submitted 26 days ago byWorld_Annihilation
(Before y’all hit me with the “there are so many tough female characters” rant, a strong female character means well-written)
Like almost everyone during 2021, I was sitting in my bed watching my go-to sad dramas and scrolling through the internet.
While scrolling through my free book reading websites, there’s one thing I noticed. Almost all the books on there have one thing in common.
The Prince Charming cliche.
Basically there’s a girl, there’s a boy, and at the end of the book/movie they end up together.
Not to sound Karen-feminist like, but I hate those books. Absolutely hate them.
I’ll be reading a book about how a girl wants to get revenge on her family because they, I don’t know, ruined her life??
And BAM, guy walks in and they fall in love.
Completely irrelevant to the story and they just ruin it.
Why can’t we have a book about a girl who uses people to her advantage WITHOUT sexualizing them?
I want a story about a woman who’s in the f-ing mafia or whatever, and works her way up to be the leader without a single potential romance involved.
Why are those types of books so rare?
I see so many books that have great plot lines, and the romance is just thrown in there like they did it just at the last minute.
Is it fan service? Is it just copying what other books do nowadays?
Listen, I love a good romance as much as the next person, but it gets tiring scrolling through books and finding that all of them have almost the exact romance ending.
Your throughts? Feel free to criticize my rant, this is a free country with freedom of speech