My Favorite Fictional Friendships || Top Ten Tuesday

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a freebie! And since I’ve had the incredible luck of reading a bunch of books that feature amazing friendships (with zero hints of romance!) recently, I couldn’t think of a better way to showcase them! Without further ado, here are ten of my favorite fictional friendships.

Rin and Kitay

I just finished The Dragon Republic, sequel to The Poppy War, and I’M DEAD. To the people who have yet to read it: Honey, you got a big storm coming.

But what became clear to me as I read The Dragon Republic was the power that Rin and Kitay’s friendship had. They know each other so well, and have seen each other at their worst. It’s such a comforting thought to think that no matter how dark the series gets, they will continue to be each other’s allies no matter what.

Frances and Aled

I know that Frances and Aled’s friendship is already widely hyped up as the ultimate platonic relationship, but I finally picked up Radio Silence this month and I can confirm that their friendship is amazing. Their relationship ultimately stayed strong despite numerous bumps in the road, and I appreciate that the author didn’t feel the need to force a romance between them.

Hannah and Gemma

Gemma is so supportive of Hannah, always pushing her in the right direction and staying by Hannah’s side even though she has secrets to keep. It’s mentioned in the book that Gemma is Hannah’s “muggle best friend,” and though this is true, Gemma is the ultimate muggle sidekick!

The Super Six

The last book I finished is Red, White & Royal Blue, and the hype did not lie, friends. This book was incredible, and part of the reason why is because it features such amazing friendships. There’s the White House Trio, made up of Alex, Nora, and June, who all have eccentric personalities but somehow work so well together. And then there’s Henry, Prince of Wales, his sister, Bea, and his best friend, Pez. All six of them make up the Super Six, a name given to them by the media. Their group chat texts are hilarious. And I’m not exaggerating when I say that each and every one of them is iconic.

Henry and Ling

I’m still a little salty that Lair of Dreams disappointed me so much, but one thing I loved about it was the banter between Henry and Ling. I loved seeing Henry annoy Ling into becoming his friend. Their friendship is also a welcome break from the sometimes infuriating drama happening between the other characters in the series.

Emily and Sloane

Since You’ve Been Gone is ultimately a story of friendship, and it’s about finding a way out of your shell through your best friend. Also, since it’s summer for most of you right now, Since You’ve Been Gone is the perfect light and fluffy summer read!

Melati and Vincent

Though Vince sometimes doesn’t understand what Mel is going through, he tries his best anyway. And, like with Frances and Aled, I love that the author didn’t force a romance between them! Also, this is your daily reminder to stop sleeping on The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf. It’s a beautiful book with amazing rep, and it deserves way more hype!

The Dregs

You all know a fictional friendship list wouldn’t be complete without The Dregs… or is it the Crows? Seriously what is the official name for Kaz, Inej, Nina, Matthias, Wylan and Jesper??

This group of criminals and outcasts progressed from being completely at odds with one another in Six of Crows, to becoming an incredible fictional squad in Crooked Kingdom, and I’m so proud of them.

Rumi and Kai

Rumi is not the most welcoming person, but Kai somehow convinces her to be his friend anyway. Kai is so understanding of Rumi being on the ace and aro spectrum, and I just wanna protect him!

Kate and August

Throwing it back to a book I read years ago, we have Kate and August. This Savage Song is hailed as a platonic Romeo and Juliet, and I completely agree with that pitch. Kate and August are both children of the leaders of two opposing groups, but they form an unlikely yet beautiful friendship anyway.

And that’s the list! I mostly included recent reads, but I just had to mention some throwbacks. I hope you enjoyed reading about my favorite fictional friendships!

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Do you agree with anything on this list? What are your favorite fictional friendships?

36 thoughts on “My Favorite Fictional Friendships || Top Ten Tuesday

      1. Haha surely.. Super Six are already so popular but they do deserve all the love…
        I totally agree that Frances and Aled are very relatable… they reminded me so much of my own younger years and my friends 😍😍

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      1. So noted. I don’t know if I’ll get to it right away on release- the way The Poppy War ended t seemed like the second book could only be painful.

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  1. Ahh such a great post! Friendships in books are the best and like you said, I love when books allow friends to be… friends without forcing them together all the time?! * cough* Ron and Hermione *cough*.
    Out of these I’ve only read SYBG (love) and TSS (loved even more – currently rereading) and I love both the friendships in those books! Even though I hated Romeo&Juliet (so happy to be finished studying that one) I completely agree with that pitch – I do love reading the enemies-to-lovers/friends trope.
    My all-time favourite friendship group however would definitely be the classic Golden Trio! Those books will always hold a special place in my heart💛

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    1. Thank you 💜 yes, spill that tea! I 100% agree!
      Sybg was my childhood contemporary fave ahh! TSS is one of my fave books of all time and I’m so happy that you’re rereading it! I’m so lucky because I don’t think I’ll ever get that one as required reading. But my sister did and I don’t think she enjoyed it very much. I know!! I just love seeing the transition from hate to love, be it platonic or romantic.
      Yes, such a classic! I really have to reread HP though :((

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    1. Thanks Jess!! The dregs are so iconic. You definitely won’t regret having them on your TBR ahhh. Can’t wait to see your thoughts on them! I’ve only read two works from libba bray but she’s such a talented writer I can’t even begin to explain it!

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  2. I love friendships so much!! Their love is beautiful!! I am hoping to read Radio Silence in September and I am so excited for it!! I can’t wait to experience this amazing friendship!!
    I love the mad friendships in Six of Crows– they all have such an interesting dynamic. And honestly I love Kaz and Wylan friendship– I know it is barely there but I would love to see more from the two of them. And Nina and Inej– there girl chats are great!! 😂
    I need to read this savage song– it sounds great!! 😍 In fact I need to read many of these books especially now I know they include great friendships!!
    One of my favourite friendships is Harry and Luna from Harry Potter– they are just so accepting of each other I love it!! 💛

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    1. True that! I really want to see more strong friendships in books! The same way we always get romances! Hope you can get to it ahh. It’s really really good, especially Frances and Aled.
      They really do!! Yes, all of the dregs are such a bad influence on Wylan but Kaz especially 😂 would love to see more of it too! YES. We love strong friendships between two girls with no hint of slut shaming or boy drama!
      It’s one of my fave books of all time ahhh the world building is just NEXT LEVEL & August is my son! Hope you can get to them soon and I can’t wait to see your thoughts 💓
      Yes yes Harry and Luna!! They are such a great fit together, because they are both outcasts in some way. and Luna is like my life’s role model. I really need to reread hp ahhh.

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    1. I should too but I’m so scared that I won’t like it as much ughh. But yes, I love them, especially my son August! You won’t regret having those books on your TBR, especially TWOOS! Seriously they are so good and I can’t wait for you to read them 💕

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    1. That’s so understandable!! The book is just so well-written with such relevant themes ahhh. Yes, Frances and Aled’s friendship is so so good and i totally could see myself having one like theirs 🥺 the fact that you love them as much as you love this post is such a HUGE compliment and I’m so honored!! Thank you sofii 💙

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  3. I just realized that I never read anything and I can’t relate to any of these except… Frances and Aled!! That’s a very good friendship right there! I love Radio Silence, and I will for sure read it again. 🙂

    😂 But I do need to read more books, especially these ones with all of the good friendship you’ve mentioned! Great list!

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    1. Thank you so much!! Yes, I feel like those two are the ultimate groups made up for six people. Oh, yes I still remember them and they’re amazing too! I just haven’t read pjo in such a long time ahhh but Leo Valdez is my love ❤️

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  4. Ohhh 100% yes to the trio in RWRB. They were just an iconic, friendly and welcoming group and I loved viewing all of their conversations. Also, Rumi and Kai make me SO HAPPY. I loved Kai so much and how welcoming and kind he was to Rumi, even after Rumi ran away from him all the time!! I really want to read Since You’ve Been Gone & other Morgan Matson books! I haven’t tried her contemporaries yet!

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    1. YES OMG I LOVE THEM. I know right?? I want to protect kai from everything—he’s such a good friend and person in general!! Morgan Matson’s books are really good fluffy contemporaries , & I think the best one is Amy and Rogers epic detour because it’s a road trip story told in such a unique way!

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