This week’s topic is: Tropes I Want to See More Of
I love talking about my favorite tropes and also my favorite tropes that I think are underrated so this was a great topic for me!
1. Hate to Love / Enemies to Lovers
My most favorite romance trope EVER. It’s such a classic trope I never get tired of seeing TBH. I know that there’s been A LOT of this trope in more recent YA fantasy novels like The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (I know I’m going to read it soon!) I would love it see in more contemporary settings as well though.
2. Villains Who Don’t Get a Redemption Arc
I actually LOVE redemption arcs (shoutout to Zuko!!) but I think it’s just as good for a villain to be purely a villain and not give zero fucks about turning into a good guy. So I would love to see more villains just staying villains.
3. Unlikable Female Characters
Give me all the wonderfully unapologetic, no-fucks-given unlikable female characters who may do some morally grey things or may just be a typical teenage girl who does typical teenage girl things that somehow result in people hating her for some reason… The female characters that are hated by Goodreads reviewers. I will protect you!!
4. Open-Ended/Ambiguous Endings
I have to admit while I do have a love-hate relationship with ambiguous endings, I do think I actually quite enjoy speculating and trying to interpret endings like those. My recent favorite use of this trope was Sadie by Courtney Summers.
5. Road Trip or basically a Journey Type Story
I actually really love a journey type story, i.e. Lord of the Rings trilogy. I’m currently reading Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa and it’s basically a quest-like story.
Thanks for reading!