In the spirit of popular opinion week, I wanted to talk about some of my favourite tropes! Because I am trash for certain tropes you guys. There are some tropes I will never not enjoy. If there is a fic or a book with these tropes, I will probably read it and probably love it. Some of these are total trash tropes and some are overused but I love them all either way.
The “we have to pretend to be dating/married” trope
This one will always get me, especially when it’s with two characters who are OBVIOUSLY pining for each other. Idk what it is about this trope, but I am total trash for it.
Examples include: I actually don’t know if I have an example of a book?
The “we have to sleep in the same bed” trope or the “can you sit by the bed while I fall asleep?” trope
Similar to the above one, and I love it. I’m trash guys, trash I tell you.
Examples include: Anna and the French Kiss, Before I Fall.
The bad guy/good girl trope
Even though I think it’s slightly damaging and stereotypical etc. I still love it. This isn’t the “hot guy and secretly attractive nerdy girl” trope or the “damaged boy is SAVED by equally damaged girl” (or vice versa) trope, because I dislike those. But the bad, tough boy who’s secretly mushy inside and the traditional good girl. Again, total trash.
Examples include: James and Lily Potter, Nate and Bronwyn from One of Us is Lying.
Taking down the government
I know it’s clichéd, but I love it. I can’t help it. I think it’s just my rebellious streak coming out? Because I know in real life, the chances of me actually doing anything to take down the government are fairly low
(except for the fact that I want to go into government so I can destroy and rebuild Canada’s healthcare system but that’s a discussion for another day).
Examples include: Nimona, Legend, the Hunger Games, and Red Rising.
Tournaments in fantasy books
I’ve mentioned this before, but I love tournaments in fantasy novels. They’re just so interesting and I love them.
Examples include: A Gathering of Shadows, the Hunger Games.
Those are some of my favourite tropes! What are yours?
Thanks for reading! xx