This Top 5 series started back in October 2018 and it has grown really big! This is a series of books that all have a common theme. I post the schedule for the next month the last week of the prior month. You can talk about books you want to read or books you have read and all prompts are open for interpretation! Feel free to get as creative as you want with the prompts.
February 13th, 2021 — Book with Unique Format (Diary entries, verse, documents, podcast, blog, etc.)
February 20th, 2021 — Books with Family Relationship in the Title (Mother, Father, Daughter, Brother, etc.)
February 27th, 2021 — Snow on the Cover
March 6th, 2021 — Gift Books (Books you got as a gift, would give as a gift or have given as a gift.)
March 13th, 2021 — Fire on the Cover
March 20th, 2021 — Love Triangle
March 27th, 2021 — Desert Setting
April 3rd, 2021 — Diverse Characters
April 10th, 2021 — Blood on the Cover
April 17th, 2021 — Longest Books (Books you’ve read, on your TBR.)
Okay so I know that there are going to be some people who see this post and comment about how much they hate love triangles, but I have always enjoyed a well written love triangle. There is something about 2 men fighting over a woman that I’ve always found entertaining. But love triangles have become less popular lately since so many readers hate them. Since love triangles have become less popular lately a lot of the books that wound up on this list are older books. I feel like love triangles have really been such a huge part of the YA genre and helped it become so popular. Books like Twilight and The Hunger Games had a huge impact on the YA industry and part of that is because love triangles are entertaining. (By the way I was always an Edward fan and a Gale fan.) I love talking to people who loved the same series I did and seeing which love interest they rooted for. I still really enjoy love triangles and below are some books that have love triangles and are on my TBR.
In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.
As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed… and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.
The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?
It’s the eve of war…. Choose your side.
Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.
Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.
Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.
Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword….
This book series is one of a few fantasy series that are pretty high on my TBR right now. Apparently there is more than one love triangle in this book, which is something that I feel like I rarely see in a fantasy. This is a multiple point of view fantasy that sounds really incredible. While I love reading epic fantasy sometimes adult epic fantasies can just be a little too much, so a YA epic fantasy typically winds up being a good choice for me. This six book series is complete, so this would be a perfect long series to binge read!
Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia’s family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess–a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner.
For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She’s endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by burying the girl she was deep inside.
Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn’t always won on the battlefield.
For ten years, the Ash Princess has seen her land pillaged and her people enslaved. That all ends here.
This book came back across my radar recently for a Top 5 Saturday post and I’m glad that I wound up giving it a second look. There is a love triangle in this book and it sounds like it was really well done. The main character is smart and cunning, which tends to be the perfect recipe for characters that I love. Ash Princess sounds like a quick entertaining read so I hope to pick this one up soon.
The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals–well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.
Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she’s crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn’t her biggest problem–staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is.
If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.
I don’t know much about this book besides the fact that it has demons, but someone compared it to Vampire Academy and ever since I heard that comparison it’s been on my TBR. The love triangle sounds like it’s really well written and this book sounds twisty and fun. I’ve read a few books by Jennifer L Armentrout and while they tend to be a bit heavy in the romance department for my tastes she does write romances really well.
In the beginning, there’s a boy standing in the trees…
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn’t easy.
Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place and out of place at the same time. Because there’s another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara’s less angelic side.
As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she’d have to make between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.
This book got a lot of hate for it’s love triangle, but to me it sounds like the type of book I would have been obsessed with ten years ago. It sounds like one of the love interests is a bad boy, so I’m pretty sure I already know who I’ll wind up rooting for. Paranormal romance always makes me feel super nostalgic and I’ve been looking for a good YA paranormal series ever since I finished Beautiful Creatures.
This is a world divided by blood—red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power. Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime. But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance—Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.
There was a lot of hype surrounding this book after it’s release and I wanted to read it right after it came out, but I wound up having to return it to the library. Lately I’ve really enjoyed fantasies that explore caste systems and this book looks like it explores the differences between the haves and have-nots. The love triangle in this book sounds like it’s really well written because when looking through the reviews I saw that several people who hate love triangles actually enjoyed it in this book. The four book series is now completed, so this is another series that is totally bingeable!
Check out other book blogger’s top 5 picks!
Becky @ Becky’s Book Blog — Three is the Magic Number — Top 5 Saturday!
Lou @ Lou’s Book Stuff — Top 5 Saturday — This week I am looking at some of my favourite Love Triangles
Etta @ Chonky Books — ~ Top 5 Saturday: Love Triangles ~
Jill @ Jill’s Book Blog — Top 5 Saturday — Books with Love Triangles
Do you like love triangles? Why or why not? What are some of your favorite books with love triangles in them? When reading a book with a love triangle in it do you wind up rooting for one love interest? Have you read any of these books? Make sure to comment below so we can chat about books with love triangles!