Saturday, March 17, 2012

Secondary Character Saturday

I'm starting a new weekly post here and I'd love for you to join me. Saturdays will now be dedicated to honor the characters that don't always get their voices heard, who support (or work to destroy) our beloved protagonists. This is for the third wheel in the love triangle (can you have wheels on a triangle?), for the BFFs, the family members, or even just the kind and loving (or deceitful and creepy) stranger who shows up and changes the game. We all know these stories wouldn't hold up without support so I'd like to take the time to highlight the best secondary characters I come across. This is an opportunity to talk about what makes these characters special, maybe to speculate what their world would be like without them, or maybe cast them in their own primary roles. If you'd like to create a SCS post leave your link in the comments and I'll check it out!

So without further ado - the first honored secondary character:

Kristen from the Touch Trilogy

What would Leah Clifford's dark and twisty world be without the dark and twisty Kristen?
Well, it'd probably be a little more dark and a little less twisty.

Kristen is the perfect mixture of Victorian socialite and present day party girl. She's also the perfect balance of practical and insane. These books are already awesome but Kristen is the black diamond accent that makes it sparkle. I want to be her friend. I want to go "shopping" with her. Plus, she quotes poetry and uses words like "fortuitous" and "quell" in casual conversation. Love.

Now, honestly, I'm halfway through A Touch Morbid, so the Kristen I'm referring primarily to here is the Kristen from A Touch Mortal. Because there's all kinds of crazy things surfacing here (and by crazy I mean....crazy but holy wow awesome...although I'm a little worried that because I think that some of her past secrets are...well, hot...that I'm the crazy one...) and I can't speak very authoritatively about who she will be by the end of this book.

Here are a couple of my favorite Kristen passages from A Touch Mortal to demonstrate why I love her so much.

Some advice from Kristen: "Those you surround yourself with should fall into one of two categories. The used, or the amusing...You'd be wise to pick a category...because anyone else is a burden" (85).

On Kristen's personal boutique: "Eden's head twisted as she reassessed Kristen's dress, the antique rings adorning her fingers. 'You're telling me you rob graves?'
'Nine times out of ten, the dead wear designer, and I'm on a budget.' She rolled her eyes at Eden's hanging jaw. 'Oh, honestly. I wash them'" (92).

So there you go. My first honored secondary character - the super interesting, always entertaining, creepily fabulous, completely insane Kristen.

6 comments:

  1. I love this idea for a weekly post. There are a lot of great secondary characters who never get the spotlight they deserve.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know your thoughts =) There's so many characters I love and I hardly ever get to talk about them.

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  2. I love this too..I used to have a Sunday Star feature where I talk about a character that I really love but then since I'm always out on weekends it's hard to keep up. I'm so going to join you in this. :)

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    1. Yay! I've been thinking about starting this for awhile so I finally just jumped in. I'm so glad that you'll be joining me!

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  3. This is such an awesome idea! Good secondary characters rock my world—I can't wait to read about all of them.
    —Rebecca @Crunchings and Munchings

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    1. Thanks =) I definitely love it when secondaries are strong! So glad you stopped by!

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Secondary Character Saturday

I'm starting a new weekly post here and I'd love for you to join me. Saturdays will now be dedicated to honor the characters that don't always get their voices heard, who support (or work to destroy) our beloved protagonists. This is for the third wheel in the love triangle (can you have wheels on a triangle?), for the BFFs, the family members, or even just the kind and loving (or deceitful and creepy) stranger who shows up and changes the game. We all know these stories wouldn't hold up without support so I'd like to take the time to highlight the best secondary characters I come across. This is an opportunity to talk about what makes these characters special, maybe to speculate what their world would be like without them, or maybe cast them in their own primary roles. If you'd like to create a SCS post leave your link in the comments and I'll check it out!

So without further ado - the first honored secondary character:

Kristen from the Touch Trilogy

What would Leah Clifford's dark and twisty world be without the dark and twisty Kristen?
Well, it'd probably be a little more dark and a little less twisty.

Kristen is the perfect mixture of Victorian socialite and present day party girl. She's also the perfect balance of practical and insane. These books are already awesome but Kristen is the black diamond accent that makes it sparkle. I want to be her friend. I want to go "shopping" with her. Plus, she quotes poetry and uses words like "fortuitous" and "quell" in casual conversation. Love.

Now, honestly, I'm halfway through A Touch Morbid, so the Kristen I'm referring primarily to here is the Kristen from A Touch Mortal. Because there's all kinds of crazy things surfacing here (and by crazy I mean....crazy but holy wow awesome...although I'm a little worried that because I think that some of her past secrets are...well, hot...that I'm the crazy one...) and I can't speak very authoritatively about who she will be by the end of this book.

Here are a couple of my favorite Kristen passages from A Touch Mortal to demonstrate why I love her so much.

Some advice from Kristen: "Those you surround yourself with should fall into one of two categories. The used, or the amusing...You'd be wise to pick a category...because anyone else is a burden" (85).

On Kristen's personal boutique: "Eden's head twisted as she reassessed Kristen's dress, the antique rings adorning her fingers. 'You're telling me you rob graves?'
'Nine times out of ten, the dead wear designer, and I'm on a budget.' She rolled her eyes at Eden's hanging jaw. 'Oh, honestly. I wash them'" (92).

So there you go. My first honored secondary character - the super interesting, always entertaining, creepily fabulous, completely insane Kristen.

6 comments:

  1. I love this idea for a weekly post. There are a lot of great secondary characters who never get the spotlight they deserve.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know your thoughts =) There's so many characters I love and I hardly ever get to talk about them.

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  2. I love this too..I used to have a Sunday Star feature where I talk about a character that I really love but then since I'm always out on weekends it's hard to keep up. I'm so going to join you in this. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay! I've been thinking about starting this for awhile so I finally just jumped in. I'm so glad that you'll be joining me!

      Delete
  3. This is such an awesome idea! Good secondary characters rock my world—I can't wait to read about all of them.
    —Rebecca @Crunchings and Munchings

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    1. Thanks =) I definitely love it when secondaries are strong! So glad you stopped by!

      Delete