Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Disliked in Books I Liked.

Top Ten Tuesdays (TTT) is a weekly event now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's TTT is: Characters I Liked That Were In Non-Favorite/Disliked Books. BUT My list is Characters I Disliked That Were In Liked Books.

I started going through my list and couldn't really find any books with characters I liked in disliked books. So I did a little flip-flop and I have a short list of five characters that I disliked in books that I actually enjoyed.

Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse, #1)

Mal from the Shadow and Bone trilogy 
I just couldn't really get behind Mal on anything. I much preferred the other characters - and a much different ship.

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Queen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles
I appreciated the villain aspect of Queen Levana, and how well she was crafted. That's about it though!

Mistress of Rome (The Empress of Rome, #1)

Lepida from Mistress of Rome
I don't think that I have ever encountered such an inheritantly mean-spirited character. She is one of my least-liked characters of all time.

The French Girl

Caro in The French Girl
Caro was a character that I found rather annoying. The way she treated people and acted entitled had me completely put off.

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)

Rowan from Throne of Glass series
I know that you either love or hate Rowan. I am a little nervous to admit that I'm a Chaol fan. Once Rowan entered the scene, I haven't gone back to the series. No hate, I just wasn't a fan of his character.


  1. Despite all the good things I've heard about Leigh's books, I haven't read anything by her. One of these days I *really* want to remedy this. :)

    Happy Top Ten Tuesday.

  2. I wasn't really a fan of Rowan either, so I totally get where you're coming from!

  3. I love how you reversed the topic! I was pretty daunted by it when it came through on my TTT submission form, but I thought I should make the person happy who submitted it, and went ahead and put it on the schedule. But it was SO HARD for me to come up with a list because the characters are what make or break a book for me! lol. I don't usually dislike a book if I liked the characters. Way to make it work for you! I'm so sad you didn't love Mal! He was my favorite! But oh well. lol. I didn't want to have to fight you for him anyway. :P

    - Jana (That Artsy Reader Girl)

  4. Queen Levanna made my list too! I know my friend is going to pick Mal she was never a fan and I can see it. I don't hate Rowan I actually liked him as a character though I was leery of him being a love interest for a while (I shipped Chaol hard for a long time) but he grew on me :) My Top Ten

  5. Yeah I had to twist this topic too! If I dislike a book, I can say that it was likely due to the characters.

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  6. How I feel about a character usually determines how I feel about a book. This was a difficult prompt for me.

  7. I completely agree with you on Mal from Shadow and Bone. I never really loved him and I did not ship him with Alina either....

  8. I agree with you on Queen Levana - she's a great villain, but as a person she's just awful. And I'm not too fond of Mal either, I just find him a little boring at times.

    - louise

  9. Definitely easier to find characters you didn't like in books you enjoy because honestly... if I'm not enjoying a book, I'm not likely to finish it. Great take on the theme!

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  10. I wasn't keen on Mal, Queen Levana or Rowan either!
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  11. Mal was the worst! He was insecure and a complete jerk. He only noticed Alina when she wasn`t there anymore, and after that he has such a complex. Ugh! I`ll admit, he improves a bit in the last book, but I still hated him.

    Carmen`s Reading Corner


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