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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.