One of my bookish goals for this year was to start a new feature. I decided to combine two of my favorite things: books and snark, and just ramble on and on about anything that has to do with books. It's not a regular feature, and is going to be posted randomly, maybe 3-4 times a month.
This first topic I chose to do is the types of relationships in the young-adult genre. To keep this short, I'll stick to overused romantic relationships, especially since this aspect is usually what makes or breaks a book for me (commonly, it breaks the book).
Example: Anna and Kaiden from Sweet Evil
Whenever I read a romance like this, I think of Avril Lavigne's slightly irrelevant Sk8ter Boi. This overused, hackneyed romance device is one of the worst, and usually portrays the good-girl-bad-boy scenario. First of all, this is in no way original. Secondly, it's irritatingly boring. I wouldn't consider something romantic if the only thing it makes me feel is annoyance and/or anger. More likely anger.
2. The Stallers/Drama-Llamas
Example: Eleanor and Daniel from Something Strange and Deadly
3. The Conductors
Examples: Ethan and Lena from Beautiful Creatures, Amy and Vincent from Die for Me
4. The Miracle-Workers
Example: Natalie and Jonathan from Darker Still
What are some cliched relationships that annoy you? Are there any other books with these relationships? (I'm sure there are many -__-)