When I started reading more, one thing I noticed is that pretty much any book that involved some sort of romance was pretty much similar to the point of irritation. So I’m gonna share what I think are the most annoying cliches in books.
1. The “Bad Boy”
Pretty much in majority young and new adult novels there is always the bad boy as the heroines love interest. The one who is known for being tough and mysterious. I had enough of these characters I’m over it! Honestly, these men aren’t even likable they’re actually pretty crappy . They are now referred too as the alpha-hole..
2. The “Manwhore”
Besides being a bad boy the male love interest is usually known for never being tied down and constantly sleeping around until he meets the innocent, sweet girl and she changes him forever, why should the virgin end up with the shallow Manwhore that’s pretty much sleep with every attractive girl and then treats them bad the next day ?…I’m bored with this storyline.😴
3. The “innocent sweet girl”
Now these characters are always contradictions. She’s innocent but sexual. Tomboy but feminine. ALLLL of the guys like her because she is different from any other girl. * Eyeroll*
4. The “mean girl”
The mean girl is either jealous of the heroine or she’s usually just a cruel ex. Who is very girly, and into the typical fashion, makeup and is “shallow”. Which is very annoying why if a girl is into all the stereotypical girly things then she is automatically the shallow character?
5. Stuck between two guys
Don’t forget, you cant have a new adult/ contemporary novel without not one but at least two guys trying to win the heart of the main character..let’s be real here they all choose who we expect.
6. Boring main character
The heroine is usually the girl that alot of guys want because she is so ” rare & special” yet the author writes nothing that makes said character actually interesting, in fact i noticed that these girls are usually very uninteresting and boring, yet they manage to make the guy that allll the girls want *another eye roll* fall in love within two days.
7. Terrible girlfriend
So once in a while the male love interest might start off in a relationship at the beginning of the book until he meets the female heroine, then he develops feelings for her. And the author usually tries to justify this by making said girlfriend a terrible, b*tchy person. I would like for a author to write more storylines for these girls that had to watch their boyfriends fall in love with another girl and leave her within 5.2 days of knowing her.
8. The best friend
Now one thing I noticed is that the best friends are always more interesting than the female protagonist of the story, yet she’s always overlooked.
9. No diversity
Yes, I know that these books are fiction but why is every character described similar. Usually white, and petite occasionally curvy but only ” in the right places” (*cue millionth eyeroll) and if there is a character or friend in the story that is African American for example, she’s usually written as a stereotype which is extremely disappointing.
10. Rich hero saves beautiful heroine.
The heroine is usually beautiful, and works hard because she desperately needs the money. Then she meets the rich man who falls in love and wants to save her because yet again she’s sooo beautiful and “different” from every other woman. so he starts taking care of her and never wants her to have too work ever again. And because of him, she is finally taken care of. *Yawn*
11. The Brooding *sshole
He’s moody, mysterious and treats the heroine absolutely terrible, yet has feelings for her and despite it all. The only thing the heroine can’t stop thinking about is her attraction for the guy even though he treats her bad.🙄
12. Too possessive
These men that happens to fall in love are weirdly too possessive almost controlling..but it’s alright it’s because he loves her and doesn’t want anyone else to know she has a body or skin.! 😴😴😴
For example: sees her wearing something too sexy and decides she can’t wear that so he makes a dramatic point of being jealous the whole time.
13. Bascally porn
I don’t want a read a book with sex every 2 pages. We get it! I don’t mind romance, but it needs a good storyline too, not basically word porn..
Overall, I love reading but at this point there are certain cliches I am tired of. Good thing there are billions of book to choose from.