A love triangle. In YA you can’t live with them and can’t live without them.
So, I’m going a bit rogue this week. Because Valentine’s Day is such a mixed holiday of romance, consumerism and drama, I had to celebrate the YA way with love triangles. We can rarely escape them, so why not “celebrate them?”
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Top 10 Most Intense YA Love Triangles
1Bella, Edward and Jacob– Twilight. This love triangle was so intense because it lasted so many books. Meyer really made us fight to find out who Bella would pick…like it would be a surprise…
2Peeta, Katniss, Gale – The Hunger Games. Ok, this one was definitely off the charts crazy. Especially because Katniss was pretending to be in love with Peeta for the games like 90 percent of the time.
3Lena, Alex and Julian– Delirium. Although this love triangle spans two books, it’s about to get super real in Requiem. AND it will get resolved, no less.
4Cassia, Ky, Xander– Matched. I still don’t know how this one turns out. I stopped reading mid-way through Crossed. Now THAT is seriously the worst!
5Celeana, Prince Dorian and Choal– Throne of Glass. I loved loved loved this book last year. I cannot wait to see what develops and blossoms in Crown of Midnight.
6Helen, Lucas and Orion– Starcrossed. This love triangle is getting more and more complicated. I honestly don’t know who will win out though (even though these things typically follow a pretty basic pattern).
7America, Aspen and Maxon– The Selection. I still loved this book despite all the negative reviews (and unfortunate author scandal). Does America go with her long-time friend now boyfriend or top royalty. Decisions, decisions.
8Zoe, Max, Adrien– Glitch. Just when I thought this one was done, Override through me. Not in an obvious way, but I’m wondering what’s coming up for this dynamic trio.
9Blue, Gansy, Adam— The Raven Boys. This love triangle is also less obvious. The thing is Blue is foretold to fall in love with Gansy, but in The Raven Boys, she clearly has a thing for Adam. Hrmmmmm.
10Saba, Jack, He Must Not Be Named (Not Voldy)— Rebel Heart. I can’t even go into this. I hate spoilers so I just can’t, but like…Saba totally goes ape-shizz in this book.
BONUS: Cuz you’re awesome…and also because I lost track of how many love triangles I had…
11Adam, Warner, Juliette– Shatter Me. I’m LOVING this love triangle and no one can convince me otherwise. It’s just too darn good.