Hey there! I hope you’re having a great day! This week I’m participating in Six for Sunday, a meme hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot. This week’s topic is:
Tropes I Want to See More Of
Well, there are a lot of tropes that I enjoy and look for when I read. Here are six that I’d like to see more of.
1. Slow-Burn Romances
I’m a sucker for a good romance, and slow-burns are my favorites. The build-up, the anticipation, the angst – I just love it! Many of the historical romances I read include this trope, and I always look forward to that part of the story.
2. Strong Sibling Relationships
One of the things I liked most about the book Shielded was the lovely sibling relationships. Jennesara and Enzo’s connections to their siblings is strong and positive. I would love to see more healthy, supportive relationships between siblings, for sure.
Other recent reads with great sibling relationships:
Beneath Cruel Fathoms and Aurora Rising
3. Supportive (And Living) Parents
Is it me, or are there a lot of dead parents in literature? I feel like this is especially predominant in many of the YA SFF that I read. I want supportive parents, parents that add to the story and character development. Stop killing of the parents. IMO teens have enough problems without having to deal with that kind of loss.
4. Portal/Secondary World
The Green Door is one of my most recent reads with this trope. So is Nora Roberts’ The Awakening, which comes out later this year. Both were great stories! This is a trope that I never tire of, and it remains popular in literature.
Other popular portal/secondary world novels: Outlander and A Curse So Dark and Lonely
5. Morally Grey Characters
I just love exploring morally grey characters and situations. These are characters that aren’t completely good or completely bad. They are flawed, and they don’t always make the right choices. There are shades of grey in every person, and this inner struggle is fascinating.
I don’t think I’ll every get tired of dragons! They are one of my favorite supernatural creatures.
Recent books I’ve read with dragons: Ancient Enemy and The Rose Princess.
Well, there you have it – 6 tropes I’d like to see more of. Do any of these appeal to you? What’s on your list? Comment below, and thanks for stopping by! 🙂