I was tagged by three lovely bloggers, Icebreaker694 who’s blog is absolutely amazing, Blame It On Chocolate who is super funny and sweet, and Hardcover Haven, who I’ve only recently discovered but whose blog looks wonderful as well.
*This probably would have been better to post in February since its romance but I was lazy and had other posts scheduled anyways…
Some Other Recent Romance Posts:
- Please PINGBACK to Kate @ Melting Pots and Other Calamities.
- You can choose ten romance fails from ANY media you like: books, movies, anime, manga, T.V shows, or Webtoons. You can even mix them up if you want.
- You can choose funny fails or serious ones; for the serious ones, phrase it humorously. Remember, this is a fun tag! It’s not meant to be serious.
- Mention who’s who in the fails. (I.E, who fails and who is the recipient of the failure). If there isn’t recipient, per se, just state the couple (or non-couple).
- Optional: Rank the failures from least extreme to most extreme.
- 5 failures at LEAST.
- Tag as many people as you want, but at least one person.
These fails are less about the biggest fails in fiction and more about the first ones I thought of – but they are fails.
5 Romance Fails in Books
(The Raven Boys)
I LOVE The Raven Cycle books, a lot. Adam and Blue are a relationship set up to fail from the beginning, but it doesn’t make it less of a fail.
(I’d Tell You I Loved You But Then I’d Have To Kill You)
Cammie spends the whole book sneaking around and breaking rules and lying to data Josh, only for him to be completely irrelevant by the next book because he can’t handle the weirdness and has his memory wiped. Definitely a romance fail.
There is no plot aside from the love triangle, but its an obnoxious one. America obviously loves Maxon, but can’t get over Aspen when he’s always there, despite having been the one to break up with her. Three books of being annoying for me reason. Ugh.
(When We Collided)
One of the few YA books I’ve ever read where a couple didn’t need to be together forever in the end. Its okay for a first love not to be a forever love. I love their relationship, and in the end they fail as a couple but its supposed to be that way. I love this book.
(Romeo & Juliet)
I don’t think a romance fails list can exist without them. Its literally the biggest romance fail ever – they died, stupidly.
5 Romance Fails in TV
I HATED this ENTIRE plot line.
This was always set up to crash and burn.
Nate is probably the most good-hearted character. I love him. He and Serena are a mess as a couple, but great as friends.
They’re cute enough in the show, but Jughead IS SUPPOSED TO BE ASEXUAL AND I HATE THE ERASURE.
(The Vampire Diaries)
They are such a mess. Poor Damon.