Friday, July 8, 2016

Exploring My Bookshelves #2: Least Favorite Trope

Exploring My Bookshelves #2
Least Favorite Trope
created by Victoria @ Addlepate and Book Nerds
co-hosted by Shannon @ For the Love of Words
The meme: Every Friday, participants share a photo of their
bookshelves and post on a specific topic or question about them.

One of my least favorite tropes are love triangles. 
They either take up the entire story line (which isn't too interesting) or they don't add anything to the story line, except maybe to prove what a jerk one of the three actually is.

From my Nook library, I pull out Obsidian Threads by Charlie Pulsipher, the second book in his Lost Shards series. There's a definite love triangle going on here, but it's done so well. It works with the overall story line, it doesn't bring out any of the characters' ugly sides, and both of the guys are respectful not only to each other, but to the girl their in love with! Plus, the book is freaking awesome in itself.

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Rho has awakened. Its acolytes will tear worlds apart to release their deity from its prison. Any hope of Rho's defeat lies with two people lost in a strange universe. Kaden and Aren must learn to harness all their unique gifts if they are to rival the god of darkness reborn.

They will not fight alone. A brilliant geneticist, a furry dwaro, two less than friendly elves, dragons, and a spunky red-haired computer stand with them. But if Kaden and Aren fail to reach their full potential, all of reality will be devoured until nothing remains but Rho.

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