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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Tropes


Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is Favorite Tropes from fantasy, sci-fi, and YA.  Here we go, in alphabetical order:


The Chosen One - Yes, I know that this has practically been done to death, but I still love it when it's done well.


Complex Morally Gray Characters - All of them please!


Dark, Creepy Fae - Along the lines of Holly Black and Susanna Clarke's take on them.


Dysfunctional Family - Not too out there, but enough to be totally believable.


Enemies to Allies - Think Thor and Loki.


Magic Schools - Yes, please!


Multiverse - I love reading and watching stories featuring parallel worlds.  A couple of recent favorites: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.


Special Powers - Where it's magical or superpowers, I'm totally there for it.


Strong Female Character - I like seeing a kick butt lady, but I'd hope they're well-written, complex, and flawed as well.


Time Travel - I can't resist, especially if it's anything like Back to the Future, Doctor Who, Bill & Ted, Timeless, or The Time Tunnel.


What are some of your favorite tropes?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

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  1. Dark, creepy fae are always interesting to read about.

    My TTT

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  2. Great choices! I adore dysfunctional family stories and I need more in my life😁

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  3. i love dysfunction in my characters too. lol
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. Certainly makes things interesting, don't they? :)

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  4. I'm a sucker for the chosen one, too. I'm just a little pickier than I used to be with that, too. And I love me some morally gray characters! I want aaaall the strong female characters, too, and all the different forms that takes (not necessarily wielding a sword and kicking butt).

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  5. Dysfunctional families are so relatable! My TTT

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  6. I enjoy a good morally grey character. My favorite is probably Grizz from Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn.

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    1. Oh, I'm going to have to add that book to my tbr. Thanks!

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  7. If its superhero related, I'm all about the special powers. No matter how many movies I've seen, I'm not weary of them. Yet. :D Also, dysfunctional families can be fun just so long as it's not too morbid, which I have seen before.

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  8. Multiverses, when done right, are so good. I've always been fascinated by them. Gotta love the morally gray characters, too.

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  9. I really enjoy morally grey characters as well. I love exploring who they are and what makes them tick.

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  10. I am all for complex grey characters! There are characters in Vic James's Dark Gifts trilogy I'm still not sure whether they were more good or bad!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. I think I'll have to read that series! Thanks for sharing, Sarah!

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  11. I have never gone wrong with a strong female characters, and magic schools never fail to delight me. I have seen some amazing training grounds for those with the gifts.

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  12. I love morally gray characters. And dark fae as well- I haven't read a ton of those but I like the mysterious side of fae creatures. And time travel- I'm all for that!

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  13. Yes! Morally gray is always a hit. The Chosen One is one of my favourites as well. Like you said, it definitely has to be done well. ALSO, give me all the magic schools!! And dark, creepy fae are SO brilliant. Yes, yes and more yes.

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  14. I love dysfunctional families! Pretty much all of the books I read have them. Time travel is really interesting, too.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  15. Enemies to allies is always such a good one! Great list!

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  16. I love all your gifs <3 And I agree with everything on your list except for Time Travel. I know a lot of people love it, but for some reason I just don't like it haha Great list!

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