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This week is Top Ten Things that make me not want to read a book. Last week we looked at things we did like so this week we get to be haters. Yay!
The Chosen One - no no no. No more of this please. Okay maybe not ever but for the most part I'm over the chosen one trope unless it's just really compelling for some other reason.
Fairy Tale Retellings- sorry guys I know a lot of people love 'em but I'm just not into 'em.
When Trusted Bloggers Tell Me It Sucks. Take The 100 for example- lots of people say the show is way better, and unlike most adaptations I have not read the books even though I love the show. Although Shannon might have me talked into it- just to see, you know.
Love Triangles- or quadrangles or any variation thereof. Generally not a fan.
Where Are The Parents? - looking at you YA everything. Okay not everything- I think it's getting better? but generally we all laugh about it because it's so completely widespread.
Alt history- this one is iffy because there is some alt history I like (say The School for Unusual Girls series) but generally if we're refighting the Napoleonic War with dragons I'm usually not interested. I know a lot of people like these but they've never worked for me.
Insta-love - not usually a fan.
The big bad evil that must be vanquished through questing - yawn. If I want this I'll go back and read the Lord of the Rings. Okay there may be one or two other times it's done well, but if I'm reading a synopsis and I hear about the great evil stirring in the north etc I'm probably putting it back.
Hard SF - you know the kind that has to make sense, or takes what we think is possible and extrapolates it a bit. So we're in space worrying about gravitational effects and overshooting Mars or it takes 2 years to get to Venus or something. No. I'll take my space opera with wormholes and stargates and a zillion worlds thank you very much. Realism need not apply.