I really enjoy reading books about brothers relationship. Don’t ask me why cause i don’t know myself, but all i know i always love story where brothers are involved. It was pretty hard to find someone make a list about books with this kinda of theme, so i made one just in case someone who has the same interest in me need a recommendation. I am suck at explaining so i added description from Goodreads. This is only 5 books, will make another list in different post.
1. The Great Wide Sea
Ben, Dylan, and Gerry are still mourning their mother?s death when their dad decides to buy a boat and take them on a year-long sailing trip. Tensions flare between Ben and his father, but they gradually learn to live together in close quarters. But one morning, the boys wake up to discover their father has disappeared?and they are lost. What happened to him? Where are they? And what will they do when a treacherous storm looms on the horizon? M. H. Herlong spins a gripping tale of adventure, survival, and the bonds of brotherhood in The Great Wide Sea. – Goodreads.com
The book quite thrilling cause you keep wondering whether the boys will survive or not, and it also quite sad. Imagine three kids lost in sea and they trying to survive with only little supply the had. Well i rate it 4/5 since the interaction between the brothers moved me….
2. What They Always Tell Us
JAMES AND ALEX have barely anything in common anymore—least of all their experiences in high school, where James is a popular senior and Alex is suddenly an outcast. But at home, there is Henry, the precocious 10-year-old across the street, who eagerly befriends them both. And when Alex takes up running, there is James’s friend Nathen, who unites the brothers in moving and unexpected ways. – Goodreads.com
This about two very different brothers. The book tells about everyday high school life with their problems. I rate it 3.5/5. At the beginning it’s kinda slow but it gets exciting toward the end.
3. Keepers of Arden – Book 1
Over a thousand years have passed since the Long Wars ended and the higher gods abandoned the lands of Arden. Divided and fearful, Arden has managed to secure a restless peace. But peace never lasts. Darkness creeps through the lands once more. Salvarias, a man born of shadow and fire, will become hunted for his magic and a power that can grant a vile god instant victory. Only his brother, Wilhelm, can save him from not only the evil stalking him, but also the darkness that grows within. – Goodreads.com
This is a fantasy book. We being introduced to a fiction world name Arden where the life there was really harsh with monsters and enemy lurking everywhere. It’s an adventure story so you can expect some action in there. Big brother is soooo protective to his younger brother, sometimes too protective, but i guess that what made me really like this book. This is the first book, there will be sequel to this. I rate it 4/5.
4. The Culling
For Lucian “Lucky” Spark, Recruitment Day means the Establishment, a totalitarian government, will force him to become one of five Recruits competing to join the ruthless Imposer task force. Each Recruit participates in increasingly difficult and violent military training for a chance to advance to the next level. Those who fail must choose an “Incentive”—a family member—to be brutally killed. If Lucky fails, he’ll have to choose death for his only living relative: Cole, his four-year-old brother. Lucky will do everything he can to keep his brother alive, even if it means sacrificing the lives of other Recruits’ loved ones. What Lucky isn’t prepared for is his undeniable attraction to the handsome, rebellious Digory Tycho. While Lucky and Digory train together, their relationship grows. But daring to care for another Recruit in a world where love is used as the ultimate weapon is extremely dangerous. As Lucky soon learns, the consequences can be deadly… – Goodreads.com
It’s a science fiction book. The brothers interaction is only shown at the beginning of the story and the rest, we barely see them. But the storyline where Lucky risking his life to save his brother is really touching. Lucky is gay, and you’ll find some gay love in there but don’t worry it’s not that prominent so you won’t even really notice it. I rate it 3.5/5.
5. In The Path of Falling Objects
Jonah and his younger brother, Simon, are on their own. They set out to find what’s left of their family, carrying between them ten dollars, a backpack full of dirty clothes, a notebook, and a stack of letters from their brother, who is serving a tour in Vietnam. And soon into their journey, they have a ride. With a man and a beautiful girl who may be in love with Jonah. Or Simon. Or both of them. The man is crazy. The girl is desperate. This violent ride is only just beginning. And it will leave the brothers taking cover from hard truths about loyalty, love, and survival that crash into their lives. One more thing: The brothers have a gun. They’re going to need it. – Goodreads.com
The story kinda annoying to me and i’m not fancy with a story where the brothers fight for one girl, cause it always end up in disaster. The sweetest thing here is the author add the letter from their brother in the army, but beside that i don’t find any compelling things in this book. But if you really like brothers relationship, you can try this one. I rate it 2.5/5