Another fun meme in the vein of Top Ten Tuesday. Bring it on. For more info, check out the Good Reads Group HERE.
This week’s topic: July 27th: Most Unlikable Characters
— NOT VILLAINS! These are protagonists or side characters that are unlikable! (These should lean more towards characters who aren’t intentionally unlikeable. Not villains, or mean girl/guys, etc.)
It’s not terribly often that I find characters I don’t like that are the protagonists. But here are a few that I hated with a burning passion:
- Emma from Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott
I have never hated a protagonist as much as I hated Emma. She is horrible. I started out with sympathy for her, but by the end, I just didn’t care about her at all. Yes she’s in a very difficult, heartbreaking situation, but good gravy girl, you turned into a real nightmare.
2. Margo Roth Spiegelman from Paper Towns
To be fair, I didn’t really like Q either. He’s too whiny and mopey for me. But Margo was a real b*tch. Hated her guts. The end of this book was one of the biggest let downs.
3. Violet in Embrace by Jessica Shirvington
Violet was one of those awful “heroines” in the worst kind of love triangle. Like, she’s in love with guy A, but some secret comes out that turns him into a bad guy (except NOT AT ALL GET IT TOGETHER VIOLET) and she goes running into guy B’s arms without a second look or thought. YOU ARE A TERRIBLE PERSON VIOLET. Not to mention that she is intolerably whiny.
Alas, I didn’t finish this one, and therefore have no review of it.
4. Literally everyone in Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
I’m sorry, why is this book about Romeo and Juliet somehow reincarnating for hundreds of years in an immortal battle against one another and YET THEY DON’T WORK THEIR CRAP OUT AND END UP TOGETHER?? That would have been so much more satisfying. I really hated this book and everyone in it.
5. Shay in The Nightshade Series by Andrea Cremer
Shay was a horrible alternative to Ren. Ren was far more interesting. Shay just irritated me every time he was in a scene. If he could have just died at the end of Nightshade, that would have been super cool.
Read this before I started reviewing, so no review here.
Do you agree with my choices? Who are some of your least favorite characters?