Fantasy Trope Book Tag

Wow, it’s already Friday!

Well. This should come as no surprise, but today is not the day you get a new review from me. No, I was too tired to write it last night, so you’ll have to wait until next week. However, it’s going to be a good one. I’ll make sure of it.

In place of what was supposed to be a review, I figured I would do the Fantasy Trop Book Tag because I’m obsessed with all fantasy books of course.

This amazing tag was created by Arwa @ onespeculiar.


The Rules:

  1. mention the creator (one’s peculiar)
  2. answer the questions
  3. tag as many people as you like
  4. HAVE FUN!

The Lost Princess:

A Book or Series you lost interest in half way through.


I’m going to get a lot of hate for this one, but The Mortal Instruments. I finished book four and just decided I couldn’t do it any longer. There was no way I was going to read 5-and 600 page books that I wasn’t even enjoying at that point.

The Knight in Shining Armor:

A hyped Book or Series you were swept up by.

One that I don’t talk about often is probably the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. I absolutely loved it and the world that Rick Riordan built. I’ve been less enthused by the spinoff series with Percy and twenty other points of view.


The Wise Old Wizard:

An author that amazes you with his/her writing.

Honestly, I’m not so much amazed by any authors writing at this point. The better word to describe it would be impressed. I’ve always been impressed with Tahereh Mafi’s ability to put so much color into her stories.

The Maiden in Distress:

An undervalued character you wish had a bigger story-line.

I’m going to go with Persephone from The Raven Cycle. Even though she was in the majority of the books, I always wanted more about her.

The Magical Sword:

A magical item or ability you wish authors used less

Elemental magic. I think what made me love the Mistborn series so much was that it wasn’t elemental magic exactly, but like a take on the idea of elemental magic. I just love typical magic wielded in unconventional ways.

The Mindless Villain:

A phrase you cannot help but roll your eyes at.

Does this have to be specific to villains? If so, than my answer will disappoint. If not, my answer is perfect.

Sarah J. Maas has this phrase that she uses in the ACOTAR series. It goes something like, “…he brushed a kiss to the back of my palm…”

This phrase drives me nuts for several reasons because 1. WHAT IS THE BACK OF A PALM? 2. If you mean the back of the hand just say it. It’s just as cutesy. and 3. She uses it like five or six times a book.

The Untamed Dragon:

A magical creature you wish you had as a pet.

Can I get a hippogriff? I would love to fly one of those to school and watch my students try to earn its respect.


The Chosen One:

A Book or Series you will always root for.

I will always root for Harry Potter, nothing will ever kill my love for the series.

I tag anyone that enjoyed this tag. It’s a lot of fun and it was cool to take a different look at fantasy novels.





5 thoughts on “Fantasy Trope Book Tag

  1. Yeah, the back of a palm–that would drive me crazy since there sort of isn’t one except maybe inside the hand anatomically. It reminds me of an author who wrote repeatedly that someone had “hair the color of autumn leaves”–did the author only see one leaf ever and then figured plural sounded better…? It was set in Engl;and, where they have more than one kind of tree, so I never figured out what that meant–that the hair looked like random browns and reds and yellows and oranges?–but found it jarring every time I saw it.

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  2. thank you for doing the tag. i loved your answers! did you read the infernal devices? if not you should it’s waayyyy better than the mortal instrument! i haven’t read anything by tahereh mafi. but hopefully i’ll read furthermore soon!

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  3. I didn’t like The Mortal Instruments either. However, I pushed through and finished it because I might pick up The Dark Artifices series. I haven’t decided yet. I want to talk about why I didn’t like the series but I’m a little worried it might upset a lot of people since it’s a very well-loved series.
    This is a really fun tag! I’ll bookmark this one for future use. Excellent answers. 🙂


  4. I love fantasy, so this post got my attention right away! I wonder if you might enjoy Graceling, since the magic there is so different from the magic I’ve read in other stories. I’ve heard that Maas tends to be repetitive. Maybe I won’t try to read another of her books for awhile yet! Fun tag idea!


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