Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these, I am finally DONE! All my project work has been handed in now, so all that’s left to do is wait for my grades and I am making the most of my newfound freedom by doing a LOT of reading, I’ve read over 200 pages of King of Fools in just the last four days alone!
Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I have a new Top Ten Tuesday for you all courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we were meant to be talking about Outrageous Things We’ve Done For The Love of Books, but honestly? I haven’t done that many. I can think of a few, but not enough to fill up a list of ten, so I’m going my own direction with the topic this week and talking about my Top Ten Favourite Sister Relationships In Books, as I love books that feature a great sister relationship and there definitely aren’t enough of them. So here we go, my favourite fictional sisters:
- Scarlett and Tella-Caraval Trilogy (well it will be in May)-Stephanie Garber
Sure Caraval does have some swoony romances, but Scarlett and Tella’s relationship is at the heart of the series, Scarlett only entered the first Caraval in order to save her sister after all. Scarlett and Tella are both very different people, but they would do anything for each other, the mark of a great sibling bond.
2. Camille and Sophie-Enchantee-Gita Trelease
I loved Camille and Sophie’s relationship in Enchantee, it’s the driving force behind the entire book, as Camille goes to Versailles in the first place in order to make money so that she can move her sister away from their awful apartment in Paris and their abusive brother can no longer find them. It’s wonderful to see how much Camille cares for Sophie and the lengths she will go to protect her.
3. Anna and Kate-My Sister’s Keeper-Jodi Picoult
Anna and Kate have quite an interesting relationship, given the premise of the book is that Anna was born to be an organ donor sibling to her sick older sister, who is suffering from leukaemia. Their sibling dynamic is quite different, since Anna’s purpose in life is to be a donor for Kate, there’s a lot of resentment there, even though she really loves her sister and it’s quite an interesting dynamic to read about.
4. Pauline, Petrova and Posy-Ballet Shoes-Noel Streatfeild
My original favourite sister relationship! Pauline, Petrova and Posy aren’t biological sisters, they were all adopted by the mysterious man known only to them as Gum (Great Uncle Matthew) who left when they were babies, but they bond together and take the shared last name of Fossil (as Gum is a paleontologist and brought them back in place of fossils) and vow to each other to make their name mean something. I honestly think this book is probably where my love of found families comes from!
5. Katniss and Prim-The Hunger Games Trilogy-Suzanne Collins
I couldn’t really do this list without including Katniss and Prim, I mean how many sisters would volunteer to fight in a deadly game where only one person ever comes out alive for you? I’m guessing not many!
6. Feyre, Nesta and Elain-ACOTAR Trilogy-Sarah J Maas
Sister relationships aren’t always sunshine and rainbows, and Maas’ sisters from the ACOTAR trilogy definitely prove this! Feyre obviously loves her sisters but there is a fair bit of resentment there too, as she is the one who has had to go out and hunt for the family whilst her sisters sit at home & obviously she changes quite a lot after the time she spends with Tamlin and Rhysand so it will be interesting to see how that dynamic has changed in the third book (yes I still haven’t read ACOWAR, yes I will get to it at some point).
7. Willow and Amelia-Handle With Care-Jodi Picoult
Another Jodi Picoult book with an interesting sister relationship, this one is interesting for two reasons, firstly that there is quite a big age gap between Amelia and Willow (Amelia is Charlotte’s daughter from a previous relationship) and like My Sister’s Keeper, it’s another book where the sibling has an ongoing health condition, in this case Osteogenesis Imperfecta so much as Amelia loves her sister, there’s also a lot of resentment there as Willow is paid far more attention than Amelia, given that she is the sick one.
8. Sephy and Minerva-Noughts and Crosses series-Malorie Blackman
Sephy and Minerva’s relationship is quite interesting because they’re never really that close? Sephy spends most of her time with Callum and her older sister never really seems to want much to do with her, but they become closer as they grow older, because this series takes place over a very long stretch of time (beginning when Sephy is a child, and by the fourth book, Sephy is an adult with a teenage daughter) so you get to see her relationship with her sister go through a lot of changes, which is something you don’t usually get to see in a YA series, since they don’t usually cover that large a period of time.
9. Lou and Amy-Heartland series-Lauren Brooke
Lou and Amy have quite a large age gap, I think it’s about 10 years between them & they are very different people, Lou is more practical and business minded, Amy just wants to continue her mother’s work in helping horses and it causes a lot of clashes between them throughout the series, but they are also incredibly close and rely on each other a lot for advice-they changed a lot in the TV series, to it’s benefit, I think, but the core relationship between Amy and Lou is very similar to the one seen in the book.
10. Claudia and Jenny-Heading Home-Katie Flynn
You get to see Claudia and Jenny growing up throughout this book, and unlike the example I mentioned above, with Sephy and Minerva, Claudia and Jenny grow apart as they get older (which can happen with sisters) and their divergent personalities come through.
So there we go my Favourite Sister Relationships In Books, I have to admit, I was struggling to come up with them by the time I got to number 6, which shows there definitely needs to be more books with sisters at the heart of them! Have you read any of these books? What are your favourite fictional sister relationships? Let me know in the comments!
Next week’s topic is Rainy Day Reads, which I’m not entirely sure what to make of, since I don’t really base my reading around the weather, but we’ll see what I manage to come up with! Meanwhile, I’m nearly done with my April #RockMyTBR book, Catwoman: Soulstealer, so I will likely have a review of it up for you guys by the end of the week, so keep an eye out for that one.