Hello and welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!
This week’s theme is…
July 27th: Most Unlikable Characters
— NOT VILLAINS! These are protagonists or side characters that are unlikable! (These should lean more towards characters who aren’t intentionally unlikeable. Not villains, or mean girl/guys, etc.)
» Isabel Sherbourne, The Light Between Oceans by M.L.
Let’s be real here. Isabel goes a little bat shit crazy in The Light Between Oceans. Whereas I did sympathize with her struggles of infertility, I could not bring myself to like her. I found her very selfish and only interested in her own agenda. She rationalized her actions in her mind to twist reality in her favor.
You can read my review here → Book Review: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
» Lilliet Berne, The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
I had a really hard time connecting with the main character in The Queen of the Night, Lilliet. With as much misfortune that falls upon Lilliet in this book, you would think the reader would sympathize with her… but I found myself struggling to feel any compassion for her. This was mostly due to the fact that Lilliet was emotionless throughout the book. I wanted to root for her to overcome adversity, and succeed, but I just couldn’t. Lilliet just didn’t feel human to me.
You can read my review here → Book Review: The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
» Mare Barrow, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Mare was very hard to like in my opinion. I felt she was self-centered and immature. It made it very hard to root for her.
You can read my review here → Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
» Edward Cullen & Bella Swan, The Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer
Obviously since Edward made this list you can assume I am NOT #TeamEdward. Edward is very controlling and possessive of Bella. On the flip side, Bella is very dependent upon Edward and basically falls apart when Edward leaves in the second book. I don’t do co-dependent relationships.
» Christian Grey, 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Speaking of controlling and possessive… If you think Edward is bad, Christian Grey takes the cake. I could write an entire post about everything I loath about this series, but I will just stick to Christian for now. Christian is a misogynistic sadist. The end.