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5 Great Found Family Stories

Found family
In the vast landscape of literature, certain tropes have the power to evoke a deep sense of warmth and belonging. Among these, the “found family” trope stands as a beacon of hope and companionship. From classic novels to contemporary bestsellers, the theme of forming bonds with individuals unrelated by blood resonates with readers across genres and generations.

Found family books you should read

Let’s embark on a journey through the pages of books that beautifully portray the magic of found families.
“The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis
In C.S. Lewis’s timeless fantasy series, the Pevensie siblings stumble upon the magical land of Narnia and find themselves embroiled in epic battles between good and evil. Along the way, they forge deep connections with creatures like Aslan the lion, Mr. Tumnus the faun, and Reepicheep the valiant mouse. Through their shared experiences and sacrifices, the Pevensies and their newfound friends form an unbreakable bond, proving that family is not defined by blood but by the love and loyalty we share.
“Six of Crows” duology by Leigh Bardugo
Set in the gritty world of Ketterdam, Leigh Bardugo’s “Six of Crows” duology follows a band of misfits brought together by fate and fortune. Led by the cunning Kaz Brekker, this ragtag crew of thieves and outcasts must navigate treacherous heists and personal demons to pull off the ultimate job. Despite their differences and troubled pasts, Kaz’s gang learns to trust and rely on each other, forming a found family bound by loyalty, acceptance, and shared purpose.
“The Last Sun” by K.D. Edwards
A gripping urban fantasy novel set in the bustling city of New Atlantis following Rune Saint John, the last survivor of a powerful magical family, as he investigates the disappearance of a client’s heir, Addam. As Rune delves into the city’s underworld, he uncovers a dangerous conspiracy that threatens New Atlantis. With the help of allies, like his bodyguard Brand, Rune must confront his past and use his magical abilities to unravel the truth and protect the city from chaos.
“Welcome to the Hyunam-Dong Bookshop” by Hwang Bo-reum
Through the perspective of Yeongju, a young woman who discovers solace in the bookstore after a difficult breakup, readers are introduced to a cast of characters who find refuge, friendship, and healing within its walls. As Yeongju navigates life’s ups and downs alongside her newfound bookstore family, she learns valuable lessons about love, forgiveness, and the power of community. Set against the backdrop of a quaint neighborhood in Seoul, this novel celebrates the transformative magic of books and human connection.
“Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling
The wizarding world of Harry Potter not only captivates readers with its spells and adventures but also with its rich tapestry of relationships. From the steadfast loyalty of Ron and Hermione to the unwavering support of the Order of the Phoenix, Harry discovers a sense of belonging and camaraderie that transcends his troubled past. The bond between Harry and his chosen family at Hogwarts exemplifies the power of friendship and solidarity in the face of adversity.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis digital book - Fable

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

By C. S. Lewis

n The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, four English children are sent to their uncle's house in the country during World War 2.

Six of Crows  by Leigh Bardugo digital book - Fable

Six of Crows

By Leigh Bardugo

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.

The Last Sun (The Tarot Sequence) by K.D. Edwards digital book - Fable

The Last Sun (The Tarot Sequence)

By K.D. Edwards

Rune Saint John, last child of the fallen Sun Court, is hired to search for Lady Judgment's missing son, Addam, on New Atlantis, the island city where the Atlanteans moved after ordinary humans destroyed their original home.

Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop by Hwang Bo-reum digital book - Fable

Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop

By Hwang Bo-reum

The Korean smash hit available for the first time in English, a slice-of-life novel for readers of Matt Haig's The Midnight Library and Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of AJ Fikry.

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