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#5- Fairytale Retellings
I’m a sucker for a good retelling! I love when people take something I already love, and turn it into something new that I can fall in love with all over again.
#4- Morally Ambiguous/Unreliable Characters
I love when there is a character that one second, I think is a precious little butterfly, and the next, I’m a little afraid of them (or both at the same time?). I also love characters who narrate their own stories, but for one reason or another, I have a hard time really trusting.
I love stories about fae, and I’m not 100% sure why? I’ve always liked the powerful, immortal magical creatures, plus a lot of fae/faerie stories have to do with art, music, and mischief, and I can really get on board with that.
It probably comes as no surprise that I am a huge fantasy nerd, so anytime there is magic or special abilities involved, I tend to be drawn in immediately!
#1- Assassins, Thieves, Rogues, or any sort of sneaky character tropes.
Honestly, I just love assassins and rogues. (I know Elias technically isn’t an assassin, but he’s definitely got the necessary skills!) Trained killers and thieves just make me so excited to read a book! Bonus points if they’re amazing assassins who are also great at playing political games.
That’s it for this week’s Top 5 Tuesday! Thanks for reading, and make sure you check out Shanah’s Top 5 Tuesday post! Let me know what your literary buzzwords are in the comments below!