b) As for Sebastian from the Mortal Instruments series... I know a lot of Shadowhunter fans really like his character and think that he's a great villain, but I'm afraid I didn't like him at all, as a character or as a villain. I'm one of those readers that appreciates a good antagonist, but I didn't think Sebastian was that great.
There is one author that comes to mind though, but I don't think they're traditionally published or a bestselling author, so perhaps not relevant to this question as it's asking about popular authors that I can't get into... Anyway, the author is Odette C. Bell. I downloaded a bunch of her free books ~ all series openers that had amazingly pretty covers ~ but none of them could hold on to my interest or attention beyond the first chapters.
The thing is though, I've read quite a few books where the main character is out of foster care and the narrative just seems so similar, the characters' personalities almost identical. It might be that these similar traits can be attributed to the fact that they'd grown up in care, but I'm just bored of this. Sorry. Hey, this is an 'unpopular opinions book tag', after all :)
b) A long-term bookish pet peeve of mine: every book I've read where the man cheats on his wife, the wife is portrayed as a nag, bossy, or just all-round bad wife. Or the marriage is on the rocks. Every book with an extra-marital affair!
No interest whatsoever in reading these books, and not because I watch the TV show. No, don't watch the show, though my husband's a big fan. I tried. I really did. But after two episodes, I had no desire to watch anymore. Perhaps I'd bigged it up too much in my head because of the hype and how everyone at work loved it. I just couldn't get into it. Don't shoot me.
I'd read the books first, and I enjoyed them. I didn't love them, but the fact that I finished the trilogy, when dystopia isn't a go-to genre for me, when I read these books at a time when I hardly gave dystopian reads a go, it was saying something about the books. No wonder it got adapted into great films.
And the films are great! I loved them. Even though I knew what would happen, which always reduces my enjoyment of films and books, I loved everything about the films. I liked Katniss in the films, whereas I'd sort of almost kinda hated her in the books. And the music, the soundtracks to the films, so good. It's probably the only adaptation I liked more than the books. Although, I thought the Gone Girl film (book by Gillian Flynn) was very close to being as good as the book.
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