Is that the most ridiculous word ever? Probably.
You might have clicked this post and thought – what the hell is tropetonite? Well obviously it’s your trope kryptonite! It’s those tropes that make you weak and will be your undoing. They strip you of your powers. But you still love them! A
OH and don’t forget – I AM HOSTING A GIVEAWAY
This is a fairly overused trope, but I don’t care. At all. I love it, and I eat it up every single time. That trope can make a book that I don’t like at all bareable or even enjoyable. I can usually ignore everything else in a book as long as you can give me a convincing hate to love romance. Meaning, I lose all critical thinking if this trope is involved and done well. Yay!
I don’t know why exactly that is. I get really invested in relationships in books. I am highly dependent on characters in books, meaning I am way more character driven than plot driven books kind of person. So I think that character interactions really make a book for me, and there’s something about two people going from wanting to rip each other apart to being in love that works on me.
This is a trope that can be seen often either in contemporaries or thrillers, and you gotta love a trope that spans genres. I love the concept of someone having to go back to their small town or having to spend a summer in a boring, old small town. It’s mostly do to the fact that I am obsessed with small towns, but also due to the fact that you can really focus on characters and their interactions and relationships in small town. I love it! And someone being annoyed by being constricted to a small town but they end up loving it and making friends and what not – it gets me every time!
I love when we have these supposedly ruthless, dark characters, who love to hold up the pretense of not caring and being heartless, but who would actually die for their friends. Like the titular character, Kaz. I just love the whole I don’t care attitude when they actually do care. A lot. It gets me every time.
Gotta love a layered character. I am really into morally grey characters – both in villains and in heroes. I love when a hero does a really bad thing, that they have to fix and apologize and work on. And I also LOVE when villains do something kind or when they end up not so bad (well, not so bad in a specific situation). It’s the best! Make all characters like this! Make them all complex!
I love this trope so much. Characters who are all powerful and are just meh about it. Like yes, I am super powerful, but I am kind of over it. I just love seeing that. There’s something about a character being highly aware of their capabilities and knowing to what extent their powers go, but then just being chill about it. Never get tired of that.
And those are my five tropes! I would love to hear from you – what’s a trope you love? That will be your undoing? Let me know!
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