Although I mostly read classics now (largely due to all of my course work) the genre that first got me hooked on reading was definitely fantasy. You can imagine how excited I was to see that I was recently tagged to do the Fantasy Tropes Book Tag. Thanks so much to Kelly @ Just Another Book in the Wall for tagging me!!
I remember reading I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore several years ago when it was pretty popular, but after reading up to the third book in the series I lost interest in it. I think there are around seven books in total now, but I don’t plan on returning to finish the series at anytime soon.
The more I read the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater, the more I became invested in the characters, plot, and series as a whole. This fantastical world steeped in reality is just too engrossing to let go.
The Wise Old Wizard: An author who amazes you with his/her writing
Is anyone surprised that my answer to this question is William Faulkner?
The Maiden in Distress: An undervalued character you wished had a bigger story line
So many characters in Harry Potter! I would definitely be up for a spin-off series about all of the side characters we don’t learn enough about (especially the Marauders!).
The Magical Sword: A magical item/ability you wish authors used less
Probably mind control, specifically the ability to move things telepathically (kind of like Eleven from Stranger Things). I think it’s overused at this point and not very creative.
The Mindless Villain: A phrase you cannot help but roll your eyes at
“She wasn’t like the other girls. She was different.” Someone please gauge my eyes out so I don’t have to read this anymore (figuratively speaking, of course. I like my eyes).
The Untamed Dragon: A magical creature you wish you had as a pet
I wouldn’t want a house elf as a pet (I definitely stand with Hermione and S.P.E.W.) but I would love to befriend one!
The Chosen One: A book/series you will always root for
Perhaps my favorite series ever: Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. I’ll never get tired of returning to these books time and time again!
- Norrie @ Reading Under the Blankie
- Ash @ Call Me Ash
- Faye at Winged Reads
- Kathryn @ Nose Stuck in a Book
Thanks again to Kelly for tagging me!
What are your answers to these prompts? What do you think of mine? Do you have a favorite fantasy book or series? Let me know in the comments section below!