Out of all countless YA tropes out there ((which are A LOT)), I had to say, my most HATED one is **love triangles.**
Now I’m not saying if I read a book and a love triangle magically appears, I would chuck the book out the window or set it aflame, it’s more like, I would roll my eyes and continue reading on.
I’ve SEEN love triangles done properly ((not very often, I must admit)) but most of the time, I feel like authors use it as an easy way to create some drama (read: jealousy) and spice things up between the main character and the endgame love interest.
Which just makes me wanna puke, sorry, nope, i’m done, i’ll just be packing my bags and exiting the stage to the right.
That being said, this list is not meant to trash these series in any form or manner, in fact I enjoyed some of these series very much, just sayin’.
Also, if you consider pointing out the occurrence of a “love triangle” as a spoiler, DO NOT CONTINUE, you’ve been WARNED.
So onto the list of Top 10 Worst Love Triangles (in no particular order). . .
- The Firebird Series by Claudia Gray
While the covers for this series were knockouts !! the love triangle was not. It lasted far tooooo long and added NOTHING to the plot. We all knew who the endgame would be because it reiterated NUMEROUS time throughout the series, so ?? why the love triangle ???
Please, just s t o p.
2. The Dark Elements Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Love triangles are not a new trope in Ms. Armentrout’s writing. Honestly, I find all of her characters to be over-the-top with their excessive hotness, perfect witty comebacks, and their special snowflake ability. I barely finished book 1 in this series and the love triangle oh-so-extra.
And the covers are so gross looking, i’m sorry.
3. The Delirium Series by Lauren Oliver
The love triangle in this series was just painful. While book 1 was amazing, in my humble opinion, book 2 and 3 seemed to focus more on the DAMNED love triangle than the plot and it was honestly a struggle to push through both books. I have noooo idea how I managed it.
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