This week’s topic is looking at those characters we didn’t “click” with.
- America Singer from The Selection. This one could read pretty much any character from this book. I couldn’t stand any of them!
- Edward Cullen from Twilight. I liked the first third of Twilight when Bella was allowed to be an interesting character. It’s one Edward shows up and we got all insta-love that things go downhill. Honestly, Buffy couldn’t have staked this guy soon enough for me!
- Odd Thomas from the Dean Koontz novels. Honestly, every time I read Dean Koontz I get a feeling of “deja vu” — even if it’s a new book. It’s one reason I’ve not picked up many of his books recently. His Odd Thomas novels are another.
- Alice Bell from Alice in Zombieland. I know a lot of people love these books, but they didn’t do much for me. I think part of it is that I didn’t care much for the lead character.
- Amelia and Joshua from Afterlife. She’s a ghost, he’s a mortal. So, of course, they fall in love because….um…well, I’ not quite sure why. I was torn about which of these two to include so I went with both.
- Grizzly from The Amazing Spider-Man. My favorite superhero has a rich gallery of villains he faces. And the he’s got some villains who were one-offs (or should have been) that leave you scratching your head and going, huh?!? The Grizzly is one of them. It’s a guy in a bear suit who…well, I’m not quite sure what else. But it’s really, really silly.
- All the characters in Those Girls.
- Diana Bishop from A Discovery of Witches. One of the bigger Mary Sue novels I’ve ever read.
- All the characters in Lucifer’s Hammer. So, an asteroid is coming to destroy the Earth. Never have I rooted for the asteroid as much as I did here.
- Lily Wilder from I Take You. Lily is getting married in a week but that doesn’t stop her from alienating her mother-in-law-to-be, flirting with every guy she meets and cheating on her finacee. I can see what the author was trying to do, but I honestly came to care less and less for Lily as the novel went on and she became more and more selfish.