Happy Tuesday, gals and pals! Last week’s Top Ten Tuesday was favourite tropes, which I didn’t do because I didn’t think I had enough to say about tropes. Well, reading everyone’s posts, I realised that I do, in fact, unsurprisingly, have a lot to say about tropes. So here we are today, with me talking about some tropes that I want to see more of!
Training scenes: listen, I love any and all training scenes. Honestly, idk why I enjoy them so much, but I do.
Boarding schools: I’ve always thought boarding schools were really cool, and if a book has a boarding school, there is a 99% chance that I will read it. Idk what it is about boarding schools, but they’re the best setting.
- Recommendation: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
- On my TBR: Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Secret royals: I love!!! secret royals!!! There’s just something about it that’s so much fun. Another similar trope that I love is the “secretly wealthy love interest” trope. Where one character is not wealthy and the love interest is vvv wealthy but hides it from the first one. I just love it so much!
Forbidden romance: listen, forbidden romance is the best trope. When two people clearly love each other but they can’t be together so they’re secretly together and hide it from everyone and have to pretend that they’re not together? Unparalleled.
- Recommendation: Vixen by Jillian Larkin
Heists: I’m obsessed with heists in real life, too. They’re just so fun. I love reading about the plan to steal the secret thing or break into the place or whatever.
- Recommendation: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Illicit magic: bonus points if it’s used by (a) someone close to the person who banned it or (b) by the love interest/best friend of the person or someone close to the person who banned it. Like in Merlin, you know?
- On my TBR: Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
Found families: found family is the best!!!! Like, when a group of seemingly random people who don’t have other friends or family find each other and love each other until the very end? Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show-stopping.
- Recommendation: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
So those are some of my favourite tropes that I’d like to see more of! Do you have any recommendations for these? What are your favourite books with these tropes? Do you love any of these? Let me know!