Saturday, April 14, 2012

Secondary Character Saturday (5)


I've started a new weekly post here and I'd love for you to join me. Saturdays are now 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!

Today it's all about

Kaleb from the Hourglass Series


I loved Kaleb in Hourglass. I mean, I love Michael and all, but there were moments where I felt like Emerson would have been perfectly happy with Kaleb. He's the ultimate third point in a love triangle. Hot, troubled, a little bit bad - but underneath all of his armor he's sweet and wounded. Heck, that's not just the perfect point in a triangle, that's most girls' dream.

Even better, the boy is an empath. Somehow, knowing he feels everything that everyone around him is feeling, almost makes the reader empathetic to. He's the connection to the emotion in the story. Kaleb is able to figure out what Emerson is feeling before she will admit to it. But, being Kaleb, he plays this out to his advantage making everything much more intense.

Thankfully, this is one of those special cases where a secondary character comes to the front and becomes a hero. I was a little bit worried about the switch in POVs between books, but man alive Kaleb rises in Timepiece. I'm so incredibly happy that he gets his own book and we get to see a bit of what goes on behind the front he puts up for everyone. He is a rare character that we get to the way he works in other stories and we get to see his story as well. 

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE Kaleb! I'm really excited about the second book in his POV. I actually wasn't too excited about Timepiece until I found out it was his perspective.

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Secondary Character Saturday (5)


I've started a new weekly post here and I'd love for you to join me. Saturdays are now 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!

Today it's all about

Kaleb from the Hourglass Series


I loved Kaleb in Hourglass. I mean, I love Michael and all, but there were moments where I felt like Emerson would have been perfectly happy with Kaleb. He's the ultimate third point in a love triangle. Hot, troubled, a little bit bad - but underneath all of his armor he's sweet and wounded. Heck, that's not just the perfect point in a triangle, that's most girls' dream.

Even better, the boy is an empath. Somehow, knowing he feels everything that everyone around him is feeling, almost makes the reader empathetic to. He's the connection to the emotion in the story. Kaleb is able to figure out what Emerson is feeling before she will admit to it. But, being Kaleb, he plays this out to his advantage making everything much more intense.

Thankfully, this is one of those special cases where a secondary character comes to the front and becomes a hero. I was a little bit worried about the switch in POVs between books, but man alive Kaleb rises in Timepiece. I'm so incredibly happy that he gets his own book and we get to see a bit of what goes on behind the front he puts up for everyone. He is a rare character that we get to the way he works in other stories and we get to see his story as well. 

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE Kaleb! I'm really excited about the second book in his POV. I actually wasn't too excited about Timepiece until I found out it was his perspective.

    ReplyDelete