Saturday @ Starbucks is a weekly feature hosted by Starbucks & Books Obsession.
This week's topic is:
Discussing Love Triangles with a Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher
Drink of the Week: Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher
The new refresher drinks at Starbucks are made with green coffee extract and real fruit juice. It is a unique way to the caffeine of coffee in a light and refreshing way. The very berry is sweet and delicious and wonderful for a nice spring or summer day.
Book Topic: Discussing Love Triangles
I have a love/hate relationship with love triangles when reading, especially in young adult books. Probably my biggest thing with love triangles is the discomfort and raw emotion that I always feel for the characters. One character is always on the losing end in a love triangle and when the book is really well written, I become very invested in the lives of the characters. This generally causes me great discomfort and I am overwhelmingly distraught for the character that gets the short end of the stick. While I usually cringe at a book that has a love triangle within it, that never stops me from delving into the book and becoming emotionally involved in the story line and the character's lives. I have read many amazing young adult novels with a love triangle in the plot and I think that is definitely a plot line that automatically sucks me into a book, especially if it is exceptionally written.
I know a lot of people had mixed feelings about the Matched series by AllY Condie but I was wholeheartedly upset for the characters and the love triangle between Cassia, Ky and Xander really got to mey
On the opposite side, in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, I was 100% Team Peeta and was not torn up by the love triangle between Katniss, Peeta and Gale at all.
When I read Daynight by Meghan Thompson, I liked both Ethan and Blake and really didn't know who I wanted her to choose. However, there was something about the way this book was written that I wasn't distraught or bothered by my indecision and I really would have been fine with either choice.
Perhaps my favorite love triangles of all young adult books I have read is between Tessa, Jem and Will in The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. While I became very invested in this love triangle and loved both Will and Jem so much, I have never been more happy with the end of a series and how everything played out between all of the characters.
I truly believe that I have a problem with self-torture and I intentionally read books that I know are going to bring me great emotional distress. Love triangles almost always do that to me.
What about you? How do you feel about love triangles? Do you have a love/hate relationship with them like I do?
Next week's topic: Discussing Plot Pet Peeves