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Book Tropes I Am Trash For

Guest post: Anisha Gupta

Book Tropes I Am Trash For

Hi all! Today I am here to share with you the book tropes that I am trash for! Just before we begin, when I say ‘trash’ I mean I absolutely love them and would read a book if it had this trope – even if this trope isn’t necessarily the most original idea. If you still don’t know what I mean, just keep reading. I’ll explain more as I go along!

  1. Enemies to Lovers

I love, love, love this trope! Most of the time when this trope appears in a book it is quite obvious they are going to happen and so the build-up of emotions is R-E-A-L! You just know it’s going to happen and so you feel tense and excited and just have to hold your breath!

Good examples: The Winner’s trilogy by Marie Rutkoski  and the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi.


  1. The Mysterious New Person in Town

This is such an awesome (and seriously overused) trope that appears in a lot of YA. I do love it though because you know every time a new person appears they’ll have a major role in the story (read: the love interest) and that I’ll most likely love them (read: they will become my book boyfriend and I shall build a shrine for them on my bookshelf).

Good example: The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer.


  1. The Forbidden Romance

I think this is one EVERYONE loves – no matter your age, gender or reading preferences! There is something so enticing about a forbidden romance. I love those books when the entire kingdom is against these two characters and they have to beat all odds to be together and IT’S JUST BRILLIANT OKAY!

Good examples: The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead and The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.


  1. The ‘Chosen’ One

Oh my gosh, I feel like this is a trope that appears in ALL fantasy. There are times where this can be a little overused but most of the time, I absolutely adore this trope because it’s so classic and nostalgic and takes me back to the good, old childhood memories! I feel at times it could be a little harmful, especially to younger audiences who may feel they are not the ‘chosen’ one, so I do think books need to work on making the ‘chosen one’ a little more inclusive.

Good example: Harry Potter by J.K Rowling or the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan.


  1. Fairytale Retellings

I thought since I’d done quite a few character tropes, I’d also do a plot trope. I don’t know about you BUT I LOVE FAIRYTALE RETELLINGS! They just make me so happy and nostalgic about my childhood and I love seeing the authors getting creative with the way they modify the storyline!

Good example: Cinder by Merissa Meyer

More about Anisha

 I am a 17 year old who loves to get lost in fictional worlds and bake up a storm in the kitchen. My natural habitat is mostly me chilling in my room, with a book and a mug of hot chocolate or whipping up a batch of cupcakes downstairs in the kitchen. I love watching movies on rainy days and talking about what I am really passionate about, which led me to create Sprinkled Pages!


1 comment


Enemies to lovers is my ABSOLUTE FAVE it's got all the angst and all the fluff I love it so much

29th Dec, 18