I love this weeks topic of favorite friend groups. While I don’t always love multiple 1st person POVs, I do love ensemble casts with amazing chemistry.
Here are my favorites books with some kick-ass awesome crews: (featuring fanart I found on Pinterest/Google)
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Pretty sure this is on every T5W this week. There’s a reason- these characters are so well written and their chemistry is perfection. Every character has their own motivation in working toward a common goal, and they all have vices/issues to work through making them so real and dynamic.
Crooked Kingdom, though. Have I mentioned before what that book did to me? I think I may have brought it up once or twice.
***breaks down sobbing***
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
This series is amazing…. I will accept no other opinions. I love it puts totally unique twists on fairy tale characters. I love all the ships. I love all the interactions. I love that their story continues in graphic novel format, and you get to see how close they all remain after all the crap they went through. Thorne and Cinder’s closeness is my absolute favorite. I also like the scenes with little Cress and Wolf interacting one on one. And Jacin is hilarious in the way that he doesn’t really fit into their group dynamic, but he is one of them anyway.
The Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan
These kids are just too cute. I love the age that they are in this follow up series to Percy Jackson and the Olympians; it makes their relationships among the group that much more meaningful. They are at that point in life where they are figuring out where they want to end up (if they survive long enough that is), and they are still young enough not to take things too seriously. Percy and Leo are so good at breaking tension and lightening the mood.
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I really loved the crew from this book. Leah on the Offbeat destroyed them, in my opinion. And I was so looking forward to more adorableness.
Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
Maybe it’s just because it’s my most recent read… but I think these guys were great. If you can still find something to laugh about when planning on overthrowing an evil lord and are sure you won’t actually survive… then yeah, you have some good friends by your side.
Who are some of your favorite friend groups?
Let me know.