Why Rebel-Crews Give Me #Squadgoals

I’m here today to talk about an extremely important subject… and that is that rebellion-crews in fantasy and dystopia novels are the epitome of kickass! Trust me, it’s a fact **adds official wiki page**

What’s more exciting then starting a book only to realise your protagonist – who you’re already feeling – is about to become a part of a rebel-crew and pull off some amazing feet! Me personally, I resemble this…

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Something about Rebel-crews just work! It’s like sitcoms – you can’t have an entertaining sitcom without a cast of characters you just fall in love. Some of my favourite books contain big crews with interesting characters, they give me #squadgoals and they need to have a post written about them god damn it!

SO ALAS… my rebel-crew appreciation post! A list of why rebel-crews are the bomb:

  1. The boss ass personalities of the characters – if a character is part of a rebellion crew they are without a doubt a boss-ass bitch (or a boss-ass boy – it just doesn’t work as well for guys, dammit! ~they (the powers that be) really need to think up a gender neutral boss-ass bitch title). They’re stand up / fight the MAN / Take No Prisoners type of characters and I CAN GET AROUND THAT! Like, seriously The Dagger Society (The Young Eliets by Marie Lu) must kill like 100 people in the first book alone! They know what needs to be done and they’re not afraid to do it! It’s like death.death.death. and I’m over here like WOOOWOOOOO!!! They so kickASSSSSS!!!!!
  2. All the interwoven ships – I am a sailor of ships. I stand on the Bae and holla OTP at every ship that sails past and rebel-crews have ships in spades! I mean, Rowan (Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas) is my all-time favourite book boyfriend ~like seriously, I have a quarter of a billion book boyfriends but I’d give them all up for Rowan~ and him and Celaena / Aelin are only in the rebellion group together and there mutual drive and friendship blossoms into a relationship! Which lets not lie… once it happened it had me like


  1. They’re usually pulling off some crazy ass feat that has you flipping pages faster than you knew you could read – like seriously, I think I developed a reading superpower while reading The Dregs (Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo) breaking into the Ice Court. I devour books with rebel crews as it they’re made of air. I’m like the cookie monster – only like the crew-monster.
  2. I am a slave to multiple POV books – I might have a small infatuation with getting as many characters into a book as I can. I want ALL THE CHARACTERS and all their gritty backgrounds and all there little quirks! I. Want. It. All. ~breaks out in Sharpay from High School Musical~. And one thing that rebel-crew book pretty much always deliver are multiple POVs! Look at the Lunar Chronicles crew (The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer)! We get something like 12 POVs through all 5 books! TWELVE POINT OF VIEWS!

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  1. Usually everyone has powers – now this isn’t mandatory for a rebel-crew but this is me we’re talking about so of course I’m like YOUHAVEPOWERS!ILOVEYOU!LETMEBEAPARTOFYOURCREW! ~Actual representation of my reaction~. Take the Zeroes (Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld) for example they. are. actual. superheros. Yeah. Yes. YASSSS! I love when they’re a whole squad of superheroes on fleek. Like coming to mess up all your supervillains plans with our totally kick ass magical abilities.
  2. Rebel-crews provide all the feels because usually someone dies. Now I may sound like a total evil crew-monster over here but it is almost guaranteed that at least one person in the crew is going to die, and that makes my feels saw. Like shit someone must die from The Children’s League (The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken) EVERY BOOK!! I remember reading those books and being like I HAVE NO TRUST FOR YOU, BRACKEN! YOU ARE A MURDERER OF FEELS AND JUST WANT TO SEE ME DROWN IN MY TEARS! But at the same time I was loving the raw emotions this rebel-crew were all experiencing and therefore I was experiencing!
  3. They give you actual #squadgoals. The characters in rebel-groups are outcasts and then when they all bond together my little heart explodes with #squadgoals. They the besties best friends EVER!

There isn’t a book mentioned in this post that got less than 4 stars from me! I’m not saying it’s 100% because they contain rebel-crews but it sure did help my never ending love for them! This post was inspired by the amazingness of The Dagger Society in The Young Elites, we’re I had #squadgoals.

Now we shall discuss!!!

By law of my blog, ~where I make the law~ it is mandatory for you to all recommend me books containing rebel-crews that you love! I need them all in my life!!!!! Do you love a rebel-crew? Who is your fav squad?? Do you also die for multiple POVs??? Let me know!!





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I'm an 20 year old uni student who majors in procrastinating. It's wonderful really - many a great read was read because of it.

23 Responses

  1. ROWAN❤️
    They are all the #squadgoals. This is 2928% true.
    I actually am not the biggest fan of multiple POVs *hides* While I don’t HATE it, it certainly doesn’t help for me. I do love seeing different perspectives, but I almost always end up with just one person I like and want to see the world through, so all the they POVS are boring…OOPPS

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  2. Cait @ Paper Fury

    DUDE HAVE YOU READ SIX OF CROWS?!?!? BECAUSE YOU WOULD LOVE IT. XD And I totally love Rebel Squad Crews as well, particularly the ones where they’re stealing something. omg heists and cons = my everything. :’) And I do so love the comedic relief character?! They always end up being my favourite. hehe.
    And omg Marissa Meyer RULED with so many POVs! Not too many authors can pull that off, but she totally did.
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS POST SO MUCH! Six of Crows all the way, the multiple POVs in the Lunar Chronicles *hearts*, and Rowan *drools*. I actually haven’t read Winter yet (and have yet to buy the last book with novellas that just came out). I think you covered most Rebel Squad Crews I love A LOT, can’t currently think of any others (but will return when I do *pinky promise*)

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  4. YESSSS AMY. I FEEL YOU. Rebel Crews are absolutely amazing!!! Also, yess for multiple POVs! When they’re done bad it’s hell, but when they’re done good (like in the Lunar Chronicles) I am deliriously happy. OH and Six of Crows is lifeee! So amazing. Love this post!

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