5 Book Friendships that are Squad Goals

May 27, 2017 Discussion 22

If there’s a relationship that gives me more feels than a slow burn romance in a novel, it’s epic friendships. The incredibly loyal, nothing can ever tear them apart types of friendships. The friends who will go to the ends of the earth to help their partners in crime. They make me experience so many emotions.


Throne of Glass

The Thirteen from the Throne of Glass series

Man, the Thirteen. I don’t think this needs much explanation for those that have read QUEEN OF SHADOWS and EMPIRE OF STORMS. I had so many feels because of the sacrifices every single one of the Thirteen was willing to make for Manon and for each other.

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ACOTAR circle

The Inner Circle from the ACOTAR trilogy

If you didn’t know already, I am definitely SJM trash but that’s irrelevant for this post. Ahem. 

Anyway, I thought Lucien and Tamlin had a great friendship in ACOTAR, but then I read ACOMAF and met Rhys’s inner circle and nothing can compare! Their banter is the best. Plus I love how I ship a lot of them with one another (Except Cassian who I ship with a certain sister, and Amren who is her own being). I can’t wait to see what they accomplish in ACOWAR (which I bet I still haven’t read, despite writing this post a month ago)

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The Trio from Harry Potter

I had my ups and downs with these three, the angst made their friendship frustrating at time, but I did love reading about them growing up and learning magic together. Harry might have been the chosen one, but the support of Ron and Hermione helped him on multiple occasions over the course of the series.

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Six of Crows

The Dregs in Six of Crows

A rag tag group of misfits, usually thieves or pirates, is one of my favourite fantasy tropes and the main six in Six of Crows fit that description perfectly. Such a wide range of character from many backgrounds, but they work so smoothly together pulling of some crazy heists.

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The Raven Cycle

Blue and her Raven Boys from The Raven Cycle

This gang hasn’t been together for all that long compared to the other friend groups on this list, but they gave me just as many feels. United by Gansey and his quest, they’ve a lot of really strange things in a short amount of time and if that doesn’t make you grow closer I don’t know what would.

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Do you have any recommendations for books containing amazing friendships?

22 Responses to “5 Book Friendships that are Squad Goals”

    • Bec

      Hopefully you can find the time for a reread soon! I think I’ll try and reread them via audiobook at some point.

    • Bec

      I’ve only read the first Shadow Falls book and really should continue at some point.

      Omg how did I not think to add the shadowhunter series?!

  1. ShootingStarsMag

    So I STILL need to read The Raven King, but I’m so with you on Blue and the Raven Boys. You don’t have to be friends for long to be a fantastic friends. And I totally agree with you on the HP trio – yeah, they had some dramatic/angsty moments but they all did kind of grow up together. They are like a trio of siblings most of the time – well, until Ron and Hermione get together. LOL

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    • Bec

      Some people you just click really well with immediately even if you’ve only known each other a short while.

      Haha yeah that relationship would have made the friendship kind of awkward for a while if it happened in the middle of their teenage angst phases.

  2. Pamela

    Ooo, Safiya and Iseult from the Witchlands series by Susan Dennard, definitely. Probably one of my top female friendships in literature. It’s so positive and definitely passes the Bechdel test. :)
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    • Bec

      I was so close to giving those two an honorary mention!! Such a fantastic friendship. I still need to get to Windwitch (and reread Truthwith in preparation) and cannot wait for more of those girls!

  3. Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

    Oh man you are killing me with your picks here^^ The Harry Potter Golden Trio, The Thirteenth, The Inner Circle AND Blue + her Raven Boys?! FEELS. Drowning in feels ♥♥♥♥ Squad Goals for EVERRR!! Oh and I’m Maas trash too so *high five* XD

    Great post! xx
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    • Bec

      Blue and her boys are beautiful! I hope you get to read SoC and ToG soon and love them as much as I do :D

    • Bec

      YASSS THE GENTLEMAN BASTARDS!! I really need to reread Lock Lamora and get my hands on the sequels ASAP

  4. Janina

    10000000% agree when it comes to Blue and the Raven Boys and the Dregs! Also, of course the golden trio! #fangirling Great list!

  5. melissasbookworld

    Love this article! I’m currently working on a similar article as well for my own blog and we’ve got a couple of the same friendships/squads we love, like the Thirteen from TOG, Rhys’s inner circle and the trio of HP. Six of Crows and the raven boys are still on my TBR. I want to finish the grisha trilogy first and I hope starting the Raven boys soon!
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