Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Top 5 Wednesday: Most Unlikeable Characters

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in the weekly meme Top 5 Wednesday. This meme is hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes

Today's topic is are our top five most unlikable characters. This doesn't mean villains, it means unintentionally unlikable characters. This was pretty easy for me because I have a whole entire shelf on goodreads dedicated to annoying main characters. I'm pretty mean throughout this whole entire post, so I'm sorry if I offend anyone!

5.) Wendy Everly from Switched (Trylle #1)
Wendy actually isn't that bad, but she still grated on my nerves in the first installment on the Trylle series. I'm pretty sure I would have loved her if I read Switched three or four years ago. I just think that I was too mature for this book. I will be continuing on with the series though!

4.) Megan from Shadow of the Mark (Carrier #2)
Megan receives a lot of hate, and it is deserved. She has special snowflake syndrome and besides that, she literally has no personality whatsoever. The first book was okay, and then this second installment introduced a love triangle that made no sense. The third book is in limbo, but I'm not too upset that is doesn't seem like it's going to be published.

3.) Gia Montgomery from The Fill in Boyfriend
I dislike The Fill in Boyfriend so much. It just didn't work for me at all. I found Gia to be immature and I couldn't wrap my head around what she was thinking. So many people love this book, but I just couldn't like it. Hopefully I'll have better luck with Kasie West's other books.

2.) America Singer from The Selection
I'm sure this will make many people's lists. America Singer was pretty much the most indecisive, flip-floppy character I have met. Her decision skills were severely lacking. There were times when I wanted to throw The Elite into a wall. Unfortunately, Eadlyn wasn't that great either. 

1.) Kelsey from The Tiger Saga
Kelsey was the worst ever. She is the classic teenage girl that doesn't have any self confidence but that all the guys like. I was fine with her in the first book (kinda). But then the series progressed and Kelsey just became worse. It's like the older she got, the more immature and indecisive she began. She just kept on stringing on the two love interests and her special snowflake-ness was the worst I've ever read. 

And those are my picks for this week! If you participated, make sure to link it down below! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post! 

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!   


  1. I haven't read any of these, but I did try to read Houck's Reawakened and the main character was so irritating that I quit.

    1. Oh, really? I haven't heard too much about Reawakened because I steered clear. But I've been wondering if I should give it a try to see if Houck's characters improved. Doesn't seem like it!

  2. I haven't read these but I always like that term special snowflake syndrome. :) And it is irritating. Tiger's Curse (I do like the cover) and The Selection are two I know I've seen around.

    I thought Rachel in The Girl on the Train was kind of a mess but it was like a train wreck- couldn't look away lol.

    1. Special snowflake syndrome is so popular in YA I've just accepted it! But when it gets too much, I get so irritated! The cover for Tiger's Curse is fantastic! It's what caught my attention.

      I actually haven't read that yet! I totally understand what you mean. The character annoyed you, but it was too intriguing to put down!

      Thanks for visiting Greg!

  3. I have to say, I agree with you on America being pretty unlikable. In The Selection, I was willing to accept her and thought she'd grow throughout the whole selection process but in The Elite, I just couldn't take it! I am glad I finished out The One though as the ending is so cutesy. I still haven't made up my mind on Eadlyn. I think that after I read The Crown, I'll have a clearer picture of her. I wasn't endeared to her during The Heir, though!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. Everything you said is how I felt! The Selection wasn't the best series, but it was so fun to read! The ending in The One was what made me like the book so much. I was getting more and more anxious as time went on and America hadn't told Maxon about Aspen! I think you'll like Eadlyn more in The Crown. The ending though did seem very rushed, so don't get your hopes up too much!

  4. I really like your list and couldn't agree more! Ahaha Shon hated The Fill-in book. I wanted to try The Tiger's Curse but now I'm not so sure. Pleasant wholesome characters is a must for me. I've read The Selection and hated it. Not sure why people love that series so much, the writing is awful! -Tina

    1. Thanks Tina! I've only heard glowing things about The Fill-In Boyfriend so I was surprised when I didn't like it that much. Kelsey wasn't that bad in the first book, but she really started to annoy me in the third book! And I completely agree with you. The writing is bad, but I think of it as the Keeping up with the Kardashians of YA lit. Everyone knows it isn't quality, but some can't help but take part! Thanks for visiting Tina!