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Why Certain Book Tropes Resonate With Audiences

By Mackenzie Harrison

Do you find that you tend to lean toward certain book tropes? Readers typically find emotional connections, or they relate or crave certain experiences with book tropes, like magical schools or superpowers. Even though some book tropes may seem cliché, tropes are the key ingredient of a good book. Below, Book Brush will dive deep into why certain tropes resonate with audiences. 

A Way To Escape

It’s not uncommon for readers to turn to books as a way to escape the real world. They like to read about someone else’s journey to connect with characters and experience a new world to forget their own trials and tribulations, even if it’s just for a few hours. Readers often use fantasy worlds to escape. Some of the common fantasy tropes are mythical creatures, magical worlds, magic powers, good vs. evil, and the chosen one. Readers also often use romance books to escape. Some of the popular romance book tropes include enemies to lovers, a love triangle, a second chance at love, fake dating, and holiday love. 

Brings A Sense Of Nostalgia

Book tropes have a way of bringing nostalgia, familiarity, and comfort to readers. Sometimes a small-town book trope could bring memories for those who grew up in a tiny town. Another book trope example that could bring nostalgia to readers could be a certain relationship situation, like enemies to lovers. The reader could also see how a book is turning out and guess what will happen next based on other books or genres that used that particular trope. The reader could get a sense of nostalgia from other book tropes they know and love.  

Emotional Engagement

Book tropes can tap into the readers’ emotions and make them feel something, whether it’s grief, happiness, or sadness. Some of the tropes that can pull at readers’ heartstrings include an underdog trope, tropes that are centered around grief and loss of a loved one, tropes that dive into family dynamics, and more.

Leave Readers Feeling Empowered

When a certain character overcomes obstacles, it can make the reader feel proud, inspired, and even empowered to take on their own challenges in life. Some of the book tropes that could leave a reader feeling empowered include rags to riches, female empowerment, the chosen one, the underdog, and the reluctant hero. 

In Conclusion

In conclusion, certain book tropes can invoke emotions from the reader, make them feel more emotionally connected to the book, and give them a sense of nostalgia. However, a book trope isn’t the only thing the reader can feel connected to – the cover of your book can also allow the reader to feel more connected to the book. A vivid book cover could help them to picture the characters or the world you’re creating better. For high-quality and custom book covers, Book Brush is the answer! We offer a custom cover design package, where you can also choose add-ons if they pertain to what you need. Our talented designer will create an eye-catching, vivid, and stunning cover for you that will intrigue your audience. Check out some of the examples below that are custom covers designed by Book Brush, and schedule a free twenty-minute consultation today to discuss your potential book cover!

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