Hey guys, it is Tuesday and so time for a new bookish topic to talk about. If you didn’t already know the Top 5 Tuesday meme was created by Shanah over at the BionicBookWorm, and each week we get an awesome bookish topic to talk about. This weeks topic is something that I really like talking about and that is the top 5 tropes I want more of. If I am being honest it is actually much easier to come up with tropes that I hate rather than ones that I like but I can hopefully come up with five, so lets get into it;
The Hate to Love Trope
This is one of my favourite things to read about especially when it is done well. I really just enjoy watching the characters going through so much growth and development until they find that they actually love each other. You really get to see two different aspects of each person as usually we see them negatively in the beginning and then learn things that really show them in a different light. The first book that comes to mind for this one is the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J Maas, this trope actually comes up in a few of the relationships in this series.
When they are done well I love reading about love triangles. For me this is usually when I like all of the characters equally and when it isn’t some form of cheating. A perfect example of this is the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare, this one actually broke me at some points because it was done so well.
Books With Magical Creatures/ Animal Sidekicks
I don’t know if this is technically considered a trope but it is something that I love to read about, I think that it’s just because I have such a huge love of animals. I especially love reading about magical creatures as the are always so exciting! One of these books for me is the Magesterium series by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare as Havoc the wolf plays an important role in the story.
Mythology Coming into the Real World
I have always loved mythology especially Greek and Norse ever since I was a kid, I just find all of their stories so interesting and I really enjoy when authors bring them into the real world. One of the authors that does this all the time is Rick Riordan but unfortunately I haven’t read any of his books yet, but I will at some point. The fairly underrated Age of X series by Richelle Mead is one that blends Mythology with the real world incredibly well.
High Stakes Competitions or Games
I love having something high stakes happening within my novels, it always adds an element that keeps me on the edge of my seat and makes everything so much more dramatic. I also really enjoy when the competitions are not only physical but mental and really show the characters intelligence. I have so many novels that include this trope but the first one that comes to mind is Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas.
Thank you for reading!