Saturday, July 12, 2014

Sidekick Showcase [84] - Royally Hot

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

Topic ideas for July:
HOT, Patriot, and Red-heads.

My choice is Maxon
The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

Maxon picture created by Jaclyn Canada
Prince Maxon is described as looking "like summertime" so I felt he really fits this topic. I've only read the first book in this series so far, but I have a hard time figuring out what there's not to like about Maxon. He's a gentleman, he's thoughtful, he's brave, and he's intelligent. Not to mention, he's not too bad to look at. In the first book, America is expecting him to be a stuck-up, arrogant, and stiff guy because he's a prince and that's the way he's seemed every time she's seen him on t.v. However, he turns out to be very caring, truly worried about other people's feelings. He is constantly giving people presents to brighten their day, and he protects the people around him from the rebel attacks. I gotta say, he is H.O.T.

My review for The Selection will be up next week.


“If you don’t want me to be in love with you, you’re going to have to stop looking so lovely. First thing tomorrow I’m having your maids sew some potato sacks together for you.”

“Is this a good time to pat your shoulder?”

“Need someone to talk to? I could tug my ear right now.”

"Is that really what it's like? Out there... does that happen? Are people hungry like that a lot?"
"Maxon, I..."
"Tell me the truth."
"Yes. That happens. I know of families where people give up their share for their children or siblings. I know of a boy who was whipped in the town square for stealing food. Sometimes you do crazy things when you are desperate."
"A boy? How old?"
"Have you ever been like that? Starving?
...How bad?"
"Maxon, it will only upset you more."
"Probably, but I'm only starting to realize how much I don't know about my own country. Please."

“You ask for such simple things, I can't deny you.”

“Are you enjoying your company so far?"
"Yes! It's been a pleasure getting to know these ladies."
"Are they all the sweet, gentle ladies they appear to be?" Gavril asked. Before Maxon replied, the answer brought a smile to my face. Because I knew that it was yes...sort of.
"Umm..." Maxon looked past Gavril at me. "Almost."
"Almost?" Gavril asked, surprised. He turned to us. "Is someone over there being naughty?"
Mercifully, all the girls let out light giggles, so I blended in. The little traitor!
"What exactly did these girls do that isn't so sweet?" Gavril asked Maxon.
"Oh, well, let me tell you." Maxon crossed his legs and got very comfortable in his chair. It was probably the most relaxed I'd ever seen him, sitting there poking fun at me. I liked this side of him. I wished it would come out more often. "One of them had the nerve to yell at me rather forcefully the first time we met. I was given a very severe scolding."

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  1. LOL, summertime? Now that is an interesting description. I am oddly intrigued now.

  2. Very strange descriptor, but now I can't get it out of my head. It makes me think of fae books and the summer and winter courts LOL

  3. Ohhohoho...a pick from a book I've not read. :) I was already interested in reading The Selection but I gotta say, your description of Maxon plus those quotes have my curiosity really piqued. :)

    So, I did have a sidekick picked for this week but I've been in the car quite a bit as Sky finishes up her last hours of driving before getting her license. Eek! And then I worked...I know lame excuses. Especially since I gave suggestions for this month's themes. *ha* But I'll have my post done for this week! ;) Hope you're having a great week, Jaclyn! Oh, and I did enjoy my trip to Texas. Always nice to see my family. :)

  4. YAY :D So glad someone else did as well

  5. So glad you enjoyed your trip. I agree with EEEK! I'm not sure how I'm going to handle when it's time for Zane to get his license.

    Maxon is pretty awesome. I hope the character stays as great throughout the series.

  6. I've not read her books yet. Sounds like a great character. :)

  7. I really enjoyed it. He's fantastic :D


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