Hey guys! Kicking off this Summer Blogger Promo Tour is Brittany from Brittany’s Book Rambles. She is awesome and is here to write about her bookish pet peeves. So here we go!
Brittany’s Bookish Pet Peeves
If I would just tell the truth…
I hate when a plot is moved forward by the main character keeping a huge secret/lying to their significant other because, “It’s for the best.”
This drives me absolutely mad. I’ve seen this again and again. Why is this even a plot device? Is it ever for the best? NO. Has it only caused more problems amongst the characters? YES. Then one lie snowballs into another and another, until the climactic moment where the other characters feel betrayed by the protagonist and all trust is shattered and then bring in the stupid, irrational, and overly emotional “heroic” acts.
To fangirl over any fictional couple whether it’s a book or a movie, I need to see them fall in love. I need to be there. I want to see all the bumps and bruises. All of the fumbling. I need to feel like it’s happening to me. Not BOOM! They saw each other for three nanoseconds and that’s it. They are each other’s destiny! Ugh. *Pukes* No thanks.
I don’t mind a villain with a sympathetic back story but I hate it when it’s like “Oh, he was traumatized and that’s why he did that. All’s forgiven! Even though he did try to torture me and he killed my dog.” If he’s actually the bad guy (not to be confused with anti-hero or a villain under duress) that did unforgivable things then let him bad and keep my protagonist from falling in love with him/her.
NYC Blogger of Brittany’s Book Rambles. Brittany is a self-proclaimed bookworm, Grisha, Potterhead, Dauntless, Fangirl, and excessive rambler. She is shameless in her love of the written word. No matter where she is, most of the time you can find at least one book in her purse. On Brittany’s Book Rambles you’ll find book reviews, giveaways, and fun memes such as Forgotten Fridays and Books vs. Movies.
Thanks so much, Brittany, for joining me on my blog today. I have never thought much about the Romanticized Villians, but that’s so true! Also, with the insta-love. Yes, just yes. I want to feel the tension, see the relationship grow as the two grow together. Great list and, again, thank you.