Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sidekick Saturday [28] - Villain Among Villains

Sidekick Saturday
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 (if possible) 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

June 29th - Cocky (A July schedule will go up on the 29th also)

This week is Villain Among Villains

My choice is Queen Levana
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Queen Levana picture created by Jaclyn Canada

Queen Levana is a spectacular villain. She is so evil and not the least bit phased by it. Described as not being very beautiful naturally, but giving off a glamour that has people see her as the most beautiful person they have ever seen. With this glamour, she has auburn ringlets to her waist and onyx eyes set on a pale face, and she is even more evil simply because she doesn't look it. Attacking her niece in infancy, holding back a cure to a disease that is decimating a population (and thought to have helped start the disease), attacking people for the fun of it, and so much more that I can't say without spoiling the story. She is hard-core evil, holds no qualms about who she hurts just as long as it is not her personally, and doesn't even think twice about it. She also has a glamour that can make people do what she wants them to do immediately, so it is pretty terrifying to be around her.


“They said she knew when people were talking about her even thousands of miles away. Even down on Earth. They said she'd murdered her older sister, Queen Channary, so she could take the throne from her. They said she's had her own husband killed too so she would be free to make a more advantageous match."

“My father has been attempting to secure an alliance with Queen Levana since she first took the throne. She has always declined."

“Eventually, Your Highness, we will have to discuss Queen Levana and what you intend to do about her. It would be wise to have a plan."

“They said she had forced her stepdaughter to mutilate her own face because, at the sweet age of thirteen, she had become more beautiful than the jealous queen could stand. They said she'd killed her niece, her only threat to the throne. Princess Selene had only been three years old when a fire caught in her nursery, killing her nanny."

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  1. I love Levana as well! She is really scary in a good way! Love the illustration!

  2. this was a hard pick a lot of Villains turn into good guys now in books, great pick though I haven't read this book.

  3. Queen Levana seems like the perfect kind of villain, Jaclyn! And you're image of her is fantastic!! I haven't read this series yet but I can tell you that after reading your description of her along with the quotes, I definitely want to! :) Thanks for sharing your villain!

  4. Oh, Valentine would have been a good fit, too! He's so evil, and at the same time very entertaining, even if he's really scary :)
    I love participating, Jaclyn! My weekend is excellent so far - I hope yours is as well!

  5. If they are done correctly, they are spectacular. Then, other times you really don't think about them anymore. I love me a good villain. They make the story so much more entertaining. I almost chose Valentine from the Mortal Instruments because he's such a great one too. Thank you for the compliments - I sure love having you participate!!! :D Robyn's on a trip so she won't be joining us this week. I hope you are having an excellent weekend!

  6. Yeah this one just wasn't for you, but she definitely is a great side character - one excellent villain. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  7. Thank you! I couldn't either, and that makes her a pretty wonderful villain. Have a great weekend :D

  8. Me either! I sort of have that mermaid from Harry Potter in my head that I picture when thinking about it. Thank you so much for stopping by :D

  9. Great villains are the best! They are so much fun to read about, and I love to hate them, too! I haven't read this series yet, but I do have it on my TBR already, and Queen Levana seems like the kind of villain I'd love to read about.

    I love your drawing as well, very glamorous! As always, I love participating in the Sidekick Saturday, Jaclyn, Thanks so much for hosting it :)


  10. I haven't read that series, but she sound like she fits the part

  11. Love the illustration! She is one evil character; I don't think I'd want to see what she really looks like without her glamour!

  12. Great pick. I can't think of anyone more evil.

  13. Your drawing rocks!! I love it. I haven't read this series, so I didn't sneak a peek, not this time since I really want to read it.

  14. Thank you :D I completely understand. I hope you do give it a read because I adore it!

  15. She truly is! Thank you so much :D She was a fun one to draw.

  16. They really do! I like it when a villain turns good, but I will say that a truly excellent villain will never be swayed to the side of good. Thank you so much for stopping by and participating :D

  17. Thank you :D I'm so glad you're more interested in the series now. I will warn you that it's hit or miss with fans, but definitely a hit with me! I love excellent villains.


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