Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sidekick Saturday [7]

Sidekick Saturday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted here 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! 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 this week's type
• Share a picture 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
• Put your link in the Linky thing and comment

This week's sidekick type is - Yummy:

My choice is Adrian Ivashkov from The Vampire Academy and Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Gage Skidmore [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

I have never been a fan of the love triangle really. I realize that it is necessary to cause friction and move the story forward at times, but I feel like the third point on the triangle always gets the shaft. So while I loved Dimitri, Adrian stole the show quite a bit in The Vampire Academy. Needless to say, I was thrilled when I found out that he would be moving on to the new series Bloodlines.
Adrian has a reputation of being a bit of a playboy and is described as being very handsome with carefully messed up hair and green eyes. He doesn't take things very seriously but he is extremely loyal and trustworthy. He is a Moroi and wields spirit magic meaning he can do things like walking in dreams, convice people to do things, and some healing.

“I know how devastated you must be to miss me, but leave a message, and I'll try to ease your agony”

“Takes a lot of tries before you hit perfection." He paused to reconsider that. "Well, except for my parents. They got it on the first try."

“Yeah? Can you draw a skeleton riding a motorcycle with flames coming out of it? And I want a pirate hat on the skeleton. And a parrot on his shoulder. A skeleton parrot. Or maybe a ninja skeleton parrot? No, that would be overkill. But it'd be cool if the biker skeleton could be shooting some ninja throwing stars. That are on fire.”

“You look confused," said Adrian.
I shook my head and sighed. "I think I'm just overthinking things."
He nodded solemnly. "That's why I try to never do it.”

“They’re waiting for you. Go on in.” Adrian leaned close to Keith’s ear and spoke in an ominous voice. “If.You.Dare.” He poked Keith’s shoulder and gave a "Muhahaha” kind of monster laugh.”

“I need you,ʺ said Lissa.
ʺI hear that from women a lot,ʺ said Adrian.”


  1. Ugh, I really need to read the Vampire Academy, I just need to get to it.

  2. I bet you would really like them. When you start it - the first book is more about creating a world and less about the story and relating to the characters so you have to get through that one to get to the better ones. Kinda like what you said about Kate. The series is a great read though and there are some yummy Adrian :)

  3. I was so happy to see Adrian in Bloodlines, too! That quote about the skeleton on the motorcycle is one of my favorite Adrian lines and makes me laugh every time I read it.

  4. Mine too! I giggled so much while reading it. Thank you very much for stopping by :)

  5. I luuv Adrian! I want to have his babies! I was so happy he was given a second chance in the Bloodlines series too! I already have the Indigo Spell.... Am reading it this week! Whoop!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  6. Oh this is a series I've nor read too. I've got the 5th or 6th book, and need to get the previous ones. :) Great pick.

  7. Oooh I hope you do read this one too!


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