Friday, December 2, 2011

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read

Here is this week's question:

What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to books? Maybe you don’t like love triangles or thin plots? Tell us about it!

Hmm...that's a toughie! I do really dislike when the heroine, or the female main character, is wimpy or whiny. I love my badass chicks (Kate Daniels, Mercy Thompson, Charlie Madigan...) but I don't need my leading lady to be that way. I've also loved series where she comes into her own and grows into a fighter (Mac from Fever). And if you know me you know I adore those totally screwed up heroines that somehow manage to kick ass but can't get they're personal life together (Chess Putnam, Annabelle Lee, Angel from White Trash Zombie). 

However, I cannot get behind someone who can't at least hold their own a little bit. She can't be completely dependent on her man. She has to have some sort of quality that I can see as the reason everyone loves/fears/hates her and the reason why the hot-as-hell hero wants her so badly! I think this is the reason I am soooooooo picky about my paranormal romance. If I can't understand why my book boyfriend is so attracted to that chick who is afraid of everything and needs her big strong hero to save her...then I'm not going to be into it.

So, I guess that's a pet peeve! I can't really think of anything else.  :)

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  1. That's definitely a pet peeve of mine, too. That was my main problem with Cold Kiss. I probably would have liked the book a lot more if it weren't for that!

  2. I agree that the girl shouldn't be afraid of everything and need a guy to be their to fix and do everything for her. The heroine needs to beable to hold her own. =] New Follower. I love the name of your blog. =]
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  3. No whiny gals for me either. I go to my books to escape that kind of thing.

    Thanks for the post!

  4. I love the name of your blog and your pet peeve - I hate it when my guy is obsessed with a girl who I could take down. I want to like her enough to accept their relationship!

  5. That seems to be a criticism of mine quite often lately - "I don't understand what he sees in her!!" If I can't understand why this super-hot amazing guy is attracted to this pathetically whiney and spineless girl, then I have no interest in their "love" story.

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  6. Pet Peeve...YA novels with whiney teens....too much, already.

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