Hello readers! Today, I have the honor of participating in the blog tour for M.K. England’s wonderful debut, The Disasters.
In my post, I’ll be talking a little bit about the book (with character aesthetics!!) and also sharing a few of my favorite found families in books (since the idea of found family—one of my favorite tropes!—is a major part of The Disasters).
Favorite Books with Found Families
Note: All book covers are from Goodreads and link to their respective Goodreads pages.
Six of Crows
You probably don’t need me to explain it to you because literally EVERYONE is obsessed with SoC, but Kaz, Inej, Jesper, Wylan, Nina, and Matthias are a heist crew and they’re all amazing and I love them! (Though I do think Jesper is my favorite…)
I could not write this list without including HP. I mean, Mrs. Weasley literally sends Harry Christmas sweaters just like she does for her own children! (Mrs. Weasley is such a queen.) Ron and Hermione (the nerdiest nerd ever) drop out of school to help Harry chase around a bunch of dangerous objects that they have no idea how to find! The close friendship between the characters in these books is so iconic.
The Lunar Chronicles
The Rampion crew is the best. All of the individual characters and ships are great and then put them together and you get an amazing power crew!
Keeper of the Lost Cities
Ugh I love these kids so much! Large casts of friend crews like this one are super fun to read about.
The Gilded Wolves
Roshani Choksi’s upcoming release, The Gilded Wolves, is about a diverse and loveable cast of characters who care about each other so much and it’s so sweet. (Especially Séverin and Tristan!!) Keep and an eye out for my review of this book, which will be up on Saturday.
Percy Jackson & Heroes of Olympus
Camp Half-Blood is basically like a super cool family except everyone has cool powers and all their parents are at war with each other all the time.
Meet the Crew of The Disasters
I absolutely love The Disasters and am super excited to tell you all a little bit about the book and its characters. Below you’ll find information about the book and some aesthetics for all of the members of its very own found family of misfits.
The Disasters is a fantastic sci-fi novel that’s perfect for fans of Star Wars and the Illuminae series.
(If you want to read my review of the book, it’s on Goodreads!)
Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it’s not exactly a surprise when he’s kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than twenty-four hours.
But Nax’s one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy. Nax and three other washouts escape—barely—but they’re also the sole witnesses to the biggest crime in the history of space colonization. And the perfect scapegoats.
On the run and framed for atrocities they didn’t commit, Nax and his fellow failures execute a dangerous heist to spread the truth about what happened at the Academy.
They may not be “Academy material,” and they may not get along, but they’re the only ones left to step up and fight.
If you want to read more about The Disasters, make sure to check back for the rest of the posts on the blog tour!
Do you like reading books with found family storylines? What are some of your favorite examples of it? Do you plan on reading The Disasters? (Highly recommend doing so.)
Thank you to Fantastic Flying Book Club for including me on the blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book!