Sidekick Showcase #29 – Keeping it in the Family

Posted 30 November, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Sidekick Saturday / 19 Comments

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Sidekick Showcase, previously known as 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! I will post my Sidekicks on Saturday, and so will Jaclyn, then whichever day during the week that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on Jaclyn’s 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 fits 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

Sidekick Showcase #29 – Keeping it in the Family

How could this one be so hard? I mentally went through so many of my favorite (and even less favorite) books to think about a side character who is the hero or heroine’s family, and frankly, it’s a little sad how few of my recent reads actually feature family members at all! Some of course to show family, but so little that there isn’t enough to go on to make a fun and interesting sidekick showcase post. So, I went to one of my all time favorite series – The Hollows! Because Rachel has a mom and a brother. And even if they aren’t very present in the first few books, they sure show up later. And I love Rachel’s mom. She is quirky and strange, but as I got to know her better, I could understand all her weirdness. Keeping secrets does not make for easy mother-daughter relationships. And her foot-in-mouth disease is awesome – that woman has absolutely no filter!

From Pale Demon:

My mom’s pace faltered as she gave Pierce the once-over. “Wallace, eh?” she said dryly. “You must be Pierce. Nice to finally meet the man who got my daughter her first I.S. record. You’ll do, I suppose. I hope you’re good in bed. It’s a pain in the ass trying to train you men to do what pleases a woman.”

Already inside, my mother turned, her chin up and her eyes glinting. “Get the hell out of the way,” she said loudly as she shoved her way back to us and claimed Ivy’s elbow. “Don’t you know who this is? Move, or I’ll jam this broomstick up your ass.”

“Of course she’ll like me,” my mother huffed. People were watching, and onstage, the last of the coven members had assumed their places. My mother took Lucy, and the little girl began to cry, green eyes spilling over as she refused to look at my mother […]

Who is your choice for a sidekick who keeps it in the family? Please share your link below so I can come and check out your Sidekick Showcase post as well.

Thanks for stopping by today 🙂 Have a spectacular Saturday and a wonderful weekend!


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19 responses to “Sidekick Showcase #29 – Keeping it in the Family

    • Exactly 🙂 I didn’t really like her all that much in the first two books, but once I got to know her I thought she was awesome 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by Traci!

    • I know, Robyn, and that always makes me smile, because it’s you, Brandee and Jaclyn who got me started on this series, and I just had to read 🙂

      I am having a great weekend, thank you. I hope you are, too!

  1. Fantastic choice, Lexxie! Rachel’s mom didn’t even occur to me but you’re right, she’s great. I like her quirkiness – you can see where Rachel gets it. 😉 I’m like Robyn and not caught up in the series. Gotta get there soon!

    Thanks for dropping by my place today – I soooo wish I could just pop over for coffee and croissants! That sounded delightful! Hope you have a lovely day! *hugs*

    Bookworm Brandee recently posted: **#COYER Review ~ Epic ~ Ginger Voight**
    • I know, I would love to have real coffe and croissants with you as well, Brandee. We would just chat on and on 🙂

      I can’t wait for the next Hallows book to be released. I am very eager to see what will happen…

      Thanks for stopping by, my friend. I had a wonderful day up in the Swiss Alps today with my youngest daughter, while my youngest son had a hockey camp 🙂 The weather was gorgeous, blue sky and snow and cold! I loved it. *hugs*

    • Yeah, that was really awesome as well, Jaclyn, but I couldn’t remember which book that happened in, so I gave up searching for quotes 🙂

      My weekend has been awesome, I hope yours has been, too 🙂

    • Melanie, you should join us! It’s such a fun meme, and another great way to find out about books and/or series we aren’t familiar with yet.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Oh, she sounds like a very strong character. I like her.
    I haven’t read this series but sounds great.

    I’m used to read about the MC’s family and I must admit that I like it when there is family involved in a story. Somehow it makes it more real. 🙂

    Great excerpt.

    Athina recently posted: Think Out Loud: Birthdays
    • I agree, I enjoy it when there is family around also. But in a lot of PNR, both adult and YA, family might be mentioned, but they aren’t really a part of the story very much.

      Thanks for stopping by Athina 🙂

  3. This one does take some thought.
    Initially I thought of Alice to Edward Cullen. But they aren’t blood family (so to speak – at least not their own).

    Then it clicked. My favorite Hardy Boy, Joe. I think he is the sidekick because Frank is the elder brother, but they could sidekick each other. 🙂 Joe is slightly more impulsive and witty than Frank, and Frank wouldn’t be the same without him. [Note: I’m going back to the original blue, hard bound stories – the new ones leave much to be desired (IMO).]

    Sadly, I do not have any quotes to share. I may add some later.

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    • Oh my, I haven’t read any Hardy Boys books since I was 11 or 12 🙂 But I did love those guys at that time.

      Thanks for stopping by, Xyra 🙂 *hugs*

      • I still love those guys. A great go to for a quick read when I’m not sure what to read next. I try the newer Hardy Boys now and then, but they just aren’t the same as the originals. 🙂

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          • I only have a few in my collection. I would get these from the library – the striking blue next to the bright yellow Nancy Drew covers always drew me to them. Now, I pick one up here and there at used stores or yard sales or flea markets.

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