In this week’s Top 5 Wednesday post, I’m talking about love interests I would have broken up with. As someone who notoriously ends up shipping the wrong end of the love triangle – or is everyone else just wrong? – this is an easier topic for me. In no way am I saying that you are trash if you happen to like these couples/ships/love interests! It’s just my opinion.
Will Herondale – The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
It’s a no from me, mate. I’ve never understood why everyone loved Will so much when Jem is right there. He was so rude to Tessa the entire time. Yes, I understand that he has his ‘reasons’ but let’s not get into that here. To me, there is no reason good enough to make another person feel awful. And Jem is such a precious human being!! I’ll also never forgive Tessa and Will for a certain scene in the third book.
Michael Teo – Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
I would not only kick Michael to the curb, I would obliterate him if I could. He’s everything I hate in a person. Isn’t that wonderful? He’s an insecure little asshole who can’t deal with the fact that his wife has more money and power than he does. Bye.
Matthew – Cormoran Strike by Robert Galbraith
Oh boy. Matthew. I actually had to look up his name on Goodreads because I had erased him from my mind. I hate how he wants to keep Robin down, how he treats her new work and hobbies as beneath him or inconsequential, how inconsiderate he is of her in general. Nope. Nope. Nope.
Rafe – The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson
My dislike for Rafe started to grow in the second book, and came to a head in the last book of the trilogy. In The Beauty of Darkness he just kept putting himself before Lia. Keeping her from doing things because he didn’t believe it was the right thing to do, never mind what she thought. Just because you don’t agree with your partner, doesn’t mean you get to keep them from doing it. You are NOT a prison guard, mate.
Every single love interest ever – The Cruel Prince (Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black
I can only speak for the first book here because I haven’t read The Wicked King yet. However, I would have kicked every single love interest in the first book aside. There’s no excuse for bullying, no matter your background, history or whatever. They went too far, and it’s utterly gross. There’s this weird feeling I have, where I don’t want Jude and Cardan to end up together but I also love reading about their conversations and chemistry? I don’t know what that’s about.
Those are my love interests I would’ve broken up with. Have you read any of these books? Do you agree with me? Let me know!