Top 5 Saturday: Sibling Relationships

We’re back with another Top 5 Saturday! Just in case you don’t know Top 5 Saturday is a weekly meme created by Mandy @ Devouring Books and it’s where we list the top five books (they can be books on your TBR, favourite books, books you loved/hated) based on the week’s topic. You can see the upcoming schedule at the end of my post 🙂 This week’s topic is: books with sibling relationships.

As much as I love a good love ship, I really enjoy books that explore sibling relationships; more specifically positive and healthy sibling relationships! I love the good feels reading about these bring me! Plus, it also makes me more determined to have better relationships with my own siblings! I don’t have “terrible” relationships with my siblings, of course we disagree now and then, though my older brother doesn’t have a good relationship with basically any of us. But I digress! Basically, I love sibling relationships in books and here’s a selection from my TBR that I’ve heard have interesting ones:

Ellery’s never been to Echo Ridge, but she’s heard all about it. It’s where her aunt went missing at age sixteen, never to return. Where a Homecoming Queen’s murder five years ago made national news. And where Ellery now has to live with a grandmother she barely knows, after her failed-actress mother lands in rehab. No one knows what happened to either girl, and Ellery’s family is still haunted by their loss.
Malcolm grew up in the shadow of the Homecoming Queen’s death. His older brother was the prime suspect and left Echo Ridge in disgrace. His mother’s remarriage vaulted her and Malcolm into Echo Ridge’s upper crust, but their new status grows shaky when mysterious threats around town hint that a killer plans to strike again. No one has forgotten Malcolm’s brother-and nobody trusts him when he suddenly returns to town.
Ellery and Malcolm both know it’s hard to let go when you don’t have closure. Then another girl disappears, and Ellery and Malcolm were the last people to see her alive. As they race to unravel what happened, they realize every secret has layers in Echo Ridge. The truth might be closer to home than either of them want to believe.
And somebody would kill to keep it hidden.

Yep, it’s this book again. I know I’ve mentioned Two Can Keep A Secret a few times lately but this is an attempt at subliminally messaging my own conscience to finally read the damn book. 😂 I’ve heard that the twins in this are great characters and honestly, I don’t read books with twins very often.

“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”
At first, Jude and her twin brother Noah, are inseparable. Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude wears red-red lipstick, cliff-dives, and does all the talking for both of them. Years later, they are barely speaking. Something has happened to change the twins in different yet equally devastating ways . . . but then Jude meets an intriguing, irresistible boy and a mysterious new mentor. The early years are Noah’s to tell; the later years are Jude’s. But they each have only half the story, and if they can only find their way back to one another, they’ll have a chance to remake their world. This radiant, award-winning novel from the acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

I’ll Give You The Sun is another book that has been on my “immediate TBR” for quite a while but it still hasn’t moved up the ranks. I don’t know why I keep pushing off reading this book because I’ve heard good things about it. I also just realised as I was typing this that this book has twins too!

What if damnation is the price of true love? Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.

Queen of Air and Darkness is the final book in The Dark Artifices series and I have to say that I quite liked the sibling relationships in this story! I’ve never read anything else by Cassandra Clare before, but the Blackburns are an interesting bunch that I really enjoyed reading about!

A love worth fighting for. A dream worth dying for. An ending worth waiting for.
It’s been two months since the Fates were freed from a deck of cards, two months since Legend claimed the throne for his own, and two months since Tella discovered the boy she fell in love with doesn’t really exist. With lives, empires, and hearts hanging in the balance, Tella must decide if she’s going to trust Legend or a former enemy. After uncovering a secret that upends her life, Scarlett will need to do the impossible. And Legend has a choice to make that will forever change and define him. Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun. There are no spectators this time—only those who will win, and those who will lose everything.
Welcome, welcome to Finale. All games must come to an end…

I’m starting to sound like a broken record but… Finale is the last book in the Caraval trilogy. I’m sure everyone knows about this book by now and that it involves two sisters, so I’ll leave it at that. I really loved this series and the magical world of Caraval but I’m worried the ending will disappoint!

A multigenerational novel in which the four adult daughters of a Chicago couple–still madly in love after forty years–recklessly ignite old rivalries until a long-buried secret threatens to shatter the lives they’ve built. When Marilyn Connolly and David Sorenson fall in love in the 1970s, they are blithely ignorant of all that’s to come. By 2016, their four radically different daughters are each in a state of unrest: Wendy, widowed young, soothes herself with booze and younger men; Violet, a litigator-turned-stay-at-home-mom, battles anxiety and self-doubt when the darkest part of her past resurfaces; Liza, a neurotic and newly tenured professor, finds herself pregnant with a baby she’s not sure she wants by a man she’s not sure she loves; and Grace, the dawdling youngest daughter, begins living a lie that no one in her family even suspects. Above it all, the daughters share the lingering fear that they will never find a love quite like their parents’. As the novel moves through the tumultuous year following the arrival of Jonah Bendt–given up by one of the daughters in a closed adoption fifteen years before–we are shown the rich and varied tapestry of the Sorensons’ past: years marred by adolescence, infidelity, and resentment, but also the transcendent moments of joy that make everything else worthwhile.

If you’ve been around since January, you might remember The Most Fun We Ever Had made an appearance on my #WWWWednesday posts and it stayed there for ages as “currently reading” until I finally booted it off because I was too sick to focus on it. From what I’ve read so far, there isn’t much positive to the sibling relationships here… But I am curious about where it’s going and I do plan to finish it eventually (I swear)!

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Do you love reading about sibling relationships? If you have any recommendations, I’d love to add more to my TBR! 😂

28 thoughts on “Top 5 Saturday: Sibling Relationships

  1. I also liked Jude and Noah’s relationship. Some of my favorite siblings are Isaiah and Memphis from the Diviners series and Vasya and her siblings from the Winternight trilogy.

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    1. Omg Vasya and her siblings! I totally forgot about the Winternight trilogy! I mean, I’ve only read the first book but the sibling relationships were definitely interesting. I have the first book of The Diviners series in my kindle library so YAY 😀 I’m even more excited to read it now!

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    1. It’s one of the first books I thought of actually! I quite like the siblings and its made me curious to check out her other books as well, although the length of all the series intimidates me a bit 😂 Did you finish the series btw?

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  2. Ah, great choices! And The Most Fun We Ever Had was actually on of my favorite reads for last year so I hope you get to pick it up and finish it. 😉

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    1. Ooh, really!? That’s great to hear! I was meant to buddy read it with a group of friends on instagram and when I scrolled up to their discussion a lot of them didn’t enjoy it. It has such great reviews though! I’m hoping I enjoy it 😀

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      1. It’s long. And I know some people thought it was too slow, but I read it quickly. It may have just been one of those situations where it was the right book at the right time, but I didn’t want it to end. 😍

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    1. I feel like its been on my TBR for way too long and I don’t know why because it sounds like a book I will end up liking! I hope you enjoy it whenever you pick it up Kitty Marie 🙂

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  3. Finale is SO good! I love those two sisters! and Two Can Keep a secret seems to be getting a lot of hype rn so im curious 😉 great post!

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    1. Omg I’m so excited and scared to read Finale! I heard so many mixed reviews but I hope that I end up being one of the ones that love it ❤ I'm still reading Two Can Keep A Secret but I'm enjoying the siblings and the story right now!

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  4. I really need to read One of Us is Lying and Two Can Keep a Secret. I haven’t read the Dark Artifices series too because I have two books to go until I finish the Mortal Instruments and then I’m going to read the Internal Devices before jumping to Dark Artifices. Whoa, I’m tired just to think about reading all these Shadowhunters books! 😅

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  5. Oh my goodness, FIND me a better sibling relationship than the Blackthorns in The Dark Artifices trilogy – I will FIGHT PEOPLE on this 😂 I read I’ll Give You the Sun so long ago that I don’t remember much about it at all, but one of the things that really stood out to me was Noah & Jude’s relationship. What can I say? I’m a sucker for books with good sibling dynamics 😍

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