18 January 2014

What Does the Bookworm Say? Love Traingles

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!


kimberlybuggie said...

OMG I love it that you are team Darkling. I have to admit that Mal kinda gets on my nerves, but I think we're supposed to want her to be with him. But in reality, I think Darkling is far more interesting character and way more intriguing. Also... dangerous and evil! PLUS (in fictional boys, that is. not in real life)
Great post!

Nicole Mainardi said...

I read Unravel Me, and am still totally Team Adam. Warner has done way too many terrible things, and one sexy chapter is not going to change that. I'm also totally Team Peeta! He was so hot the in Catching Fire movie!! But I'm going to have to disagree with you on Team Jacob. I wrote about it in my post, but basically I hate him and he can suck it haha

fishgirl182 said...

Team Chaol all the way! I think that triangle is actually pretty well done but I love Chaol. Guess I am not the prince type. And wow, Team Jacob? He always just seemed like good friend material to me. I also hated the ending with Renesmee (and that name). :)

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