Let’s talk bookish: book tropes that you love and why!

It’s Friday again, meaning that school is starting soon – but it also means that it’s time for Let’s talk bookish hosted by J.R. @ Eternity Books, where each Friday a certain bookish topic is discussed! Today, I’ll discuss my favorite book tropes and why I love them!

#1 A complex and twisted villain

The best villain you can ever be gifted with is one with a complex and split personality. Creating a villain which is purely evil and hated makes the book plain and uninteresting. However, creating a villain who can partly be understood or even pitied and who has a complicated background creates suspense and mixed feelings for the readers. In other words, they understand the villain and are far more intrigued to experience its development and the final outcome of the character.

Favorite twisted villain: Maven Calore from Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen.

#2 Unrevealed intentions

A character is particularly interesting if his true intentions are unknown and remain that way up until the ending. It creates a certain kind of suspense that keeps you on your heels trying to interpret every of the character’s action waiting for clues. It desperately makes you want to discover the true identity and has you hoping and wondering.

Favorite character with unrevealed intentions: Cardan from Holly Black’s The Cruel Prince and Wicked King.

#3 Getting a crew together

It’s brilliant if a character gets offered a job and then has to get a crew together to get it done. There’s plenty of room for further development like different character POV’s, the crew hating each other first and then becoming a family after life treating situations – everything is possible.

Favorite crew: Kaz’s crew of six dangerous outcasts from Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.

That’s it, I hope you enjoyed my breakdown of favorites tropes and the corresponding fan arts I chose (it took me ages to agree on them!). Happy reading!

Author: Blogger Books

I'm a huge fan of Draco Malfoy, I love scones and tea time, I don't like horror movies and obviously I'm a huge book nerd.

9 thoughts on “Let’s talk bookish: book tropes that you love and why!”

  1. I love these!! All of them! Cardan is definitely a mysterious character and I can not wait for Queen of Nothing!!!! I also think I’d like a book in his POV because that would be super interesting. I also love me an awesome crew!! Kaz and co are AWESOME and I’m so glad we both love them!! Awesome post Jane!! And thanks for taking part again ❤

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