Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sidekick Saturday [16] - Mysterious

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 is Mysterious

My choice is Jericho Barrons from The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning

Mac meets Barrons of Barrons Books and Baubles when she stumbles into the bookstore while looking for a safe haven.

According to Mac: "He studied me with his predator's gaze, assessing me from head to toe. I studied him back. He didn't just occupy space; he saturated it. The room had been full of books before, now it was full of him. About thirty, six foot two or three, he had dark hair, golden skin, and dark eyes. His features were strong, chiseled...He wasn't handsome. That was too calm a word. He was intensely masculine. He attracted. There was an omnipresent carnality about him, in his dark eyes, in his full mouth, in the way he stood. He was the kind of man I wouldn't flirt with in a million years."

Barrons just gets more enticing from there as they spend time together. Hot one minute and cold most of the time. He is extremely mysterious...always seeming to be lying to her or withholding information. Frankly, he drives Mac crazy. His enigmatic nature was something that I loved a lot while reading The Fever Series.


“I was about to look away when he reached across the seat, touched my jaw with his long, strong, beautiful fingers, and caressed my face. Being touched by Jericho Barrons with kindness makes you feel like you must be the most special person in the world. It’s like walking up to the biggest, most savage lion in the jungle, lying down, placing your head it its mouth and, rather than taking your life, it licks you and purrs.”


“Dying is overrated. Human sentimentality has twisted it into the ultimate act of love. Biggest load of bull in the world. Dying for someone isn't the hard thing. The man that dies escapes. Plain and simple. Game over. End of pain...Try living for someone. Through it all-good, bad, thick, thin, joy, suffering. That's the hard thing.”


“Sometimes, Ms. Lane," he said, "one must break with one's past to embrace one's future. It is never an easy thing to do. It is one of the distinguishing characteristics between survivors and victims. Letting go of what was, to survive what is.”


“I’m asking the questions tonight.” One day I was going to write a book: How to Dictate to a Dictator
and Evade an Evader, subtitled How to Handle Jericho Barrons.”


“Punch me."
"Don't be absurd."
"Come on, punch me, Barrons."
"I'm not punching you."
"I said, punch--OW!"
He decked me.”


“I'm sorry your pretty little world got all screwed up, but everybody's does, and you go on. It's how you go on that defines you.”


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  1. Danielle @ Consuming WorldsMarch 30, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    I've never read that series, but I keep hearing good things about it! It might be time to add it to my TBR!

  2. I haven't read this series yet. My favorite quote is the "Punch me" bit. I love that! Have a great Easter weekend. Mine will be spent packing. I actually ventured past Richelle Mead for this week's Sidekick Saturday.

  3. O M G. You don't know how much I am in love with Barrons. I want to do nasty things to kind. I was to consume him. I swear, I go crazy just thinking about him. Thanks for the quotes.

  4. I haven't read this one, I need to check it out!

  5. It's a great one! I hope you check it out :D Thank you so much for stopping by!

  6. I really like that one too :D I hope you have had a great Easter...My power has been out so I have some blogging things to catch up on

  7. Me too - he is fabulous :D I really love how that series went and how everything turned out with Barrons.

  8. It's really good! I hope you give it a shot :D Thank you so much for stopping by!

  9. This is another series I've not read, but with all I've heard about it I want too. :)

  10. I have really enjoyed this one :D It's got a lot of fey in it too so I think you would probably like it as well. Thank you so much for stopping by!


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