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Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With:

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Top Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish and this week’s topic is characters you didn’t click with. This often happens when you’re reading about a main character that you either couldn’t relate to or didn’t like for so many reasons. This happens to me occasionally but depending on how the story plays out, I still end up enjoying the reading experience, but something like an unrealistic character that either annoyed you or you couldn’t connect with can really stick out like a thorn in a bush. Anyways after digging deep in my previous reviews, I have compiled a list of characters that I couldn’t click with:

1. Nyx from Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

I did not care for Nyx at all. When she first meets the Beast, I distinctly remembered a scene where she ripped her dress and threw herself all over him. After that, I lost respect for her.

2. Prudence from Prudence by Gail Carriger

As the daughter of Alexia Terrabotti and Lord Maccon, I expected that she share her parent’s traits, although she has become more of Lord Akaldamia’s little girl. Unlike her mother, Prudence is a little snobby and cares way too much of fashion compared to her mother. 

3. Amy Gunn from Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige 

I liked Amy in the first book where we see her in Oz adjusting to her surroundings and her new mission of joining the rebellion. But after the sequel, I lost interest in her especially when she hasn’t grown that much since escaping Dorothy. 

4. Helen Hamilton from Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

She’s boring, flat, and spends most of her time moaning about how she’s a freak because of her height. Seriously? How does your tallness make you a freak? 

5. Isadora from Chaos of Stars by Kirsten White

She’s too whiny and overdramatic. Not all teenagers are like this.

6. Quentin Coldwater from The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Quentin is one of those guys you really want to hate but you’re not sure if he was written that way on purpose. He’s self-absorbed, gets high and drinks a lot, and makes way too many stupid mistakes. 

7. Isobel from The Light between Oceans by ML Stedman 

My problem with Isobel is how she makes wrong decisions and falls into a rage with her husband just because he did something right. I understand how she wants to be a mother, but what she did was selfish and in the end, her decision almost ruined another woman’s life.

8. Andy Sachs from Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger 

I was disappointed with Andy, especially since she’s changed so much since the first book. Whatever happened to the independent, self-assured journalist Andy?

9. Josie from Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahen 

Josie is a gifted teenager with an impressive IQ and is always protected of her sister. As I have a sister myself, I can understand her relationship with her older sibling but I had a hard time clicking with Josie because she was so stubborn and selfish.

10. Neal from Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Neal is Georgie’s husband and he’s always complaining about Georgie’s full-time job, even though Neal makes the decision to quit his job to take care of the kids, and he’s the one whose moaning about how Georgie is spending too much time with her job? Please. Like a mother can’t work full-time and be the breadwinner in her family.


7 thoughts on “Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With:”

  1. I had a hard time with Landline. I couldn’t really see Neal’s point most of the time. Although Cath from Fangirl also made it onto my list, so I may just not be a fan of Rainbow Rowell.


    1. I still recommend reading the books in case your views about the characters are different then mines. We all have our own opinions of characters so you might end up liking some of them that I didn’t.


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