Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme. Check out the Goodreads group for more details. This week’s topic is favourite best friends in science fiction and fantasy, and this is also a Booktube SFF Awards topic.
Friendship is one of my favourite dynamics to read about. I adore good friendships, so I actually struggled to pick just 5, which is why I have some honourable mentions.
First the honourable mentions
Will and Jem from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
I still love them to bits.
The Night Court from A Court of mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Squad goals, really.
Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
They just had to be mentioned.
And now on to the actual top 5.
5. Artemis and Butler from the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this series is so underrated. I love the relationship of Butler and Artemis, because there’s such a huge age difference between them. Butler is both a father figure and a friend and a cool uncle all in one. There are some other great relationships in this series. Seriously, more people need to read it.
4. Mia Corvere and Mr. Kindly from Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Mr. Kindly is such a sassy lil shadow demon thing and I love him. I think Mia’s interactions with him are some of my favourites. I also love the relationship of Mr. Kindly and Eclipse in the second book. I’ve reviewed both Nevernight and Godsgrave.
3. Spensa and M-Bot from Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
I’ve always loved robot/AI type characters. I always enjoy reading about the relationships that they form and M-Bot is just a joy. I love how him and Spensa play off one another and learn from one another and come to genuinely care for each other.
2. The Gentlemen Bastards from The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Their friendship and loyalty is everything. They’re a little fierce band of misfits who will kill for one another. Especially Jean and Locke, but the entire group are just everything.
1. Nona and Kettle from The Book of the Ancestor by Mark Lawrence
All of Nona’s friendships, really. She’s so loyal and values friendship so much. I relate so much with Nona in that way, because I love my friends and I would move mountains for them. She never gives up on her friends, not ever. No matter what. She is loyal to a fault and I love her for it. But I think out of all the friendships, I love Nona and Kettle most. I couldn’t tell you why. I think I just like Kettle more than I like any of the others.