Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sidekick Showcase [45] - Wolf of the Night

Sidekick Showcase, previously known as 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! I will post my Sidekicks on Saturday, then whichever day during the week that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on my page. 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 the week's topic
• Share a picture (if you can) 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
• The day of your post, put your link in below and grab the code for your post so you can see the others that post their's throughout the week as well

We are doing creatures of the night Sidekick Showcase themes for this month to celebrate Halloween. So for the whole month the choices should be witches, wizards, vampires, ghosts, ghouls, zombies, monsters, and the like!

For the whole Month of October, we're doing Creatures of the Night.

My choice is Wolf
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Here is what I said about Wolf in my review: "Wolf is an enigma. Even by the end with all that happens in the story, I feel like I don't know all that's going on with him. He's very difficult to read whether he's good or bad throughout the story and Scarlet moves from distrust to a resigned collaboration, to trust, and back often due to all that unfolds. I really like his character a lot. He's very good-looking, strong, and incredibly mysterious."

Here's what Marissa Meyer says about Wolf: "Wolf is on the run from his past. As a child he was pulled into a violent, almost feral street gang: The Order of the Pack. The tattoo on his arm is a constant reminder that no one ever leaves the Pack and survives, but here's hoping to be the first.

Wolf is earning a rough living as a street fighter when his path crosses with Scarlet Benoit, a beautiful girl whose family has recently become a victim of the Pack's cruelty. Even knowing what the Pack will do to him if they find out, Wolf is willing to help Scarlet find her missing grandmother but the dark secrets that he still harbors might prove to be Scarlet's undoing."


“I knew they would kill me when they found out, but…” He struggled for words, releasing a sharp breath. “I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.”

“We met less than a week ago and in that time I've done nothing but lie and cheat and betray you. I know. But if you give me a chance...all I want is to protect you. To be near you. For as long as I'm able.”

“But you're the only one, Scarlet. You'll always be the only one.”

“She sighed, annoyed at her restlessness. “So,” she said, disrupting Wolf in another backward glance.
“Who would win in a fight—you or a pack of wolves?”
He frowned at her, all seriousness. “Depends,” he said, slowly, like he was trying to figure out her motive for asking. “How big is the pack?”
“I don’t know, what’s normal? Six?”
“I could win against six,” he said. “Any more than that and it could be a close call.”
Scarlet smirked. “You’re not in danger of low self-esteem, at least.”
“What do you mean?”
“Nothing at all.” She kicked a stone from their path. “How about you and … a lion?”
“A cat? Don’t insult me.”
She laughed, the sound sharp and surprising. “How about a bear?”
“Why, do you see one out there?”
“Not yet, but I want to be prepared in case I have to rescue you.”
The smile she’d been waiting for warmed his face, a glint of white teeth flashing. “I’m not sure. I’ve never had to fight a bear before.”

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  1. Hey Jaclyn :) There's no linky! But here's my Sidekick post for you :)

    I haven't read the Lunar Chronicles yet, but it's one of the many series on my TBR (and the first book already inhabits my kindle)

    I love the quotes you've chosen! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! *hugs*

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  2. I am excited to meet Wolf when I read book #2

  3. He's a pretty fantastic character :D

  4. Yep, I hope things calm down for you. I know it's been so wild lately. If you do read this one, I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

  5. Awesome, I hope you enjoy it when you do get to read it :D Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend.

  6. Wolf is such a great character!

  7. Man, I really need to read this series, Jaclyn! I knew I wanted to read it after reading your reviews but Wolf...yeah, there's a reason to start on this asap! ;)

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend! I'm late again...I'll just say 'kids' and know you'll understand. :)

  8. Aaaa, this is a series I think I desperately need to get. :D Sounds like an amazing one. Thank you for the sidekick today! :D


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