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This week’s topic is Top Five Tropes I Want More of!
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Enemies to lovers trope
I feel like this one is going to be in a lot of this week’s Top 5 lists but I just think there is something so attractive about a well done enemies to lovers trope that I can’t help but look for in books. However, I cannot tell you how many times I end up disappointed when I read this trope in books since I feel like it takes a very skilled writer to create a gradual progression between the two character’s relationship, a lot of patience and growth and therefore I can only think of a couple examples of books with this trope that I actually loved.
The book that has made the best out of this trope in my opinion is The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie which btw, it’s an enemies to lovers trope between two girls WHICH TAKES IT TO A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL.
Good sibling relationships
I’ve mentioned in a couple of posts already that I have a hard time reading books with poor sibling dynamics, probably because I have a little sister myself and my relationship with her is something that I value and treassure so it breaks my heart and makes for a not great experience to see siblings being petty with each other all the time. On the other hand, whenever I find a book with good sibling relationships it makes my experience a lot more enjoyable.
This is one of my absolute favorite things to see in books and they instantly make the book better in my eyes. For a while we had very few books with actual female friendships and not pettyness and now I see more and more and it makes my heart grow. GIRL POWER.
Books with great friendship relationships: Rojo y Oro by Iria G. Parente and Selene M. Pascual, Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo, Rock and Riot by Chelsey Furedi and Beauty Queens by Libba Bray among others.
I cannot think of a single book in which the characters are in a polyamorous relationship and this is something that I am craving right now. I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned this on my blog but I am in an open relationship so I’m dying to see characters that go through similar things I go through. But again, this is something I haven’t come across in a book so far (although I do have a novella recomendation for you guys) but if any of you know of stories with this trope please let me know in the comments below because I’d love to read about i!
The novella that I absolutely love and that I have reread more times than I’d like to admit is Unus, Duo, Tres by Bethany Hagen and it’s featured in the Three Sides of a Heart anthology edited by Natalie C. Parker
I love when books include any sort of magical creatures or animals that are not normaly pets or common to be around humans but they are in this new worlds. I don’t know how to explain it without mentioning the book that I have in mind so I’m just going to use that as an example. In Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh, one of the MC characters is a beast master that as a connection, and therefore can communicate with a freaking Grizzly Bear. If this isn’t the most epic thing you’ve ever read then I don’t know what is.
What about you guys? Do you agree with me? Do you have any Polyamorous relationship book recommendations? Please let me know if you do!
Until next time