My Favourite Platonic Relationships!

Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Hey guys!

*tumbleweed drifts by*

YES, I've been AWOL again. I know, I know. But life. And exams. And everything else in between. I'm not really going to spend a lot of time trying to excuse the fact I've been disappearing lately. I hate being away for too long and feeling alienated from the blogosphere but life happens. And, in all honesty, I think I've been suffering from bloggers block as well. I don't know whether it's down to the fact I've been feeling a little excluded from the world of book blogging for quite some time now (and not because of any bloggers or anything, just in general) but I'm hoping to rediscover my love for blogging once again.

ANYWAYS. On to the post!

Today I'm going to be talking about some of my favourite platonic relationships in books. We all know how much romantic relationships can take over plotlines so, for a change, I thought I'd showcase some non-romantic relationships that really stood out to me.

Harry and Hermione
Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling
Of course I've got to have a classic. Whether in the books or movies, the relationship between Hermione and Harry really stood out to me. Especially the development of it over time. I just loved how close the pair were and how well they knew each other and their dynamic just generally made me smile (even if a secret part of me wouldn't have minded them being end game but... PLATONIC, Rachel, platonic).
Celaena and Rowan
Heir of Fire - Sarah J. Maas
This is probably my favourite platonic relationship to date. I absolutely love, love, LOVE the relationship between Celaena and Rowan. It's just perfect and I love how solidly it was built up over time and how the pair grew to love each other (in a platonic way of course). I just... gah, I love it so, so, so, so, SO much.
Cinder and Iko
Cinder - Marissa Meyer
Granted, I did read this a long time ago but I still, to this day, remember how much I loved Iko as a character as well as the relationship she shared with Cinder. It was certainly humorous at times and I loved the fact that Iko wasn't human yet so human-like in her relationship with Cinder.
Maya, Simon and Penny
Lost Island of Tamarind/Secrets of Tamarind - Nadia Aguiar
I really loved the sibling dynamic these three shared in both books and how protective they were of each other. Especially the way Maya looked out for her younger siblings in particular. To me, it just epitomised how siblings should act if they found themselves in that situation, and it was rather heart warming.  
The Virals
Virals series - Kathy Reichs
A friendship group which I truly adore. I just love all the different platonic dynamics between Tory and the three boys (even if one may be more romantic...) and the way they all act with each other. It's one of my favourite fictional friendship groups.
What are some of your favourite platonic relationships in books?
Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo


  1. Oh, I love the relationship between the Virals! I just really hate that there's a potential love triangle coming up, though.

    ~Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

  2. YOUR BACK RACHEL HOW'S LIFE. [my english exam went so awfully i'm going to cry but hey, ONTO PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS.]
    1. Hermione and Harry: uhum, Rachel, PLATONIC, I ship Ron and Hermione aLL THE WAY.
    2. ROWAN AND CALEANA!!! yAS to that. Probably my favourite, and then heck yes to Iko and Cinder...hmmm..I genuinally barely come across many platonic relationships in YA which is sad :(

  3. WOO YOU'RE BACK RACHEL! *pulls party popper*
    I love the relationship between Harry and Hermione, as it's so sibling-like. But JKR's comments did destroy me as Romione is my OTP :D
    Also CINDER AND IKO!!! Iko is just one of the best characters ever. You really need to read Scarlet and Cress, and then Winter when it's released so we can talk about it.

  4. I love the relationship between Harry and Hermione! Great post :)

  5. So cool! Harry and Hermione have the best friendship!

  6. Back again new and improvedimproved - so good to see you again!


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