Hi all! I’m still thinking quite a bit about writing and I saw this really fun tag over on Sara @the Bibliophagist‘s site and thought it would be fun to do (even if I wasn’t tagged- I know, what a rebel I am 😉 )
The Perfect Genre
pick a book that perfectly represents its genre
Well, obviously I’m picking fantasy, but I feel like this is such a versatile genre I could really pick anything. So, I’m just gonna pick Shadow of What was Lost, because it both epitomises the genre and doesn’t get the attention it deserves.
Still really need to read the sequel!
The Perfect Setting
pick a book that takes place in a perfect place
This was possibly the hardest, because there are so. many. remarkable settings. That’s why it might be disappointing that I’m gonna go with possibly the most cliché answer and saying Hogwarts. But c’mon, this is the perfect book- I can’t really get any better, can I?
The Perfect Main Character
pick the perfect main character
Prince Myshkin- a tragic figure with a heart of gold (it’s also been pointed out to me that Dostoevsky has a tendency to make his heroic characters basically Jesus- so make of that what you will).
The Perfect Best Friend
loyal and supportive, pick a character that you think is the best friend ever
Okay, yes I’m cheating a little cos I don’t think you can have one without the other and I just think Crowley/Aziraphale are the best fictional friendship ever!
The Perfect Love Interest
pick a character you think would be an amazing romantic partner
Gotta be Baz from Carry On
The Perfect Villain
pick a character with the most sinister mind
Alright, choosing Victor Vale, even if it’s not clear whether he is a villain… which makes him the perfect villain!
The Perfect Family
pick a perfect bookish family
Oh I really, really want the Laineys from The Boy Who Steal Houses to adopt me- so them!
The Perfect Animal or Pet
pick a pet or fantastic animal that you need to see on a book
Well not exactly as a pet… but I *love* dragons!
The Perfect Plot Twist
pick a book with the best plot twist
No spoilers- but it’s gotta be Poison by Chris Wooding!
The Perfect Trope
pick that trope you would add to your own book without thinking
I’ve never written this, but I love enemies to lovers. Like in the Hating Game…
The Perfect Cover
pick that cover that you would easily put in your own book
Hazel Wood (also an amazing book)
The Perfect Ending
pick a book that has the perfect ending
Okay so I’ve got to admit a few very different endings just popped into my head, so I want to mention them all (just picture them all smushed together, even though they’d probably be a really weird ending). Firstly, Secret Countess is a gorgeous, fairy tale finale, and I love it. I’m also a sucker for the more tragic conclusions like in the Broken Empire trilogy. And I frickin ADORE the highly unique ending of Circe. Dunno what all of those would look like together, so make of that what you will 😉
So, what do you think of my answers? And I’m really curious about what trope you would most like to write? Let me know in the comments!