I am having a particularly rough time existing, so I am taking advantage of post ideas that make me smile. May this bring you joy, too. For Top 5 Wednesday this week, we are celebrating friendships all over the blogosphere. And, that, is worth smiling for. Here are my favorites buddies.
5. Helen and Elias: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Spoiler alert: things get complicated between these two friends. But, at the beginning of the story, they are supportive and caring. However, they live in a tough society, train for a torturous job, and they come from complicated families.
I know a lot of people like Helene better than Laia as a potential partner for Elias. To me, I’ll be glad if all of them survive. It certainly looks grim for all of them.
4. Vin and OreSeur: Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
Complex and layered friendships make my heart sing. If you want a messy beginning of a relationship, check out this dynamic duo in the second Mistborn novel. Both characters are unable to communicate freely/openly. Instead, they hint at crucial bolts of their reasons for acting a certain way.
3. Temeraire and Laurence: His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
It’s so easy to love this book because it has two polite baby beans with some fight scenes. Dragons were never really a thing for me, however, this book made me feel like Toothless could’ve been a hit had he spoke actual words. Note: I love Toothless. His story makes me cry.
2. The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry
There is nothing like this book. A group of girls at a boarding school are trying to solve the mystery of their headmistress’ death. They must rely on one another to catch the killer before it is too late.
This sisterhood is so delightful to read about. I just love how their friendship is tested and they all come together to do great things.
1. Kenji and Juliette from Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
This book was pure magic. Kenji and Juliette really open up to each other, get closer, and support each other through this big mess of awful events that happen.
I remain hopeful for a Kenji and Warner friendship. Furthermore, Nazeera and Juliette better have more scenes as well. But, these four characters are up there for me in terms of friendship goals (and dreams).