Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sidekick Saturday [16] FIERY!!

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


  1. I love your pick. Della is a great choice for fiery. She has it in spades. I like it when she shows her softer side, but you definitely don't see it often. She is my favorite in that series.

    I haven't heard of your mom's choice before, but I admit - that quote makes me LOVE her. Excellent choice there as well.

    I laughed so much at the choice of your sister's. You just won't let her have that one will you? LOL She needs to email it to me sometime so I'll know who on earth she's talking about. Eve can be fiery for sure - and yes she does cry often. I guess that one depends on which side of her you think of most when you think of Eve.

    Love the post! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

    1. My mom was so excited to be able to choose something from her wheelhouse. And I just love arguing with my sister over her picks. Back when I hit reading fiction hard, she was the one I turned to. She would come over with bags of books and we'd have so much fun picking them over to choose what my next read would be. There are even a few series of hers that I've completed and added to that she has yet to read. I should do a vlog post sometime and everyone can see I am not making this stuff up; we really do argue over her picks. I'm a stinker. She's stubborn. My mom looks like she wished we read more mysteries.

      I hope Zane had a good week of games and that you had a great mother's day.

  2. I haven't read the Shadow Falls series yet, but I understand that I really need to :)
    You always crack me up with your joking around with your mom's and your sister's choices. Does your sister have her own blog where we can read her answers as well? :P
    Have a lovely week, Robyn.

    1. My sister doesn't have a blog, but she should. Her tastes branch off from mine slightly. I'm very selective about witch and demon story lines and I really can't handle ghosts much at all. She'll read anything paranormal. I think she'd make a good reviewer because she'll stick with reading something bad and finish it where I quit and don't return.

      I have really enjoyed Shadow Falls. I think of it as light reading, but the author is still able to toy with my emotions a bit. You have a great week too!

  3. I have not heard of any of these books. Lol, your poor sister, she can't get her choice. She should come and comment about her sidekick pick so we know already.

    1. I know, I've ripped on her enough to garner sympathy on her behalf. I haven't read Kelly Meding either and I started A Killer Plot becaues my mom really enjoys that series (and it's not fair that I only talk about shifters and vamps and rude angels), but I'm a total Morganville fan. Best snark around!