[WARNING: Your brain will be bombarded with awesome Supernatural gifs... again ;)]
Two weeks ago we talked about instalove and how much I did not like it. Continuing on with the theme of love, this week we'll be talking about Love Triangles!
And guess what, I hate triangles of the love variety! They're just one of those things that irk me in a book. I mean, I suppose this could happen to someone somewhere, but this, too, seems very unrealistic to me. Gods, I'm having a hard time finding The One, let alone TWO guys! However, I do have high standards due to all the amazing book boyfriends out there... but that's a conversation for another time ;)
Another thing about love triangles is that things might not turn out how I like! Call me selfish, but I have invested my time and FEELS (and probably money) into this book! I want to love it and want it to have a happy ending!
Here are a couple scenarios that I have come across most often in books to help you better understand how I feel about these evil geometric shapes of love:
Scenario #1: One girl (our MC), two hot-mazing guys that I totally love, and the MC will have to choose between the two.
The Outcome: MC chooses ONE guy, but I love both :)
My Reaction: YAY! But what about the other guy who I also love a lot?! :(
Scenario #2: One girl (our MC), two guys--One I absolutely adore, and one I despise.
Outcome #1: MC chooses the guy I like!
My Reaction: YES! :D All is happy-happy!
Outcome #2: MC chooses the guy I did NOT like...
My Reaction: What?! NO! What happens to to the guy I liked?? Boooo!!
I was going to give you guys some example of love triangles, specifically with Rachel Vincent books in mind, but I decided not to as to avoid evil spoilers... that is also a conversation for another time ;) Well, I'll say this: Rachel's Soul Screamers series has one of the most flawless, well done love triangle I have ever seen! I actually really liked it!! :D
I hate love triangles, but I don't stay away from books that have them. I'll read the book, but I can't say I'll love the love triangle. I guess it just depends on each individual book and whether it was well done and actually necessary.
What are your thoughts? Are you for or against? Do you like them or honestly don't care for them? Tell me about some of your favorite love triangles or some that you absolutely did not like! Let me know in the comments below, or feel free to link me up to a post you've done yourself! :)