Friday Book Blogger Hop
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What are some common tropes you’ve seen in a genre you like to read?
Are there any books you’ve read that reverse or change those tropes?
submitted by Julie @ JadeSky
Oh my word, romance has ALL the tropes, every single last one. Even capes and masks might feature if you are reading a romantic suspense with a secret society. There are quite simply far, far, far too many tropes to mention them all. I love a good fantasy or sci-fi book too.
My favourites include
1. Second chance – as long as the reason is sound and the “guilty” party works for their redemption.
2. Enemies-to-lovers – because I love my romance to have be rough around the edges, as well as hard fought for.
3. Captive/Forced relationship – a trope that many readers find challenging, especially when it skirts – or crosses – the line of consent.
4. Good v Evil – because lets face it, most fantasy has this battle at the heart of it.
5. Elves/Fae – I don’t care if fae aren’t a trope, I’m stating my love of them loud and proud.
6. The tortured hero – I love me a morally grey, emotionally stunted guy. One who does very good, bad things to the heroine – mainly because they both enjoy it.
7. Angels and demons – ditto #5. And did I mention just how HAWT these guys are? Especially when they are fallen angels.
I don’t think reversing or changing the trope would be particularly successful. Generally a trope is somewhat set in stone since most readers have expectations of how a trope will play out. You go changing that formula and chances are it just won’t work because it will just read as though the author didn’t understand the trope/sub-genre they were writing about.
I bet when I visit other posts I’ll be all “oh yeah, why did I not include that trope in my post? However I’m happy with my list as is, maybe. What are your thoughts on and experiences of tropes?