Sidekick Showcase, previously known as Sidekick Saturday, is a weekly bookish meme, hosted here 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! I will post my Sidekicks on Saturday, then whichever day during the week that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on my page. 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 fit's in the week's topic
• Share a picture (if you can) 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
• The day of your post, put your link in below and grab the code for your post so you can see the others that post their's throughout the week as well
Today's sidekick challenge is MENTOR! I love this one just so you know.My first thought was Zee from the Mercy Thompson series. He's fae, eternally grumpy, supposedly retired, and taught Mercy everything he knows about cars that can be taught. From there my mind went to Asil from Patricia Briggs' Alpha&Omega series. Asil is one of my favorite characters and I really think he should have his own spin off. He helps Anna sort through what it means to be an Omega. He's patient and flirty and has an amazing hot house for his roses. I admit the list for this week's challenge goes on and on, but the moment my mind went to Dimitri from the Vampire Academy series, I was done for. I'm in love with Dimitri and only if I get to be Rose. He's funny, beautiful, loves his westerns, fights to the death to protect those in his charge, fights to the death to protect everyone else too. He has the most amazing family and a patience threshold that soundly put Rose on her butt on a regular basis. I love him! Check out who they chose to play Dimitri in the movie Blood Sisters (2/14), Danila Kozlovsky.
Dimitri: "Why did you come here?"
Rose: "Because you hit me on the head and dragged me here.”
― Richelle Mead, Blood Promise
“The only thing better than imagining Dimitri carrying me in his arms was imagining him shirtless while carrying me in his arms.”
― Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy
Okay, I started reading the quotes and forgot all about the post, so I only made it out with those two. My sister hit up Myrnin from The Morganville series. She chose him last week, but I only just remembered. I'll harass her about it later. My mom chose Mr. Lee from my Touched Girl series. Mr. Lee helps Anna sort through a limitation like no other. He'd rather take his students on field trips than stand in front of the chalk board talking out of a text book. He's a neat guy.
There you have it. Who would you pick for Mentor?
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