Unpopular Opinion Tag

I stumbled across this tag on AddictedtoYA ‘s blog so I thought I’d do it as it seemed really interesting.
So let’s get to it!
A Popular Book Or Series That You Didn’t Like

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For this I just had to pick Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I started this series after I saw all the hype about the fact the series was going to be made into films and I enjoyed the first two books however, this one was such a let down. I just think the ending is such a cop-out and ruins the series for me. I lost all the enjoyment I had for this after the reading the pitiful ending. Also, that character death *sniff sniff* But pretty much this book just let the series down.
A Popular Book Or Series That Everyone Hates But You Love

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I’m sure that all us readers of Young Adult went through a paranormal phase at one point right? Right? Everyone I know hates Twilight and makes jokes about it and while I do too, I thoroughly enjoyed this series several years ago. I still like it now and find aspects of the writing relatable. It’s just a shame that such terrible movie adaptations exist.
A Popular Genre You Hardly Reach For

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Romance. When searching for a new book I automatically drift between the Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Young Adult sections, even though Romance tends to take up most of the fiction section. I just never get the urge to read plain old romance. However, over the past two years I’ve started reading Giovanna Fletcher and Cecelia Ahern.

A Popular Or Beloved Character That You Didn’t Like 

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I absolutely adore The Mortal Instruments series. It not only changed my reading experience but gave me a direction to take with my writing. However, despite my love for these books the one character I never really cared for: Isabelle Lightwood. I just find her to be a bland and boring character and there was never any point when I felt emotionally attached to her. Sorry Sizzy shippers!
A Popular Author That You  Can’t Seem To Get Into

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As someone who studied English Literature at University I have been subjected to Jane Austen many many times. And every single time her books have gotten more and more grating on me. I just don’t see the appeal in her work at all. Also… Mr Darcy? That slimy pompous man can stay far away from me!
A Popular Book Trope That You’re Tired Of Seeing 

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I am so sick of unnecessary relationships in YA Fantasy/Dystopian. A prime example is the Four/Tris relationship in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. The whole plot line for the series would have worked just as well if their partnership was purely platonic. It happens in so many books of these genres where pointless pairings are brought in to add another layer to the story.
A Popular Series You Have No Interest In Reading

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I hear so many book bloggers and booktubers talking about the Percy Jackson series. I read the first book shortly after the film came out but I just never had any interest in continuing with the series. Sorry Camp Half Blood people!
Show/ Movie That You Liked Better Than The Book

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I started watching The Vampire Diaries TV show and when I discovered it was based on a YA book series of the same name, I decided to give them a read. But I didn’t enjoy them anywhere near as much as the TV show.

Who I Tag
I tag my wonderful writer friend Jenny

Disney Book Tag

The Little Mermaid – a character who is out of their element, a fish out of water

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Carson Phillips from Struck by Lightning is in his final year of high school and in the process of applying to University. To make himself stand out more on his application he tries to set up a Literary Magazine at the school. But there’s one problem – he isn’t exactly at the top of the social food chain. He uses his outsider knowledge of the populars to try and get them to write for his magazine the only way he knows how: by blackmailing them.
Cinderella – a character who goes through a major transformation

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Pip in Great Expectations goes through one of the biggest transformations I’ve read. He starts off as a lower class orphan boy helping out in his sister’s husband in the forge. When given the opportunity to meet with the mysterious Miss Havisham things for Pip start to take a turn in a brighter direction, and soon he is heading off to London to learn how to become a Gentleman.

Snow White – a book with an eclectic cast of characters

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If you haven’t read Harry Potter then return to the rock you’ve been living under and never speak to me again! For me, it’s frankly impossible to NOT pick this book series for this one. The cast is just so eclectic from the muggles to wizards to squibs to the houses to the animagi and various species.

Sleeping Beauty – a book that puts you to sleep

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As someone with a love of literature who extended that passion on to a university degree, I’ve had to muddle my way through a lot of classics. By far the worst has been Pride and Prejudice which I’ve had to re-read a lot of times. I just find the story so boring and the characters don’t really do much to save the plot. Not to mention Mr Darcy is awful and I can’t understand why anyone could possibly want someone like him.
The Lion King – a character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood

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The Book of Lost Things follows David, a boy who loves books -especially fairy tales – and loves reading them to his ill mother. Sadly, she dies. Twelve year old David suffers badly from this loss and my heart just went out to him. I wanted to climb into the pages and give him a hug.
Beauty And The Beast – a beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful

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Anyone who knows me, will know that I can read a 400 page book in two days if I just sit down and read. I came across this book not long after its release and heard it was a beautiful book (just like the cover!) so I bought a copy. It’s a monster of a book and took me over a month to read because it’s rich and well written. The writing is unbelievably beautiful and I don’t think I will ever find a book as beautiful as this one.
Aladdin – a character who gets their wish granted, for better or worse 

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One specific event in The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer really sticks out at me for this one which is what I refer to as “the dog incident”. One day when Mara is coming home from school she finds a dog chained up in someone’s garden. The dog is clearly neglected and when she stands up to the owner, a not very nice man, she walks away wishing that something bad would happen to him. A few days later he is found dead in his home and the dog gets taken away to a better place.
Mulan – a character who pretends to be someone or something they’re not

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This book follows Tris, a sixteen year old who has her choosing ceremony coming up in which she must decide whether to stay or move factions. Each faction operates under a certain personality type and to help decide where you fit best you have to take a test prior to the ceremony. Tris’ results reveal that she fits into three of the five factions which makes her “Divergent.” These types of people are dangerous to society and slowly being killed off. So Tris has to hide the fact she’s Divergent and try to fit in.
Toy Story – a book with characters you wish would come to life 

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Peter Pan is my all-time favourite book and the reason I decided to pursue a life as a writer. If I could have any collection of characters come to life it would be the ones in this story. I can think of nothing better than flying through the sky with Peter Pan and fighting pirates with the lost boys.
Disney Descendants – your villain or morally ambiguous character

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One of my favourite “villains” is Camille Belcourt from The Mortal Instruments series. She’s just so sassy and evil and yay for vampires. She messes things up between Alec and Magnus but I love everything she does in this series.
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The Harry Potter Tag

I was tagged by JeanBookishThoughtson Twitter to do this tag. I did a video on my youtube channel but thought I’d also do it here on my blog for you lovely people.
So here goes!

Favourite Book

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Without a doubt, my favourite book is Half Blood Prince because it reveals of the secrets and gives you an idea of what the series is leading up to (the way to defeat Voldemort). Also it answers the question as to whether Draco is actually evil. You finally see that he’s actually been forced down this path to make up for the mistakes his father made. If I fancy reading any of the books, this is normally the one I pick up.

Favourite Movie

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My favourite movie is Order of the Phoenix  because, despite it being the longest book but the shortest movie, it’s just so visually beautiful and the score music is elegant and gorgeous.  It’s definitely my go-to Harry potter film.

Least Favourite Book

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My least favourite book is Chamber of Secrets because it doesn’t really get me excited in any way. The plot doesn’t really do much for me and also huge snakes and giant talking spiders? No thank you!

Part of the Book/Movies That Made You Cry

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Cedric’s death broke my heart. When him and Harry ended up in that graveyard, he had no idea why they were there or what was happening but he still jumped on the defensive and held up his want to Protect Harry. His death was a noble one.
The second death to really hit me was Fred’s. The Weasley twins were such a perfect pairing and provided the right amount of comedic value despite the looming dangers. Another part that made me cry was Harry using the Resurrection stone to see his parents and Sirius one last time before he hands himself over to Voldemort.

If You could Hook Up With Any Character, Who Would It Be?

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I wouldn’t mind a bit of book Cedric in my life! I just find his actions in the book really admirable like I’ve said about his death scene and also how he helps Harry with the tasks like telling him to put the egg underwater. I’d love to hook up with Bellatrix. Even though she’d probably destroy me.

Favourite Character

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I’m so stereotypical in my answer to this one.
My first is Lupin because he becomes a father figure to Harry and genuinely cares about him and his wellbeing. I just think he’s a truly wonderful character. My second is Luna because she is just so unapologetically herself. She wears funny glasses and talks about nargles and doesn’t let what people think affect her. My third is the Weasley twins because they are just hilarious.

If You Could Have The Resurrection Stone, The Elder Wand or the Invisibility Cloak, Which Would It Be? 

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I’d go for the cloak obviously! Why would I want to go to with the stone when it would show your dead loved ones and you can’t touch them? Why would you pick the wand when, yes it would give you power, but everyone would be tracking you down to kill you in order to get it?

What House Would You Be In?

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Hufflepuff and proud!

If You Could Meet Any of the cast, Who Would It Be?

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Daniel Radcliffe and Helena Bonham Carter.
Have You Played Any of the Video Games?

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I played a few of the games in my childhood. The most memorable is Chamber of Secrets because of the washing machine you had to defeat for jelly beans.

Also, Goblet of Fire on PS2 because it used to terrify me. One day I went to play it and my memory card was missing. It turned out my brother had stolen it, deleted my file and filled the card up with his games.

If You Were on a Quiditch team, What position would you play?


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I’d like to think I’d be a chaser but if we’re being realistic, I’d probably be on a bench with my broom waiting for someone to get hit by a bludger so I could sub. Can we talk about how the bludger’s are made of iron and no one has died yet?!

Were You Happy With The Ending?

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Yes. I don’t think the ending could have been any better. Nineteen years is a perfect amount of time for those involved in the fight to recover, move on and start a family. And the last line is so satisfying and emotional.

What Does Harry Potter mean To You?

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More than I could ever put into words.