Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Secondary Characters Blog Hop

Today is the Secondary Characters blog hop and I'm so excited to see who everyone picks!

Sometimes secondary characters steal the show, (or the book) and become our favorites. We want you to tell us about your favorite secondary characters from books or movies, or both!
Whether it's the funny best friend or that goofy kid next door,
we want to know what secondary characters
you just couldn't get enough of and why.
for cohosting and generously offering critiques as prizes!
These ladies are brilliant, wonderful critiquers.
I am also giving away a three chapter critique along with an ebook
which releases on May 28th. (I'm so excited!)
Cassie Mae and Kelley Lynn will also pick a winner to get either an ebook of
So, I actually didn't have a hard time picking for this. Two characters came to mind right away. First, my favorite secondary characters from a book:
Zuzanna from Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor:
(This is the picture Laini Taylor had for Zuzanna on her Pinterest board.)
Zuzanna is awesome. She is spunky and smart, hilarious and full of attitude.
She's described in the book as a rabid pixie. ;)
She's a great friend to Karou and a wonderful part of the book. The second book, Days of Blood and Starlight, just made me love her more. (And Mik, too. What a great team.)
From movies or TV I picked Amy Farrar Fowler.
I seriously love Amy Farrar Fowler. She is freaking hilarious. 
The character has changed a lot over the course of her appearance on the show, but I think it all works. She was a socially awkward girl with no friends, and no interest in love. 
But after developing female friendships it makes sense that she'd change some.
She's still smart, still socially awkward, but she's more out-going, more willing to loosen up and show her wild side. (Sort-of wild side.) ;)
And she fell for Sheldon. It's so cute. :) And those feelings changed her, too.
She was such a great addition to the show and she makes me laugh out loud all the time.
She's totally awesome.
So, those are my picks.  I can't wait to see what characters made your lists!
Check out the others who are participating in the hop by clicking on the links below.


  1. Amy was a great addition. Funny that the actress is so smart and personable in reality. I heard she intimidates some of the other actors with her intelligence.

  2. We picked one of the same- I lurve Zuzanna. I want to read a whole series about her too!!

  3. I love Amy. I love Amy so much. I refrained from putting TV on mine because my list would just never end, but if I had, Amy would definitely have been on there.

  4. NEat picks glad to be part of the bloghop!

  5. Zuzanna is a great pick! I loved her too! :)

  6. I haven't read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but it sounds like a good read. Maybe I'll pick it up one day :)
    As for Amy, I love her! She's absolutely hilarious, though I'm not entirely sure why she puts up with Sheldon! :)

  7. Great picks for the secondary characters. I haven't read this book yet, but it sounds good!

  8. Fun choices thought I'm not familiar with either of them.

  9. Thanks. Now I have even more books to add to my reading list!

    Fun hop Rachel, thanks for hosting.

  10. Amy is one of my FAVORITES on BBT. When she was introduced I was laughing my head off.

  11. Great picks and Amy is hilarious. Thanks for hosting such a fun bloghop.

  12. I LOVE Amy. I really liked the way they had the girls all become friends.

    Great picks!

  13. OMG Amy Farrar Fowler is awesome!!! What a great pick!

  14. Great picks!
    BTW, I have no idea how I got going the wrong direction with this fest, but I've added a little bit of the "right" kind of answer to the fest at the bottom of my post now.
    My secondary character favorites include: Valentine and Graff from Ender's Game, Sam from LOTR, Luna Lovegood and Neville from the Harry Potter series, and Puddlegum from The Silver Chair.

  15. Zuzanna! Who wouldn't want a best friend like her?!? And I've never watched the Big Bang Theory but have heard so many great things about it I think I may need to add it to my watch list.

  16. I love Amy! She's the only one who can effectively smack down Sheldon.

  17. I keep trying to watch Big Bang Theory because I know so many people who absolutely love it, but the show uses A LOT of laugh tracks that make it hard to appreciate the humor. I hate it when shows are ruined with laugh tracks. Amy sounds like a great character though.

    I have yet to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I may have to check it out. Love the picture used for Zuzanna though. Very captivating.

  18. I'm going to have to go watch this now. I hadn't heard of Amy Farrar Fowler. Time to go broaden my horizons...

  19. Amy Farrar Fowler YES! OMG I loooove her! The things she says cracks me up! Awesome Choice!

    I haven't read Daughter of Smoke and Bone yet. I have to though because every one raves about it!

  20. Don't know Zuzanna, but I agree, Amy is great! I'm so behind on that show, though... *shifty eyes*

  21. I'm just getting ready to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone & I love Amy Farrar Fowler. Awesome choice!

  22. Amy is awesome. And funny. No other way to describe her.

  23. Aw, you're right. Amy and Sheldon are so cute! :)

  24. Amy is the only possible girlfriend for Shelly Cooper; smelly pooper. LOL. Just love her.

  25. I adore Zuzanna and can't wait for the next book in the series :) Mik's pretty sweet too! Great choices!

  26. Cool choices. Side characters definitely help flesh out our stories.
    In Medias Res

  27. Oh I live in a bubble occupied by "people" like Team Umi Zoomie and "Henry Hugglemonster, so I don't know annnyyy of these actors/characters...

    Must try harder :)