Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week, the topic is “All About Romantic Tropes/Types. And there are few things that make me happier than ranting about love triangles, hence the title of this post. JK, there are a lot of things that make me happier but it’s Valentine’s Day so… (BTW, I hope you all have an awesome day, with or without a “date”).
8 Love Triangles I Love to Hate
I’m not a fan of love triangles. I mean, I get why they exist, but why? I might be a bit biased because I have a history for rooting for sinking ships. Out of the 8 books on this list, only 2.5 of my ships have managed to stay afloat. (.5 because I could give a rat’s butt who the main character ends up with in one of these books. See if you can guess which one). But without further ado, in no particular order, here are the eight love triangles I could do without.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Not a fan of the epilogue in Mockingjay. Could have done without it. I still don’t understand why Katniss even needed a boy in a first place, let alone have to choose which one to end up with.
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Is it still considered a love triangle when a character is crushing on someone who doesn’t bat for his team? Also, these books already contained a lot of family drama without even bringing the love triangle into the mix.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
I’m not sure which romantic troupe I hated more in this book – the useless love triangle or the student-teacher relationship. Let me get this straight, I love Romitri but her teacher? Who, btw, didn’t even have to be her teacher in the first place? Urgh.
But back to topic at hand, I just felt like the love triangle in this book, like pretty much every other book on this list, didn’t need to exist. There are other ways to create drama than through romantic cliches.
Nightshade by Andrea Creamer
This one broke my heart. I might be one of the few, but I really, really, really hated Calla’s romantic decisions. Like why? WHY?
Matched by Allie Condie
Again, why? I am so judging all these female characters for their (what I think is) poor taste in guys.
Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver
I…I have no words. If Nightshade’s love triangle made me frustrated, this one just made me mad.
Clarity by Kim Harrington
Okay, so I know why my ship in this series didn’t make it out alive. But that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Unlike the others, I can understand why she didn’t end up with the guy I wanted but like with all the others, I still hate that the love triangle exists in the first place.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Eh. Celaena is far from my favorite character but I cannot deny her strength and power. Does she really need to be involved with a guy? Like who has the time for all of that in her situation?
Ugh, just thinking about useless love triangles just make me mad. Don’t play games with my heart and my hopes and dreams like that. Not funny authors. Not funny.
What love triangles do you hate the most?