This post was inspired by Swetlana @ Reading Through the Night. I was reading about her favourite tropes and it made me think about some of my favourites as well! It is so easy to think about all the tropes that I absolutely hate (love triangles anyone?) but it is not often that I reflect on ones that I love! I am providing examples of books that have these tropes so there might be a few spoilers but nothing major! Swetlana and I share a trope that we both love so I will start with that one first…
#1- Hate to Love/Enemies to Lovers
I have read romances like this many times over and I never tire of it! I just love the tension that develops between two characters who hate each other but will inevitably end up together. I live for that moment where they realize that hate has turned in to love!
Example: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
#2- Will They or Won’t They
I love reading stories where you know the characters both love each other, but they do not realize that the feeling is mutual. I enjoy reading about the tension that is built up. I know that the characters will end up together but I don’t care that it is predictable!
Example: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
#3- Fake Dating
This is when the characters pretend to be in a relationship for whatever reason, and of course eventually fall in love for real. Cheesy? Sure! Predictable? Definitely… but I love it!!
Example: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
#4- The Chosen One
I know this trope is so over done but if it is done well I truly enjoy it. There are many books that I have read like this and I am not ashamed to admit that some of them have become favourites! I love to see a character fulfill their true destiny!
Example: Harry Potter
I know that some of you will disagree with me and I love that! I love hearing everyone’s opinion and how they are all different! I would really like to know what you think! What are your favourite tropes?