First off, I got the place I was trying to get! Yay me! No more 1.5 hour commutes to school for me!
Today I’ll be joining in on T5W again. Apparently I missed out on the other friendship questions, but I’m sure I’ll eventually get to those in freebies. I actually haven’t read many books with a huge group of friends, but I was luckily able to come up with a few.
1. The Wayward Children from The Wayward Children Series by Seanan Mcguire
If you saw my tweet about my fantasy-like encounter with Seanan Mcguire at Worldcon, you may think I’m being biased…and that would be sorta kinda true. But I do really adore the Wayward Children, especially in Beneath the Sugar Sky. I just love how a group of children who don’t feel like they fit in anywhere have a place where they can be proud to be themselves. I also like how they find comfort in each other.
2. Bridge 4 from The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
Ahhhh these airsick lowlanders are such treasures! If you haven’t read The Way of Kings, one army uses bridgemen to run ahead and place bridges across chasms for the soldiers to get where they need to be. As you can probably tell, it’s a dangerous job and people constantly die on bridge runs. The members of Bridge 4 don’t start off as the most likable of characters, but I always found myself rooting for them. They’re also hilarious! It’s super funny whenever they affectionately bash one another.
3. The Dregs from The Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo
As you can probably already tell, I love a group of entertaining misfits with troubled pasts, especially when they’re characterized well. I don’t think any member of The Dregs doesn’t have something someone can relate to, and that’s why I care for them so much.
4. The Fairy Tail Guild from Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima
Fairy Tail has a huge cast of characters, and I can honestly say I like every one of them. There are many characters I couldn’t stand in the beginning who are now my favorites. I used to be obsessed with an MMORPG called Lineage II and formed many close relationships with my former clan mates. I love the Fairy Tail guild because they treat each other like family, and I without a doubt believe your online clan mates can become as close as family.
5. Alabaster, Syenite, and Innon from The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
I may or may not have been excited for this week’s topic just because I finally had a reason to post this beautiful fanart of my favorite characters from a book I read in 2018. Alabaster, Syenite, and Innon are not just friends. They are also in a polyamorous relationship. I think anyone would be lucky to have someone care for them the way the characters in this group care for each other. You can even see their admiration when they’re not near one another.
I hope you enjoyed my picks and featured fanart! What are some of your favorite group of friends? Let me know!