Top 5 Wednesday: Most Unlikable Characters

Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group created by gingerreadslainey. This weeks topic is Most Unlikable Characters, not including villains. Let the ranting begin!

Beware, there may be minor spoilers included in the post below.

418651.)Bella Swan from the Twilight saga by Stephanie Meyer. The annoying character of all annoying characters. How could I not mention her? She makes stupid, reckless choices which end up hurting the people around her. She is  weak and can’t look after herself. She is a typical mary-sue character who many find frustrating

105072932.) America Singer from The Selection series by Kiera Cass. First off let me get this out the way: her name. For the longest time I didn’t read this book as a result of the protagonist’s name. It’s silly a name which irks me. Another irritating trait America possesses is her denial of her beauty. She can’t accept that she is beautiful even when everyone swoons over her. She is stubborn and makes brash decisions without considering the consequences. I have only read the first book in this series and America hasn’t put me off from finishing it but I am curious as to whether she continues to be an unlikeable character.

125582853.) Jebediah Holt from the Splintered series by A.G. Howard. I disliked this whole book and there were lots of characters who were unlikable. The most problamatic for me was Jeb. He’s the love interest in this book for Alyssa, the main character, however he’s rude and aggressive towards her. Coming out with things like ‘It’s a lot easier to save your ass when I have it riding on my shoulder’. He’s controlling, possessive and is constantly telling her what she can and can’t do. Basically, this book would be a lot better if he wasn’t in it.

160968244.) Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J Maas. In the first book Tamlin is mostly a nice guy just trying to save his people. However, it’s in the second book where he develops into an unlikable character. He becomes overprotective to the point of locking Feyre in their home, ignorant to her bad mental state. He seems oblivious to how others around are feeling and ignores his problems. He also is very aggressive and easily angered, to the point of destroying rooms in a tantrum

41oeytaotjl-_sx324_bo1204203200_5.) Elena Gilbert from The Vampire Diaries series by L.J. Smith. Elena is popular, very beautiful, has high grades and takes part in lots of extracurricular activities. You know, just your average, everyday teenager. At the start of the series especially, she is bossy, selfish and will do anything to achieve her goals. Her portrayal in the book series is more whiny and childish than in The Vampire Diaries TV show. She is a cliché, arrogant character who is difficult to relate to.



9 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Most Unlikable Characters

  1. America gets better as the series progresses. Jeb is the worst! And his name is just… what? I’ve only seen the vampire diaries tv show and now I’m happy I haven’t read the books because I hate Elena because of her whining and selfishness like she is soo annoying.


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