Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you love books and making lists, this is the meme for you! This week’s topic is:
Top Ten Books I Wish Had (More/Less) X In Them
I would like less love triangles in books please! Don’t get me wrong there are some great literary love triangles, such as: Rebecca, Max and the new Mrs De Winter in Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, also Aragorn, Arwen and Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. However for me there are now too many love triangles particularly in modern, young adult fiction, including:
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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
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City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
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City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
I read and enjoyed all of the six books in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Due to the typical love triangle between Clary, her best friend Simon and newcomer Jace though, I made a slow start to this series. Fortunately the relationships do develop which meant I got to know and like the characters better, so this series is just about forgiven.
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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
I have to admit I love this trilogy however I am still left with the niggling question of whether the love triangle between Katniss, her best friend Gale and fellow tribute Peeta is really needed? Especially when I think there is no competition…it is Peeta all the way for me 😀
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New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
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Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
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Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
Things started so well for me in the Twilight and even New Moon was passable, but from Eclipse onwards the twisting and complicated love triangle between Bella, her best friend Jacob and the mysterious Edward all became too much for me.
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The Host by Stephenie Meyer
I actually enjoyed and much preferred this science fiction drama to Meyer’s Twilight Saga, yet couldn’t help be a little annoyed that the only other book I have read by her has another complicated love triangle in it! Fortunately there is a big twist to this one so I can just about forgive it.
What’s your opinion on love triangles? Also, please link in the comments if you have taken part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic too.