Hello! This weeks TTT prompt was a trope freebie, so I decided to spotlight 10 books featuring some of my favourite found families. Found families is one of my all time favourite tropes, I just love it when a bunch of misfits gang together and, normally, end up saving the world. The below, as well as containing some of my favourite found families, are also some of my all time favourite books/series. They’re a mixture of emotional and humorous, so as well as linking to any reviews I have for the books/series, I’ve also included a quote based around the family/group from the book.
Top Ten Tuesday is run by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl and you should definitely go give her blog some love.
“But guess what?”
“There was no treasure after all! It was a lie to get you here for your party!”
“Oh. I see. So the real treasure was the friendships we made along the way?”
“You guys are the worst,” Lucy muttered. “The literal worst.”
“Pure, unfettered relief spread across Hypnos’s face. “What’s going on here”—said Hypnos, his voice rising as a bizarre grin spread across his face, —“is that you care for me. We’re all friends. We’re friends going to save another friend! This is … this is amazing.” Laila wanted to hug him.”
“You saved me, Nick. Sooner or later I would have lost my mind. I had to know, or I would have always felt like an outsider. You made me feel like I was part of something, part of a lot of things actually. I’ll never be able to repay you for that.”
“But she was not empty, and it was not the voices of the gods she heard. It was Kyla and Clo, Rhea and Nyx, Cato and Ariadne – each of them filling some space inside her until there was no corner left unclaimed. They did not speak of duty but of justice and compassion. The devils inside her head had been replaced with mercies.”
“Ryker…” Her voice cracked as she turned to look down at the mash-up of species that had been her friends and family since crossing over. “I can’t do this with you right now. They’re in trouble. I have to go.”
“I hate this. Both the storm and the plan. Why does it have to be ‘we’? Why not just me?”
“Because ‘just me’ isn’t who we are,” Iseult hollered back. “I’ll always follow you, Safi, and you’ll always follow me. Threadsisters to the end.”
“We’re outnumbered a hundred to one. The GIA has Auri in custody. They have our Longbow locked down. But I’ve studied Terran space vessels since I was six–I know the layout of a destroyer backward. And though this pack of losers and discipline cases and sociopaths might’ve been the last picks on anyone’s mind during the Draft, turns out none of them are bad at their jobs. If I can hold this together, get us working as a team, we might even make it out of this alive…”
“Everyone on the Island would be destroyed in the wake of the Kami’s rampage, and I couldn’t let that happen. I could not loose the family and the home I had just found.”
“We’re a zumra. We hunted the flame together, found the light in the darkness, but we were far from done, laa? Now we unleash it. We free the stars, shatter the darkness holding us captive, and return it to the world of splendour it once was.”
“But there near the front, he spotted his friends: Anton, Jude, Ephyra, Illya and Zareen. Hector’s absence felt like a raw wound in his chest, but seeing the others faces was a balm.”
What do you think? Would any of these make your favourite found families lists? Are there any you think I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments.