Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters That Make Us Crazy

Even this cover makes me crazy!
This weekend I emailed Crazy Camper and Goosie Mama to get their take on the Top Ten Most Frustrating Characters Ever. I imagined they would have strong opinions. Instead I got a boatload of crazy. Here are what we managed to come up with.

Grad Student:
  • Evie from the Paranormalcy series by Kiersten White. Evie, USE YOUR WORDS. Don't keep secrets about paranormals and the end of the world. It is stupid.
  • Xander from the Matched series by Ally Condi. Come on man, buck up, set an ultimatum for Cassia, and get on with your life! You are better than this.
  • Luce from the Fallen series by Lauren Kate. Luce, if i have to hear how beautiful Daniel's wings are and how great your love is one more time I will throw something. Your version of love is exhausting. Love can be as simple as playing Boggle because your plus one LOVES Boggle even though they are a terrible speller and they never win and you think it is a waste of time....give it a try. The world won't end (ha! Fallen series pun right there!)
So. Much. Angst.

Crazy Camper:
  • Lissa from the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead: "In books 5 and 6, she loses her spunk to the royal court shenagnigans in my opinion." (I told CC that this was analysis only a dedicated reader could make and she said "well yes" like it was the most natural thing in the world)
  • "The girl in those books set in Maine with the fairies. she needed to stop wandering off in the woods alone. Her grandma was a werewolf? or a tiger or something." By that CC means Zora in the Need series by Carrie Jones.
  • Crazy Camper's final contribution for this week's TTT:
CC: Can we add Stephan from The Vampire Diaries? He totally annoys me. GS: HA sure. Why?CC: Cause he is SO MOODY and just a pain in the tush, compared to Dameon. (Team Dameon 4-eva).
 As you might notice, Goosie Mama is not participating in this week's TTT. Why you ask? Because in response to my email she told us about some hunky boy who bought her snacks. Crazy Camper responded with questions about his muscles. Things degenerated from there. ***throws hands up in the air in defeat***  

To get more of our strong opinions on these reads see our reviews of Matched,Crossed, and Reached by Ally Condi, TormentPassion, and Rapture by Lauren Kate, the last book in the Paranormalcy series by Kiersten White, the last book in the Need series by Carrie Jones, and Crazy Camper's love of the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.

 As always a big cheers of our whiskey sours to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting TTT, our fav weekly book blog meme!


  1. I agree with every word you girls say (like usual). Lissa did lose her spunk. I'm seriously hoping for some redemption in Bloodlines. And I didn't even finish the Matched or Fallen series.

    But I guess every character can't meet our awesome-ness expectations. Scratch that, they should anyways.

  2. Your list cracked me up! Being on your email chains must be a blast. :) The only character I'm familiar with here was Xander, and I actually think every character in the Matched series is a bit frustrating, so I agree with you. And I think your description of the Need series backfired a bit...I kind of want to read it now. A weretiger grandma?!

    Thanks for sharing your choices! You can find my TTT over at bookwanderer .

  3. I have to say I haven't read any of these books, but this post made me laugh out loud (I refuse to abbreviate) :) ~daphne

  4. I can't even imagine the amount of craziness that was going on in that email. My vote is for Sookie Stackhouse. Enough with the preening and the chores! And pick a man already (dead, part-were, full-were, hell I don't care), dammit!

  5. YES! I'mm so glad I'm not the only member of the "Hating Luce" club! :D That girl has some issues. I can't believe some people even called her a "strong heroine". She's neither a heroine nor strong. Her only ability is giving people headaches.

    1. It blows my mind that ANYONE could think that! Ugh. Luce. They need to go read Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue STAT.

  6. Zara made my list! And I'm with you about Luce too!

    Check out my TTT.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  8. I've actually read NONE of these books haha. I have heard annoying things about Vampire Academy in general though. And yes! I love Stephan but his constant moodiness is pretty annoying.

    1. I am not sure you need to run out and get ANY of these, to be fair. Its like knowing the milk is bad and asking someone to taste it anyways ;-)

  9. The only one I've read on your list is Matched and I never really cared for Xander so I'll agree with you on this one!

  10. I need to finish the Paranormalcy series, but I'm totally with you on Lissa.


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