Friday Question #28: What are your favorite book tropes?

Happy Friday, BookishFirst Readers!

What are your favorite book tropes to read?

If you didn’t know a tropes are commonly recurring literary and rhetorical devices, motifs or clichés in creative works.

My favorite book tropes I can think of are:

  • the chosen one

  • average person takes Crown

  • the waiting evil

  • betrayal

  • best friend/sibling disappears

  • their parents… aren’t their parents

  • conveying words with a look

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Tropes I love are:
Same sex couples of different types getting together despite other people not agreeing because it will ruin the one family’s name

Love triangles

“Hidden identity” love triangles.
Best friend’s sibling/sibling’s best friend love
Childhood neighbors to lovers
Friends to lovers
Enemies to lovers

Not a trope, but my favorite style is episotolary

Loving two people at once

Disappointing family because you are different

Challenging authority because you are a female leading a institution

I would love to hear some of the “hidden identity” love triangle books you’ve read or that you know of. I’ve realized I love this and am looking for more to read!