Today in our Best Reads of 2020 it’s time to talk about the secondary characters in stories.
Some of them on the sideline add a real dimension of fun to stories like Luc’s friends in Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall or even the family and friends of Alex and Henry in Red, White and Royal Blue.
Sometimes, you don’t even know if you have secondary characters or if they all are main characters!
And these are the books I absolutely adore as we get a crew or squad if you prefer!
And my winner this year is…
Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
–Zila’s change and that we got to see into her past. She is in fact quite amazing and will drive vans and spaceships like a champ! Forget your perm though or get super strong hairspray.
“Squad,” she says calmly, “please secure your safety harnesses.”
–Kal of course and I think what he did to join the Aurora legion is amazing. What’s been done to him and how the others treated him is totally unfair! I will begin a petition today addressed to Jay and Amie to have them coddle him in the next book (IF he has survived because seeing how things were left it’s not a sure thing);
But let’s not forget:
-our valiant captain Tyler, true golden boy and real Alpha;
-our Gearhead: responsible for repairs, maintenance, mechanical work. Kind of a whizz kid. The Betraskan Finian with crpastastic jokes;
-the glamorous and talented Scarlet the diplomat, negociator.
You may notice that I am not talking about Aurora but it’s because she irked me in this sequel LOL
Now it’s your turn! What were your favorite secondary characters this year?
Thanks for reading!
Oh god. Book 3 is going to destroy me …
This series is one I’ve seen around but I’m not sure if I wanna pick it up haha
I loved all the characters in this series. Kaufman and Kristoff always have a wonderful, fleshed out cast in their books.
I still need to read a book by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman ack! Maybe I should make that part of my book resolution for next year lol! But the book I just finished had a little girl that was devious….she only made a few appearances but each time she did I laughed so hard I cried ha!
Jen! Really??? Bwahahahaha!
I agree with you 100% on this choice, Sophie. Love these characters!
These characters do sound fantastic!! 🙂
They honestly are!
I have heard of this series but I have yet to read it. But I love seeing you describe this cast of characters—they sound like ones I would fall in love with.
They indeed are easy to fall in love with Renee!
I haven’t read this series but I did like their other one!
Ah, yes! I loved this cast of characters individually and their dynamic together! And yes, she irked me too. LOL
At least they made you feel Vicki LOL
Will 2021 be the year where I’ll be starting these books…
Who knows Stephanie LOL
I love that you mentioned Luc’s friends in Boyfriend Material because I really considered using them as my pick for today’s prompt. They were such a funny, eclectic group. 🙂
Well yes! They had me smiling or laughing so often!
My Kal! I love seeing him in places!
He is my baby Caro!