December 10, 2012

Why I hate love triangles...

So... over the weekend I ended up reading   Cassandra Clare's  CLOCKWORK ANGEL & CLOCKWORK PRINCE from the Infernal Devices series.
I am in love with everything about this series--except for the love triangle, which is sadly a large part of the character development.

Cassandra Clare has written an equilateral love triangle, rather than your typical isosceles triangle.


In an isosceles triangle, there's usually one girl and two boys that she will have to choose between.  In the Infernal Devices series, the two guys, Will and Jem, have a blood brother relationship which they consider equally important as their love for the girl, Tessa.

The problem... is with a perfect setup like this, there is no way the story can possibly end happily. Someone is going to get their heart broken, and in this circumstance, that someone is going to be me, the reader. : (


  1. So true, Kimberlee. Will and Jem's relationship is also important in this triangle. There might be a kink in that triangle insofar that Jem doesn't know about Will and Tessa's feelings for each other, but I assume he'll find out in the next book.

  2. I haven't read these books but I've read a couple from her other series. The love triangles are only one of the reasons I stopped reading but yea, they did kind of irritate. Though they don't always. Some love triangles don't bother me at all.

  3. I've read the first one and really enjoyed it. I haven't read the second due to my lengthy TBR list.

    The triangle didn't bother me in the first book. As a matter of fact, the only triangle that annoyed me in a YA book/series is the one in the Hunger Games trilogy.

  4. That does sound like a poor way to set up a love triangle.

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