Hello everyone, welcome to another Top 5 Tuesday! I’ve found myself loving the idea of these more and more, and the October prompts are really great. I’m so excited to jump in and tackle this month’s T5T’s head on!
As always, this challenge is brought to you by the lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm!
1. Hate to love slow-burn
I love this trope, but I also hate it, which makes sense because it’s hate to love. The thing that I love about this trope is that it makes that moment when it happens that much better. But the reason I hate it is that there’s so much tension it makes me want to explode.
Here are three great books that have hate to love slow-burn in them. Well, the first two are still slow-burning, but I can only foresee the future romancing.
2. Fake relationships turning into real relationships
I really, really, really love this trope, only because it seems like its something that would actually happen in real life. I think that fake relationships are one of the best ways to do a romance, only because there’s a lot more freedom in it.
And then when they’re finally like “Oh crap, I like them” it makes the story that much more wonderful and lovely. The only book I can think of that I’ve read with this trope was To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and that’s simply because there’s not enough of them in the YA world.
3. There is no such thing as too much diversity
Okay everyone, the YA universe is absolutely killing the diversity game right now, and it makes me ridiculously happy. It seems like I can’t even pick up a YA book without some new form of representation, and even if I don’t agree with some of it, I’m just so happy it’s out there for anyone to see.
And honestly, I think this is why the YA genre is my favourite. There’s so much more opportunity and freedom to give people the characters they want, and it really reflects our society right now.
4. Friends to lovers
I am 100% whipped for this. I’m not even kidding. This could be in every YA book ever written and I would never get tired of it because they’re usually so well done.
I also think that this is the most realistic trope on my list, only because this happens all the time, where the others don’t seem to, and they’re just so enjoyable. You get all of the feelings. The confusion, the awkwardness, the cuteness. I just love it.
5. Villain redemption
We all know who I’m thinking about with this one, right? I mean, has there ever in all of history been a better villain redemption story than Prince Zuko?
I know that he’s not exactly a character from a book, but his trope made me want more of it. I am a person who can see the good in just about any character (looking at you, Kaz Brekker), and I think that almost any villain could have a great redemption arc.
I will not be writing a redemption arc for the villain in my novel, but anyone else can feel free to.
So that does it for this Top 5 Tuesday! I hope you guys enjoyed it! Let me know some of your favourite tropes below!