Today’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is very rant-inducing! When reading my list please keep in mind that frustrated with does not equal hate. My previous dog frustrated the heck out of me every. single. day. I loved the face off that dog. Also, if any of these people are your favorites, I am totally cool with that. To each their own, I am not here to judge. So, who drove me nutso?
1. Bella Swan/Edward Cullen.
I devoured these books. I loved them. I have seen the movies many times. The rational part of me knows that it’s wrong, but I can’t help myself. It’s that rational part of me that occasionally surfaced to remind me that Bella and Edward are two really annoying characters! You all know why. New Moon Bella was particularly painful to me.
2. Stephanie Plum
I do love some Stephanie Plum. But could you please make up your mind? Quit dragging your feet and make a commitment. Sadly, I suspect that I will still be frustrated after reading all nineteen. Sigh.
3. Sansa Stark
Sansa Stark drove me nuts in Game of Thrones. In fact, I think it took until the fourth book for her to start growing on me. She’s still not a favorite, but I have finally stopped wanting to shake her pretty auburn head.
4. Ever Bloom
Ok, here is character that frustrated me and I pretty much disliked her the majority of the time. Sadly, a big part of it for me was her name and that wasn’t her fault. She did get better towards the end of the series but looking back, I am not sure why I bothered to continue reading it. Not a favorite, mostly due to an annoying main character.
5. Will Herondale
Oh, Will Herondale, you are one broody, angry dude and you drive me crazy. I want to love you and I want to be ok with you and Tessa, but I am not there yet. You have your work cut out for you in Clockwork Princess!
6. Nora Grey/Patch
Please see Bella Swan/Edward Cullen. Against my better judgement, I totally loved this series. Nora and Patch frustrated me to no end, but I couldn’t help but root for them.
7. Grace Bisbane
I really can’t even talk about this one. I need to let it go. Just let it go….
8. Isabelle “Belly” Conklin
Back and forth, back and forth. Make up your mind! I think part of the problem is that I am not a fan of love triangles. Despite that, I did enjoy the series and recommend it often. But oh man, Belly! I could shake you.
9. Karou and Akiva
What happens at the end of book 1 and throughout book 2 is so frustrating, but I get it. I do. But I want it to be different.
Sabba is a character who is difficult to love. She is so hard and headstrong and damaged. Her stubborn refusal to accept what is right in front of her is frustrating. But she did it. She got under my skin and I love that girl so much.
Who do you love to hate?