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 #34 – To Bite or Not to Bite…
For the month of January, we should choose characters that we love, but have that one thing that they should definitely set a New Years Resolution for…that one flaw that they need to work on that maybe is even resolved in the series as the character grows. Sidekicks in need of Resolutions…
One I think who really needs to make up her mind, and either do it or not is Ivy from Kim Harrison’s The Hollows series. Ivy is a vampire, and I love her, but she is trying so hard to kind of not be a vampire, she almost makes herself sick at times. It’s not her fault, her master has almost brain-washed her to make it so that drinking blood becomes a merger of pleasure and pain, love and hate, life and death. But if she is strong enough to not kill everyone she drinks from, I think she can also make up her mind to just take the pleasant parts of the blood, not the bad. Yes, it would definitely take work, but usually, Ivy is not shy of work at all. She’s organized, smart and a wonderful character. I just wish she would let herself actually feel the love, you know?
From Every Which Way but Dead:
“You look like the vamp who bled the cat.”
“We were the pair. One too afraid to feel anything lest she lose control of her ironclad hold on her emotions, and the other so hungry to feel anything that she´d risk her free will for one night of fun.”
“I felt my shoulders ease at her admission. She was going to do what she had to do, and I was going to do what I had to do. And Ivy? Ivy was going to go insane.”
From A Fistful of Charms:
She had given me a piece of what made her life sane.
“Can we get back to how we’re going to kill Nick? And what’s this about a dead body? You’d better start talking quick, Ivy, ’cause I’m not going to play hide-and-seek with a dead guy in my trunk. I did that in college, and I’m not going to do it again.” A smile quirked Ivy’s mouth.
“Really?” she asked, and I flushed.
A tear slipped from under my eyelid at Ivy’s loneliness, her need for emotional reassurance, and her frustrations that though I could understand what she wanted, I was afraid to find out if I had the capacity to meet her halfway, to trust her. And my breath caught when she wiped the moisture away with a careful finger, unaware that it was for her.
Ivy had once said that sharing blood was a way to show deep affection, loyalty, and friendship. I felt that way about her, but what she wanted from me was so far from what I understood that I was afraid. She wanted to share with me something so complex and intangible that the shallow emotional vocabulary of human and witch didn’t have the words or cultural background to define it. She was waiting for me to figure it out. And I lumped it all with sex because I didn’t understand.
I could certainly have added much more quotes, but I was a little bit lazy… I’m sure you get my drift, though 🙂
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day, and don’t forget to sign up on the linky, and also let me know where to find yours in the comments so I can come visit your resolution for your sidekick showcase 🙂