Saturday, June 16, 2012

Secondary Character Saturday (13)


This is a weekly meme created 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 today it's all about:

Maris from Lies Beneath


Really, any of Calder's sisters are worth talking about. These three girls are so twisted and just fascinating. Each of these sisters clearly has their own story and one that would be worth reading about.

But Maris. Man. I'm so curious about her. She's running the show. These mermaids do what she says, or else. She's cold, she's ruthless, and totally frightening. At the same time, you have to admire how fiercely protective she is of her family and of who she is. The moments where she shows Calder that the things she does are because she has to, not because she wants to, I saw all new dimensions of her.

Now I wonder, what has she gone through? What was her relationship really like with her mother? What does she say to her sisters when Calder isn't around? What does she think when she drowns someone? I really wish I knew what goes through her head - does she make decisions because of her nature or because she thinks she has to? 

2 comments:

  1. This is a book I want to read! Thanks

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  2. Great one this week! I agree on all of your curious background questions! I thoight a lot about her too when I read the book. Great post this week.

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Secondary Character Saturday (13)


This is a weekly meme created 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 today it's all about:

Maris from Lies Beneath


Really, any of Calder's sisters are worth talking about. These three girls are so twisted and just fascinating. Each of these sisters clearly has their own story and one that would be worth reading about.

But Maris. Man. I'm so curious about her. She's running the show. These mermaids do what she says, or else. She's cold, she's ruthless, and totally frightening. At the same time, you have to admire how fiercely protective she is of her family and of who she is. The moments where she shows Calder that the things she does are because she has to, not because she wants to, I saw all new dimensions of her.

Now I wonder, what has she gone through? What was her relationship really like with her mother? What does she say to her sisters when Calder isn't around? What does she think when she drowns someone? I really wish I knew what goes through her head - does she make decisions because of her nature or because she thinks she has to? 

2 comments:

  1. This is a book I want to read! Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great one this week! I agree on all of your curious background questions! I thoight a lot about her too when I read the book. Great post this week.

    ReplyDelete