Happy Wednesday, bibliophiles!
I’ve been meaning to do another book tag for a while, and now that I’m on spring break, it seemed like the perfect time! I found this one over at Georgia @ Lost in Neverland, and it was originally created by one’s peculiar. Fantasy is a genre that I always end up coming back to, so I thought this would be a fun tag!
- Mention the creator ( one’s peculiar )
- Answer the questions
- Tag as many people as you like
- HAVE FUN!
Let’s begin, shall we?
🐉THE FANTASY TROPES BOOK TAG🗡
THE LOST PRINCESS: A book/series you lost interest in halfway through
I loved the first book in the Invisible Library series, but I ended up quitting at book 3—with such an inventive concept for the series, it just felt like Genevieve Cogman was no longer doing anything interesting with it.
THE KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR: A hyped book/series you were swept up by
Leigh Bardugo has yet to let me down with any of her fantasy novels, but Six of Crows is a rare series—it lives up to almost all of the hype it’s been given over the years, in my experience!
THE WISE OLD WIZARD: An author who amazes you with his/her writing
At the risk that I’ll sound like a broken record, I’ll talk about an author that I don’t talk about as often; I’ve only read The Wide Starlight and The Depths, but the the former was an unexpected 5-star read for me—Nicole Lesperance’s prose was endlessly stunning and beautiful! Although I didn’t enjoy The Depths quite as much, she made use of an incredibly underused setting for horror, and built up her suspense wonderfully.
THE MAIDEN IN DISTRESS: An undervalued character you wished had a bigger storyline
I wouldn’t say that Silas from Sorcery of Thorns was an undervalued character, but he was so compelling that I wished we’d gotten more page time from him!
THE MAGICAL SWORD: A magical item/ability you wish authors used less
This isn’t necessarily an item or ability, but I’ll never get the trope where the protagonist (most often a woman, in this case) loses her powers at the end of the book. The only exception I can make is if said powers are destroying her from the inside/making her a shell of her former self (ex. Aurora Rising), but if not, it just feels icky to me. LET OUR FANTASY LADIES KEEP THEIR AGENCY!!
THE MINDLESS VILLAIN: A phrase you cannot help but roll your eyes at
Any “romantic” quote that comes from the clear male-manipulator love interest (see: The Darkling, Cardan). There are way too many of these guys that the authors intended to be terrible people, but end up turning into the bad boy teen idols of their respective fandoms…
THE UNTAMED DRAGON: A magical creature you wish you had as a pet
I wouldn’t say no to a magical familiar like Mousebones from The Raven and the Reindeer!
THE CHOSEN ONE: A book/series you will always root for
I will always vouch for the quality of The Smoke Thieves trilogy—still one of my favorite fantasy series!
- Becca @ Book It With Becca
- Hundreds & Thousands of Books
- Laura @ The Corner of Laura
- Rabhya @ Rab’s Bookish Planet
- + anyone else who wants to participate! If you see this tag and want to do it, I’d love to see your answers! If I tagged you and you’ve already done this tag/don’t want to do it, my bad.
That’s it for this book tag! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!