Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (48)

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Top Ten Most Frustrating Characters Ever


1. Haven Moore from The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller- I don't think anyone has ever educated Haven Moore on the phrase stand by your man. One second she was all aboard the soul mate train for eternity, the next she was questioning if the whole situation was even plausible. A little uncertainty in these events is alright, but once you pick a side, stick to it! Don't go all willy nilly wishy washy.

2. Katsa from Graceling by Kristin Cashore- I will be one of the first to profess my love for the kick-butt Katsa in a fangirling situation. Still, after all Po and her had been through I could not understand her decision to simply split up and possibly meet again in a few months. It was maddening to me to have their future so undefined.

3. Warner from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi- Maybe it's not so much Warner I have a problem with, but why so many fans like him. He tried to have Juliette torture a toddler to see how her abilities worked. He made her consistently uncomfortable/miserable for his own purposes. I don't care what kind of excuses can be thrown at that, the dude is an asshat and wears the uniform proudly. WHY do so many people love him for it?

4. April from Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mylnowski- I really cannot properly articulate how much this girl aggravates me. Having sex without protection, simply because there's no protection, really? Got ants in your pants or something? Or, even, having sex with a guy you are about 98% certain gave you an STD from his cheating because "you love him." NO.

5. Dani O'Malley from the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning- It's hard to point the finger at exactly what turns me off about Dani. I dislike her for being such an arrogant-attitude-filled-know-it-all in an adult book series. When I read adult, it is to get away from teen books for a little while. Putting Dani smack-dab in the middle of the Fever series with all her issues was kind of like a slap in the face. I still love her as a character. I just don't love her in the series.

6. Bill Compton from the True Blood series by Charlaine Harris- My utter contempt for Bill has somewhat mellowed out over the past few years. To be honest, I have problems with every single one of the True Blood series characters. Bill is simply the one that sticks out the most. He betrays Sookie time and time again, yet expects a nice apology and a little sex will make her take him back in a second. (It usually does, but that is currently beside the point.) Have a little respect for Sookie and yourself please.

7. Ambiades form The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner- Stuck up, entitled, bully and a prick.

8. Aspen from The Selection by Kiera Cass- Oh boy, if I could only rip this kid a new one. The way he messes with America's heart "to protect her" and "give her a better chance in life" (*cough* man pride *cough*) is stupid. I'm all for sacrificing for those you love, but not to the point where it seriously tortures the one you love. Then worst of all, he expected nothing had changed between them, wanting back in to her heart. No, jerk boy heart breaker, none for you.

9. Leah Jones from Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols- I do love Leah and all of her amazing chemistry with Greyson. However, I could not stand her really angry, defensive streak over her life and upbringing. I understand she had issues with it, but that was no excuse to use those around her as a verbal punching bag.

10. Cathy from Team Human by Sarah Rees Brennan and Justine Larbalestier- Oy. This girl and her decisions. Falling in love is great! Abandoning your best friend, scaring her to death and not trying to understand her feelings is decidedly not so great.

Happy Reading,


  1. I had Warner too! I forgot about Aspen though he would have been a good one to pick! I also forgot about Cathy even though she frustrated me terribly. Great list :)


    1. Yes, Aspen and Warner, goodness so hot but so wrong for their leading ladies. Cathy just killed me so much with her selflishness it was impossible to forget. Thank you for the comment!

  2. I've only read a few of these, but I loved your list. April really was annoying. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine

    ~Danica Page@Taking it One Page at a Time

    1. Thank you very much for your comment! Yes, April had me gritting my teeth through most of the novel, but she turned out okay in the end.

  3. I've only read Graceling, and I totally agree with you about Katsa.
    The way Katsa treated Po really frustrated me!! I understand that she's a strong woman and all, but Why wouldn't she marry Po? They made a great couple and he loved and accepted her the way she is. I don't understand why they had to split up.

    I love your blog!! I'm a new follower (:
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    Sapir @ Diary of a Wimpy Teen Girl

    1. I love your blog! It is very cute and you have up some awesome reviews. I especially loved the one for Hooked by Liz Fichera. I think it's cool that you assign a theme song to each book.

      Yes! I mean I'm all for a woman choosing her own path. If she doesn't want to be married or be in a relationship, that's her business. But, after they'd been through so much and clearly loved each other. I couldn't entirely understand their nonchalance over what their relationship would be like in the future.

      Thank you for the follow!


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