We have all seen classic tropes used in some of our favorite books and some of them are absolutely amazing! We put together a list of some popular tropes and the books we think fit them best.
Although having repetitive plots or storylines can be annoying, not all tropes are bad; in fact, most of our favorite books are only well written variations of commonly seen tropes. Here are some popular tropes and the books we think fit them best!
Enemies To Lovers
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
This classic trope of enemies to lovers is perfectly portrayed in The Cruel Prince. If the title doesn't allude to it enough, then the obvious tension between the characters might. Jude and Cardan have a deep hatred for each other that began in childhood, which we as readers can see is a result of their strong feelings for each other. We loved these books and seeing their rocky romance made them even more enjoyable!
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Although there are a lot of amazing found families in books, the Six of Crows Duology has one of our all-time favorites! The characters are all thrown together in a rather unconventional way and bond through their journey to pull off the greatest heist of all time. Throughout the story, the characters grow together and make it impossible for us to imagine them not as “the crows”. Their witty banter is hysterical and the bonds and relationships they form are impossible not to adore. Anyone who has read these books would agree that this group has stolen our hearts!
The Selection by Kiera Cass
One of the most infuriating tropes of all time is the love triangle, and we couldn't think of a better book to choose other than The Selection. The America-Aspen-Maxon love triangle throughout all these books was extremely frustrating to read (We ship Maxon and America hard) and we hated seeing everything fall apart. Although everything worked out in the end, the drama created by this love triangle made for a fun read!
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
This popular YA series has set the standard for any fake dating book we will ever read. Not only is the series amazing, but so are the Netflix movies (the books are obviously better). Lara Jean and Peter are so adorable that they make these books such a fun read. Lara Jean and Peter’s relationship is the highlight of these books, but the friendship between the Covey sisters is also a huge bonus!
Friends to lovers
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Percabeth will forever be our favorite friends-to-lovers trope. Percy and Annabeth had one of the best book friendships long before they were in a relationship, although we all shipped them from the moment they met. Reading as they grew from troublesome 12 year old kids into the leaders of Camp Half-Blood is some of our favorite character development; although, it was made even better by the fact that they grew up together.