My Favourite Tropes

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is my top ten favourite tropes. 

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Obviously I’ve spoken about this trope many times in my blog but there is nothing I love more than a hate to love trope in a romance setting. Even a hate to love friendship I absolutely love. Examples include: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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Some outside force (cultural, familial, social, etc.) is determined to keep our lovers apart but they’re willing to fight for the relationship they desire. Examples include: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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Ever since reading Harry Potter I’ve just really loved this trope as well. Knowing that our protagonist is destined to save the world and follow their prospective journey to that moment is one of my favourites! Examples include: Harry Potter series by J.k. Rowling

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When the hero and usually a handful of secondary characters sets out on a quest with a specific goal. Examples include: Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

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When a character is perhaps an orphan or has been separated from their family or has been disowned by their parents that have found friendships that have turned into familial bonds and they become a ragtag group of characters who have formed a family. Examples include: Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo

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When the guy doesn’t get the girl or maybe the main character’s dreams doesn’t get fulfilled. When a book ends in way that is completely unexpected and you don’t really know how to feel. Examples include: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

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The nice, sweet, endearing, charismatic character that you initially root for until something happens to make them change their whole demeanour and suddenly they are the bad guy! Example include: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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When two character find themselves in a situation where they pretend to date. I love it when these characters go into a relationship with no intent to actually gain any feelings when inevitably you know they are going to end up together. Examples include: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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The one bad boy who is secretly misunderstood or once he actually opens up is loving and sweet despite his appearance or reputation. Examples include: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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When seemingly out of no where the friend stabs the main character in the back. I especially love it when it comes out of no where and really shocks me! Examples include: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

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5 Quotes from the last 5 books I’ve Read

These are five quotes that stuck with me from the last 5 books that I’ve read!

The Test by Sylvain Neuvel

“When faced with a choice, humans almost invariably seek a no-action, no-change option, even when one of the presented alternatives is quantifiably and logically more advantageous.”

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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

“When you spend so long trapped in darkness, Lucien, you find that the darkness begins to stare back.”

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Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence

“There might not be a meaning to the world, or in it, but that does not mean that what we do has no meaning.”

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Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

“You are”, he says, “the absolute worst idea I’ve ever had.”

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Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker

“…you mess with them, you mess with us.”

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Book Characters I want to be Besties with

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday is characters from books that I would love to be besties with! I really had to narrow down my list because I think I would love to be besties with any of the characters from all the books I’ve read. I kind of went by the plot of the story and who I would want to tag along with as they have their adventures!

Alex from Red, White & Royal Blue – we would have a lot of fun!

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Gansey from The Raven Boys Series – I would love to integrate into their friend group!

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Nona from Book of Ancestor Series – she is deadly and super dedicated to her friends!

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Harry, Ron & Hermione from the Harry Potter Series– can I be the fourth best friend?

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Safi & Iseult from The Witchlands Series– I want to be the third thread sister!

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Daisy from Daisy Jones & the Six – Would be a trip … (lol)

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Stevie from Truly Devious – I want to go to Ellingham Academy and help Stevie solve the mystery!

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Mila from Undead Girl Gang – we can start our own coven!

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Felicity Montague from The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy – I just think we would really get along.

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Celaena Sardothien from Throne of Glass series – Because she’s such a badass!

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Book Cover Redesigns I Loved!

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday is book cover redesigns that I either loved or hated. So when I looked up all the covers that I knew had been redesigned I found that I mostly loved all the changes that were made.

So this is my 10 Book Cover Redesigns that I Loved:

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart – I think these are both striking but I personally love the plain cover with the blue background and the pieces of cut hair. I think it works so much better with the premise of the book and intrigues me so much more than the smudged face.

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Royals/Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins – I’ve spoken about this cover a few times on my blog but this was the perfect opportunity to say what a great job they did with the new concept for the cover/title of this book. The Royals cover just looks tacky and juvenile and I am drawn so much more to the Prince Charming!

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas – I never liked the original cover for Throne of Glass! I always thought she just didn’t embody who Celaena is. She just looks too innocent and docile to me, the illustrated version is sooooo much more aesthetically pleasing to my eyes.

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – as much as I love the original cover the other two books in the series don’t match it and it is soo frustrating to have them next to each other on my shelves being all different sizes and colors. Which is why I think I prefer the new paperback editions as they all match!

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Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima – similar to An Ember in the Ashes, I quite love the original cover for Flamecaster, but the rest of the series match the new cover which make me more inclined to like it more because they all match.

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The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson – I’ve always thought the original cover for this was a little too busy. There’s a whole lot going on and it all just looks a little unfocused. However, the new paperback edition is clean and still in keeping with the concept of the story so I like it a lot more!

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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – This is an example of a little change with a big impact. Have the VA overlapping the face with the color change is so much more effective in my opinion. The original cover doesn’t really age well either.

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – When I first seen the new cover for Shatter Me I thought it was beautiful and so much better than the original. I thought it was highly original for the first 3 books and then as she kept releasing more they all started to look a little too similar.

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Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson – I actually love the first cover so much. I thought when it first came out that it looked super original and very pretty, but it doesn’t really give any indication of what the book is really about so I can appreciate the new cover more, especially when Mila is front and centre!

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Vicious by V.E. Schwab – There isn’t particularly anything wrong with the original cover of Vicious, but I just love the new edition so much more! Its simple yet effective and had I never heard of this book before I would immediately pick it up just because of the cover!

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10 Books to Read in a Day

This weeks Top 10 Tuesday is a freebie so I thought I would go with 10 books from different genres that are fairly short, fast paced, highly enjoyable and very engaging that I finished in a day or less!

Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins

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Birthday by Meredith Russo

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Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

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The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendriks and Sarah Pekkanen

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What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli

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Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

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The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

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Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

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To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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