I gave some examples of love triangles that I actually enjoyed reading last week. This week, I thought I’d share some of the triangles that I can’t stand. The kind of love triangles that give all love triangles a bad name. The ones that are so annoying they make you want to pull your hair out.
Ah, the original. The beginning of all evil. This one is the worst because there was never any hope for Jacob. Bella was never going to choose him. So all that angst and whining was for nothing, because we all knew what her decision would be. Though of course the real question will always be: why did either of them even like her?!
Ugh, Aspen. What a poor excuse for a love interest. Most of my annoyance at this triangle comes from The Elite because America literally spends her time flipping between Maxon and Aspen from chapter to chapter. She leads both of them on and any sort of sympathy or liking I had for her was totally erased by her flip-flopping.
So the Delirium series was marketed as this epic love story, which actually was what Delirium gave us. With Pandemonium, Julian was introduced and I was all for Team Julian. I felt he was a complex, nuanced character that provided a lot of depth to the story. Requiem is where it all went to hell. Through her romantic entanglements with both Alex and Julian, Lena becomes a completely unlikeable character. She treats Julian like shit and acts like a jerk to Alex (who doesn’t act any better). Disappointing romance all around.
Let’s chat! Are there love triangles that you absolutely love? What about ones that make you want to scream?