Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Weigh in Wednesday (2)


Weigh in Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Epilogue. The meme is simple, you are given a topic and you chip in with your opinion.

This weeks topic: Love triangles vs Insta-love

Brilliant topic! I had actually discussed this with a friend the other day. With the large amount of YA books being published with romantic plots entwined with wolves, angels and vampires, authors seem to be introducing us to the concept of insta-love, where teenagers fall desperately in love with another character. Then ofcourse, there is always a love triangle to bring some drama to the mix. Just look at Twilight... we got all of it packed into one.
In my personal opinion I am not a big fan of either. While I have heard of love at first sight, I prefer to read about the relationship between two characters as they develop. It is more interesting. When it comes to a love triangle, it can be enjoyable at times, being able to root for the character you want to win the girl or guy. Then again, some authors have been known to drag on love triangles and you just want it to end, as long as they end up with your choice. As long as the love triangle is exciting and the author does it well, I guess that will be my choice.

Are you all for love triangles or insta-love?
Have any examples of amazing stories with either?


5 comments:

  1. Yes! My favourite is a slow-burning romance that leaves me tingling when it is finally acted upon. Insta-love just repulses me because my emotions haven't been left on the same level as the MC's.

    I found the love triangle in Bethany Griffin's Masque of the Red Death to be well done. I didn't favour either of the two male characters until the story pushed me one way instead of the other. It's very rare that I don't swing one way or the other as of the first introduction to the prospective romantic interests so I have to give the author props for that!

    My WiW. Also, new follower! :)

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  2. "as long as they end up with your choice. As long as the love triangle is exciting and the author does it well, I guess that will be my choice." - great reasoning! I completely agree (=

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    1. Thanks for the response! Always happy to hear someone agrees with me,hehe

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  3. I'm not a big fan of insta-love but I'll give a tip of the hat to the film Before Sunrise.

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    1. I haven't heard of that one before. Do you recommend it?

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