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
This week's challenge is FIERY. I love it! Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven chose Christian Ozera from the Vampire Academy series. Best pick ever! Christian is part jerk, part hero, all the way firestarter!
I'm choosing Della Tsang from C.C. Hunter's Shadow Falls Series. Della is getting her own spinoff, but in the mean time the girl is the epitome of fiery. She's an Asian American teen vampire who was probably fiesty before she became a bloodsucker. She constantly fights with Miranda, one of her best friends and a witch who is quick to twitch her picky...meaning quick to throw a spell around. Della's hostility comes and goes especially if she has a crush on you. Yikes! I love her. Underneath the super speed, strength and pointy fangs the girl is all heart. She's vulnerable and lonely and sweet. But all that exists under layers of snark and death threats.
So here's my sidekick part of Jaclyn's Sidekick Saturdays. My mom bounced a few ideas around until settling on Dixie Weaver from A Killer Plot by Ellery Adams. Dixie is the outspoken best friend to Olivia, the main character who's not short on fiery either. Oh, Dixie also happens to be a rollerskating dwarf.
"I'm not little." 'Little' implies young or innocent. Like a cute puppy or a baby bird. I'm a middle-aged waitress with a litter of children and a permanent tan. I smoke and do shots of tequila and I'm not cute." (pg.5)
Now for my sister. You will not believe it. She's using the character from last week, only this time she told me his name. Ack! I have to confess, I cannot remember it. D-something? So I'm going with her first pick, Eve Rosser from Rachel Caine's Morganville series. I told her I thought Eve cried too much to be considered fiery. At the time Shan was committed to her choice. Ha! Now she's stuck with it. hehe