Cupid's reign of terror begins in fewer than 96 hours, and we're girding our loins for the heart-shaped smackdown. (Okay, we're kidding. Sorta.) I mean, let's be real, Valentine's Day is all fine and dandy when you have a special someone to serenade you with "Fat Bottomed Girls" and buy you breadsticks, but if you're a single lady, it can be downright depressing. THOUGH, we can think of one scenario even more unbearable: being head-over-heels for someone who's in love with someone else.
Yep, the dreaded love triangle—a particularly prevalent theme in current YA literature. In fact, so many of our favorite reads feature fraught threesomes that it seemed ripe for a sort-of anti-Valentine's Day retrospective. Check out our favorites after the jump and vote for the one you love the most. We'll reveal the results on February 14 (poll closes at 12 p.m. ET that day). AND JUST AS A WARNING, THERE ARE SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN'T FINISHED THE SERIES!
"The Twilight Saga" by Stephenie Meyer
Perhaps the most famous (infamous?) YA love triangle of all, Jacob never really stood a chance (even with those abs) against Edward's sparkling (hee hee!) personality. Bella only had eyes for one vampire and made the ultimate sacrifice to be with him forever. But, of course, Stephenie couldn't leave Jacob all alone for eternity, so he imprinted on Bella's daughter. Yep, we're still scratching our heads too.
Their full list:
Ky/Cassia/Xander in "Matched"
Jace/Clary/Simon in "Mortal Instruments"
Dimitri/Rose/Adrian in "Vampire Academy"
Stefan/Elena/Damon in "Vampire Diaries"
Edward/Bella/Jacob in "Twilight"
Peeta/Katniss/Gale in "Hunger Games"
To Vote head to MTV.