The Fantasy Tropes Book Tag!

Hi everyone,

How are you?

So today I decided to do a tag post today because I have so many tags on the go and I actually want to start completing/ posting some of them! I really had to think about some of these questions because I have a very bad memory🙈😂.

I saw this tag as the blogoftheday from Thereturncart a couple of months ago (I wrote this part ages ago so it could of been last year by now😂) and it looked so much fun.


  • Answers the questions
  • Tag as many people as you like
  • Have fun!

So without further ado, let’s get into the questions.

1. The lost princess– A book/series you lost interest in half way through.

I’m going to have to say ‘ An ember in the ashes’ by Sabaa Tahir. I really couldn’t get into this book at all, I was bored. I really tried to like it because I know it is a favourite but I couldn’t push myself to read anymore of it.

2. The night in shining armour- A hyped book/series that you were swept up by.

This has to be the ‘A darker shade of magic’ series by V. E. Schwab. Lila and kell are two of my all time favourite characters, I flew through these books in two days. I was so engrossed in the story and the characters that I just couldn’t put it down.

3. The wise old wizard- An author that amazes you with his/her writing.

Ok so… I know I have already mentioned her in this post already but I can’t help it. I’m going with V. E. Schwab again. I love her writing style, I will literally buy everything she writes and I mean ANYTHING!! Also joe Abercrombie, I only recently started reading his books but he has officially become a favourite and I can’t wait to dive into the first law universe!

4. The maiden in distress- An undervalued character you wished had a bigger storyline.

Ermm…. I use this character in so many tag questions but Beltran from the venators series. Even though we do get to see a bit more of him in book 2 I wish we could see even more of him on his own and with Rune!

5. The magical sword- A magical item/ability you wish authors would use less.

Off the top of my head I can’t think of anything😂🙈. I will post this and will think of something I can just see it happening😂.

6. The mindless villain- A phrase you cannot help but role your eyes at.

There are probably so many but since my memory is so bad I cannot think of a single phrase right now🤣🤣. I’ve been sitting here trying to think of a phrase (for at least half and hour) and still noting lol. I will post this and then I will remember one😂.

7. The untamed dragon- A magical creature you wish you could have as a pet.

There are so many magical creatures I would love to have as a pet. One would be hedwig from ‘Harry Potter’. Another would be Hazels cat/ familiar from the ‘teas and temptations’ series, i don’t know what it is but I have grown so attached to him.

8. The chosen one- A book/series you will always root for.

The shattered sea trilogy by Joe Abercrombie because it’s his lesser known series and I think it deserves more hype. Also the graceling realm trilogy/companion trilogy by Kristin Cashore, it’s been a while since I read them but I really enjoyed those books. Individual book I would say ‘killing it’ by Asia MacKay as well as ‘the chemist’ by Stephanie Meyer. I really enjoyed those but I don’t see many people talk about them. They are not fantasy but still really great reads that deserve more hype.

I really liked doing this tag, it made me remember some old favourites that I hadn’t thought about in a while and now I want to reread.

I tag… YOU! It’s really fun and I hope you have fun doing it if you decide to. Let me know in the comments some of your favourite books (fantasy or otherwise) that you think deserve more hype, I would love some underhyped book recs.

Thank you so much for reading!