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.
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