1. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter Series)--I love Hermione but there were moments throughout the series when I just wanted to haul off and smack her one. Frankly the whole fight between Ron and Hermione in book three was absolutely absurd. Sure Ron accused her cat of killing his rat but she was like "well cats do that". It was a little insensitive. Secondly the know-it-all thing got a little tiring.
2. Bella Swan (Twilight Series)--Wow where do I begin? Okay Bella is incredibly weak. She loses all sense of self (not that she had any) the moment Edward or Jacob enters the room. She becomes the dead weight in almost every scene since she has no fighting ability or supernatural ability to aid them in anyway. I respect the human aspect of a paranormal story but she is the useless human. The problem that really irritates me is she had great qualities. In fact she was the amalgamation of loads of positive heroine traits but they never materialized in any positive way. She has the inner strength, perseverance, intelligent, and loyal traits in spades but they never actually contribute to anything worthwhile.
3. Summerset (In Death Series)--Okay this one inspires this from me:
4. Katniss Everdeen (the Hunger Games)--I have only read the first book so maybe my frustrations would go away if I could convince myself to read the other two. Basically I just don't like her. She has some really great qualities but she comes off too harsh for me. I cannot relate to her at all because of her sort of robotic answers to most questions. Yes I know she cares and she loves but her entire demeanor is a little too hard for me. I would much rather her inner monologue would at least soften her up a bit.
5. Frodo Baggins (Lord of the Rings Series)--I haven't read the books in years so I'm basing this mostly off the movies. He was supposed to be the hero I guess but I sort of hated the scenes about Frodo. He was whiny and needy the entire time. Everyone else had to get injured to protect the little guy and he still never listened. Once the Fellowship broke up a bit I was thrilled to focus more on everyone else's stories. There were some times I hoped he just disappeared and someone else dealt with the ring.
6. Elena Lincoln (Fifty Shades of Grey Series)--I understand we're supposed to hate her. She's the heroine's competition although she's really just annoying. She doesn't listen. She doesn't step back and she certainly has no idea what she wants. She wants Christian but not really. She's jealous but not really. She's a bitch but...well yeah she's that. She shows up unannounced. She threatens Ana on and off. She just makes me want to punch her in the face.
7. Edna (The Awakening)--Um...no! Seriously I hated this character so much that I cannot even stand to consider this book on my shelf. I could not stand the weakness in this character and I will never, ever admit she was strong. Nope, don't care. This will always be a character who will be one of my most hated character ever.
8. Hercule Poirot (Agatha Christie Mysteries)--I love the Agatha Christie mysteries and I like the Poirot mysteries but he just frustrates me. He's so arrogant and full of himself but he's a good detective. I know Agatha Christie found him frustrating and hated writing him but the fans loved him so she sucked it up. He's the character I read all the time but still want to punch in the face.
9. Edward Cullen (Twilight Series)--Like my issues with Bella, I felt he had great qualities but they were so underdeveloped. I also think my biggest issue is the reader never gets to see him actually fall in love with Bella. He's fascinated, sure, but when does he fall in love with her. What does he love about her? What is it that makes that relationship tick? He likes the silence of her mind and her sweet smelling blood but what else? What makes the love story? I've read the books and seen the movies and I still don't have an answer.
10. Kasie Fitzgerald (The Stranger Series)--There are no words for this one. Here is my review of the book and that says it all...