Hey! Welcome to this week's What Does the Bookworm Say? You can also read more of this discussion at Nite Lit Book Reviews, The Windy Pages and The Reader's Antidote.
This week's topic of discussion is love triangles. Love or hate?
Oh love triangles. Love triangles are very popular in YA literature. But why? Why does the main character, who has never really every had a boyfriend in her life, now has the choice between two of the hottest guys she has ever met? Usually they're just mostly annoying and make the main character seem whiny and stupid. They're always such a stickey situation and they can really make or break a book.
Most love triangles don't bother me as long as the main character can keep a good head on her shoulders about it. And honestly I've never read a book where I have been truly torn between two love interests. I usually always root for one of the love interests no matter what. It's not hard for me to decide which team I'm on. So let's talk about some of the most popular love triangles in YA liturature.
1. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: Team Adam. I still haven't read Unravel Me yet so I have a feeling that might change but as I'm writing this I'm team Adam. I remember Warner doing some pretty awful things in Shatter Me.
2. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo: Team Darkling. I'm so devoted to team Darkling that I can't even remember the other guys name. Again I havn't read Siege and Storm yet but I don't think that's going to change.
3. Twilight by Stepanie Meyer: Team Jacob. Even though I was super sad when Edward dumped Bella's annoying ass, my heart of hearts has always been with Jacob.
4. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: Team Peeta! That's all.
5. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: Team Chaol. I've loved Chaol from the very first pages he walked on the scene. Even though I can appreciate why people might like Dorian over Chaol, I can't help but absolutely loving Captain Westfall!
What do you guys think about love triangle? Love or hate? Let me know in the comments!