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 month of May is all about mother figures...naturally.I have several in mind, but one stood out right away, Mercy Thompson's mom, Margie. One day when Mercy was a tiny little thing she turned into a coyote. And just like that turned back into her human body. What's a young single mom to do? Well, Margie hunted down the Alpha of all Alphas, Bran to teach and care for Mercy. I imagine there are few things harder than to accept you are not what is best for your child. Despite the strained mother/daughter bond, Margie remained a part of Mercy's life. It is almost always comical when the two interact, mostly because Margie is a girly-girl. Mercy is so very not. If I were casting Margie I'd go with Patricia Arquette, 5 foot nothing, usually blond, can switch from ditsy vixen to mama bear in a heartbeat. Plus, she was only 17 when she had our favorite coyote slash VW mechanic.
"I heard the distinctive clack of a bullet chambering, and a quick glance showed me my mother with a wicked-looking Glock out and pointed at Stephan. It was pink and black-trust my mom to have a Barbie gun-cute but deadly." Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
I'll have my Theme Song post up soon. This month will be all about soundtrack songs! Go crazy people. Also coming this week is a sign up for the Soul Twister, Anna 3 blog tour coming in July. I'll be sending out ARCs at the end of May. Anyone interested in starting the series is so very welcome. I will be happy to send the first two over! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.
(By The Heart Truth [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)