Happy Thursday, you guys! I hope the New Year has been treating you well so far!
Today, I’ll be sharing a brand new tag with you guys, the Fantasy Trope Tag. This tag was created by Arwa @ onespeculiar, and it’s all about fantasy, so, of course, I’ve been pretty excited to do it!
So, without any further ado, the Fantasy Tropes Tag!
- mention the creator ( one’s peculiar )
- answer the questions
- tag as many people as you like
- HAVE FUN!
The Lost Princess:
A Book or Series you lost interest in half way through
Normally, I don’t like to be a copycat, but I’m definitely with Arwa on this one. I got through the second book in The Red Queen series, and just couldn’t continue. Book 3 has been sitting on my shelf for almost a year, now, and I have no desire to actually read it.
The Knight in Shining Armor:
A hyped Book or Series you were swept up by
I’m not sure if I’ve made this clear yet, but I absolutely LOVED the Six of Crows duology! I am so glad I hopped on that bandwagon, because it’s an incredible couple of books!
The Wise Old Wizard:
An author that amazes you with his/her writing
Hands down- Katherine Arden. I loved the first two books in The Winternight Trilogy, and it’s mostly because of how she writes! They’re lyrical and fairytale-esque without seeming too old-fashioned or cliched. I could probably fangirl about these books for ages!
The Maiden in Distress:
An undervalued character you wish had a bigger story-line
Because I’m thinking of this book as I’m writing this post, I’m gonna go with Denna from The Name of the Wind. Since the story is told from Kvothe’s point of view, we only really see her as he sees her. Sometimes, she feels more like a convenient plot device (very much the Maiden in Distress trope) than an actual character. But, it’s hinted that she’s had a tough life and has had to forge her own way in the world. Given that she’s one of (very few) regularly occurring female characters in the books, I’d love to see some more of her backstory.
The Magical Sword:
A magical item or ability you wish authors used less
I’m not really sure on this one. In general, I think most tropes can work if they’re used creatively, so I can’t really think of one that I’d want to see less of at the moment.
The Mindless Villain:
A phrase you cannot help but roll your eyes at
“He let out a breath he didn’t know he’d been holding.”
Thanks for this Book Twitter I never really noticed how much it was used until I joined Book Twitter, but now I can’t NOT notice it.
The Untamed Dragon:
A magical creature you wish you had as a pet
A GRYPHON!!! I really don’t know when or where my fascination with gryphons started, but I think they’re pretty cute. Plus, they have the flying ability of dragons, with much less maintenance!
The Chosen One:
A Book or Series you will always root for
Narnia was my childhood series, and is one of the biggest reasons I’m so in love with fantasy/reading in general, so I’ll probably always be rooting for it!
Unless they make another movie like TVotDT. I won’t support that.
As always, there’s absolutely no pressure to do this tag
And any fantasy fan who want to do this tag!
Thanks for reading!
What are some of your favorite fantasy tropes? What are your least favorite? Which books would you use to fill in some of these tropes? Let me know in the comments below!