The Amber Feature is when Amber and I rant or ramble or something about something we love or hate or adore. Today's rant is going to be about the whole "Team" phenomenon. Team Edward.. Team Jacob, Team Jace.. Team Simon, Team Jem..Team Will.. We both have some very specific feelings about it. So here we go.
Amber R's Points
- Team Edward, Team Jacob is irrelevant. Although Jacob had these crazy thoughts about Bella, everyone could see that no matter what, Edward was going to be her choice. I felt like starting here because this whole "Team" business started here and has spread like wild fire.
- The only time there even needs to be a "Team" situation is when there's some kind of competition going on. Otherwise there is no reason for "Team" anyone. It's annoying. Besides the only time that teams really come into play is when there are love triangles.
- Which brings me to my next point. Do we really need love triangles in every book? Okay, so every might be an exaggeration but really. It's completely unnecessary. Frankly, I'm sick of it. There can be one guy and one girl and that's it. It's done successfully in several books.. Night Huntress, Morganville Vamp.. etc. I understand that the whole love triangle thing brings the drama and intensity but can't we get that somewhere else? There can be some friend drama, bad guy drama, fight scene drama, spy drama.. why do we always have to have the love triangle drama? It's so frustrating. Especially when the author doesn't do what I want them to do. Then I have to spend days and weeks ruminating with my good friend Amber and complaining. "Why, oh why didn't she pick our guy? Why did she have to pick him? I hate him! I can never read another book in my life!" You get my point. These conversations really happen. Trust me.
Amber I's P.O.V
Thanks for stealing all my points.lol.
Anyways I agree with all the above. I see the word Team so and so way to often, and a lot of times its totally not even necessary. I think the only time it can work is if they are rivals too. When you have two people in love with the same girl but those two people are affectionate of each other and respect the girls decision then it just seems wrong.
EX. Team Will vs Team Jem. These two guys are like brothers and for everyone to try and put them against each other seems dumb. There is no winner here really. Why would you want to see either of them hurt. They love each other and Tessa and its not right to try and make a battle out of it.
Another thing too sometimes when people do the team thing the person they are routing for has NO CHANCE at all at winning the girl, so why bother?
EX. Team Eric vs Team Bill, I mean come on people.. really?? Why even bother with this one!
And even if there is a love triangle and you like one better why use the term TEAM? It is just getting way over played. Its only useful in competitions like the heroine tourney when you are voting for someone. I just hate seeing it in every YA book people teaming up. Its getting played out.
Okay I get it, they spice up a story.. But for almost every YA book to have one is getting old. If your story is so bland without one then you need to work on your story.lol. I am just getting so annoyed with them.I can name tons of YA books with love triangles
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
The Iron Fey By Julie Kagawa
The Infernal Device by Cassandra Clare
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Shade series by Jeri Smith Ready
This was just glancing at my bookshelf real quick. What are some YA books with NO love triangles
Obviously I do not have them all but its a lot harder to think of books with no love triangles, and that annoys me!
What are your thoughts on TEAMS and
Are me and Amber really the only insane people out there that get so bent out of shape about these things?