My Monday Musings #12 – Forbidden Romances and Love Triangles

Hi guys! I don’t have school today, so I think that makes today a happy Monday. 😉

Also, on a random note, this is the earliest I’ve ever written a post, I think. As I write it’s a few minutes before 8 am, and normally I don’t start writing until closer to 9 am. If things don’t make sense, it’s because I’ve barely been up for an hour and I wanted to get this done so I could read. 😛


Forbidden romances and love triangles.

If you’re wondering why my title is focused on romantic elements of books, there’s two reasons.

1. The book I recently finished, Die for Me by Amy Plum, featured a forbidden romance that I loved. (No pun intended.) Of course, most paranormal romance books do, with one person being human and the other being some other creature. There’s a lot of “I love you, but I can’t be with you.” and it’s cheesy but I enjoy it… if it’s done well. In that case, it was, and it was really cute, but that’s not my point. My point is that, after reading Die for Me, there are a lot of tropes many readers dislike that I typically enjoy, more so than I realized. 😛

  • forbidden romance
  • love triangles
  • chosen one
  • moody/arrogant boys
  • when the main character realizes he/she is part of a world they had no clue existed

(I could go on, but I think I’ll save that for a later post.)


2. And love triangles are relevant because there’s one in my current read.




The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead!


Of course, there’s Sydney and Adrian, who I’m almost sure will end up together in the end. They’re total opposites but they’re cute together, and complement one another. But Sydney also meets a new *human* guy, Brayden, and I like him too. (That’s not a spoiler, as he’s mentioned on the back cover.) He’s as nerdy as Sydney and they understand each other, and their nerdy dates and how clueless they are regarding how relationships work is really cute. I don’t like Brayden nearly as much as I like Adrian, but I’m conflicted between the two possible couples. Being a hopeless romantic is hard. XD

Romance aside, I’m really enjoying The Golden Lily. I was sent a copy for review by Social Book Co., and I couldn’t be happier. If you’ve followed my blog for any time at all, you know that I’m obsessed with Richelle Mead’s writing and basically everything about the Vampire Academy world. I’m currently 80% done with the book, according to Goodreads, and things are super intense. I plan to binge read the rest of the book once this post goes up, because I need to know what happens. 😉

Between my half-awake brain and my eagerness to get back to reading, whatever else I had planned to include has conveniently disappeared from my mind. >.<

So that wraps up this post!

(Also, long weekends are amazing.)

What are you currently reading? Have you read The Golden Lily, or any Vampire Academy books? What’s one trope you like that others typically don’t? I’d love to know! Tell me in the comments! 🙂

I’m off to properly wake up, have breakfast, and then read. 😛 I hope you all have a fabulous day/night! ❤

Until next time…

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3 thoughts on “My Monday Musings #12 – Forbidden Romances and Love Triangles

  1. Oh that is interesting! I always hear people complain about forbidden love, love triangles and moody mysterious boys… I complain mostly about the latter XD I just don’t like how the new boy always gets the main girl character (for the most part) and the loyal, always been there for the MC best friend is left 😦
    My favorite trope is the banter one, I love it when characters go from hate to love :D! I haven’t read either of those books you mentioned, but I’ll have to look them up. I’ve heard good things 🙂
    I love your blog layout too ^_^

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