Characters That Got on my Nerves | Top 10 Tuesday [#36]


Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Characters That Got on my Nerves.


So we have all read books where we didn’t like or could really care less for a certain character. A lot of the times it happens to be the main character or active love interest. And now by no means am I saying that the author who wrote them is garbage because some of these characters come from some of my favorite books, what I am saying is that I honestly did not like them. So let the haters gonna hate begin!

10. Myles from Storm Siren

Storm Siren

Reasons Why:
  • He was beyond creepy
  • Could never tell if he was good or bad


9. Eleanor from Eleanor and Park

Eleanor and Park

Reasons Why:
  • She whined too much
  • No major character growth



8. Mare from The Red Queen

Red Queen

Reasons Why:
  • Thought she was the Queen of the world
  • Played up her Special Snowflake status constantly


7. Clary from the City of Bones

City of Bones

Reasons Why:
  • Boring and dull
  • Couldn’t see why everyone loved her in the book


6. Cinder from Cinder


Reasons Why:
  • Again boring and dull
  • No extraordinary character growth


5. Lorelai from The Shadow Queen

The Shadow Queen

Reasons Why:
  • Not likeable
  • Generic and boring


4. Ianthe from A Court of Mist and Fury


A Court of Mist and FuryReasons Why:
  • Professional manipulator
  • Two-faced!


3. Lucia from Falling Kingdoms

Frozen Tides

Reasons Why:
  • Generic and boring
  • Not likeable

2. Chaol from Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass

Reasons Why:
  • Snoozefest
  • Lacks depth


1. Mal from Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone

Reasons Why:
  • Everything he did got on my nerves










Well there you have it! Top 10 Characters That Got on my Nerves. What characters got on your nerves? Do we share any similarities? Let me know!

Until next time,

Sig New

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Jesse Nicholas lives in Toronto, Canada. He is an aspiring writer and one day wishes to have a novel published. Along with writing, Jesse enjoys music, travel, trashy TV, and is an avid reader of anything in the Young Adult and Fantasy/Sci-Fi genres. He is currently posts reviews on the novels he reads on his blog, and spends hours upon hours coming up with ideas for a future stories.

47 thoughts on “Characters That Got on my Nerves | Top 10 Tuesday [#36]”

  1. I wouldn’t say that Eleanor got on my nerves, but I definitely liked Park as a character more than her. I think he had more dimension and depth to his personality. Great list! 🙂

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      1. Yeah I didn’t really ship her with anyone. She isn’t that great of a heroine to be honest. Nikolai should just get his own series where he is the main protagonist. XD

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  2. I definitely agree with you about Eleanor. I couldn’t connect with her at all and just found her annoying. I never cared for Myles but I like how his ARC ended. He pissed me off to the max in Siren’s Fury with the way he was influencing Nym but overall I just didn’t care.

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  3. Such a genius idea for a topic! 🙂 *High five* for Bone Marrow! If I had to add some characters, I would say Miranda from So Much More and I can’t remember her name from The Trouble with Destiny.

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      1. So this is totally on another random subject, but (gasp!) I’m reading a Fantasy right now! I love it so far and think you should read it. It’s called The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon. Has that one made it on your radar yet? It came out recently. I love her writing. It’s her first Fantasy book.

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      2. Just looked it up! It sounds quite interesting.

        “Swallow, Daughter, pull them in, those words that sit upon your lips. Lock them deep inside your soul, hide them ‘til they’ve time to grow. Close your mouth upon the power, curse not, cure not, ‘til the hour. You won’t speak and you won’t tell, you won’t call on heav’n or hell. You will learn and you will thrive. Silence, Daughter. Stay alive.”

        That part alone can sell the book 😛

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      1. I must admit that Rainbow Rowell seems to be a difficult author for me, I didn’t really fall in love with Fangirl either which is so loved. It was about a 3/3.5 star read for me, I tried landline too. I wish I could experience the love for it like everyone else but it just doesn’t work for me haha!

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  4. I really didn’t like Eleanor either … I thought I was the only one! Cinder was just eh for me while reading the series because she was surrounded by much more dynamic characters! And I haven’t really formed an opinion of Chaol yet because I’ve only read the first book in the series. I really don’t mind Mare though. There’s something about her that I get. But great idea for a post!

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    1. I agree with the Cinder comment. Pretty much every other character in the book is more interesting then her. 😛
      Read on and find out how annoying Chaol becomes!
      And Mare is so insufferable, I don’t think I can continue with the series 😛

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      1. I’m reading Crown of Midnight really soon! (But I’m already leaning towards Dorian)
        And I’m about halfway through Glass Sword and still like Mare up to this point so I guess I’ll see what happens with her.

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  5. When I saw the title of this post I was crossing my fingers that Mare was included. I positively couldn’t stand her! I don’t even know how I made it through TWO books with her as the main character… 😕

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    1. I totally agree with you. She wasn’t so bad in Red Queen, but in Glass Sword she was completely insufferable. I don’t think I can continue on in the series now >.<


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