Weekend Ramblings: Signs You’re in a YA Supernatural Romance
Inspired by the post “Signs You’re in a Love Triangle” at NovelIdeaReviews.com and my recent reading of Teardrop by Lauren Kate, I’ve put together a list of signs that you need to look out for (especially if you’re a teen girl) that will indicate if you’re in a supernatural romance. This might indicate that you’re actually the offspring of some sort of supernatural or paranormal being*, or that you might be falling in love with one, but either way, watch out. These things don’t tend to end well.
*examples of such beings include, but are not limited to: vampires, werewolves, angels, demons, demi-gods, mermaids, zombies, ghosts, fairies, or centaurs (though really, you’d think that one would be pretty obvious)
Keep track of your answers; scores will be tallied at the end.
Part I: Multiple Choice
- You were named:
a) something pretty common, nothing special
b) after a deceased relative
c) something incredibly unique, which had special meaning to your parents
- Your parent(s):
a) are still married, are pretty ordinary, and tend to get along pretty well with you and each other
b) are divorced, distant, and/or just simply don’t ‘get’ you
c) died or disappeared under inexplicable circumstances which everyone else chalked up to a freak accident
- People tend to describe you as:
a) pretty normal
b) “just like your mom” or “just like your dad”
c) quiet, introverted, yet with some unique feature that seems to draw them in
- Your best female friend is:
a) pretty much just like you
b) loyal to a fault
c) promiscuous, rebellious, and quirky
- Your best guy friend is:
a) nonexistant… your close friends are all girls
b) “just like a brother” to you
c) really attractive (or nerdy, but cute), and has been acting really strangely lately, for no apparent reason.
Part II: True or False
6. You live in a small town where everyone knows everyone, but you’ve never felt like you really belong there. T / F
10. You’ve been in mortal danger more than twice in the last two weeks. T / F
Part I –
Add no points for (a) answers. Add 1 point for every (b), and 2 points for every (c).
Part II –
Add 2 points for every “true” response
0-4 points = You’re definitely not in a YA supernatural romance. Get on with your life; there’s no need to worry about vampires or werewolves.
5-9 points = You’re probably not in a YA supernatural romance. Sure, you might have some weird stuff going on in your life, but chances are, there’s nothing supernatural or romantic about it.
10-14 points = You just might be in a YA supernatural romance. Or, it might just be a regular YA romance, or a YA dystopian romance. Be on your guard against any sort of magical elements, though… and that new guy — he’s probably a jerk.
15-20 points = Brace yourself. You’re in a YA supernatural romance.