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Top 5 Friendships in Scifi and Fantasy


Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme in Goodreads, where you list your top 5 for the week’s chosen topic. You can check the group here for more discussions and topics. Today’s topic was “favorite friends in Scifi and Fantasy, or characters you’d be BFFs with.” 


5. Juliette/Kenji (Shatter Me)

As much as I love the idea of Kenji and Warner being friends– they don’t really get along but they try for Juliette. I’m in desperate need of re-reading the original trilogy since I don’t remember much about it. Juliette and Kenji are best friends and they’re always there for each other, no matter if it’s because boy problems or life or death situation.

4. Simon/ George (Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy)

Simon met George Lovelace at the Academy. Teenage me didn’t really like Simon, so I wasn’t going to read this book but I’m so glad I did. Simon and George’s friendship is just so sweet and I love how geeky they both are. They couldn’t even hurt mouses, so instead they named them and called them their roommates.

Tales From Shadowhunter Academy Spoiler

Simon even took George’s last name in honor of him after George died. I’ll forever yell at the rooftop how George deserved better and I wish they became parabatai instead of Simon and Clary. I do like Simon’s friendshp with Clary, don’t get me wrong but his friendship with George was just it for me.

3. Magnus/ Samirah (Magnus Chase)

Magnus considers Samirah as closest thing to sister to him, besides his cousin Annabeth, I just like how they’re alwayst here to help each other and keep each other safe.

2. James/ Matthew (Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy)

I don’t know what it’s about the Herondales I love so much. James was having hard time in the Academy. He was bullied but didn’t want to make his mom feel bad, so he stayed and became friends with Matthew Fairchild and later they even became each other’s parabatai.

I think this friendship is so close to my heart not because James is a Herondale and I love him but because I was bullied.

1. Jem/ Will (The Infernal Devices)

I can’t think of a better friendship than between Jem and Will. Will had his reasons for acting like a jerk for most people but Jem was one person he showed his real self to. Will can be reckless but it’s not as fun to show off without Jem to show off to.

What are some of your favorite friendships in Fantasy/ Sci-fi?

11 thoughts on “Top 5 Friendships in Scifi and Fantasy

    1. The whole squad is awesome but I kinda wanted to pick two friends instead of squads. That’s part of the reason I don’t have the inner circle from ACOTAR in this list. I decided to go with Magnus and Samirah since they were there from the beginning. I just love their friendship.

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  1. So many of these are straight up friendship goals, so I loved your list lol. I feel like I need to sit and think of what friendships I think are the best in books but it’s like you named the best ones already! 😉 Really fun list to read!

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    1. I was afraid of it becoming only Shadowhunter Chronicles list but thankfully there were other iconic friendships I love besides the ones in Cassandra Clare’s books. I don’t know why buy YA fantasy and scifi have the best friendships.

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  2. Ahhh I agree with all your choices except one! Simon and George 😭. I also love Will and Jem’s friendship. I love Magnus and Samirah too. I haven’t read Shatter Me yet but I’m planning on reading it soon so we have yet to see if I agree.


  3. Eve and Miss Fresh from Lifel1k3! And it seems to me Jamsu that Cassandra is inspiring you big time!


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