The Fantasy Tropes Book Tag

I’m about to reveal something that will not shock you in the slightest: Fantasy is my favourite genre. And…that was the sound of no-one’s jaw’s dropping. When I came across this tag on Holly’s blog, Nut Free Nerd, I knew I just had to do it because not only am I a fantasy fan, I’ll admit that I’m also kind of susceptible to a lot of common fantasy tropes. I know that it’s wrong, okay! It just feels so right! Special thanks to One’s Particular for creating this awesome tag.


The Lost Princess

A Book/Series you Lost Interest in Halfway Through

Air Awakens by Elise Kova – I read the first three books in this series and it started so promisingly!  I really, really enjoyed book one but all you have to do is look at my Goodreads ratings to watch them drop from a 4 to 3 and then finally 2 before I just stopped reading the series.


The Knight in Shining Armour

A Hyped Book/Series you were Swept up by

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The Red Rising Series. It had to be. I’d wanted to read RR for about a year before finally starting it the other week. I had a bit of a rocky start with book one now I’m just captivated. I finished book two earlier this week and believe me, I’ll be buying book three as soon as I’m next at the bookshop. The action, politics, romance, twists, characters, ah! It just has everything and more.


The  Wise Old Wizard

 An Author who Amazes you with his/her Writing

I’m not sure whether this means I-love-this-author’s-books or whether it’s about amazement at the actual writing style. So here’s both.

Option 1: Victoria Schwab –  because I love everything I’ve read of hers. Her world building, characters, dialogue and plots are wonderfully done every single time.

Option 2:

Andre Aciman: I just finished Call Me by Your Name and it’s not even close to my usual book type but there are just some points I reached in the story where I couldn’t help but pause and go, wow, now that line is truly beautiful and gut wrenchingly real. It’s like poetry.

Laini Taylor: The writing in Strange the Dreamer, guys. It’s so magical and lovely – definitely befitting a title with the word ‘dreamer’ in it.


The Maiden in Distress

An Undervalued Character you Wished had a Bigger Story Line

HP

Marauders. As simple as that. We all know how it ends but I would love to read about the journey – schooling, creating the map, learning to become animagi, the war. I’d be so down for that.

**You guys should check out Viria13‘s other awesome fan art on DeviantArt


The Magic Sword

A Magical Item/Ability you Wish Authors Used Less

Okay, I’m going to call this magic because it always seems to turn out correct – tarot card readings. I’ve noticed them cropping up in so many books now. The hero/heroine gets a reading from a mystic who somehow predicts the suffering, betrayal and romance to come. I wouldn’t say I’m sick of it, it’s just something I’ve started to notice authors using a lot.


The Mindless Villain

A Phrase you Cannot Help but Roll your Eyes at

A) “You’re special/different,” – Aren’t they always? Damn, chosen ones.

AND

B) “I never should have trusted you.” Well, duh.


The Untamed Dragon

A Magical Creature you Wish you had as a Pet

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I would love to have a dragon but I feel like they’re so majestic and intelligent that calling it a pet would be pretty awful, more like a companion. So instead…Would someone just get me a niffler already? I mean, sure it’ll steal all my valuables but they’re so bloody cute, it’s worth it. They’re basically magical platypuses.


The Chosen One

A Book/Series you Will Always Root for

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I’m always using Harry Potter so I should probably spread the praise round a little. I’m going to go with Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead for this one. I fell in love with the series during high school and I’ve read it so many times since – still just as amazing as the first time. They’re full of action, magic, romance, humour, friendship, and are just generally great reads. *Waves pom poms and cheers*

If you love fantasy, TAG! You’re it. 

12 thoughts on “The Fantasy Tropes Book Tag

  1. What a lovely tag! I love Fantasy the most so I might do this tag in the future! I’ve been meaning to read the Red Rising series because one of my best friends keeeps raving about it and yelling at me to read it 😂 And I loved Elise Kova’s Loom Saga and I’ve wanted to check out Air Awakens since people compared it to Avatar: TLA and I love that show! It sucks that the series goes downhill though :’)

    1. You definitely should, Jackie! It’s a lot of fun. Red Rising is great. I struggled at the very beginning but now it’s probably one of my new favourite series. Let me know how you go. 😊
      I’ve read the first Loom Saga book and quite enjoyed it. I only know a little about Avatar: TLA but I can see where the comparisons to AA come in with the whole elements only magic. I was so disappointed with how bad it became by book 3 but you never know, you might enjoy it a lot more than I did.

  2. I loved your answers! i definitely agree about RR i read book one last month and i am hooked! i wanted to read air awakens but i heard some people say it isn’t that great. and that made me less interested in it! even though the covers and the name of the vampire academy are kinda cheesy the books are great! i enjoyed reading the series so much!

    1. Thanks for a really fun tag! Yeah, AA started off really well and deteriorated so quickly. I was really disappointed.
      Vampire Academy is one of my fave series. Back when I was at school, one of my teachers picked it up off my desk once and made a face at it. I was like, don’t knock them, they’re awesome. Then three other people joined in to agree with me 😂 I’ve re-read them so many times over the years.

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