Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week’s theme is “Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With”.

This is both easy and hard for me to answer because I find a lot of characters to be super annoying or just bad, but coming up with ten that really stick out won’t be easy, but here goes.

10.) Ginny Weasley (The Harry Potter Series)

I don’t hate her, I just never really was a fan of her character. She was always just so….blah. If anything would have happened to her in the Harry Potter series I really wouldn’t have cared at all, I didn’t find her to be impressive. I will never understand why Harry wound up with her.

9.) Tris Prior (The Divergent Series)

Not a fan. I don’t really have a lot to complain about her …… I just didn’t click with her character. I didn’t care about her, I didn’t care what she did, I didn’t care that she looooves Four. I don’t care. She’s the reason why I STILL haven’t picked up the second book in the series “Insurgent”.

8.) Prim Everdeen (The Hunger Games Series)

I didn’t really think she was this adorable, cute, never do wrong little girl. We were supposed to feel so great when Katniss volunteers for her and then some other bad stuff happens and you have everyone going like this:

And I’m just like:

Because Prim is only there to make us like Katniss. I don’t like Prim. Sorry.

7.) Alice Dean (The Last Apprentice Series)

I don’t like Alice, if any of you have read even one book of the Last Apprentice series then maybe you’ll agree. She literally does NOTHING but make TROUBLE. And our hero keeps trying to be BFF’s with her when she is NO GOOD! I spend all of my time yelling at Tom Ward for trusting her! She acts like she wants to help but goes about it in STUPID WAYS!

6.) Sam Temple (The Gone Series)

He thought he was the shit. Just because you got super powers and you try to do good with it doesn’t mean you’re the world’s greatest person…..that is all.

5.) Iko (The Lunar Chronicles)

Now I don’t really like any of the characters from “Cinder” but the most annoying one by far was Iko, Cinder’s little android friend. She forgets that she isn’t human a lot and this isn’t as endearing as you think it’s just ….well… annoying. Yeah that word is really the best one to describe why I disliked Iko.

4.) Alina Starkov (The Grisha Trilogy)

One again I rant about why I dislike Alina Starkov, basically you can see this week’s segment of “Making Up for Monday” if you want to know why she made it on this list or you could see my review of “Shadow and Bone”. She really gets me all fired up…with hatred.

3.) Edward Cullen & Bella Swan (The Twilight Series)

Do I even need to explain this one? They’re both equally dis-likable, they act like the world revolves around them. We have Bella: “Oh no I haven’t seen Edward all day! How am I alive?!” And then we have Edward: “Instead of talking to her I’m just gonna go creep into her bedroom and watch her sleep.” That’s why I don’t like either of them. That’s the whole thing summarized basically.

2.) Zoey Redbird (The House of Night Series)

She is literally the worst heroine ever, Zoey is the definition of a Mary-Sue AND a special snowflake. If there’s a male character in this series Zoey HAS to get with him. I am dead serious. Every. Single. One. Why did I even read 7 books from this series?

1.) Everyone From “City of Bones”

Yep, that’s right. Everyone. They’re all horrible, annoying, and unimpressive. I just want to Hulk out and go into a rage just thinking about this sorry excuse for a book!

That completes my Top Ten Tuesday for this week! I now realize that I barely have any male characters on here but …oh well. So what do you guys think of my list? Do you agree or disagree with any characters?

The Sassy

Making Up For Monday: Not So Heroic

This is a weekly meme hosted by An Avid Reader; A Wanna Be Writer!

This week’s question: Who is your least favorite hero-esque character and why?  


Now I know I’ve said this at least once on this blog before but I’ll say it again: Alina Starkov. I hated her with a burning, fiery passion. I’m actually not even sure she should qualify as a hero for this question, that’s how awful she was. She’s just a pathetic, sad excuse for a heroine. I thought she was a complete damsel, and she had no idea what she was doing 100% of the time. Does that sound like the type of hero you want to rely on to save your fantasy world? No. No it does not.

Granted I’m picking Alina based solely on her character in “Shadow and Bone” because I have not read the rest of the Grisha trilogy yet, I’m working on it people!

Mini Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.
Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.
Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.


Well, I just didn’t love this as much as I should’ve. I know a TON of people absolutely ADORE this book and this series but I just didn’t feel that connection. Don’t get me wrong though it was okay I did kind of like it, I just had some issues with it.

I would say one major issue I had with “Shadow and Bone” was the world building. This is supposed to be a FANTASY and I didn’t feel like I was reading one. I felt like I was kind of thrown into the world without being told the who’s, what’s, when’s, where’s, or why’s. I felt like one of those blindfolded people in those Febreze commercials, “Oh here’s a really nice smelling fantasy, YA book with a wonderful description I bet it’s really wonderful.” *takes blindfold off and discovers a book full of disappointment and no fantasy* I just can’t do a good job of expressing it really, I just felt frustrated with it.

Then there’s our MC Alina. What a sorry excuse for a female protagonist. She was weak, pathetic, and needy. I HATED HER. She was a complete damsel, she wasn’t the badass Grisha that I was promised! All she does is stumble around not knowing what’s going on and going all gaga over Mal and the Darkling. That’s it. She sucks. She’s the #1 reason I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I should have.

The plot was decent, it was enough to keep me reading throughout the beginning of the book and the end, but I felt like I really had to force myself to keep reading through the middle. There were a couple of times I thought about DNFing it, but as I’ve said before in other reviews, I HATE not finishing books. Especially when I bought and paid for them already. It was really easy to keep putting this book down and not picking it back up for a while, it didn’t capture my attention as much as a fantasy should have.

Also the characters weren’t really that great, I didn’t care what happened to any of them really. Usually I have a problem with getting too attached but that was not the case with any of these characters. Alina sucked, Mal was boring, and all of the others were just meh. Pretty much all of the other Grisha were stuck up jerks. I did, however, LOVE Genya. She was freaking awesome. And the Darkling was just….yummy, if you’ve read “Shadow and Bone” then you get it, if you haven’t then you WILL.

So “Shadow and Bone” is really just a decent read, I will eventually get around to reading “Siege and Storm” because I REALLY want this series to get better.

Links: Goodreads / Amazon

The Sassy