Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
1. Vampires– Now, I liked Twilight, Blue Bloods and The Mortal Instruments (though MI aren’t actually about vampires), but generally I think this genre is sooooooooo annoyingly emo and overdone. And the covers, they are terrible, terrible things.
2. Wolves– Yeah, pretty much everything I said in number 1, only add this: I despise Jacob Black. The only wolf book I’ve ever loved was Nightshade and even there I still haven’t gotten past the first book.
4. Bitchy Girls- I generally don’t like books with unlikable MC’s. There are times when an anti-hero can be compelling or when that rough exterior is hiding a deeper, kinder person underneath. But generally I just don’t like mean people and I don’t root for them. And I hate girls like Rose from The Vampire Academy. Too bitchy, too arrogant, too stupidly annoying.
5. Graphic Abuse- I have a very hard time with any kind of violence or sexual abuse, of course, especially if it’s directed at children and teens. I’m not opposed to it being a part of the back story, but I don’t want details.
6. Any Classics Turned Paranormal- I’m thinking Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer, Pride & Prejudice and Zombies… I’m sure as individual stories they’re fun, but the wave of books it seems to spawn (I once saw Little Vampire Women….no joke) just became too much.
7. Just Paranormal Stuff in General- Again, there are paranormal books I enjoy, but generally I don’t want to know if you see ghosts or if you can read someone’s mind or have a cousin who’s a Greek God who now wants to kill you. It’s just not my thing unless it’s extremely well-done (The Body Finder, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Percy Jackson Books, and Shift are all excellent choices I loved).
8. Really, REALLY bad covers- I think we’re grading on a curve here since in YA bad covers are pretty much standard. But some, dear me, I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. I’m not sure why it’s a prerequisite to have headless people, or worse, sneering emo girls and blooming flowers (thank you, Twilight, for reals) but someone needs to stop this madness. Just a plain cover with words would be fine. I’d take that over the monstrosities that stare out at me from the shelves at B&N.