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The Trope Book Tag 💖 Enemies to Lovers, Found Family & More!

Trope Tag

Hello fellow bookworms 💖 I haven’t done a Book Tag in a while but I was feeling in the mood for one! I saw the Trope Book Tag on Maria’s blog a while ago and thought that it sounded like lots of fun!  🥰 I love the questions and in addition to my answers I also included if I like the trope or not with a star rating (from 1 to 5) ⭐ The Tag was originally created by Ash @ inkandash!

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1) ENEMIES TO LOVERS 💘 a book you formerly hated/disliked but now love!

Trope Rating: (this trope reigns superior for me)

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City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab ➽ For me the opposite usually happens: I love a book but it doesn’t withstand the test of time and later I end up disliking it 😅 And if I hate a book I don’t really change my opinion. But in the end, I went with a book that didn’t wow me but that I liked more with time! It’s the Cassidy Blake series! I rated the first two books three stars as they were nice, but not really that strong plot-wise or special. But I really liked the third and final book when I read it, it was so much better and made me love the world and characters! Now I think I’ll do a reread of the series and I can see myself liking the first two books so much more 😊

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2) SECOND CHANCE 💌 a book you previously did-not-finish but now adore!

Trope Rating: (I love the idea of second chances!!)

REVIEW: 'A Court of Wings and Ruin' by Sarah J. Maas - Bookstacked

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas ➽ I don’t DNF books but I sometimes put them on hold when I’m not feeling them and hope to return later. ACOWAR was such a book as I waited too long to finish this series. My initial excitement and obsession had faded a bit, so my attempts to pick up the series finale (twice!) failed 🙈 This June, I finally committed to reading A Court of Wings and Ruin via audiobook and it was a great idea! I finally finished this series and loved it much more than I anticipated, given that I had waited such a long time between books 2 and 3!

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3) LOVE TRIANGLE 💞 a duology where you love both the books

Trope Rating: ⭐ (still haven’t forgiven YA for putting love triangles in every single book back in the day)

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The Feverwake Duology by Victoria Lee ➽ Reading this prompt, I immediately forgot any duology I had ever read 😂 Jokes aside, I LOVED The Fever King and The Electric Heir ❣️ Both books are set in a futuristic world where some people can survive a virus that gives them powers. There is lots of intrigue and betrayal (& some very dark tropes such as abuse and sexual assault so check out trigger warnings!). The Duology is so well-written and the second book definitely holds up to the first and even surpasses it in some regard. Definitely one of my favorite sci-fi Duologies!

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4) FRIENDS TO LOVERS 🥰 a book recommended to you that you enjoyed

Trope Rating: ⭐⭐⭐[⭐] (depends on how this trope is played! I’m not a big fan of childhood friends to lovers when it includes lots of miscommunication and angst tbh)

What’s Not to Love by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka ➽ This was recommended to me by Marie, who honestly has the best recommendations, so many books that I have discovered through her have been 5-star reads 💖 What’s Not to Love is a book I probably wouldn’t have picked up on my own, but I’m glad that I read it! It cements my love for academic rivals to lovers ❣️ I was immediately hooked by the story and this was just a top-tier contemporary!!

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5) INSTA-LOVE ❤️ a book you knew you would love (at first sight)

Trope Rating: ⭐⭐ (don’t hate this as much as I used to, but mostly it annoys me when characters immediately fall in love. It’s just so unrealistic, I need some development first!)

How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat ➽ I’m usually pretty good at finding books that I’m sure I’ll love. There is always a risk, but I have gotten better at knowing what my tastes are and what books could appeal to me. How to Disappear is a YA contemporary that flew under the radar until I saw Marie mention it! Immediately I had a feeling that I would love it: a book about a socially anxious girl whose friend just moved away AND discussions about your social media presence? Sign me up! Not to preen, but I was right and ended up giving this book 5 stars 🥰

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6) THE CHOSEN ONE 👑 your all-time favourite (of the year/month)

Trope Rating: ⭐⭐⭐[⭐] (this trope can be fun and gets a lot of bad rep. Depends on how it’s done, but I find special powers SO cool!)

The Shadow Game Trilogy by Amanda Foody ➽ Time to harp about this series again, as I finally finished it this year!! It has got one of my favorite fantasy worlds that consumed me when I was reading it and the plot is full of twists as well. There is a diverse cast of characters, many of them morally grey and supportive female friendships! For me, The Shadow Game books are how a Fantasy series should be written. THIS is how you do it! No sequel syndrome, no copout finale, I was hooked from start to finish!

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7) FORBIDDEN LOVE ❤️‍🔥 a loved book you don’t talk about often

Trope Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (YES!! This is how I like my angst!)

The Curseworker Trilogy by Holly Black ➽ I don’t really talk about these books but in my opinion, these are Black’s best books! I liked them a lot more than The Cruel Prince and though they are older, they still hold up years later. I love the concept of curse work, the snarky main character, and the fast-paced plot. This world really drew me in and I’m hoping to do a reread sometime as I got the newly released edition! (I thought it would be a box set but it’s a gigantic bindup of all three books 😂)

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8) SECRET BILLIONAIRE 💝 a book you read and enjoyed before you knew it was popular

Trope Rating: ⭐⭐ (don’t hate this trope, but I really don’t care at all)

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green ➽ Due to my big reading slump in high school I read most books way after they became popular. I read The Fault in Our Stars right as it came out though, as a friend recommended it to me!! I loved it and immediately read John Green’s other books that were out at the time. I even did a book report in class on TFIOS, that’s how much I loved it 😄

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9) FOUND FAMILY 💖 your most cherished books!

Trope Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (!!! I’ll always love people finding each other and coming together to form their own little family and support system 🥺)

The Comfort Book: Special Winter Gift Edition (Hardback) - Matt Haig ...

The Comfort Book by Matt Haig ➽ I have so many cherished books I have no idea how to choose 😭 I decided to take into account my book collection for this and choose The Comfort Book because I own the beautiful limited winter edition!

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10) FORCED PROXIMITY ❣️ a required-reading book you read and enjoyed

Trope Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (so much potential! characters who are wary of each other being forced to work together is such a good example!!)

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Macbeth by William Shakespeare ➽ I still have a bone to pick with our required reading in high school because the teacher’s choices were so bad 😭 We always had to read (Adult) Thrillers or Classics and none of those are within my reading tastes at all. The one book I genuinely enjoyed was actually Shakespeare! We read Macbeth and though it wasn’t the easiest to get through, it was tragic and adventurous.

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What book did you give a second chance? What is your favorite Duology? What books do you cherish most? 💖

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22 thoughts on “The Trope Book Tag 💖 Enemies to Lovers, Found Family & More!

  1. This is such a fun tag! I hadn’t expected the questions to go this way, haha, I thought it would just be like find a book with x trope, but this? This is so much more fun!

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  2. This was such a fun post! I loved how you rated all the tropes. Forced proximity and found family are such good tropes. I love them too! 😍
    I think it is rare to hate then love a book unless you reread it at a different time (but again I think that would be rare). The other way, to love then hate a book is more common for me too. 🙈 I am glad the Cassidy Blake series grew on you though!
    I know I have said it before, but yes I love the fever king duology soo much too! 😍 Have you read the webcomic for it??? I can’t decide if I should or not 😅
    I really don’t hear much about The Curseworker Trilogy but I am so happy you love it! I love a snarky character so maybe I should read it too 👀

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    1. Thank you so much, Sophie! Forced proximity and found family just have so much potential 🥰 Oh yes, I’m much more likely to love a book and then begin to dislike it with time 🙈 The Cassidy Blake books are just spooky fun, so I’ll have to do a reread this year 😄
      The Fever King Duology is just next level! I started the webcomic when it was still ongoing, but then didn’t keep up with it! I liked what I read though 😊 The Curseworker Trilogy is an old gem and still so much fun!! ❤️

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  3. this tag was certainly a lot of fun! likewise, i find so much harder to think of a book or series that i liked more with time. if i didn’t like it the first time, then i definitely won’t consider re-reading it or continuing on with the series. the only case i can think of is a book like the bride test, by helen hang. i think the first time i read it i thought it was meh, but it grew on me with time. i don’t know if it’s a book that wold survive the re-read, though!

    to be fair, i also forgot every duologly i’ve ever read when going through this tag myself hahah i feel like duologies are so hard to find these days, they almost always end up becoming a trilogy at the end. i was happy that at least the “these violent delights” one did stay only a duopoly!

    (i thought it was hilarious that you didn’t like childhood friends to lovers bc of angst because that’s exactly why i love this trope the most hahah). i have to read more books featuring academic rivals to lovers, i feel like i would enjoy it a lot!

    i really don’t like the chosen one trope, despite its popularity. but i do love forbidden love a lot and found family, of course.

    i would definitely struggle finding a required read i enjoyed though. i literally skipped almost all of them throughout high school hahah

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    1. I also tend to not change my opinion on most books I don’t like 🙈 It’s interesting that you find a book that grew on you though, that’s always so rare imo 😄

      I thought Duologies had become more common – and I think there are more compared to earlier years – but I forgot every one I had read when reading this question 😂 It’s definitely nice when authors leave it at a Duology and don’t add on books!

      It’s great that you love it though! I do like some angst, it just doesn’t always work for me in this context 😅 Academic Rivals to Lovers has SO much tension, which is why I love it! Our required reads in high school were always so uninteresting to me 🙈

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  4. Me reading this post and seeing my name mentioned I’m 😭😭😭 I’m so happy you enjoyed my recommendations, Caro, this makes me the happiest!! 😭
    I loved reading your answers to this so much! The Fever King is one of my favorite duologies ever, I agree with you on that and the second book is just SO good. I want to re-read it at some point, for sure! I’m so happy to see you mentioning How To Disappear, as well, this book is such an underrated gem, I love it so much! ❤

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