Top 10 YA Books With Love Triangles

No really, it’s okay. Sometimes we all crave a bit of a juicy love triangle. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, this is a safe space and I got you covered. Here are 10 YA books that contain a love triangles from different genres, including fantasy and contemporary, where the romance may or may not be the main plot. If you have read any of these titles before, tell me whether the main character got with the person you were routing for!

Enjoy!

All book descriptions taken from Amazon kindle website. All links and content based on UK Amazon website

1. Snow like ashes– Sara Raasch

A love triangle between two royals, and one who is not, intertwined with political intentions and shared childhoods. Meira, the main heroine must choose the right path, while juggling with overwhelming responsibilities. But her personal wants are thwarted by a greater, darker problem.

#royalty #previouslyforbiddenromance #childhoodfriends #YAfantasy

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Christian Commentary

  • Premarital sex
  • Magic
  • Sexual assault
  • Violence

2. The Cruel Prince– Holly Black

This is the most twisted love story you will probably encounter in popular YA fantasy. Jude, a human, is involved in something more akin to a love hexagon, in a fey-filled society where deception and betrayal is as normal as breathing. She finds herself grappling for power, and in a politically charged relationship full of mistrust. This series follows the agonising journey of this flourishing romance.

#enemiestolovers #violentpolitics #JudexCardan #YAfantasy

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Christian Commentary

  • Supernatural/Fantastical beings (Fae, Mermaids, Ogres etc
  • Magic
  • Sexual scenes
  • Violence
  • Murder

3. P.S I Still Love You– Jenny Han

I’ll be the first to say that the Netflix movie adaptations of the ‘ To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ series do not do this masterpiece justice. As shown in the movie, ‘P.S I still love you’ features a love triangle between the characters Lara Jean, Peter, and John; what they don’t show you is that John’s character does not just appear out of nowhere, as well the collection of tense moments in Peter and Lara Jean’s relationship that lead to their breakup and their eventual reunion.

#highschoolromance #badnetflixadaptations #childhoodfriends #TeamJohn

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Christian Commentary

  • Mentions of premarital sex
  • Mild language

4. An Ember in the Ashes– Sabaa Tahir

No real-life male could ever live up to Elias, the amazing feats he overcomes, and the sacrifices he makes for the people he loves. Laia is stubborn and determined, with a knack for achieving the impossible. A relationship between the two is practically impossible. You can fill in the blank…

#romanempire #bookboyfriends #Elaia #Keristhesnake #YAfantasy

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Christian Commentary

  • Premarital sex
  • Magic
  • Sexual assault
  • Violence
  • Murder

5. The Crown’s Game– Evelyn Skye

What starts off in a deadly competition leads to something even worse. Childhood friends turn against one another and death seems the only winner in this world. (I never read the sequel to this book because certain aspects of the supernatural it contained began to make me uncomfortable, i.e the undead)

#royalty #epicmagic #childhoodfriends #YAfantasy

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Christian Commentary

  • Magic
  • Death
  • (Would personally not recommend to other Christians)

6. Swimming Upstream– Chrissy Q. Martin

This is the best type of love triangle. A girl who puts her all into the relationship she’s in without leading anyone on. Two genuinely likeable love interest with a long standing rivalry, and a satisfying, healthy end to the trilogy, where she chooses (in my opinion) the right guy for her. A quick note to say that sport, specifically swimming, plays a large role in this story.

#sports #Teenandyoungadult #childhoodfriendsturnedrivals #YAromance

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Christian Commentary

  • Mentions of sex
  • Kissing/heavy making out

7. On the fence– Kasie West

A brothers’ best friend, coming of age romance where main character Charlie must discover who she truly is and who she wants to be with. A cute Kasie West teen romance full of confrontation and emotion.

#oneofthebrothers #childhoodfriends #nextdoorneighbour #selfdiscovery

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Christian Commentary

  • (Suggestions?)

8. The selection– Keira Cass

A down-to-earth, ordinary (but of course incredibly beautiful) main female character, America, competing against a harem of hound-like women. Her friendship with the prized Prince she’s supposed to be competing for is refreshing and humorous. But naturally America is a female, which means when it comes to romance, internal conflict is inevitable.

#royalty #childhoodsweetheartvsprince #competition #redheads

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Christian Commentary

  • Heavy making out
  • Mention of sex
  • Violence
  • Death

9. Girl at heart– Kelly Oram

This is less of a love triangle and more of an unfortunate unrequited love situation, where female baseball player Charlie has a crush on a best friend who doesn’t see her the same way. The story focuses more on her personal development and self-discovery but this, coupled with the adorable romance involved, makes this arguably the best YA sports/contemporary fiction that Kindle unlimited has to offer!

#femalebaseballplayer #cleanYAsportsromance #tomboys #unrequitedlove

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Christian Commentary

  • Kissing/Making out

10. Fire Games– A.L. Knorr

The love triangle only truly begins in the third book in this series, when fire mage Saxony begins to experience confusing feelings toward one of her best friends while questioning her relationship with her current boyfriend. The romance is not central to the plot and it’s conclusion is still unknown as the series hasn’t been completed yet (as of Summer 2021).

#bestfriendorboyfriend #firemagic #redheads #YAfantasy

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Christian Commentary

  • Heavy making out
  • Mention of sex
  • Violence
  • Death
  • Elemental magic

Did I miss anything out? Do you disagree with some of the choices? If so Leave A Comment or contact me directly!

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