The Fantasy Tropes Book Tag

Hello, reader!

It’s Tuesday, which is the perfect day for a tag, yeah? This one is right up my alley because it’s the Fantasy Tropes Book Tag! Fantasy is my favorite genre, it’s what I gravitate towards the most, so you know I’m excited to do a tag focused around the inherent tropes.

We all know how long it takes me to do tags. This time, it took so long I got tagged twice ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚ So I want to thank two of my favorite bloggers, Danni @ _ForBooksSake and Erika @ And On She Reads, for tagging me! They both have incredible blogs that cover books of all genres and you should definitely check them out ๐Ÿ’–

Alright, let’s jump in!

The Rules:

  • Mention the creator (ย oneโ€™s peculiarย )
  • Answer the questions
  • Tag as many people as you like

The Prompts:

1 โ€“ The Lost Princess โ€“ย A book/series you lost interest in halfway through.

When I first started the Anita Blake series, I was into them. Like, really into them. I tore through the first few books and was hungry for more. And then they just kept coming. And the actually story line started getting a little… dull. Which is hard to do when your main character is a vampire hunter and there’s lots of paranormal sexy times going on! I think I stopped at book 10 and I have no interest in going back.

2 โ€“ The Knight in Shining Armor โ€“ A hyped book/series you were swept up by.

The hype around The House in the Cerulean Sea was real! I had been hearing about it everywhere and it certainly piqued my interest. But, as happens sometimes with hyped books, I kept putting off reading it because I was nervous the hype built my expectations way too high. Funnily enough, not only did this book meet my expectations, it blew them out of the water!

3 โ€“ย The Wise Old Wizard โ€“ An author who amazes you with his/her writing.

Erin Morgenstern. Hands down. When I read The Night Circus, I knew I would read absolutely anything she wrote. That’s usually a decision I reserve until I’ve read at least two things by an author! My faith was solidified when I read The Starless Sea which I loved as much if not more than her first book. Her writing is just top tier.

4 โ€“ย The Maiden in Distress โ€“ An undervalued character you wished had a bigger storyline.

This was a tough question so I kind of cheated ๐Ÿ˜‚ Abigail from the Rivers of London series is a side character that I absolutely adore. I love that she is starting to show up more in the story because I think her storyline is so intriguing. And I love her sass! The fact that she has her own novella now probably disqualifies her from being “undervalued”… but that’s all I got.

5 โ€“ The Magical Sword โ€“ย  A magical item/ability you wish authors used less.

Absolutely nothing. Give me all the magical items! I wanna see all the magical abilities! And if I see them in multiple books, I’m super okay with that. Because, even if it’s used a lot, it’s always a little different depending on who writes it.

6 โ€“ย The Mindless Villain โ€“ A phrase you cannot help but roll your eyes at.

I mean, there’s the ever popular…

“They let out a breath they didn’t know they were holding.”

But, if I’m honest, that phrase doesn’t really bother me that much. It’s kind of a game looking for it in YA books now ๐Ÿ˜‚

7 โ€“ The Untamed Dragon โ€“ย  A magical creature you wish you had as a pet.

DRAGON! But, like, a mini one that can chill on my shoulder and breath tiny fires at my enemies. Would that be a wyvern? I’d build them a nest where they could hide their little hoard. It would be so cute!

8 โ€“ย The Chosen One โ€“ A book/series you will always root for.

I will always and forever push The Great Library series on people. I love this series so much! Though I should probably finish the series before I force others to read it. Who knows… the last book could be terrible. Super doubt it, but it could happen! Seriously, though, this books imagine a world where the Library at Alexandria never burned down. It’s complex and intriguing and I adore the main cast of characters. Definitely worth a read.


I feel like pretty much everyone has already done this post, so I’m not gonna tag anyone specifically. If you read and enjoyed this post and you’d like to have a go, then consider yourself tagged!

And, as always, happy reading!


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