#tropes

The Best and Worst Tropes in Murder Mysteries

Explore some of the best and worst tropes in murder mysteries from locked rooms to withholding clues from the readers.

In Defense of the Miscommunication Trope in Romance

When the miscommunication romance trope is done really well, readers might not even clock it. Let’s have a deeper look.

10 of the Best (and Worst) Fantasy Tropes

The fantasy genre is built on familiar tropes. From chosen ones to magical MacGuffins, here are the best and worst tropes in fantasy.

12 of the Best Hidden Identity Romance Novels

These swoon-worthy and suspenseful hidden identity romance novels, including The Neighbor Favor by Kristina Forest, range from contemporary to historical stories.

QUIZ: What’s Your Tropey Romcom Career?

Are you an Owner of a Small Town Dog Biscuit Bakery or more of a Wedding Planner Who Doesn’t Believe in Marriage? Take this quiz to find out!

Whoops, We Got Vegas Married

It's all fun and games until you wake up attached to another human by legally binding paperwork and some jewelry.

Race, Disability, Ugliness, and Other Villain Tropes We Can Lose

6 Rich Girl, Poor Boy Romances to Read Right Now

Love a class difference romance? Give the trope a twist with these these historical and contemporary rich girl, poor boy romances.

Tropes and Taverns, Oh My!

The the trope of the tavern in fantasy novels (and beyond).

Book Tropes We’d Like to See Die

Trinity syndrome, silly twists, and more bookish tropes we don't want to see any more.