Trope Tuesday: Chosen One

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Chosen One

We are starting out with Chosen One, an often-used trope in Fantasy and Sci-Fi. In this trope, a character (usually the protagonist) has been marked as especially gifted or otherwise uniquely equipped to complete a special mission. For this list, I am listing some books that that this trope and turn it on its head just a little.

The Elemental Trilogy
Book Cover The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

This is one of my favorite fantasy series. I think it is for sure one of the most romantic series I’ve read. I don’t want to give too much away, but I do enjoy this book’s take on prohecy.

House of Earth and Blood
Crescent City  House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Bryce from the House of Earth and Blood is not your typical goody-goody characters and that is exactly why I love it so much! She has a past and baggage but she’s still a hero.

Carry on

What I loved most about Carry On is how it fixed everything I hated about Harry Potter! Simon knows he doesn’t deserve to be the Chosen One and he knows it. Also, Baz is my favorite.

Ninth House
Ninth House

Much like House of Earth and Blood, Alex in Ninth House is not your typical chosen one. In fact, she probably shouldn’t be able to accomplish what she does.

What books do you think do a good job of changing the chosen one trope?

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