I have these tags, you see, and I am really behind. So, you’re getting a two-for-one deal where I shall give you both coffee and opinions you may not like! It’s like good news/bad news, no? Great! Also, I tried really hard not to answer “The Hunger Games” for every question. But know that it is likely the honest answer. Also, I am not linking most of this because I am tired. So there’s that.

The Coffee Tag- from Kayla @ The Thousand Lives– She didn’t tag me, or anyone, but I love coffee so deal with it. 😉



I really just cannot with these Shadowhunters. Maybe the TV show will be more entertaining!



I know everyone uses this one, but I literally do not know another wintery holiday book so… yeah.


Because it is my favorite book that my mom used to read to me. Cue tears.



I know, I know. Just let me have this one, okay?



I am fairly certain that I have seen this on every Stacking the Shelves post in the last month, whether it be physical or eARC format. Also, they were basically throwing them at people at BEA so…



20529769Okay! I really, really enjoyed (and was freaked out by, in a good way) The Mark of the Hummingbird by Jessica Gollub!



I didn’t hate End of Days, I just expected more. But the others? So much hate.


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I didn’t say that I wanted to vacation here (except for Paris, and one of the Londons) but… they are far off!

Unpopular Opinion Tag: Thanks to Kirsty-Marie @ Studio Reads, I do love sharing my opinion!

A popular book or series that you didn’t like



A popular book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love

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I don’t know that everyone hates these, but I know they are polarizing- you love ’em or you hate ’em- and I love them.

A love triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with OR an OTP that you don’t like.

 This is insanely spoiler-y, no? I am going to put it under a tag then. Read at your own risk- it is an older series though! View Spoiler »

A popular book genre that you hardly reach for

 Probably straight-up Sci-Fi. It makes me nervous.

A popular or beloved character that you do not like

I have an equal dislike/apathy (it varies, okay?) for these two:


(Jace and Clary, in case it wasn’t clear.)

A popular author that you can’t seem to get into

I don’t know, this one seems kind of mean! I mean, there are some off the top of my head but… I can’t. I would feel too bad. Sorry!

A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing piys

This is absolutely a real thing! Poor YA parents, they didn’t know what hit them. Or caused them to go missing. Or just be neglectful and absent in general.

A popular series that you have no interest in reading Harry Potter Covers

Sorry, not sorry.

The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?

Don’t click this if you haven’t watched The 100 season 2 finale…

I tag (for either, both, none, you know I don’t care!):

Anyone who feels like it!

So- kindly share an unpopular opinion (about ANYTHING, not just books!), and whether you like coffee (and if you do, what kind!)

Posted June 10, 2015 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Funsies / 24 Comments


24 responses to “Have Some Coffee and Unpopular Opinions!

  1. I do like coffee, but I’m not as addicted to it as the rest of the world seems to be. It’s not that I hate it, I just don’t need it ever morning or even every week. I sometimes like it with a piece of cake (har) or in the form of a delicious Mocha (WHY are people drinking just coffee when they can have coffee AND chocolate? I do not understand.). As for an unpopular opinion… I didn’t particularly like Throne of Glass. I seem to be in the 1% minority with that one.

    • Okay, so: I used to be like you! I only wanted coffee every so often, and I never *had* to have it. But then I started drinking it way too often and now I have a problem. So you’re doing a good thing! Also, I didn’t love Throne of Glass either (especially the first half!) but I am reading Crown of Midnight now and it is going MUCH better!

  2. HEY NOW! I read Witch Hunter (just reviewed it even, and made a game out of it!) but it wasn’t THAT bad… haha! I expected to hate it since almost everyone did, so I even surprised myself when I ended up flying through the pages as fast as Flash can run. Also, I don’t get the Clare books at all. I mean, fans love it and I’m happy for them, but I can just NEVER get into the series. Also? Illuminae. Awesome stuff.

    • Hahha I know, I swear I was reading your Witch Hunter review while you read this post, because I got an email notification just as I pressed “send” on my comment! I liked your game! Much better than the book 😉

      The Clare books were okay, I guess, when they were one of the first fantasy-ish series I’d read. But now, after reading FAR superior stuff, I just cannot. Also, YAY for Illuminae! I cannot WAIT!!

  3. I know you didn’t see Illuminae on any of my lists! I don’t think I’ve heard of it. Or when I see it on STS I just ignore it since I’ve never heard of the author. This is a fun tag, I may steal it also.

  4. I liked the “original” TMI books (the first three) and stopped giving a shit after that. NO MORE PLEASE. The fans of these books are insane, though (in a good, passionate way).

    Yep to The Hunger Games. Loooooved that series, especially Catching Fire. That book was just WHOA.

    What I would give to have Illuminae thrown at me, haha! I have an eARC, but the physical ARC’s just so shiny and pretty!

    The Witch Hunter, Hold Me Like a Breath, Seeker = blech. I haven’t read End of Days just because I hated Angelfall.

    I DIDN’T LIKE WE WERE LIARS EITHER. I DNFed it, actually. Whoops. And haha at The 100! I haven’t read the book yet, but Faye LOATHED it. xD

    • YES me too! I still don’t hate the premise, I was just so sick of it! The story didn’t really have anywhere to go! It was almost just like it kept repeating after that. Yawn.

      The Hunger Games.. my loves. OMG you reminded me that I forgot to add the trailer to my weekly recap ! GAHHHH thanks!

      Okay, I have calmed down. Anyway. Illuminae is SO pretty. I almost picked up an extra copy but… I just could not physically carry any more! And YES- Those were ALL blech. And I liked Angelfall (LOVED really) so you would extra-hate End of Days. Honestly? The end was cheesy as hell!

      And We Were Liars was DUMB. I knew the twist really early on, and the twist was basically the whole point! And yes, I have heard that The 100 book is SO BAD. Holly and I plan to read it for our recap thing during the show hiatus 🙂 Should be fun!

  5. Love this tag. I was really expecting more from Seeker and Hold me like a breath too. I thought We Were Liars was an okay book, but it wasn’t the masterpiece that everyone was saying.

    • Yes, I agree! Seeker. Bwahah. I still don’t know what that book was about 😉 We Were Liars was okay, the writing was pretty good, but I knew the twist from like, super early, and that seemed to be kind of the whole point of the book, so I was kind of bored!

  6. I just hope the Shadowhunter show has more Magnus and Alec. Together or separate, I don’t care, but NEED.

    I’m getting more and more terrified to read Illuminae with all the hype it’s been getting in the last few weeks. Like, WOW that is intimidating. But we’ll see what happens next month when I read it 😉

    *shudders at memories of Seeker*

    • YESSS. They need to be much more of a focus in the show. Because Clary and Jace are boring, since people keep making me say it 😉 And I know- THE HYPE! My goodness. Also, It is HUGE. I don’t know how many pages it is, but I DO know I could kill rodents with it if I needed to.

      BWAHAH Seeker. Who are we going to force to read the sequel? 😉

  7. Aha! Totally with you with The Mortal Instruments, I read the first 3 and just left it there. Everything ended well, so didn’t really see the point of the rest of the series, to be honest.
    Aha! My True Love Gave To Me is totally the one that does though, and I still haven’t read it…
    I was waiting for The Hunger Games to show up somewhere. 😉
    Hey The Witch Hunter, you almost bored me to death.
    I’ve only read Die For Me, and it made me want to go to Paris.
    With you on The Walled City, yup. but We Were Liars, SHANNON YOU WOUND ME.
    I totally forgot about The Jewel and The Sin Eater’s Daughter. HOW COULD I DO THAT?
    I did like Jace and Clary, up until the who still wanting one another even though they thought they were brother and sister, and even though I skipped ahead and knew they weren’t, still made mfe feel a little sick.
    Parent in YA Syndrome is a book disease, the parents can’t remember tat they exist. *shakes head*
    I can’t stand tea (and I must be the only English person who does, okay, I’m not English, but it still counts.) Coffee!Coffee!Coffee!Coffee! (Do you get that I like coffee?) To be honest, I’ll drink any kind of coffee, even if it barely resembles coffee, but totally addicted to Starbucks Christmas blend, I totally stock up on that crack.

    • Um, AMAZING call on ending TMI there. I wish I had. It was fine. I could have moved on with my life. But, I bought a 4 book boxed set back when there were only 4 books. Had it been a 3 book box… my life could have been different 😉

      SORRY about We Were Liars. I guessed the twist really early and there was just no point after that! The writing was really good though!

      COFFEEEEE! I love coffee. Iced coffee, especially, but anything will do. The darker the better though!

      (Sorry about Harry, too. I think I wound a lot of people with his mention.) OH- and Jace and Clary, while NOT related, got SO ANNOYING by the end and I did not care about them AT ALL.

  8. Yaay to The Sin Eater’s Daughter, I really liked that one as well. I was expecting much more from End of Days and The Witch Hunter as well, they were disappointing although End of Days was still good but not as epic as I wanted it to be. Such a cute tag though! Love reading your answers.

  9. I loved this post! I’m a barista actually, but I just cannot do coffee. I’ve slowly been venturing my way into tea, though (white coconut cream, yum!).

    The Unpopular Opinions tag looks like so much fun! Haha I had to gasp at a few of yours and reel myself in and remind myself that books really do affect people differently. I think we’re pretty much on the same page about The Walled City, though. And YES to team Julian, but did she really pick anyone in the end? I think it was one of the worst series endings I’ve seen. And then I watched that brilliant the 100 video any started to tear up and remember why I told myself I’d rewatch every episode this summer. <3

  10. I hate Jace too! I’m really indifferent toward Clary. ALSO HAVE YOU TRIED THE INFERNAL DEVICES YOU MIGHT ACTUALLY LIKE IT. I read those before TMI, and they’re so much better. Also I know you were disappointed with End of Days, but I loved it and all its flaws.


    did you just. why would you post that video. WHY. WHY. WHY. WHY. I DO NOT NEED THESE 100 FEELINGS RIGHT NOW.

  11. Ah, you’re not missing much with Harry Potter. I just started it and the first three books are utterly boring and predictable… which was really disappointing for me >.> I do think that I love the ShadowHunter books! Not for Jace and Clary though, but more so the side characters and the plot xD

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