Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sidekick Showcase Wk 5

Sidekick Showcase is a weekly meme hosted by the awesome Jaclyn over at JC's Book Haven.
*Uncovered spoilers for the Percy Jackson series! Proceed at own risk! I tried to avoid 'em, but I don't think it's possible to not (ahh double negatives) have spoilers when talking about Rachel. xD*

My sidekick for the week:
Rachel Elizabeth Dare from the Percy Jackson series

Not exactly how I pictured her. I imagined her with a TON of freckles sprinkled across her nose and her hair being much wilder.  As I'm writing this now, I'm thinking of Merida (from Brave) with more freckles and sharper features: sharper nose, sharper chin, sharper eyes, sharper mouth.  If you've read the books, you know why xD.

Aren't they beautiful? ;)

Two words: Red-headed spunk. (I think that's two words? LOL)
I was going to say red-headed menace (which I think would have made more sense grammatically lol), but she isn't a menace. Not really.  Maybe to Annabeth (xD), but she's pretty cool for an Oracle.  I'm actually super glad  that Rachel is the new oracle.   For one thing, Rachel's alive. (LOL)  I'm pretty sure that spirit doll prophecy thing isn't. *shudders* Also, I was hoping to see more of her in Heroes of Olympus.  She wasn't in there a whole lot, but I'll take what I get.  :)

So my favorite thing about her?  She's got spunk (duh! xD).  She's loud, she's a little obnoxious, and she's bold.  Her sass level isn't quite up to par with Percy, but she's still pretty funny.  xD She's passionate for the things she loves (Save the whales! Save the art department! Save Percy!), and like all passions of all Percy Jackson characters, it's infectious.  (Annabeth and her architecture.  Need I say more? ;) )

But Rachel isn't only this bright spunky girl.  She has her issues too (her family and her clear sight), and the responsibility she takes on as the Oracle cannot be undermined.   When things need to get serious, she gets serious.

And best of all, she's as tough as nails.  I mean, she hit the Titan Lord Kronos in the eye with a blue hairbrush.
(So maybe she is a menace after all. xD)

So what sidekicks did you pick this week?


Robyn Jones said...

This is one of the series I'm saving to read with my youngest boy. I like the sound of Rachel, a little loud, a little obnoxious, and funny. That's my kind of character! Great pick!

Kyendwarrior said...

Thank you!:)
I love your picks as well! I'm taking inspiration from your post and am doing a Best dressed/ Worst Dressed theme next week :)
Hope you have a wonderful week!!

Jaclyn Canada said...

I LOVE Rachel :D This series is so much fun. Like you, I'm very glad that she's the new oracle and not a shriveled mummy. I think she made a great friend for Percy and the jealously from Annabeth was fun to read. Great choice! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

Kyendwarrior said...

I totally agree! xD Esp. Percy's reaction to the two girls!!

I had been so certain that Annabeth and Percy were going to end up together, and then Rachel appears, and GAH!! Rick sure knows how to play with our emotions xD

Thank you for stopping by!:)