I’ve noticed a trend in YA Paranormal fiction, particularly those books labeled YA Paranormal Romance, and that’s the presence of a love triangle. Seriously, every YA Paranormal (Romance) I’ve read lately has had a love triangle of some sort, whether it’s a more overt struggle for the heroine to decide who she loves, or a less pronounced additional guy she’s interested in or even an enchantment beyond her control, through some extraordinary plot twist.
All of this leads me to wonder, is a love triangle required to append the description of “Romance,” or is it just another popular trend? My soon-to-be-published novel, Connected, has a definite romance element to it, but no love triangle. Would it be sacrilege to call it a YA Paranormal Romance? Let me know what you think!