You may think you know the love triangle, but you've never seen love triangles like these.
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.
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.
“Upends expectations and poses ‘questions about self-determination and what it means to embrace the power of choice.’” —USA Today
More than a dozen YA writers take swings at the classic love triangle in this 16-story anthology edited by Parker (Beware the Wild), which features an array of genres and settings. Katie Cotugno kicks off the collection with a poignant story about a newly out lesbian pining for her brother's longtime best friend. In Rae Carson's tense "Omega Ship," the last three teens in the universe only one of whom is a girl consider how to continue the human race. Julie Murphy's funny-sexy "Lessons for Beginners" is a highlight: her heroine's moneymaking enterprise as a kissing instructor (aka the "Kisser Fixer") gets personal when she falls for one half of a couple she is coaching. Ren e Ahdieh turns in a seductive escapist tryst in Buenos Aires, and Justina Ireland offers a fierce tentative romance set in the zombie-riddled post Civil War era of her forthcoming Dread Nation. Offerings from Brandy Colbert, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Garth Nix, Veronica Roth, Sabaa Tahir, and others bring additional romantic entanglements to a volume that has something for readers of all genders and orientations. Ages 14 up.