As you may, or may not have noticed (and that depends on whether or not you genuinely cared for my existence), I went on a week long hiatus from the blog, due to school-related responsibilities. Why did I? I love the blog too much, and remember that episode where I wrote a thousand-word long post on a three-day hiatus, which, by the way, already seems less than significant? Back then I had time enough on my hands to spare, so it made me feel more than just a little bit guilty. This time however, I simple did not have a choice.
So here I am, back from the dead, buried in missed deadlines for a substantial amount of entries. So for the next few hours or so, I’ll be checking Twitter updates, reading feed from Bloglovin’, writing posts for awards, guest posts, discussions, reviews, plus a two-week long recap, not intending to exclude the week I missed.
Heavens help me.
The good news, however, is that my absence meant in no way that I was quitting. Tell me that’s a good thing! I am going to try, as hard as is humanly possible, to leave you guys a post once each day, and am going to adopt a new strategy—queuing posts for emergencies, that is. It seems like a hassle, but it’s hopefully nothing I can’t handle. So there’s that! But what else is there?
My brain is still a bucket of sludge, as it has assumed that forme for the week, de facto. And have I mentioned the never-ending pictorials for our yearbook, wherein the entire batch gathers inside the auditorium, trapped like goddamned sardines as we fight over a better time slot for each photoshoot? Chaos ensues, believe you me. But what is that as compared to amazing memories kept through time, and friendships treasured till ever after, right? It was well worth the wait and the effort.
But of course I’m not leaving you guys bare! I have, as a matter of fact, been contemplating for the past week now: where do you stand in terms of love triangles? Cliché, I know, and I can practically hear the mental sighs (of utter disgust) right now. Truth of the matter is, I’m getting tired of them too, because its so refreshing to read books with singular love interests nowadays. Yet, my curiosity remains piqued. In the case that you’re interested, take the time to answer this quiz!
It’s pretty simple, really. There are twenty questions, and twenty opportunities for you to choose between two teams from various young adult books: A for one, and B for the other. For the purpose of clarification, I am not asking you to pick the team that you think will win (or has won, in the case of completed series). Instead, I am asking you to choose which side you were/are on, winning or otherwise. In the case that you are undecided, your answer for the question counts as a C. If, on the other hand, you have yet to read all of the books listed (as I certainly have!) simply exclude that question from your total, thus lowering the denominator. By the end of it, tally your choices and compare them with the results below. Feel free to share them with me, as I’ll be sharing mine in return. Happy reading!
I sure damn hope you missed me.
1. The Infernal Devices (Cassandra Clare)
A. Team Will B. Team Jem
2. The Selection (Kiera Cass)
A. Team Maxon B. Team Aspen
3. Shatter Me (Tahereh Mafi)
A. Team Adam B. Team Warner
4. The Iron Fey (Julie Kagawa)
A. Team Ash B. Team Puck
5. Uglies (Scott Westerfeld)
A. Team David B. Team Zane
6. Unearthly (Cynthia Hand)
A. Team Tucker B. Team Christian
7. Heist Society (Ally Carter)
A. Team Hale B. Team Nick
8. Matched (Ally Condie)
A. Team Ky B. Team Xander
9. Vampire Academy (Ritchelle Mead)
A. Team Dimitri B. Team Adrian
10. The Mortal Instruments (Cassandra Clare)
A. Team Jace B. Team Simon
11. Halo (Alexandra Adornetto)
A. Team Xavier B. Team Jake
12. Twilight (Stephenie Meyer)
A. Team Edward B. Team Jacob
13. Blood Of Eden (Julie Kagawa)
A, Team Zeke B. Team Kanin
14. The Vampire Diaries
A. Team Stefan B. Team Damon
15. Soul Screamers (Rachel Vincent)
A. Team Nate B. Team Tod
16. Delirium (Lauren Oliver)
A. Team Alex B. Team Julian
17. The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
A. Team Peeta B. Team Gale
18. Hex Hall (Rachel Hawkins)
A. Team Archer B. Team Cal
19. Covenant (Jennifer L. Armentrout)
A. Team Aiden B. Team Seth
20. The Chemical Garden (Lauren DeStefano)
A. Team Gabriel B. Team Linden
Now tally your scores, and here are the results!
You’re all for the original love interests, and are almost sure that through all the risks and leaps of faith, the guy and girl ultimately find themselves wrapped snugly in each other’s arms anyway. Duh. Sometimes, you don’t even notice that there’s a love triangle to begin with– the girl obviously has eyes for one guy only, and is simply welcoming new distractions to keep her life exciting. And that’s fine with you! Most of the time, you’re on the winning team, and such there is little room for complaint. Young Adult must be your new best friend.
“He is so going to get the girl.”
“So there’s another guy in the picture. Oh pleaaaaase.”
“YES! I just knew she’d be picking him!”
“IF HE DOESN’T WIN, SHIT WILL BE FLIPPED”
You tend to go for broke, and pine for the anti-heroes, the devil-may-knows, the bad boys in the background, the overlooked childhood friends, the lovers with feelings more often than not unreciprocated. It doesn’t matter if heartbreak is inevitable, for both you and the guy in question. You genuinely believe that the “underdog” not only deserves the girl’s love, but needs it. Though you team wins less often, you decide to sink with the ship regardless. Your team had waaaay more chemistry, anyway– who cares about a stupid happy ending?
“I am now officially a convert.”
“Oh come on, gurl. Take a risk and live a little damnit!”
“Excuse me as I go stab myself to make up for someone else’s big mistake.”
“IF HE DOESN’T WIN, SHIT WILL BE FLIPPED”
You’re not sure of where you stand. You think both the guys are equally adorable, equally deserving, equally in need, and equally drowning in perpetual sex appeal. Yummy. You don’t care much for teams, as twice the love is the way to go. Choose one and then the other, it doesn’t matter. Hell, the three of them could even escape into the horizon in polygamous bliss, and you’d still find yourself contented. You’re all for the safest bet: either way, your team wins and you’re happy, unless one of them dies a cruel, unforgivable death, in which case your wrath shall be unleashed upon humanity.
“I am literally unable to even.”
“How does one even choose a goddamned side?!”
“Nooooo. They’re both too dead sexy to let go of!”
“IF THEY DON’T BOTH WIN, SHIT WILL BE FLIPPED”
(7A, 5B, 0C)