This week’s topic for That Artsy Reader Girl‘s Top Ten Tuesday is:
“Characters I liked in books I disliked”!
So… I’m going to give this a little twist. Simply because I really like to forget all about the characters of books I didn’t like and that’s pretty disastrous when it comes to this prompt, right?
Instead, I’m simply going on a little rant about the characters I dislike!
First, we’re getting the most logical one out of the way. The one I loathe. I even absolutely hate her clothes and the way she decorates everything because it’s all pink.
I even remember already hating her before she got up to everything she did. The pink did it for me and her behavior pretty much was the cherry on top of the not-pink cake. So, of course, I’m talking about Umbridge. I don’t think anyone on the entire planet admires that woman and if they do… Please, tell me why?!
In this novel, there’s this one very, very egocentric character that rubbed me the wrong way from the start. Trust me, as Umbridge, I believe she’s supposed to get that reaction out of people but still. The way she thinks she’s the most important, the most beautiful and how she acts because of that… Nope, nope and nope. Valérie is one person I’d love to shove off a a bridge, with pleasure. I even said the same thing in my review, ha!
Yup, the first manga I ever read and I didn’t like the main character. Shocker right? Doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the overall story though, because I did! But I was so rooting for Light to get caught way sooner than he did. He got on my nerves with his views and sneaky way of getting exactly what he wanted at all times – although I admit, that was entertaining at the same time. He’s a very, very well thought-out character but still. I can’t help disliking him?
Monty! I swear! I kind of liked this novel but I simply did not like Monty at all. Egocentric and egoistic and… I just couldn’t, okay? I did love Percy and Felicity and I cannot wait to get their stories – I really do hope Percy will get his own story! But I can seriously do without Monty. I’m hoping he won’t make much of an appearance in The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy or I’ll be instantly annoyed with him. I just know it, haha.
I really enjoyed reading Queen Levana‘s story but it didn’t get me to sympathize with her at all. She’s still that evil Queen I loved to get rid off and I’m sure that won’t ever change. I disliked her, even while reading her story. I barely connected with her and I really cannot forgive her for everything she’s done. Nope. That is simply not happening.
And now I’m thinking about putting The Lunar Chronicles on my reread-list for next year… Now ain’t that a thought? Let’s just see how much I can reread this year though…
Last is Hazel. I saw the movie before I ever read the book and I think that did it. I don’t like the actress playing Hazel at all and I think it influenced me big time when it came to her character in general. I can’t enjoy her watching the movie and I can’t enjoy her while reading the book. I simply keep visioning the actress going through those motions and… *sigh* I wish I could change it, but I can’t so that’s why Hazel belongs on this list as well. Boo.
Do you agree with me? Who else would you put on this list?