This weeks Friday Favourite theme is tropes! Everyone loves and hates certain tropes and it really affects which books we end up loving too. I have some tropes I love and will absolutely pick up a book if it has that trope, so I will also share books I love with that trope!
So here are my favourites:
Friends to Lovers – Look I just love seeing friends develop feelings for each other and the tension and angst that comes with it. Should they say something? Would it ruin their friendship? I just love it! They already have a history and solid foundation, so it brings such depth to their relationship.
Recommendation: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty, Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan, Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali
Slowburn – This usually goes with friends to lovers for me because it takes so long for them to acknowledge their feelings. I love the tension and I will usually end up screaming at the characters to acknowledge their very obvious feelings for each other.
Recommendation: The Trouble With Hating You by Sajni Patel, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad
There’s Only One Bed – I live for this trope! Truly the excellence in these scenes, I just love it so much!
Recommendation: Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell, The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco, We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal
Enemies to Lovers – While I don’t always love this trope I do depending on how it plays out. Some books have done it incredibly well and the tension throughout the book is intense!
Recommendation: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong, A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala, Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin, The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Forbidden Romance – I feel like this is linked really closely with enemies to lovers and I tend to enjoy them with this context. When they know they can’t be together but end up falling in love anyways.
Recommendation: The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh, Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco, Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan, We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Heists – I love stories with heists, especially if they assemble a crew which becomes a family and of course high stakes!
Recommendation: The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi, Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes
A Quest – Where the characters have to leave the safety of their environment and go on a dangerous quest is one of my favourite things! It means we get to see more of the world too!
Recommendation: The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco, The Chosen by Taran Matharu
Do share some of your favourite tropes and recommendations!