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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
Today’s topic was supposed to be ‘Places in Books I’d Love to Live’, but honestly, I feel like I’ve already done several iterations of this topic in the past and I just wasn’t feeling a repeat/update.
What I was feeling though? FOUND FAMILIES!
The Found Family trope is a popular bookish trope that owns my heart. Seriously, I can’t even think about these books and their found families without tearing up because I love them so much. Basically, this trope is when a group of random characters come together and form their own family. Often they are thrown together through conflict and start to care for one another so much they grow a strong friendship that then evolves in a feeling of family. These characters would do anything for each other. Mostly, making me cry.
So without further ado, I present to you 10 books with the best found family tropes!
The Night Court. The Court of Dreamers. And most recently, the Valkyrie trio. SJM is a queen of the found family trope.
No mourners. No funerals. I love the dregs and their moral greyness so much.
Found family in fairytale-retelling-space!
Sure, there are dangerous quests and all. But it would also be a lot of fun to be a part of this gang!
Was this list an excuse to rave some more about this exquisite book? Maybe. But you can’t read this book about a group of quirky orphaned kids and their caretaker and not become just as attached as Linus, the main character, does.
Oh hey, another found family led by a morally grey character that you can’t help but fall for!
Blue and her Raven Boys. It’s been years since I’ve read this series and I’m still not over them.
I have such a soft spot for Tori and her three mages. Every scene they’re all in together made my eyes tear up, just because I love that they all had each other.
I’m super late to this train, but the Wayfarer crew is the perfect found family that makes my heart smile!
I’d do anything for Squad 321. Misfits in space own my heart.