A book for every romance trope. (part 2)


Crave by Tracy Wolff.

When Grace walked inside the academy, her entire life altered. Nothing about this facility or the other students there is right. Among gods…or monsters, she is a simple mortal. She’s still undecided about which of the warring sides she belongs to, if she even does.
There’s also Jaxon Vega. A dangerous vampire who hasn’t felt anything in a hundred years. But there’s something about him that appeals to me, something damaged in him that matches what’s broken in her in some way.Because Jaxon built a barrier around himself for a purpose. And now someone wants to awaken a sleeping monster, and she’s starting to wonder if she was deliberately sent here as bait.

Arranged marriage.

The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen.

Lara, a warrior princess who was raised in seclusion, is guided by two certainties. The first is that the Bridge Kingdom’s King Aren is her foe. The second is that she will be the one to force him to kneel.The Bridge Kingdom enriches itself while depriving its rivals, including Lara’s hometown, by being the sole passage through a storm-ravaged planet. So when she’s sent as a bride under the pretence of peace, Lara is ready to go to any length to pierce its impenetrable fortifications. As well as its king’s defences.However, when she infiltrates her new home and learns more about the battle over the bridge, Lara begins to doubt if she is the hero or the villain.And when Lara’s feelings for Aren shift from icy animosity to ferocious love, she must decide whose country she will preserve… and which kingdom she will annihilate.

Childhood friends to lovers.

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare.

It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire pushed the Shadowhunters close to extinction. Emma Carstairs is no longer a grieving girl, but a young lady hell-bent on figuring out who killed her parents and exacting vengeance.Emma must learn to trust her mind and her love as she explores a diabolical scheme that runs from the Sunset Strip to the magical waves that pound the beaches of Santa Monica with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn. If only her heart didn’t led her down the wrong path.Julian’s brother Mark, who was kidnapped by the faeries five years ago, has been returned as a negotiating chip, further complicating matters. The faeries are frantic to figure out who is killing their kind, and they need the Shadowhunters’ aid. In faerie, however, time moves at a different pace, thus Mark has hardly matured and doesn’t recognise his family. Is he ever going to come back to them? Will the faeries actually let it happen?

Love Square.

Renegades by Marissa Meyer.

The Renegades are a group of prodigies — people with exceptional powers — who rose from the wreckage of a crumbling society to bring peace and order to a place where chaos ruled. Except for the criminals they once toppled, they remain a symbol of hope and courage as advocates of justice.Nova has a grudge against the Renegades, and she’s out for vengeance. She meets Adrian, a Renegade youngster who believes in justice — and in Nova — as she comes closer to her target. Nova’s devotion, on the other hand, is to a villain who has the power to destroy them both.

The guy falls first.

The Selection by Kiera Cass.

The Selection is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for thirty-five females. The chance to break out from the life that has been carved out for them since birth. To be immersed in a world of gilded dresses and expensive gems. To live in a palace and fight for Prince Maxon’s affections.Being Selected, on the other hand, is a nightmare for America Singer. It means abandoning her hidden love for Aspen, a member of a lower caste. Leaving her home to compete for a crown she doesn’t desire in a heated competition. Living in a palace where deadly rebel attacks are a continuous concern.Then there’s America’s meeting with Prince Maxon. Gradually, she begins to doubt all of her expectations for herself, realising that the life she’s always envisaged may pale in comparison to a future she’s never imagined.

Friends to lovers.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a terrific job, a supportive best friend, and a growing crush. That’s why she’s not happy to be sent to boarding school in Paris—until she meets Étienne St. Clair, that is. Étienne is smart, charming, and gorgeous, and he also has a serious relationship. However, in the City of Light, desires do come true. Will their long-awaited French kiss put a stop to a year of romantic near-misses?