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What is a love triangle? According to Wikipedia, “A love triangle is usually a romantic relationship involving three people. While it can refer to two people independently romantically linked with a third, it usually implies that each of the three people has some kind of relationship to the other two”. What I define as a love triangle is annoying and frustrating!
So I was thinking to do a post about this and read a post on the lovely Anna’s blog (Cool girls read too) about this. She loves love triangles, while I do not like them. Usually I try to avoid books with big love triangles in, I do read them sometimes but I prefer books without them.
Small love triangles are ok, by small love triangles I mean that two men/women may like the leading male/female character but there’s not too much angst and the main character has a preference for one of the characters in the love triangle. I hate the drawn out ‘oh I but I love both people how am I ever going to chose’?
Large love triangles really do annoy me. Not naming any books..*cough* Twilight *cough*. What annoys me about these love triangles is the main character is in love with both the interests. You cannot love both people! That is my main niggle with Twilight. Bella loves Jacob but she loves Edward so much more…I can not deal with that and so it impacts my enjoyment of the book. I much prefer books where the person knows who they want and they get together and try to make their relationship work, for example Archer’s Voice, Poison Study, Fangirl and Angels’ blood to name a few.
I can admit there are some books out there that handle a love triangle well, I think with these books usually the main character does not try to encourage any of the interests if they prefer both but tries to reason who they like better out before getting involved. The best example of a book that handles a love triangle will is the Darkest Powers Trilogy.
What about you? Do you like love triangles? If you do love love triangles then what do you enjoy about them?