“Best friends don’t let you do stupid things alone.”

My friends mean the world to me. I’m not the easiest person to be friends with as I don’t call, I don’t visit, I don’t answer when they call and sometimes it may take a year or so before I manage to pick up the phone and yet they are always there for me.  They know the darkest secrets in my soul and about the shadows that follow me when I’m in ‘that mood’ and still they love me the way I am. And when I’m ready to crawl from my cave and suggest we do something stupid together they’re always in. Who could ask for more?

So, as a tribute to friendship I’m dedicating this post to my friends and sharing some of my favorite books that involves interesting relationships.

“Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.” (Richelle Mead)

For young adult readers:

Club Number FiveClub Number Five By Jennifer Loiske

‘Samantha Green and Kate Walker were totally different sides of a coin but somehow they had drifted together and what had started as a convenient arrangement had grown something larger than life. So no wonder that when Sam had been bitten and turned, it was Kate who offered her wrist for Sam’s snack and followed her to the most dangerous situation that cost her more than she could afford…’

Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble 





SisterSugarKINDLESister Sugar By Garden Summerland

‘In a family of vampires, Emilian Grey and Mikael Trent share an unlikely, yet unbreakable bond. They are not quite brothers ~ at least not in the traditional sense, but they have formed a relationship to rival any sibling kinship. Sometimes they act like little boys, and there is a competitiveness that runs deep between them, but there is a high level of respect, and the familial bond is always there; along with an undeniable friendship.’

Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble





Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

I wanted to add this series here as it is by far one of the best YA series there are in the market and also because it has a web of friendships in it and those friends are willing to cross any line to protect the others. So, if you haven’t read it yet, go grab your copies and I promise you won’t regret!

Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble 

“Friends are family you get to choose.” (Unkonwn)

For adults:

UnknownThe Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin

‘One of the prevailing themes in Paulette’s book is about developing trust, without which no friendship can exist let alone an intimate relationship. The trust between the main characters in the story build through experience and time, for example Charley after suffering the devastating heartbreak of his wife meets Mildred, a woman not strong on looks but very generous of heart and authentic. He sees in her the light of friendship that shines through all else and sustains them through the tragedy that hatred brings. It is the love and friendship that ultimately bring healing.’





Unknown-1The Imaginist By Elizabeth Glanville

‘The Imaginist is largely a tale of love, loss and friendship. As the protagonists, Ryan and Louise, struggle to adapt to life in London throughout their twenties both fall into pits of despair, isolation and depression. The one constant in their lives comes in the form of deep and lasting friendships, ultimately their saving grace when things start to spiral just too far beyond control.’

Amazon.com,  Lulu





Unknown-2Saving Peace By Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar

‘You go to college to meet your bridesmaids,” or so the saying goes in North Carolina, on the campus of the all female Peace College.

But what happens when the friends you thought you were making for life, betray you? The same ones you’d be in the retirement home with aren’t speaking not ten years later?

The ups and downs of women’s friendships are tested in SAVING PEACE. Thirty years intervene in the friendships begun at the all female Peace College.’



About jenniferloiske

Jennifer Loiske lives in Finland in Naantali, which is a small sunny town on the southwest coast. She is a pre-school teacher by profession but she stayed at home when her youngest daughter suffered brain fever, which developed severe epilepsy in 2004. She is a workaholic Teen/Young Adult author, who loves dark fantasy, teen movies, chips and candies and warm sunny days. She’s also very keen on charity work and a big part of her royalties goes to the charity; mainly to help families with epileptic children but also to the epilepsy units in the hospitals. As a huge fan of dark novels Jennifer's bookshelf is full of books from L.J. Smith, Alyson Noel, Stephanie Meyer, Chloe Neill, Michelle Rowen, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Amanda Hocking and Lauren Kate. She’s also a huge fan of music from Evanescence, Linkin Park, Within Temptation, OneRepublic and Disturbed. But her hunger for music is endless and depend on what mood she’s in or what kind of book she’s working on. She can be pretty much an omnivore when it comes to music.
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15 Responses to “Best friends don’t let you do stupid things alone.”

  1. That’s great, and a fantastic idea for your Blog! Thanks jen! Xx

  2. Thank you! Glad I could have your book on my blog 🙂 xx

  3. I saw this from you and came by to say I’m truly grateful for this connection and to call you my friend and then I saw what you posted here. It really touched my heart, Jen. You are such a wonderfully giving woman, a great mother and delightful writer. Thank you for your kindness to me and all the others here. You’re a gem. Paulette

  4. Reblogged this on The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap and commented:
    I met an author, Jennifer Loiske, all the way from Finland whose book I read. She became my friend on line and today I just happened upon her post and saw this unexpected surprise, an act of kindness, for my book and others. She’s a wonderful woman, mother and author. I am grateful for books that bring the world closer together and join wonderful stranger into a family of friends.

  5. My best friend will be moving away. Phone and email contact will remain but his presence and assistance will be missed.

  6. st sahm says:

    I add your recommendations to my Goodreads all the time. Thanks!

  7. Millie Burns says:

    I’m gonna have to check some of these out. I haven’t read a single one…

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