What’s the deal with love triangles in YA paranormal romance? They seem to appear just about everywhere and without exception it involves a girl choosing between two equally gorgeous guys. To help you (and myself) sorting through the web of love triangles, I put together a top 5 list, see below:
1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
The now famous love triangle between Bella and vampire Edward and werewolf Jacob, all though was there ever any doubt who she would pick?
2. Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Laurel cannot decide whether to go with the human David or fairy Tamani. As we’re all screaming “TAKE TAMANI!” she stays indecisive.
3. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Katniss is struggling with her choice between Gale – her childhood friend or Peeta – her partner in the Hunger Games. While Gale seems like a great guy, Peeta is the obvious choice in my opinion.
4. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Werewolf Calla is trying to choose between her destined alpha partner Ren, a gorgeous and charming womanizer and Shay, the fearless human boy who pushes the boundaries. I loved how complex this triangle was, and after finishing the book I still have no idea who I’m voting for!
5. Penitence by Jennifer Laurens
Oh my, choosing between human Weston and divine Matthias is no easy task. For the first time in young adult literature I actually have no idea who I am voting for!
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Luce finds herself at the new boarding school for troubled kids, and immediately catches the attention of two guys – the rude and arrogant Daniel and the charming Cam – both good-looking of course, and as it will turn out – both (surprise!) outwordly as well.
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
Of the two supernatural brothers Simon and Derek, the former is the nicest and most goodlooking. Yet, I’m eagerly hoping that Chloe will choose the latter, Derek. Why? Read this trilogy to find out.
The Forrest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Harry loves Mary but Mary loves Travis. Yes, this is a real love triangle complicated by the fact that Harry and Travis are brothers and Travis is to marry someone else. Be prepared to read about a lot of heartache.
Captivate by Carrie Jones
We were all team werewolf Nick (or at least I was), then something happens in Captivate and the new character pixie Astley is introduced, confusing both me and Zara.