Monday, August 12, 2013

Sidekick Showcase [26] One Third of a Love Triangle

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
This week's challenge is ONE THIRD OF A LOVE TRIANGLE! Goodness me. 
I tossed characters around in my head, saying no to all of them until Bookworm Brandee referenced our favorite hero in a duster, Dimitri. Then my sister mentioned the Adrian, Rose, Dimitri drama, but decided to stick with Darynda Jones and the Charley Davidson series. I forgot the names again, but I blame how hard and how many times I hit my head yesterday on a carnival ride gone wrong. But back to Richelle Mead who can't help herself with these tortured romances. I'm choosing Kiyo, Dorian, and Eugenie from the Dark Swan Series. This four book series should have been at least five because the wrap up chapped a lot of hides. Eugenie is a romantic train wreck. She's the friend you can't give advice to because the girl is going to screw up no matter what you say or don't say. And yet I love her. I love the series. It's re-readable for me.

“Dorian used to watch you like a starving man who wants meat. Now he looks at you like he wants seconds.”
Richelle Mead, Thorn Queen

“I looked around at us all: me in my nightgown, Kiyo bare-chested, Dorian in his extravagant robes, and Tim in his Native getup. God, I muttered, standing up, we all look like the village people.”
Richelle Mead, Storm Born

“He stepped forward and punched Dorian in the face, hard enough that I heard a thwack.
"Ow," moaned Dorian, wincing from the pain. "My greatest asset.”
Richelle Mead, Shadow Heir


  1. Well, first of all, I need to hear about the carnival ride accident...sounds like something that would happen to me as well. ;)

    And after your comment on my post, I was thinking Roman or Seth...but Kiyo and Dorian work too! :) I agree that you couldn't give advice to Eugenie...she's gonna muck it up anyway you look at it. And she definitely mucked it up with Dorian. But as we discussed, I choose to believe that she fixed that 'mistake' a few days after that book ended. LOL Dorian ALWAYS made me swoon. I was always Team Dorian. Is it odd that I didn't like Kiyo for the same reasons I loved Dorian? Do you know the reasons I'm referring to?!? :) Great pick, Robyn. Now, I must really read Charley Davidson. LOL

    1. Ha! I liked Kiyo for those few pages until we met Dorian. Oh my goodness, I love Dorian! To me, he's one of the hottest characters I've read. But I did just meet Bones and I'm crushing pretty badly on him too. I started and stopped First Grave on the Right a while back, but I know that was just a mood thing. I plan to return to it this year, but I already warned my sister that I would be sneaking around her bookshelves.

      The carnival ride was such a mistake! Two days later I'm still in pain. It was one of those spinning up and down rides. The bar wasn't close to my body so I bounced around the seat, rather my head bounced around. My neck and head are not happy. I'm still having dizzy spells. I huddled into Shan for dear life. She kept telling me to close my eyes. They were closed! Then we hung upside down for a while, which was sound relief to the head bashing. I think all spinning rides are doomed for me.

  2. Nice post. I've not read a lot of books with love triangles, but I think I'll choose Brenda from The Maze Runner series. I love her. She's a fun character, and because of her I enjoyed the series.

    I haven't read any Richelle Mead yet, but I look forward to reading one of her books.

    1. Ah, yes. I think I remember your reviews (maybe just comments) about The Maze Runner. This was one of the series where you talked back to the characters in your post. I have this one booked marked at my library to check out. Is it worth it?

    2. It's worth it, Robyn. The first and second book were great. I gave them Five Stars. I gave The Death Cure Four Stars. You'll like the series.

      The movie comes out 14th Feb 2014.

    3. Ah, yes. I thought I saw something about this going to the big screen. It's on the TBR list, but I'll have to bump it higher.

  3. Oh Dorian, Eugenie and Kyo were actually also a love triangle that made sense! And it's totally true that Richelle Mead usually includes at least one triangle.

    I loved Kyo too, until Dorian showed up. But at first, I thought Dorian was a little too much, and I wasn't sure if I trusted him. I did find him pretty hot, though ;)

    1. I totally didn't trust him and still lusted after him. I'm a cliche main character. I haven't read Gameboard of the Gods. Do you know if there's a love triangle in that one? As a writer it's hard to resist because they are so much fun to write. oh, the Sam, Adam, Mercy triangle was good for those first few books until she decided. I have to go check what's the next challenge.

  4. I haven't tried this series yet. I know Dimitri, Rose, and Adrian obviously, but I haven't met Dorian, Eugenie or Kiyo. I know that Mead is well-versed in writing love triangles though. I'm so sorry to be commenting this late! I just sent you an email :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.