I was tagged to do the unpopular opinion tag by the fabulous Erica and Christy of Novel Ink! Thanks for the tag, lovelies! This tag was created by TheBookArcher.

So let’s get right to it!

A Popular Book or Series That You Didn’t Like


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I can list a bajillion books for this (I’m exaggerating, okay?), but let’s go with Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. If you follow me on Goodreads, you know that I ranted about the predictability and common-ness of this one. It just wasn’t for me, even if a lot of the people I know absolutely loved it.

Popular Book or Series that Everyone Hates But You Love


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I can’t think of a popular book I loved that everyone else hated, but I’m shocked with all the negative reviews A History of Glitter and Blood has been getting so far… I loved it!

Love Triangle Where the MC Ended Up with the Person You Didn’t Want them to End Up With


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THERE ARE A HANDFUL. The first one that popped into my head was the Shatter Me love triangle, but I don’t even want to think about that anymore, so let’s go with the one from Jenny Han’s Summer series. I shipped Belly and the Other Guy, so when I found out she ended up with the Guy I Don’t Like, I skipped the second and third books.

Popular Book Genre You Hardly Reach For

I feel like I cover all the popular genres already, so let’s go for an age group: I rarely read adult books, but I really want to!

A Popular or Beloved Character that You Didn’t Like


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Four from Divergent. I don’t know–I just can’t click with him, okay? I don’t like Theo James, either… *hides from fangirls*

A Popular Author that You Can’t Seem to Get Into


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I would say John Green or Colleen Hoover, but that would be too predictable of me, so let’s go with Katie Cotugno. I ended up ranting about both How to Love and 99 Days

A Popular Book Trope that You’re Tired of Seeing

I LOATHE stereotypes where the main character is an “innocent virgin” and is best friends with a “slut.” Please, stop.

A Popular Series that You Have No Interest in Reading

I WANT TO READ EVERYTHING, OKAY? Okay.

 Show/Movie Adaption that You Liked Better Than the Book


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I always mention how much I am not a fan of John Green but ADORED The Fault in Our Stars movie–it made me cry so hard my throat closed up and my nose hurt.

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And I tag… (Sorry if you already did the tag… Eep!)
Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales
Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows
CJ @ Sarcasm & Lemons
Paula @ Her Book Thoughts!

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Do you always feel like the black sheep? Also, do you agree with my bookish picks?

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About Aimee

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82 thoughts on “I Feel So Alone (Unpopular Opinion Tag)

  1. Funnily enough, despite the hype around Red Queen, most reviews I remember weren’t too excited over this one. So perhaps not THAT unpopular XD I was also not into Four’s character as far as the movie goes — I’m just not the type of person who can accept teacher/student relationships. Hmm, maybe I should watch TFIOS — I’m not a romance/contemporary type but my friends and I are getting together over the summer for movies and such.

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    1. Popular reviewers didn’t like it, but lots of others LOVED Red Queen, haha. And most of the time, I don’t do STRs either. Definitely go ahead and watch TFIOS!

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  2. I am so with you on Four from Divergent, for some reason I didn’t like him as much as I liked Uriah haha… My little brother like IDOLIZES Four, he wants to be him for Halloween :) I have yet to finish Red Queen but I don’t like it so far… I started the audio book and for some reason I like it a whole lot better, it might have something to do with the narrator’s sassy voice hahah XD
    Have a great day! And nice post by the way :)
    (UNINTENTIONAL RHYMING!)

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    1. That’s so adorable of your brother, haha! :) Maybe I should try the audiobook, then? I’d fail though–audiobooks make me want to take a nap, haha!

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  3. I do love Four (and Theo James), I agree with you on John Green though, but that’s also because I’m just not much for contemporaries. I do love him as a youtuber though. I haven’t read Red Queen and it sounds interesting, but so many things do, so that doesn’t really mean anything, does it?
    I’ve got this tag coming up on my blog on Monday, so if you want to check out all my answers… ;)

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    1. I’m a HUGE contemporary fan, but I can’t force myself to like John Green’s books–his writing just isn’t my type.
      Red Queen is actually pretty popular and lot’s of people love it!
      I’ll be there. :)

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  4. Ha! We actually agree on so many of these. I am not a fan of John Green and really didn’t care for The Fault in Our Stars. I should probably watch the movie. I wasn’t planning on it, but now that I know how much you liked it even though you are not a fan of the book, I will have to give it a go.

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  5. Hm, I think I felt similarly by Red Queen, which is a bit of a shame. My love for Theo James is pretty superficial– I just think he is ridiculously attractive, even though I didn’t think too much of Four. I rarely read adult either. I never finished the Summer series so I’m a little scared now because I think there was a couple I shipped more than another (it’s been a while and I remember very little).

    Anyway, it was fun reading about your opinions!

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    1. I have no idea why, but there’s just something about Theo that’s making me want to push him away, haha. I’m weird like that.
      I spoiled myself in the last book and was disappointed as fuck with the Summer series!

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  6. Huh, Red Queen seems to be the end of everyone’s praise! It’s interesting to see someone with a different opinion. :)
    And yess!!! I also want to read everything! Whenever people ask me what book/book series I don’t ever want to read, I don’t have an answer other than 50 Shades of Grey. (But who knows, maybe someday I will become very gullible when a friend says I should read it, and I will!)
    Also, the innocent virgin and the ‘slutty’ best friend stereotypes are definitely annoying! Totally over-used.
    I rarely read adult books either, I usually just tend to stick with YA books, and occasionally NA books. XD

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    1. It’s nice that the book is getting a lot of praise–good for the author!–but it just wasn’t my cup of tea.
      I TRIED 50 SHADES. DNFed the first book halfway through, haha. :)
      I’ve only read a few adult, and it’s definitely my goal to read more! I’m mostly a YA reader and occasional NA/MG reader. :)

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      1. Makes sense. Everyone doesn’t like the same book, after all.
        Did you really?! Ha ha kudos to you for giving it a try! I might… someday, but not anytime soon for sure. XD
        Same here, I read a few, but I’m trying to read more. YA is what I read most, and, like you, occasionally I read NA or MG books. :)

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  7. I feel you when it comes to Red Queen, I was expecting something mind-blowing but it was…not. And the Shatter Me love triangle lmao do you mean “Let us forget that this boy once psychologically tortured you into killing someone because he has a Shakespeare quote tattooed near his d*** and that is hot for some reason?”. Yeah, I’m still bitter about all that and Adam’s 180 degree flip flop into the slop. And that slutshaming trope is just sad and meant to make the protagonist somehow look more angelic and unique.

    This was a very negative comment oops (>.<) I liked your picks Aimee!

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    1. EXACTLY! Jesus, one of the most annoying love triangles ever, that one. :/ I liked Adam in book 1 and I didn’t get far enough into book 2 to see the new side of him, but I’ve heard its shit.
      I KNOW. Come on, go ahead and call someone a flirt, but not a SLUT. :/

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    1. Ah, I think I remember watching it, Frannie! :)
      A LOT of people aren’t John Green fans, but for every non-fan, he has a thousand supporters, so. :)
      I know it won’t be for everyone, but it was definitely for me!

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  8. Girl! Let’s bond over our unpopular opinions which have many chasing after us with sharpened pitchforks [;

    I so agree with you about Red Queen. I actually marked it as a DNF just because it was so typical. It felt like I was reading the same recycled storyline, characters and romance for like the billionth time. Lol a History of Glitter and Blood ;p HAHAH. I think I actually would have liked it if I you know…received the entire book lmao. BUT OH MY GOD YES THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY SERIES. So mad. I definitely wanted Belly to end up with the other brother. Their relationship just seemed so much more healthy to me??

    AIMEE LET’S BE THE CHAIR PEOPLE OF THE HATRED FOR THE IDIOTIC VIRGIN MARY MC AND SLUTTY BFF GROSS TROPE. Because EW, that so shouldn’t exist and the fact it is truly shows how much our society has fallen in regards to slut shaming. It shouldn’t be showcased over and over again as okay, yet I see it all the time in YA and honestly.. don’t think I’ve read a story where this trope existed and the author dug into how fucked up it is. LOL maybe because that would destroy whatever special snowflake MC vibe the author was going for, but still [;

    Loved reading this Aimee <33

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    1. Ugh Red Queen was just SO typical and I wish I didn’t finish it, haha. :) LOL to A History of Glitter and Blood. xD YES YES Okay actually I didn’t get far enough in the book to find out if one relationship was healthier than the other but the guy I liked was so much sweeter and more caring!!
      “AIMEE LET’S BE THE CHAIR PEOPLE OF THE HATRED FOR THE IDIOTIC VIRGIN MARY MC AND SLUTTY BFF GROSS TROPE.” PLEASE. What’s worse is that it’s their supposed BEST friend that they call sluts–what the fuck, universe?! :/

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  9. WAIT, YOU DON’T LIKE THEO JAMES? D: Oh well, it’s okay. We can still be buddies. ;)

    I totally can relate about wanting to read everything. It’s good not to limit oneself. And strangely, even for a book I didn’t like I’ll continue the series just to confirm that it’s not good. Also, I’m too curious. Like what if the books improve and I miss out on good series? However, I’m against reading erotica. I don’t think I’ll ever feel compelled to explore that genre. But I hope to read more adult books one day as well! :)

    And Red Queen. There have been so many mixed reactions towards that book. So I’m not sure if I plan to read that anytime soon.

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    1. *hides* I don’t. D: I appreciate your friendship! xD
      I agree! Although with series, if I didn’t like the first I’d actually opt out of the sequels because I want to spend my time on other books instead. :) I’m actually okay with reading erotica as long as the book has a plot other than just pure sex.
      If you’re a fan of some of the more popular YA dystopians this day, then I say maybe try it out. :)

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  10. I feel the same way you feel about all things, except the first two, since I have not read those books. You’re not alone. I join you in the corner, lol.

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  11. I can see why you didn’t like Red Queen–it has a lot of elements that are very similar to other novels in its genre which can make it seem repetitive or a knock off. I really liked it though :P Good on ya for predicting all the stuff that happened because I sure was blindsided and normally I’m pretty good at predicting the ending early on haha

    Oh and that TROPE! The worst! And if often accompanies a sequel novel with said BFF…at least in romance genres.

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  12. I’m one of those people that hardly reads the big, popular series – at least these days. And I’ve never read anything by Colleen Hoover so I can’t say what I think. I do really like John Green though. ;) And…never read any of the Divergent books or seen the films. Not interested.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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    1. That’s interesting, Lauren! I usually read popular books because those are the books with reviews from bloggers I trust! I’d say: wise choice not to read Divergent. Book one was okay, book two was boring and I’ve *heard* the last one sucks.

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  13. I am totally with you about Four! He was my pick for that question. When I read Divergent he annoyed the crap out of me so much and I don’t like Theo James as well! He seems to old to be playing Four.

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  14. I have avoided John Green books because they just don’t sound like me. As for Red Queen, I haven’t read it. I feel like I am way behind on reading. I need to catch up with everyone!

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  15. Don’t get me started on the virgin/slut BFF trope. Actually, yes. Get me started. I WILL RAGE WITH YOU AIMEE.

    I read about three paragraphs of Red Queen and NOPED so hard. The writing style didn’t mesh with me at all!

    And while I liked Alaska and TFIOS, I won’t be reading any more John Green. Probably not rereading either…

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    1. RIGHT?! EVERY TIME A BOOK HAS IT I CHUCK IT ACROSS THE ROOM.
      The writing style was okay for me, but everything else = nopenopenope.
      I am curious about that now…

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  16. The fact that you liked A History of Glitter and Blood gives me hope. So that’s good. The Red Queen thing scares me, but you are not the only one I have heard that from, sadly. And I have to agree with Four for a few reasons: 1. The stupid Four Novellas actually made me DISlike him. and 2. Theo James is old. MY age old. So… it’s gross. I mean, being in your 30s isn’t gross, but if you’re 30 and in a relationship with a teenager… yeah no. And I am sorry, he LOOKS 30. He’s not like, one of those guys who can pass for 21. I digress, rant over ;)

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    1. It’s definitely a weird book, so if you’re into that you’ll like it! :)
      Whoa, that’s the first I’ve heard (RE: Four novellas) and I’m so glad I never read them! And I agree! There’s nothing wrong with being 30 at all, but 30 + teen = uncomfortable Aimee.

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  17. When I was reading Red Queen, I was like, “Okay… looks like I’ll be giving 2 stars to another hyped-up book,” so I can totally see where you’re coming from. I guess that twist at the end totally caught me by surprise (I’ve never been good at predicting things, anyway :P), and I was so mindblown that I ended up enjoying it!

    Tbh, the fact that the book has a love triangle already turns me off a little, so I end up not shipping the protagonist with either love interest, lmao. I know, I’m so extreme when it comes to romance. But I can think of one book where the MC ended up with someone I really disliked — The Diviners by Libba Bray. Everyone raved about how hot and sweet he was, but I found him boring and so, so stereotypical (for a love interest) and desperately wished she’d end up with the other guy. So the final chapter where the MC and the guy who won were lying together made me puke in my mouth a little. Haha.

    YES, I really want to read more adult books too! Unfortunately I have a really short attention span, and a lot of the adult books I’ve tried getting into were just too… long-winded for my taste? But lol, look at who’s talking. I’m like the queen of long-windedness with my supremely long comments. I don’t know how anyone can read through them either. >< And NO WAY, you didn't like Four? I can't say much about Theo James since I've only seen him in Divergent, but I was one of those fangirls who adored Four's character and the romance he had with Tris, hehehe.

    Ugh, gotta admit, those "innocent virgin" main characters do piss me off quite a bit. No one is that innocent anymore, c'mon. (Or am I just being ignorant with my overly dirty mind? I apologize for the bad influence I'm spreading all around. O_O) And gah, I still need to watch TFiOS! The book was only okay in my opinion, so I'm looking forward to seeing its true magic onscreen.

    Great post, Aimee! I'm actually thinking of doing this, it looks so fun! (And nope, you're definitely not alone in most of these. :D)

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    1. I can’t even remember the twist haha. I’m guessing you’re talking about Guy #2??? o_o
      I AM A HARDCORE ROMANCE CRITIC, HAHA. I know how you feel about gagging when girl does something sweet with not-your-guy, lol. *coughs Shatter Me coughs*
      I FEEL YOU. I know some people who are innocent, but the way the characters like this treat their best friends… GET AWAY FROM ME.
      WATCH IT. The book was meh for me too!

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  18. Ugh, the Red Queen. I tried so hard to like it but just gave up somewhere along the stupid love triangle and annoying MC. All the reviews tricked me into thinking it would be amazing >_<
    Really agree with your other picks too! Theo James really was just there for the looks, let's be real…

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  19. I didn’t like Red Queen either! I’m one of those that felt it was too close to Red Rising and The Selection. I just wasn’t a fan. I started History of Glitter and Blood and it’s very strange so far but I’m liking it. I’m not far enough to really know. So glad you loved it. I’ve not seen any reviews yet but now I’m all curious to look at GR. I’ll try to resist.

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    1. I haven’t read Red Rising yet, but it was A LOT like The Selection!
      Strange is my cup of tea, so I wasn’t surprised that I loved A History. :)

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  20. I totally agree with you on Red Queen. Mare annoyed me so much!! You should definitely try reading adult books Aimee! I read them first before Young Adult. There are very good adult books out there waiting for you!

    I found A History of Glitter and Blood on Goodreads a few months ago and the negative reviews scared me away but now that you liked it, I’m giving it a try!

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    1. She was REALLY getting on my nerves, ugh.
      The only *amazing* adult book I’ve read is Halfway to the Grave, haha. Loved the whole series!
      Woot! If you love weird books, you’ll like A History. :)

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  21. I think we have similar triggers in books Aimee, like douchey book boyfriends and everything. I wasn’t a fan of Red Queen, I was totally with you there! And you know we both love Cat & Bones. But I must say, Theo James is one of my loves hehe ;) More for me.

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  22. LOVED reading your answers here Aimee^^ I have yet to read John Green or Colleen Hoover myself – but then again that’s not surprising since I so rarely read contemporaries. I’m pretty ‘meh’ on Four/Theo James too, so I’ll hide with you from the fangirls O.O haha! I also hate stereotypes, give me something new and fresh already! Oh and I still haven’t read Red Queen so we’ll have to compare notes once I do. I’m going to bookmark your post here to I can do this tag later this week! Thanks for the tag xx

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    1. Thank you, Micheline! <3 JG and CoHo are definitely more for the hardcore contemporary fans. YES! Let's share space in the Four-Fans-Please-Don't-Kill-Us cave. xD

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  23. I’m planning to read The Shatter Me Trilogy, and I’m scared of what’s going to happen :( But other than that I feel like I haven’t read many love triangles where the MC ends up with someone different. SO HMMM.

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  24. AH, yes. I am not a fan of sterotypes either. I wish we could move on and not have books where there is slut shaming that never gets picked up on- sure, if the book deals with someone being branded or whatever it may be, but if it’s just because a character thinks this girl is a “slut” and that’s that… NO. No no no. It’s just really, really frustrating and horrible.
    Divergent as a whole was a good read for me but I really disliked Insurgent and didn’t read the last book, but I don’t think I was all for Tris and Four. I liked their companionship, I think, more than their romance. As feisty friends I would have enjoyed them more.

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    1. Yes, please. I would much prefer a book that goes in depth with slut-shaming, then books with people who call people sluts like it’s nothing. :(
      Same with me. I liked Divergent, I thought Insurgent was so-so, and I never shipped Four/Tris. At all.

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  25. I agree with your John Green opinion, I think he is way too over hyped. As for the Summer I Turned Pretty theres a reason she doesn’t end up with the guy you shipped her with, I actually shipped them too but stuff happened and I was content with her ending up with the other one

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    1. I wouldn’t say overhyped–he has his own fans who like him for different reasons. :) Personally I’m just not a fan. Yeah, my best friend mentioned that, and it sounds HORRID. Aka another reason why I don’t want to read the other books. I don’t want my opinion on Guy to change. :)

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  26. I got tagged for this and still need to do it.

    Yes!!! I hated Red Queen and did not get what all the fuss was about. That book just did not work for me at all.

    I don’t like Theo James either, although I did like Four (at least in book one!).

    I liked who Belly ended up with…. ooops! But it makes much more sense if you read on because in book two the guy you like becomes guy who is a giant dick and seriously fucks up! Which made it much easier for me to root for her with the other guy.

    I have only read 99 Days but I did not like it at all. I can’t wait to review that one, it’s going to be very ranty!

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    1. Right!? It was just too typical for me, and there wasn’t anything unique about it at all.
      Okay, I guess I was meh with him in book one, then I friggin hated the guy in the movies!
      I’ve heard that from my best friend! I guess another reason why I don’t want to continue the series is because I don’t want my image of Guy I Like to be ruined.
      Mine was, too! xD Both books featured cheating, which I’m so not okay with.

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  27. Haha, we are definitely the opposites with the first two books. I loved Red Queen, but I loathed A history of glitter and blood. I also don’t love Four, but I care even less about the actor. Stereotypes are the WORST.

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