Today we explore books though fantasy tropes in this tag. I was tagged by Kelly @another book in the wall.
“The Lost Princess”
A book/series you lost interest in halfway through
I enjoyed the first three books in this series, but after that I don’t even know what happened because everything got way too wild. The characterization didn’t even seem consistent any more.
I read this in a time where I used to finish everything, so I read up what was then the last book. There is now an additional sequel that I have no interest in reading because the last couple books made me upset and not in a good way.
“The Knight in Shining Armor”
A hyped book/series you were swept up by
Arc of a Scythe (Scythe and Thunderhead)
Okay, this series isn’t that hyped, but it’s hyped enough that I feel like I can mention it. I love this series so much. This book is one of the most thought provoking YA novels I’ve read (though I think the author’s other series, The Unwind Dystology, may have this one beat). The world is just so captivating and the plot twists are so great that I just love this series.
I ultimately liked book two more than book one. For this reason, I featured the image of book two.
Read my review of book one here.
“The Wise Old Wizard”
An author who amazes you with his/her writing
Laini Taylor’s prose is beautiful and poetic. I want to quote her whole books! But, that would be plagiarism, so I can’t do it. 😦
“The Maiden in Distress”
An undervalued character you wished had a bigger storyline
Flower — Wings of Fire Series
Wings of Fire is a middle grade series told from dragons’ point of views. While I think this was the right choice for the series, I’d love for Flower, one of the dragon’s human “pets”, to have a spin-off novel devoted to her. Her point of view must be so interesting.
“The Magical Sword”
A magical item/ability you wish authors used less
Okay, so this applies more to certain authors who shall not be named than authors in general. In some stories, resurrection can be an effective plot device, but a lot of authors overuse it to the point of ridiculousness: I wonder if that character who has died twenty times will stay dead? Of course not!
“The Mindless Villain”
A phrase you cannot help but roll your eyes at
“S/he released a breath she didn’t know s/he was holding.”
I see this everywhere. I’ve had to put a few books down because it’s so ridiculous.
“The Untamed Dragon”
A magical creature you wish you had as a pet
Chalklings– The Rithmatist
It would be awesome to have a moving chalk drawing (AKA Chalkling) as a pet. A nice Chalkling though; I don’t want to get eaten by chalk. Thank you very much. I’m not sure having one of these is possible due to the in-universe rules, but I don’t see that there is anything explicitly against it happening either.
“The Chosen One”
A book/series you will always root for
The Stormlight Archives/ The Cosmere
I’m going to go with The Stormlight Archives or better yet The Cosmere, the massive collection of books The Stormlight Archives series is a part of, because I love them so much. Yes, I have already mentioned a book by this author in this post, but I’m mentioning his books again because why not?
- mention the creator: one’s peculiar.
- answer the questions.
- tag as many people as you like.
- Have fun.
Sumeet @Aspire to Inspire
Anyone who wants to do this tag should consider themselves tagged too!
Were any of my choices a surprise? Have you read any of these books? How would you answer these questions?
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