#SixforSunday is a weekly meme hosted by A Little But A Lot. This week’s theme is, ‘bookish hates’, so this post will be about the six book characters I hate the most. There are some spoilers for the books mentioned so read with caution!
(1) Maeve from the Throne of Glass series:
I despise Maeve. She ruined everything in Empire of Storms. I do not take kindly to one of my favourite characters being whipped and put in an iron coffin. Not at all. In Kingdom of Ash, what she did to Aelin was so horrible and really hard to read about and I think we were supposed to feel a bit sorry for Maeve by the end of the book, but I didn’t because I couldn’t get over all the harm she had caused.
(2) Professor Umbridge from the Harry Potter series:
Professor Umbridge was such a terrible person. She was really creepy and had a weird obsession with cats. Not to mention the fact that she found hurting young children fun. “I must not tell lies…”
(3) Rhysand from the A Court of Thorns and Roses series:
This is probably going to be really unpopular with loads of people but I just don’t understand the fuss about Rhys. In ACOTAR, he hurts and abuses Feyre and then suddenly in the next book we’re supposed to forget about all of that and start fawning over him just becayse they’re mates and he says some nice stuff to Feyre. I just don’t understand it and I don’t think he’s that much of a likeable character anyway.
(4) Alina from the Shadow and Bone series:
I guess I don’t hate Alina, per se, I just strongly dislike her and I find her really bland. She’s a very annoying and whiny main character to read about.
(5) Cal from the Red Queen series:
I don’t hate Cal either but he is so frustrating and boring. Also, for some reason he can never make up his mind! One minute he says, “I love you Mare! You are my everything! I can’t live without you!” and the next minute he goes, “actually… on second thoughts…. I’d rather be king. I must be loyal to my people because they need me!” and then the next day he’s back apologising to Mare. I just don’t understand him. What’s more incomprehensible is why Mare, or anyone else for that matter, were able to put up with him.
(6) Taryn from The Cruel Prince:
I haven’t read The Wicked King yet so maybe she gets some sort of redemption arc, however, in The Cruel Prince, I didn’t like Taryn because she kept so many secrets from Jude and betrayed her.
Which characters do you strongly dislike? Do you agree with the ones I’ve chosen? I’d love to hear your opinions in the comments!