Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Platonic Relationships in Books.” I am currently on hiatus, but saw that this topic was coming up when I was working on posts before my hiatus and decided to participate anyways. I won’t be responding to comments until this upcoming Sunday, but feel free to drop a link to your post in the comments and I will visit you then. Covers are linked to Goodreads.
1. Mortiz sisters from Brooklyn Brujas series by Zoraida Córdova – Sibling relationships can be complicated as it is, but throw in magic and a need to want your sibs to be happy even when this means making bad decisions and you got a recipe for chaos.
2. Song sisters from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han – Lara Jean will forever remain one of my favorite literary characters, but one of the highlights of the series that I don’t think gets talked about enough is the Song sisters’ relationship. Lara Jean and Margo are more like friends because of their age, but their relationship with Kitty is so important because unlike her, they have such clear memories of their mom and they become Kitty’s strongest link to her.
3. Blanca and Roja from Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore – This is one of my favorite relationships to read about, where siblings are so different from one another and yet have one of the strongest bonds.
4. Jane and Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – Another sister relationship where the two are quite opposite, but always willing to take steps to ensure the other’s happiness.
5. Kell and Rhy from Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab – These two are brothers in all but blood. I’m starting to think polar opposite personalities in sibling relationships are my thing. One of my favorite things about this series is how both of these characters were the biggest cheerleaders for one another.
6. Nomeolvides cousins from Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore – I’m including the youngest generation of Nomeolvides women on this list because they were raised more like sisters. They all suffered the same curse, fell for the same girl, but never let that deter them from loving each other.
7. Tom and Benny from Rot& Ruin by Jonathan Maberry – This is also one of my favorite sibling relationships to read about, where one character learns to appreciate the other especially in a coming-of-age story. Still not over what ultimately happened though.
8. Sorcha and her brothers from Daughter of the forest by Juliet Marillier – This one still hurts. Sorcha does absolutely everything she can to free her brothers from a curse and it almost destroys her.
9. Lada and Radu from And I Darken by Kiersten White – I told you I have a thing for siblings who are opposite. Lada is fierce and cold and finds it hard to tolerate her brother’s softness. I’ve only read the first book in this series, so I don’t know how their story ends, but is a reconciliation too much to hope for?
10. The Weasleys kids from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – The Weasleys will forever be one of my favorite literary families and one of the reasons is it always felt like the Weasley kids were free to be whoever they chose to be, and despite their differences, they remained close.
Are you a fan of any of these siblings relationships? Which fictional sibling relationship is your favorite? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.