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Three Sides of a Heart Book Review

Three Sides of a Heart: stories about love trianglesthreesidesofaheart

Natalie C. Parker (Goodreads Author) (Contributor)Rae CarsonBrandy Colbert (Goodreads Author)Katie CotugnoAlaya Dawn Johnson(Goodreads Author)E.K. Johnston (Goodreads Author)Tessa Gratton(Goodreads Author)Garth Nix (Goodreads Author) , Veronica Roth (Goodreads Author)Sabaa Tahir (Goodreads Author)Brenna Yovanoff (Goodreads Author)Renee Ahdieh (Goodreads Author)Julie Murphy (Goodreads Author)Justina Ireland (Goodreads Author)Lamar Giles (Goodreads Author)Bethany Hagen(Goodreads Author)

Published: December 19th 2017 by HarperCollins

Rating: 3/5 stars

Goodreads Summary:

You may think you know the love triangle, but you’ve never seen love triangles like these.

These top YA authors tackle the much-debated trope of the love triangle, and the result is sixteen fresh, diverse, and romantic stories you don’t want to miss.

This collection, edited by Natalie C. Parker, contains stories written by Renee Ahdieh, Rae Carson, Brandy Colbert, Katie Cotugno, Lamar Giles, Tessa Gratton, Bethany Hagan, Justina Ireland, Alaya Dawn Johnson, EK Johnston, Julie Murphy, Garth Nix, Natalie C. Parker, Veronica Roth, Sabaa Tahir, and Brenna Yovanoff.

A teen girl who offers kissing lessons. Zombies in the Civil War South. The girl next door, the boy who loves her, and the girl who loves them both. Vampires at a boarding school. Three teens fighting monsters in an abandoned video rental store. Literally the last three people on the planet.

What do all these stories have in common?

The love triangle.

Overall, I really enjoyed that this anthology had a lot of diversity and LGBTQ characters in many of the stories. My biggest complaint though is that for a anthology about love triangles, in some stories it was very hard to figure out where the love triangle was! The preface did say that some are very out there and will make you think, but I didn’t think they meant every story! There was probably only two to three stories that had a clear love triangle. Below I will break down each story without trying to give much away and give my individual rating for each.

Riddles in Mathematics by Katie Cotugno  ★★★★

This was a very strong first story for this anthology. This one is about a girl who recently came out to her family and friends and is trying to deal with how they all view her now as well as dealing with an unrequited crush. The crush? Her brothers best friend that happens to be a girl.  There didn’t really seem to be a true love triangle in this though.

Dread South by Justina Ireland ★★

This one takes place in an alternate history after the American Civil War with zombies. The African Americans and Native Americans are forced to go to schools to train to kill the zombies, and then they are hired by white people to protect them. Louisa is gifted an African American girl to protect her by the guy she is hoping to be her fiance. It took Louisa the whole story to realize that she was born into privilege and that she didn’t even like the guy.

Omega Ship by Rae Carson 

The only reason why this one was a love triangle, was because there was only three people in the whole story. I thought this story was just meh. The girl in this story is literally the last human girl left and it is up to her and two guys to start repopulating before the human race becomes extinct. I didn’t really like the main character or any of her choices. I understand why she did them, but I also think that she did what she did without fully thinking things through.

La Revancha del Tango by Renee Ahdieh ★★★

A girl graduates from high school and goes to Argentina alone. While there she checks in to a hostile and talks to two guys. You think that would be the love triangle, but you would be wrong. She gets invited to a salsa club, and ends up watching this couple dance. Where is the love triangle?

Cass, An, and Dra by Natalie C. Parker ★★★★

This one is about a girl who has a gifted family. Cass can see possible outcomes and she always chooses the outcome that has her and her girlfriend An together. Then one day she see’s an outcome that if she goes to a party she will meet another girl named Dra and cheat on An with her. So she then spends the whole story avoiding any outcomes that have Dra in them until the very end. This story was interesting and besides the first story, my favorite so far.

Lessons for Beginners by Julie Murphy ★★★

This story is about a girl who is an expert kisser and gives lessons to fellow classmates who are not allowed to disclose her identity. Her most recent client is a couple, and the girl used to be one of her really good friends until they drifted a part. Normally she likes to keep things professional, but then she gets feelings for her client and tries to make her client choose her instead of the boyfriend. This was a decent story, kind of reminded me of Easy A. 

Triangle Solo by Garth Nix ★★

I really don’t understand why the triangle was so disliked by the guys best friend. I know for the main character it was only because his friend didn’t like it so he didn’t like it on principle. I wouldn’t necessarily say that there was a love triangle in this story, more of a debate and competition between two guy friends over a girl. And then said girl only liked one guy to begin with, so there wasn’t really a competition except for the ones that the guys made up.

Vim and Vigor by Veronica Roth ★★★★★

I loved this story! It was nerdy and had all the feels. It seemed as if the main characters biggest problem was which guy to choose for the dance (I think it was homecoming or prom…I don’t remember), but it was so much more than that. This one had a very strong theme of friendship and how it evolves after a something tragic happens. I would be totally okay with this becoming a full length novel!

Work in Progress by E.K. Johnston ★

With this one, I will just say that I was very very confused and did not get it at all. There was about three different stories, each told from three different perspectives but they all sounded like they came from the same person. This was definitely a work in progress, and if that was what the author wanted then she definitely succeeded.

Hurdles by Brandy Colbert  ★★★

This story dealt with a girl who has an over bearing dad wanting her to succeed and qualify for the Olympics. It also doesn’t help that her dad is also her coach and her boyfriends coach at the high school. It seemed as if she was just going with the flow and dealing with things as they come, until her best friends brother gets out of jail and comes back to school. When he comes back in the picture she has to decide who she wants to be with the boyfriend and the Olympic dream or her best friends brother with an unknown future.

The Historian, The Garrison, and the Cantakerous Catwoman by Lamar Giles ★★★★★

This was another story that I really loved! I will definitely be checking out the author to see what else they have written. This one had a true love triangle, and it was all about how far you would go for the one that you love. Plus it had a lot of demons, and demon fighting!

Waiting by Sabaa Tahir ★★★

The only thing I will say about this story is that she chose the wrong guy. I don’t care how long she has known whatshisface, the other guy should have been picked.

Vega by Brenna Yovanoff ★★★

This story was a little bit confusing at first. But by the end I finally realized who the third part of the love triangle was and I liked the story a lot more by then. This one did take me a little bit to get in to, mainly because I didn’t really like the main character. She was already jaded by a young age because her mom kept telling her that nothing good will ever happen unless she does it herself. And to basically not have any trust in men.

A Hundred Thousand Threads by Alaya Dawn Johnson ★★★★

This one reminded me a lot of The Mask of Zorro or something similar. I figured out early on who the third part of the love triangle was way before the guy did, but that didn’t bother me in the slightest. I liked how the rebel treated the almost blind nephew of the mayor, by questioning how he could love someone he just met when he had a steady girlfriend. This story was told from the three different perspectives, in a lluminae format, which I really liked.

Before She Was Bloody by Tessa Gratton ★★★★

The world building in this one was great. The author was able to give us a quick background on how the main characters family became in power, and the impact their god and goddess are in their lives. The main character kind of reminded me of the woman version of Vlad the Impaler (I know there is a book out that is just like that, but I can’t remember the main characters name or book at this moment). In this story she was ruthless, cunning, and understood what was needed to keep her family in power. I am assuming by the title, that she gets a little power hungry and is a take no prisoners kind of person. Which you got to see a little bit of in this story. I liked how the love triangle in this played out at the end.

Unus, Duo, Tres by Bethany Hagen ★★★★★

I was a little worried about this one when I found out that it had vampires in it, but I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out! I loved this one, and the way it ended was perfect for being the very last story in this anthology.


So out of a possible 80 stars, I gave this anthology 52 stars total. Which is 65% so about  ★★★ overall.

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Waiting on Wednesday (3/21/2018)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


 toil&trouble

Title:  Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft

Author:Tess Sharpe (Goodreads Author) (Editor)Jessica Spotswood (Goodreads Author) (Editor)Brandy Colbert (Goodreads Author)Zoraida Córdova(Goodreads Author)Andrea Cremer (Goodreads Author)Kate Hart (Goodreads Author)Emery Lord (Goodreads Author)Elizabeth May (Goodreads Author) ,Anna-Marie McLemore (Goodreads Author)Tehlor Kay Mejia (Goodreads Author)Lindsay Smith (Goodreads Author)Nova Ren SumaRobin Talley(Goodreads Author)Shveta Thakrar (Goodreads Author)Brenna Yovanoff(Goodreads Author) 

Expected Publication: August 28th 2018

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Goodreads Summary:

A young adult fiction anthology of 15 stories featuring contemporary, historical, and futuristic stories featuring witchy heroines who are diverse in race, class, sexuality, religion, geography, and era.

Are you a good witch or a bad witch?

Glinda the Good Witch. Elphaba the Wicked Witch. Willow. Sabrina. Gemma Doyle. The Mayfair Witches. Ursula the Sea Witch. Morgan le Fey. The three weird sisters from Macbeth.

History tells us women accused of witchcraft were often outsiders: educated, independent, unmarried, unwilling to fall in line with traditional societal expectations.

Bold. Powerful. Rebellious.

A bruja’s traditional love spell has unexpected results. A witch’s healing hands begin to take life instead of giving it when she ignores her attraction to a fellow witch. In a terrifying future, women are captured by a cabal of men crying witchcraft and the one true witch among them must fight to free them all. In a desolate past, three orphaned sisters prophesize for a murderous king. Somewhere in the present, a teen girl just wants to kiss a boy without causing a hurricane.

From good witches to bad witches, to witches who are a bit of both, this is an anthology of diverse witchy tales from a collection of diverse, feminist authors. The collective strength of women working together—magically or mundanely–has long frightened society, to the point that women’s rights are challenged, legislated against, and denied all over the world. Toil & Trouble delves deep into the truly diverse mythology of witchcraft from many cultures and feminist points of view, to create modern and unique tales of witchery that have yet to be explored.

Continuing on my trend of anthologies, I found this one that’s coming out in August the other day and thought it would be great for this weeks WOW. I just finished a YA anthology (be on the look out for a review soon) and now I just want to read more!

Do you have a favorite YA anthology that I should check out?

What are you waiting for this week?

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The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things Book Review

The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirrethequeenofbrightandshinythings

Published: April 7th 2015 by Feiwel & Friends

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Goodreads Summary:

Sage Czinski is trying really hard to be perfect. If she manages it, people won’t peer beyond the surface, or ask hard questions about her past. She’s learned to substitute causes for relationships, and it’s working just fine… until Shane Cavendish strolls into her math class. He’s a little antisocial, a lot beautiful, and everything she never knew she always wanted.

Shane Cavendish just wants to be left alone to play guitar and work on his music. He’s got heartbreak and loneliness in his rearview mirror, and this new school represents his last chance. He doesn’t expect to be happy; he only wants to graduate and move on. He never counted on a girl like Sage.

But love doesn’t mend all broken things, and sometimes life has to fall apart before it can be put back together again…

“I’ve heard if you pretend long enough—or maybe wish hard enough—faking normal becomes real. I’m counting on that. Until then, I’ll carry on.” 

I picked up this as a whim off of my TBR shelf (okay shelves) because I needed something different than my normal genre. I just felt like I needed a break and wanted to branch out and read some contemporary (mainly because they are always typically stand alone books). This book was a fairly quick read, but it did leave something to be desired.

Sage is our main character who lives with her aunt and is always trying to be the perfect girl because if she doesn’t her aunt will send her back to the system. That is basically Sage in a nutshell, oh and that she can’t get mad because bad things happen when she does. This was hinted so many times throughout the book, which was the explanation as to why she leaves sticky notes on peoples lockers to brighten up their day. After this was brought up the first time, I really wanted to know what happened in Sage’s past to make her like this now. After the 5th or 6th time of it being brought up, I really didn’t care anymore and just wanted the book to be over already. Thankfully I didn’t have to wait long after and the book quickly came to an end.

Sage’s love interest in this book was Shane. The hot new guy who is mysterious and moody and not part of the popular crowd. Although Shane is a very typical male character, I liked him a lot. I felt like he was more relatable than Sage or at least more flushed out or maybe it was just because he wasn’t the main character so we didn’t have to know every single thing about him. Just like Sage, Shane comes from a very troubled past and doesn’t like it when people try to give him hand outs or help really. When Sage over steps her boundaries, Shane isn’t afraid to point it out and I liked that a lot. Of course, that created a lot of angst in Sage in a “does he still like me, does he hate me” phase that happened quite a few times.

The overall story wasn’t for me, but Aguirre’s writing style was amazing! I loved it a lot! Even though I was a little bit annoyed with Sage, I still cried and laughed when she did because the writing was that good. Reading other reviews of this book say that Aguirre’s other books are really good, so I will definitely check them out to see if I like them better!

 

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Goodreads Monday (3/19/2018)

Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by Lauren @Page Turner,  and the idea is to post a book that’s on your TBR pile and show it off. This is a great way to show off books I have not yet managed to read!


This week I have chosen:

everlife

Title:  Everlife (Everlife #3)

Author:Gena Showalter (Goodreads Author)

Published: February 27th 2018 by Harlequin Teen

Goodreads Summary:

STAND TOGETHER OR FALL ALONE.

THE FATE OF THE EVERLIFE HANGS IN THE BALANCE.

At seventeen years old, Tenley “Ten” Lockwood had to make the ultimate choice—where to live after she died. Loyalty to her selected realm has not wavered…until now. She is out of time. Sacrifices must be made, and a terrible price must be paid. But is she too late?

As the Everlife descends into darkness, a single truth becomes clear: Troika and Myriad must unite—or perish. In order to bring sworn enemies together, Ten must enter forbidden territory…and destroy the powerful Prince of Ravens. But there’s only one way inside—bonding with Killian Flynn, a deadly rival who sets her blood aflame.

When nothing goes as planned and betrayal leads to the edge of utter defeat, Ten and Killian will have to rebuild trust from the ashes of their hearts. Victory seems impossible, the odds stacked against them. In the end, how far will they be willing to go for the sake of their realms and the Everlife?

I’ve been following this series since it first came out two years ago. I have the first book on my TBR shelf already and now that this book is out I need to get the 2nd and 3rd. Showalter became one of my favorite authors after I read The White Rabbit Chronicles and I hope that this series lives up to my expectations! I haven’t really heard much about it since the series started, and I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

What is on your TBR shelf this week?

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Book Blogger Hop: Week of 3/16-3/22


Book Blogger Hop

This weekly hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, featuring a question about books each week. The purpose is to bring bookish bloggers together, basically. To participate, write a post about the question for that week and add your link.

This weeks question:16th – 22nd – Who is your favorite children’s books author and why? (submitted by Kitty @ Vicarious Bookworm)

The first one that comes to mind is Mary Pope Osborne and her Magic Tree House series! I loved these books growing up, and every time we had one of those Scholastic catalogs I tried to get all the books! My dad let me circle all the books that I wanted and then he would go through and pick out a few that would add up to the limit he gave me. When I got a bit older he let me do all of that myself. I felt like such a big girl and I thought that was how everyone had to buy books when it wasn’t Book Fair time. Through these Scholastic catalogs was when I first discovered The Magic Tree House and I built up quite a collection thanks to them. Now that I have a little person, I hope to be able to do the same thing for her. (Side note: do they still do those Scholastic catalogs in elementary school?!)

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Waiting on Wednesday (3/14/2018)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


 circe

Title:  Circe

Author: Madeline Miller

Expected Publication: April 10th 2018

Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books

Goodreads Summary:

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child–not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power–the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man’s world.

I realized this morning, that I started writing this yesterday but then never finished it. Woops.

Who doesn’t love a good Greek mythology book?! Ever since watching Hercules (the Disney version) I have been in love with everything Greek mythology!! This book sounds very interesting and I haven’t read many books about Circe!

Happy belated Pi day!

What are you waiting for this week?

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Goodreads Monday (3/12/2018)

Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by Lauren @Page Turner,  and the idea is to post a book that’s on your TBR pile and show it off. This is a great way to show off books I have not yet managed to read!


This week I have chosen:

simonvsthehomosapiensagenda

Title:  Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Author: Becky Albertalli (Goodreads Author)

Published: April 7th 2015 by Balzer + Bray

Goodreads Summary:

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

In honor of the movie coming out this Friday, I decided to highlight this book! I haven’t had a chance to read the book yet (I actually have to go purchase it first), but I do plan on going to go see the movie when it comes out! (Actually it’s a toss up between this and Tomb Raider) Even though I plan on seeing the movie first, I will definitely read the book one of these days! Seeing the movie doesn’t deter me from picking up the book.

Do you like to read the book first before going to see the movie or does it matter? For me, if I really didn’t like the movie I will always pick up the book to see if I would have liked it better or not. Did you know that Red Sparrow was a book to movie adaptation? I didn’t until I saw the credits after the movie! Okay, now I am rambling. I’ll stop for now =) Leave me your thoughts on books to movies in the comments!

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Goodreads Monday (2/26/2018)

Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by Lauren @Page Turner,  and the idea is to post a book that’s on your TBR pile and show it off. This is a great way to show off books I have not yet managed to read!


This week I have chosen:

becauseyoulovetohateme

Title:  Because You Love To Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy

Author: Ameriie (Goodreads Author) (Editor)Renee Ahdieh (Goodreads Author)Soman Chainani (Goodreads Author)Susan Dennard (Goodreads Author)Sarah Enni (Goodreads Author)Marissa Meyer (Goodreads Author)Cindy Pon (Goodreads Author)Victoria Schwab (Goodreads Author) , Samantha Shannon (Goodreads Author)Adam Silvera (Goodreads Author)Andrew SmithApril Genevieve TucholkeNicola Yoon (Goodreads Author)Sasha Alsberg (Goodreads Author)Whitney AtkinsonTina BurkeCatriona FeeneyJesse GeorgeZoë Herdt (Goodreads Author)Samantha LaneSophia LeeRaeleen LemayRegan PerusseChristine RiccioSteph SinclairKat KennedyBen Alderson (Goodreads Author) 

Published: July 11th 2017 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Goodreads Summary:

Leave it to the heroes to save the world–villains just want to rule the world.

In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.

These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like “Medusa,” Sherlock Holmes, and “Jack and the Beanstalk” provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains’ acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage–and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again!

Featuring writing from . . .

Authors: Renée Ahdieh, Ameriie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon

BookTubers: Benjamin Alderson (Benjaminoftomes), Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Whitney Atkinson (WhittyNovels), Tina Burke (ChristinaReadsYA blog and TheLushables), Catriona Feeney (LittleBookOwl), Jesse George (JessetheReader), Zoë Herdt (readbyzoe), Samantha Lane (Thoughts on Tomes), Sophia Lee (thebookbasement), Raeleen Lemay (padfootandprongs07), Regan Perusse (PeruseProject), Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS), and Steph Sinclair & Kat Kennedy (Cuddlebuggery blog and channel).

I’ve been on a Valentine’s related anthology kick this month, and what better to end the last Monday of February with an anthology from the villains perspective! This has been on my TBR list since I discovered it in December, and finally bought a copy for myself in January!

What is on your TBR shelf this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (2/21/2018)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


 thisheartofmine

Title:  This Heart of Mine

Author: C.C. Hunter

Expected Publication: February 27th 2018

Publisher:  Wednesday Books

Goodreads Summary:

A new heart saved her life—but will it help her find out what really happened to its donor?

Seventeen-year-old Leah MacKenzie is heartless. An artificial heart in a backpack is keeping her alive. However, this route only offers her a few years. And with her rare blood type, a transplant isn’t likely. Living like you are dying isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But when a heart becomes available, she’s given a second chance at life. Except Leah discovers who the donor was — a boy from her school — and they’re saying he killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened.

Matt refuses to believe his twin killed himself. When Leah seeks him out, he learns they are both having similar dreams and he’s certain it means something. While unraveling the secrets of his brother’s final moments, Leah and Matt find each other, and a love they are terrified to lose. But life and even new hearts don’t come with guarantees. Who knew living, took more courage than dying?

I’ve read a few books by C.C. Hunter and while I haven’t loved them, I did really enjoy reading them. This book sounds a lot different from the books that I typically read from this author, and who knows this might be the book that end up really loving!

What are you waiting for this week?

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Goodreads Monday (2/19/2018)

Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by Lauren @Page Turner,  and the idea is to post a book that’s on your TBR pile and show it off. This is a great way to show off books I have not yet managed to read!


This week I have chosen:

threesidesofaheart

Title:  Three Sides of a Heart

Author:  Natalie C. Parker (Goodreads Author) (Contributor)Rae CarsonBrandy Colbert (Goodreads Author)Katie CotugnoAlaya Dawn Johnson(Goodreads Author)E.K. Johnston (Goodreads Author)Tessa Gratton(Goodreads Author)Garth Nix (Goodreads Author) , Veronica Roth (Goodreads Author)Sabaa Tahir (Goodreads Author)Brenna Yovanoff (Goodreads Author)Renee Ahdieh (Goodreads Author)Julie Murphy (Goodreads Author)Justina Ireland (Goodreads Author)Lamar Giles (Goodreads Author)Bethany Hagen(Goodreads Author) 

Published: December 19th 2017 by HarperCollins

Goodreads Summary:

You may think you know the love triangle, but you’ve never seen love triangles like these.

These top YA authors tackle the much-debated trope of the love triangle, and the result is sixteen fresh, diverse, and romantic stories you don’t want to miss.

This collection, edited by Natalie C. Parker, contains stories written by Renee Ahdieh, Rae Carson, Brandy Colbert, Katie Cotugno, Lamar Giles, Tessa Gratton, Bethany Hagan, Justina Ireland, Alaya Dawn Johnson, EK Johnston, Julie Murphy, Garth Nix, Natalie C. Parker, Veronica Roth, Sabaa Tahir, and Brenna Yovanoff.

A teen girl who offers kissing lessons. Zombies in the Civil War South. The girl next door, the boy who loves her, and the girl who loves them both. Vampires at a boarding school. Three teens fighting monsters in an abandoned video rental store. Literally the last three people on the planet.

What do all these stories have in common?

The love triangle.

I do not typically enjoy love triangles, but if they are done correctly I think I can enjoy them! So an anthology based on love triangles is a bit different from what I normally like to read, but since it is February I added it to my TBR list. What is your stance on love triangles? What is on your TBR list this week?