Love Triangles

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In this time of panic and stress, I'm going to unwind by ranting about love triangles.

Like, seriously, do you know how hard it is to live in one? I'm in quarantine, and these two guys keep trying to hit on me. One of them is a vampire, and one of them is a werewolf. It's very annoying.

Okay, that aside, I've had to read a lot of books with love triangles. I suspect that everyone reading this has, at the very least, read one – whether it be on Wattpad, or from an actual published book. I can name... a lot. In fact, just off the top of my head, how many can I list? (Let me know if you know any of these, and what you rate these love triangles on a scale of 'I couldn't even finish the book' to 'It made my panties wet'.

Actually, let's make it a full-on rating system because I'm bored:

One Star = I couldn't even finish the book.

Two Stars = I wish the protagonist just chose to be single.

Three Stars = I liked one side of the love triangle. The other? I didn't see the point.

Four Stars = It was really well-crafted! Not my favourite, but honestly, pretty good.

Five Stars = Panties. Are. Wet.

Have fun rating the ones you know:

- The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa

- The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

- The Firebird Series by Claudia Gray

- The Legend Series by Marie Lu

- The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare

- Literally every book by Cassandra Clare—I mean, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

- Downside Ghosts by Stacia Kane

- Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

- The Crucible (??? Sort of??? Pretty sure young teenager was 'titillated' by John Proctor??) by Arthur Miller

- The Great Gatsby (Again, sort of?) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Fever by Dee Schulman

- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

- Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

- Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Colins

- The Selection by Kiera Cass

- Why do I know all of these from the top of my head—I mean, Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

- The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary

- Dark Parallel by M. G. Harris

Okay, I need to stop because these are getting awfully specific. I didn't realise I could list so many just off the top of my head. Soon enough, I'll be commenting my thoughts on those love triangles (if I forget, this is awkward).

Now, the thing is, I despised some of these love triangles. But, just as I was beginning to suspect that maybe I just don't like love, I realised that I also adored some of those love triangles. You know the typical, it's not you, it's me?

Yeah, no.

It wasn't me that was the issue. It was the love triangle.

So, let's go back to the star system. Remember: this is entirely my opinion. My opinion is not necessarily a good one. It just what I think. I also think my dog thinks what I think. So this is just what me and my dog think.

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