in them. It's just so aggravating to me.