Sidekick Saturday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in this week's type
• Share a picture and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• Put your link in the Linky thing and comment
Okay, Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven is killing me! All American? I keep wanting to pick Adam Hauptman from Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson books. Then I hear Adam growling in my ear, "I'm no one's sidekick!" Fine, I won't pick the Vietnam War Vet turned Alpha werewolf and most bestest mate ever! Then I thought of Seth from Succubus Blues. Author, hottie, wear-er of funny T-shirts. But that series was a roller coaster of emotions and part of me still wants to kick his butt for being so stupid.
So I went with a girl. A sweet Colorado girl who hikes and bounces around, but still speaks her mind, Kiara Westford from Rules of Attraction. She's the girl in high school who volunteers for everything and not because it will look good on transcripts. She's not popular, doesn't conform to trends of stupidity, and has a stutter. Oh, and it seems no matter how nice she is to Carlos Fuentes, he's determined to be a shit.
I have a standing lunch date with my mom and sister every Saturday where I pose this challenge to them. My mom chose Betsy from my Touched Girl series. Betsy has the bouncy looks, just not the bouncy personality. My sister almost said Shane from the Morganville series, but I jumped in and told her Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Book Views chose Shane. Maybe I was a tad gleeful to burst her bubble. I'm a brat that way. Shannon quickly recovered and hit me with Alcede from the Sookie Stackhouse series. Oh, Alcede, the best, most poorly utilized character of all time! That was the Sookie book that made me cuss the most. Alcede is so beautiful. Sure he has a scary on again/off again restraining order kind of girlfriend, but he's worth a possible trip to the ER.
There's my Sidekick Saturday. Come and play. It's so fun thinking of the other characters in the books we love...or hate.