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Love: The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare vs. The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
Dislike: Talon by Julie Kagawa
Love: Well these aren't going to be love love but are probably half-way decent. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi and Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (Note from Anelise: I have not actually read this, I'm just doing this one based off of the fact that many people love this series)
Dislike: Welp, most every insta-love is bad, but some that are terrible are Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and Twilight (note from Anelise: here's another one I haven't read, but the reason why is because of the insta-love. That should count for something)
Obsessed Damsel in Distress (AKA Obsessed)
Love: There honestly isn't a single obsessed damsel in distress that is likable and can be named.
Dislike: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout and The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy
The Best Friend
Well, lastly we have the falling-in-love-with-the-best-friend trope. That's pretty self-explanatory. Anelise finds it pretty cute for the most part and well, obviously needs to read more romance.
Love: (Kinda but not really fits into the trope) Cinderella by Jenni James and On the Fence by Kasie
Dislike: Because Anelise is writing this at midnight and doesn't read enough romance that fits into these categories, none are found at the moment
Well, this is the end of the post I suppose. You've also learned a lot from reading this post. You've learned Anelise likes long explanations and obviously needs to read more...
Aside from that though, what tropes do you tend to like or dislike? Any ships you will go down with (Sophia and her ship from Six of Crows...)? Are there any books where you love it but hate the romantic cliches in it? Let us know in the comments below!