6 Things I Hate About You

To help with the positive-negative imbalance on this blog I'm writing about the few things that I hate in books. We all have them, sometimes we share them but never in full scale so here goes.

Disclaimer: This is a deviation from my normal style and is meant to share some of my pet peeves.  I do love a lot of the authors and book series found in the compiled blacklist throughout this post. I in no way wish to offend or disrespect anyone, it is simply a list of my experiences and some books that have fallen under each category for me.

Hi there books with slow beginnings, I just want to let you know that I have the patience of a 3 year old and will throw you over the cribs railing if you don't capture my attention, now!

But, you know what's worse than books with slow beginnings? Sequels to books that continue the slow beginning tradition or start them. I understand that as a sequel that probably came out a year or so after the original you may see the need to refresh the readers memory. However, can we agree that this process can take place in concurrence with actually movement in the plot?

Slow pokes:

Visions (Omens#2) by Kelley Armstrong
The Young Elites by Marie Lu
Biggest Flirt by Jennifer Echols

I think I just found everyones favourite. Who doesn't like it when two strangers look at each other and decide they found "the one".

Stay Out of My Bedroom.

I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre
Wild Cards (Better Than Perfect) by Simone Elkeles
Queen of Someday by Sherry Ficklin

Who need two lusting folks when you can have three? The more the merrier, right?


Fallen by Lauren Kate
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Jacob why? Even my 13 years old mind thought that resolution of the Insta-Love Triangle issue was not acceptable. Please don't imprint on a newborn it doesn't matter how unique your situation is.

Faulty Imprint

Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

Ughh... You bother me. I'm pretty sure teenagers created half the bad words in use today so give them some credit and say the words. You know you make it worse by substituting.

Don't you "bull poopie" me:

The House of Night Series by P.C and Kristin Cast

Please don't lie to the reader. You say your strong then show me your strength. Yes, every strong person has their weaknesses, but don't melt when you see blonde hair and blue eyes. And if you can't manage that then try to not get hot and heavy in the middle of escaping.. just wait.

I'm Looking at You:

Reboot by Amy Tintera
Queen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin

Thanks for reading. What are you pet peeves?



  1. Haha, great post :) The insta-love and love triangle REALLY annoy me but sometimes authors get away with it. And I definitely agree with the fake swearing - I'm a teenager and the only time I fake-swear is when my parents are in the room.

    1. They definitely get away with it, just look at Bella and Edward dream couple and instalove from beginning to end. Weirdly enough, I don't begrudge instalove as much as I do fake swearing. Because humans are unpredictable and yes sometimes we look at a person and decide "I'm going after him" but fake swearing ugh...


  2. Uh, has the Jacob Renesmee syndrome happened in anything other than Breaking Dawn? Because that is seriously not okay...

    1. LOL yeah that one seemed unlikely to be a problem in any other book.

      But this was a fun post! Not because you're bashing, but because of your light-hearted tone. It's okay to have pet peeves.

      And you know what's crazy? Sometimes a book will make us fall in love with it, even when it does something we usually don't like. (We're looking at you, SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater, with your slow-as-mud beginning.)


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