Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes and created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey. You can check out the group’s Goodreads page to join and check out the topics of the month.
This Week’s Topic: most unlikable characters that aren’t villains
This means that I get to choose characters that I hated/high disliked, even though they weren’t meant to be hated.
Just a fair warning, there might be a little ranting involved.
Arin (The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski)
He doesn’t see what he has in fron of him. Kestrel sacrifices so much to save Arin (even though, in my opinion, he doesn’t deserve it), and he still hung up about the one little thing she did that hurt his feelings. SHE DID IT TO PROTECT HIM (just saying). I haven’t read the last book in the trilogy yet, but Arin better redeem himself before the end of the series or else I’m going to go into the story and slap some sense into him.
Adam (Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi)
I liked Adam at first. He was okay in the beginning of the series, but in the last book, his character went downhill big time. It was as if Juliette and him switched personalities. Adam became so whiny and weak it was a bit annoying to read about him. The rest of the characters were fine, but Adam just… WHY?
Adelina (The Young Elites by Marie Lu)
One of my biggest pet peeves in books is when a character doesn’t use her head and makes decisions based purely on her emotions. YOU HAVE A BRAIN! AT LEAST USE IT OCCASIONALLY! Adelina, the main protagonist, only used her heart when making decisions and it cost her and her friends dearly. Hopefully she learned her lesson.
Kelsey (Tiger’s Voyage by Colleen Houck)
Same as Adelina, Kelsey started to make decisions based on her emotion rather than her head. In the beginning of the series, she wasn’t that bad. However, as the story progressed, she started to become super whiny and dumb. Use that dang brain of yours, would ya?
Tamlin (A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas)
No spoilers, I promise. I was definitely team Tamlin + Feyre after I read A Court of Thorns and Roses, but now I’m team Rhysand + Feyre all the way. In the first book, Tamlin was alright. He cared for Feyre. However, in the second book, his character dug himself his own grave because oh. What’s that I hear? That’s thousands of Sarah J. Maas fans that read ACOMAF that’s here to put him in the ground. Sorry Tamlin, but what you did was unacceptable.
Until next time….