I saw this post over at EmmieBooks and thought it was an interesting book tag, so I decided to do it too! Without further ado, here’s the This Or That Book Tag. Click here to take a look at some of the previous book tags I’ve taken part in.
This Or That
Series or Standalone.
Don’t get me wrong, I do like standalone books (especially when they have a strong concept) but so much more character development is possible across a series.
Magic Earned or Magic Born.
I like the idea of magic born, but there’s something super interesting about magic earned. I enjoy the concept of magic being innate, but I think it is sometimes more empowering for it to be something that doesn’t come naturally to the main characters – something they have to really work towards.
Enemies–To–Lovers or Friends–To–Lovers.
I think I prefer enemies to lovers, but I appreciate them both depending upon the characters and their personalities.
Hilarious Banter or Emotional Ruin.
Hilarious banter is generally what I prefer, but again it depends on the characters and the general vibe of the book. A mix of the both is probably my ultimate favourite.
Love Triangle or Insta Love.
Neither. I’m sick of them both! Writing can be so much more entertaining without either of these things. Find new ways to create conflict rather than love triangles, and give your romance more depth than insta love!
Keyboard Smash Fantasy Names or All Names Start With The Same Letter.
Keyboard smash fantasy names, so long as they’re readable, because if the names are too complicated I won’t remember them. The same goes for names starting with the same letter – it can be done well, but if I can’t distinguish characters from one another I quickly lose interest.
Mean Parents or Dead Parents.
Neither, to be honest.
Supermodel Looks or Constantly Saying How Plain They Look.
Again, neither. I don’t much care whether characters are attractive or not – unless their beauty or lack thereof is a huge part of the plot, I think authors would do better to just describe their characters features (like hair colour, eye colour and general build) without commenting on whether that makes them pretty or not. Beauty is so subjective and trying to make your character sound as attractive as possible just comes across as incredibly fake, to me.
Face On Cover or Typography Cover.
I like both, it depends upon the aesthetic the book is going for, but I guess I generally prefer typography covers purely because of how frequently used face on cover designs are used. That being said, neither option would make me not read a book, because I don’t feel hugely passionate either way.
Villain Turning A Little Good or Hero Turning A Little Bad
Definitely both. I love the idea that characters are not black and white, and that all characters are capable of good and bad. That being said, perhaps villain turning a little good is my favourite, because I tend to prefer villains or characters who aren’t traditionally heroic.
If you like the look of this tag, consider yourself tagged in it! What did you think about my preferences? Are yours different? Let me know in the comments below!
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