T5W: Most Frustrating Characters

This week, we discuss the characters that make us want to jump inside books and shake their shoulders! There are quite a few (unfortunately) so let’s get to it!


1. Tris Prior

Tris, overall, is an excellent character. She’s strong, she’s determined and she’s practically capable of anything. But, there’s one thing she’s not capable of: communication! Actually talking things out with Tobias is her downfall. They’re so willing to sacrifice themselves for each other, which is endearing, but frustrating when they won’t tell each other what’s going on!

2. Prince Kai

It seemed like the lovely prince was the only one out of the loop in The Lunar Chronicles. Scarlet knew about Cinder. Cress knew about Cinder, Levana knew about Cinder…everyone on Earth and the moon knew her identity. Having to read Kai’s chapters in the books was frustrating because I just wanted to dive into the council room and catch him up on all the action. Thank goodness he’s part of the team at the end of ‘Cress’, otherwise I don’t know how I would have coped.

3. Sydney Sage

Don’t get me wrong I love Sydney! She’s intelligent and sticks to her morals no matter what other people tell her. She’s also really good at evaluating right from wrong, but how she handles the Adrian situation had me ripping my hair out! I know you come from a background that pretty much hates vampires, but you shouldn’t care about that if you love one! Sometimes she just needed to listen to her heart instead of her head.

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4. America Singer

Girl’s got two really sweet guys wanting to be her boyfriend/husband/prince. She spends most of the books in regretful turmoil over each, and struggles to come to a conclusion until the final book. America needed to accept her fate much sooner, and to stop comparing herself to the other contestants for Maxon’s heart! He was looking at her all along!

5. Wells Jaha/ Ruby / Juliette

All three of these characters are classified as juvenile delinquents. All three of these characters share the same weakness: they’ll classify themselves as monsters. Whether it’s because they’re keeping a secret or hiding their powers, Wells from ‘The 100’, Ruby from ‘The Darkest Minds’ and Juliette from ‘Shatter Me’ all have what I like to call ‘The Monster Complex’. If they only realised the potential they held, I would be much less frustrated with them. Embrace the power, guys. Please.

Review: Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

8709524Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Published by: Razor Bill
Pages: 420
Format: e-Book
Rating: ★★★
Series: Bloodlines (#1) | The Golden Lily (#2) | The Indigo Spell (#3) | The Fiery Heart (#4) | The Ruby Circle (#6)
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

It took a long time for this story to get going, but my my was it a roller coaster of emotions. After the cliffhanger of The Fiery Heart I really didn’t know what to expect, but I knew that Sydney was strong so she, together with Adrian, would be able to get over the situation. The dual perspective really payed off in this book, because it really helped to keep the pace moving. the last 25% however, was a totally whirlwind of adventure. I thought it was a little crazy, and kind of ridiculous, but I loved it anyway. I mean, who wouldn’t?

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Review: The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead

9833184The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Published by: Razorbill
Pages: 420
Format: E-Book
Rating: ★★★
Series: Bloodlines (#1) | The Golden Lily (#2) | The Indigo Spell (#3) | Silver Shadows (#5) | The Ruby Circle (#6)
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

As much as I loved hearing about how wonderful Sydney and Adrian felt in their newfound relationship, I was pretty annoyed that the main plot line is that the want to have sex with one another. Their lust for one another totally outweighed the seriousness of the tattoo ink, which felt a lot like a sub plot. This book was very slow and altogether not my favourite sequel.

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Review: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

12396528The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Genre: Paranormal (Vampires), Romance
Published by: Razorbill
Pages: 421
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★★★
Series: Bloodlines (#1) | The Golden Lily (#2) | The Fiery Heart (#4) | Silver Shadows (#5) | The Ruby Circle (#6)
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

Just when you think there is no possible way that this series could get any better, it does! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Richelle Mead really does know how to build a series. I’ve grown to love Sydney, but of course I love Adrian ever more! The witchy-magic element is so interesting, and the cliffhanger has got be begging for The Fiery Heart!

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Review: The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

8709523The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
Genre: Paranormal (Vampires), Romance
Published by: Razorbill
Pages: 418
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★★.5
Series: Bloodlines (#1) | The Indigo Spell (#3) | The Fiery Heart (#4) | Silver Shadows (#5) | The Ruby Circle (#6)
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

I’m really beginning to get into this series, I somehow manages to read The Golden Lily in two sittings and I’m desperate to know what’s going to happen next. Sydney is a really interesting narrator, and luckily I got just what I thought was missing for Bloodlines -more humour!

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Review: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

8709527Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Genre: Paranormal (Vampires), Romance
Published by: Razorbill
Pages: 421
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★★
Series: The Golden Lily (#2) | The Indigo Spell (#3) | The Fiery Heart (#4) | Silver Shadows (#5) | The Ruby Circle (#6)
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

I am so unbelievably happy to be back in the world of the damphir and Moroi! Not to mention the Alchemists, which is the category that protagonist Sydney falls into. So there might not be any Rose and Lissa, but fans of the Vampire Academy series are bound to love this new spin-off series just as much – I know I did!

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