Friday, April 27, 2012

Follow Friday - Character I broke up with

Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
Question: Have you had a character that disappointed you? One that you fell in love with and then "broke up" with later on in either the series or a stand-alone book? Tell us about him or her.

For me, it's going to have to be Eon/Eona.  I loved the idea of this book.  Girl masquerading as a boy (I have a weakness for these stories).  Eona is chosen to be a dragon-eye, a powerful position in society where she is linked to a dragon's energy.  But women are forbidden to practice dragon magic, so she must hide her femininity or lose her newfound position.  The Oriental setting is rich and wonderful.  Beginning Eon is crippled and compassionate, just the type of character you want to cheer for.

But by the end I felt frustrated with Eona's stupidity.  There was a dilemma that any normal person would've QUICKLY SOLVE.   But Eona stumbles along blindly ignoring the very obvious truth that's staring her in the face. So I spent a lot of time shouting "ITS SO OBVIOUS!!!!!!!!!" at the main character.  Even though cross-dressing heroines carrying swords is something I love, I haven't had the heart to pick up the sequel yet.

One of my friends on goodreads summarized my frustrated perfectly in the form of a bar graph. Check it out. 


Unknown said...

I'm not familiar with this book/series but after reading your reasons, I can totally relate with why you got frustrated with the main character. New follower.

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Lisa @ Lost in Literature said...

I don't know this book, but that would sure frustrate me!

Thanks for stopping by! :) Happy Friday!

Bellas Shelf said...

I did not read this book either. I am not really into that type of book/genre. I have tried to read similar tales but it never panned out for me.
New follower via email. Have a gr8 weekend <3
*My FF*

Natasha said...

I haven't read this book yet. I've seen it around many times, but never thought to pick it up.

New follower:)
Here's mine:

The Reading Enchantress said...

I haven't read Eon yet, but I hate when characters are oblivious to simple things. Thanks for stopping by!
I could've sworn I was a GFC follower, but it said I wasn't, so I'm now following via GFC :)

Emily said...

Haven't read it but I get your reasons, thanks for stopping by.

Emily said...

Oh I forgot - new follower

Catie said...

Hahaha! Who doesn't love Flannery's graph? That still says it all for me. I did read the sequel but I didn't like it as much as the first one. It was such a refreshing idea and world though. I hope Alison Goodman writes something new soon!

Chelsey said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!! I am returning the favor.

New follower :)

Chelsey@Charming Chelsey's

barmybex said...

I read book 1 when it first came out and really enjoyed it, I have book 2 on my shelf ready to read but just haven't gotten round to it. Think I may have to re-read the first to remember what's going on.
Sorry to hear you felt disappointed with it, maybe I won't be in such a rush to start it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a great weekend!

Christina @ Biblio Thoughts said...

I haven't read that series, but it really bothers me too when there's an obvious solution to something and it's totally looked over.

Thanks for commenting on my post! By the way, Demons Breath is a type of drug in the Soul Screamers series.


Liz L. said...

I've never heard of this series, but I can totally understand your frustration! I hate those type of situations.

Laura (All of Everything) said...

Oh no, she's one of *those* characters lol. I still want to read it though :P

Thanks for visiting :D

Unknown said...

Never read this book/series but that would be frustrating!!

New Linky an email follower!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Valerie @ Intriguing Reads

Jessi said...

Ha! That graph is classic. I have yet to pick this one up, though it sounds right up my alley. I have been on a huge fantasy binge of late.

Thanks for stopping by and following back!

Rea said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day.

I haven't read Eon but I'm familiar with slow-character-syndrome. It bugs me to no end! I can quite understand why you'd dislike such a slow character.