Favorite Characters in Disappointing Reads

Posted April 3, 2018 by Zeee in Top Ten Tuesday16 Comments


Eight Favorite Characters in Disappointing Reads

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Happy Tuesday, Wormies! It pains me to write this post because these are books that I actually hated with characters that I LOVED. I knew that when I saw this topic for Top Ten Tuesday, that I would not miss it!


Ivy Westfall - The Revolution of Ivy

I enjoyed The Book of Ivy but I was so disappointed with The Revolution of Ivy that I wanted to throw my phone after I finished this audiobook. I LIKED Ivy but the second book sucked so bad because I was expecting a freakin’ revolution, and THERE WAS NO REVOLUTION at all.


Kestrel & Arin The Winner's Kiss

I liked The Winner’s Curse and The Winner’s Crime, but I was disappointed with The Winner’s Kiss! I like both characters, Kestrel and Arin but this book felt a little similar to Throne of Glass and I don’t know, it just didn’t blow me away as did the first two books in the series.


Manon Blackbeak - Empire of Storms

Although I gave Empire of Storms 4 stars, I was thoroughly disappointed by this book. First, I felt like it was a filler book, and Aelin wasn’t really in this book. Plus, Manon Blackbeak and Elide Lorcan HAD A THING! I’m not sure why SJ Maas queer baited her readers when Manon and Elide’s sparks were flying in Queen of Shadows!


Cassia & Kane - Starfall

I enjoyed Starflight so much and was really excited to read Starfall because I wanted more stories from the crew of the Banshee. Cassia and Kane were amazing in the previous book and I was looking forward to their romance but noooo! This Starfall did not meet expectations. Cassia was annoying in this book and Kane was so beta that I ended up DNFing this book!



James Cavendish - It's Hard Out Here for the Duke

I enjoyed Lady Bridget’s Diary and loved the scene between Bridget and James and of course, the sparks flying between James and Meredith, but when their own HEA came, I was very disappointed! There was hardly any chemistry between the two and I felt it was wasted in the previous books!


Marty - Into the Fire

I was sooo looking forward to Into the Fire but I was thoroughly disappointed! Vlad and Leila’s heat/cold relationship was annoying, I was rolling y eyes throughout the book. AND what’s even worst, Marty, one of my favorite character in this series, [spoiler]DIED! DIED a senseless death, too![/spoiler] Yeah. it was that disappointment!


Temple - No Good Duke Goes Unpunished

The Rule of Scoundrels series is one of my favorites, but No Good Duke Goes Unpunished was a HUGE disappointment! I didn’t like Mara at all! I didn’t understand her motives and I felt that she didn’t do enough for Temple to forgive her! Temple is an awesome character and he did not deserve to be treated this way!


Cate, Ash, Liam, Sully - Midnight Target

Midnight Target was a disappointment for me because of my favorite characters Cate, Ash, Liam, and Sully. I mean, this book felt too much like fan service and a book sharing two HEAs was too crowded! Liam and Sully should have gotten their own book! If not a full book, a novella would have worked better rather than having them share their book with Cate an Ash!


Have you read any books mentioned in this post? Do you agree with my choices?

Do you have any favorite characters in books that you hated?

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16 responses to “Favorite Characters in Disappointing Reads

  1. I didn’t dislike Empire of Storms, but I didn’t love it either, but Manon was definitely a standout character for me! And I really liked Arin and Kestrel in the The Winner’s Curse, but I’ve yet to read the other two books, so I can’t comment on how their story ends! 🙂
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    • I actually thought Empire of Storms was the finale! So… I was really shocked when the series wasn’t over! I’m actually starting to get over the ToG series, you know?

      I enjoyed The Winner’s Curse series, but the last book was a little disappointing.

  2. I am currently reading It’s Hard Out Here for A Duke-Maya Rodale, and I haven’t read Lady Bridget’s Diary, but James is just a bit weak I think as a character also. I am enjoying it but I am not real into it.

    • James was more interesting in Lady Bridget’s Diary… but this was the only book I enjoyed in the series. I didn’t like the other two…and also this one, unfortunately!