A weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is… Platonic Relationships In Books (friendships, parent/child, siblings, family, etc.)
1. The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater: Blue and the Raven Boys. Blue and her relationships with each of the Raven Boys are my favorite. I also really love the friendships between the Raven Boys themselves. Blue and Ronan, Noah and everyone, Gansey and Ronan are some of my favorites.
2. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls #1) by Ally Carter: Cammie, Bex, Macey, and Liz. To this day this is still one of my favorite female friendships. I’m really glad I read these books way back when I was in middle school, it showed my what friendships should look like. These four girls love and support each other so much, I stan.
3. Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway: Emmy and her parents. Her relationship with each of her parents is so different and complex. Emmy’s mother is very overprotective, which leads to them butting head a lot, but it’s very realistic. Her relationship with her father is the complete opposite as he is more easy-going, but I love it! Also his dad jokes are A+.
4. Wolfsong (Green Creek #1) by T.J. Klune: Ox and the Bennett family and his mother. This is the perfect example of the found family trope. Ox grew up with just his mom around, which leads to them being very close. The Bennett family kind of adopts the both of them, making them a part of their family. It brings all the feels.
5. Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo: Inej and Nina. I mean… who doesn’t love them? They Nina is funny and deadly, Inej is deadly and badass. They just make a deadly combination, one I wish I could read for hundreds of pages!
6. Addicted to You (Addicted #1) by Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie: Daisy, Rose, and Lily Calloway. The Calloway sisters are my favorite, no doubt about it. They all have their strengths and flaws, but together they are amazing. They support each other 100%, they stand by each other, they make sure to help each other out when needed, and they love each other without a doubt.
7. You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon: Adina and Tovah. Oh man, the relationship between these sisters is intense. They love each other of course, but they could be petty, jealous, and selfish when it came to one another. I always love reading about complex relationships, and this book does that so well.
8. How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake: Grace and her mother. Yikes @ this relationship. It’s one of my favorites of all time, but it’s definitely dysfunctional and unhealthy. Grace’s mom is one of the most well-written shitty parents ever. She is because the author decided to show her is shades of grey. She showed the awful as well as the good (which just makes the awful that much worse). She shows you the good parts but makes sure you know that those good parts don’t erase all the bad ones. Grace and her mom’s relationship is soooo destructive, but so well written.
9. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord: Reagan and Lilah. Honestly, I didn’t really like this book. The romance was a cliche, and it’s definitely my least favorite Emery Lord book. However, the friendship between Reagan and Lilah is awesome. They had such an authentic and strong friendship, I adored everything about it!
10. The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen: Peyton, Liv, Melanie Jane, and Ana. These four girls were not friends when this story first starts out. But their mutual dislike for their varsity football team brings them all together, and they hatch a plan to bring the entire team down. They all have their reasons for why they hate the team, but over the course of their plan amazing friendships between them are built.