So recently I've been on the hunt for really great books to read during the summer (not that I don't have A LOT to get through now, but you know, I can't help myself). Anyways, as I was reading the synopsis of a few books on Goodreads, I couldn't help but CRINGE! Jeesh was there ever a vast amount of books that seemed to include love triangles!
Now let me ask you, what is the purpose of a love triangle? Is it there to piss me off? Create suspense? Give the book that extra "umphh?"
I'll tell you what it's for... it's for authors who love to torment their readers by giving the character two love interests.
Okay... who in the world agrees with someone with TWO freaking love interests? It's like cheating, and I don't know about you, but I think cheating is the most disgusting thing a human being can do to another human being. One minute the character is out kissing and thinking about one person, and the next their out kissing or thinking or doing whatever with the other. Really? Is that really appropriate?
I don't mean to rant here, but c'mone. Can't an author find some other way to create suspense or "umphh?" I get sick of having my hopes up that a character ends up with a certain guy, especially one she/he worked really hard to get, but then turn around and freaking make out with another!
Here's my philosophy: If you really loved someone, you wouldn't be thinking or kissing someone else behind their back... simple as that!
For example, Luce from Fallen. If she truly loved Daniel, why was she kissing her best guy friend (for the love of me I can't remember his name)? Hmm? Doesn't she care oh-so-much about him? If so, then maybe she shouldn't be kissing some other guy! So she was at a confused time, that doesn't mean you go around kissing other people!
Another example: Zara from Need. She works SO freaking hard to be with Nick, and him with her, yet here I am finding out about some "other" guy that she probably ends up with... WTF? When this sort of thing happens it makes me feel like I wasted my time. I went through all that trouble of reading about Zara and Nick trying to be together, just for them NOT end up together? Again, WTF?
Anyways, that is just MY opinion.
What do you guys think? Do you think what the hey, it's just the book, or do you dislike them like me? I'd love yo know!
(Please don't hurt me for having my own opinion. If you want to go ahead a rant in the comments about how I'm wrong and blah blah blah, go right ahead :) I'd love to hear what you have to say!)
Until Next time,