NOPE! Ending: a book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage or simply because the ending was crappy.
Satan’s Gambit by Brian Moses. Trilogy had been going swell and then the author decided to go all tv show Supernatural and totally got the story off track with bad theology, even for a fantasy book.
NOPE! Protagonist: a main character you dislike and drives you crazy.
Ott from The Night of the Swarm by Robert Redick. I abandoned the book and will never read another by this author because of this character.
NOPE! Pairing: a “ship” you don’t support.
Ross Poldark and Demelza. He’s still in love with his old flame and she’s like 15.
NOPE! Plot twist: a twist you didn’t see coming and didn’t like.
The 47th Samurai. When the main character Bob Lee Swagger becomes an Insta-Samurai and defeats a guy who has been practicing his whole life. It was bogus.
NOPE! Genre: a genre you will never read.
I would normally choose “Romance”, but I have read a couple, including Venetia, so it is kind of hard to say “Never”.
NOPE! Book format: book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition.
Mass market paperback. With my diabetic eyes, Reading on my Kindle Oasis is about the only way I roll now.
NOPE! Death: a character death that still haunts you.
Alyss, the wife of Will Treaty from the Ranger’s Apprentice series. It did not need to be.
NOPE! Book: a book that shouldn’t have existed.
Flashman. The vilest book I have read in a very long time!
And that is enough for me. There are a bunch more questions below that you can choose to use if you feel like doing this tag, but I’m all Nope’d out. Cheers!
NOPE! Trope: a trope that makes you go NOPE.
NOPE! Recommendation: a book recommendation that is constantly pushed at you, that you simply refuse to read.
NOPE! Cliche: a cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.
NOPE! Love interest: the love interest that’s not worthy of being one.
NOPE! Villain: a villain you would hate to cross.
NOPE! Author: an author you had a bad experience reading for and have decided to quit.