Secondary Character Saturday #1Saturday, May 05, 2012
This is a weekly meme created by Hannah from In The Best worlds where secondary characters finally have a chance to stand in the spotlight and have their voices heard.
Hannah : I've started a new weekly meme here and I'd love for you to join me. Saturdays are now dedicated to honor the characters that don't always get their voices heard, who support (or work to destroy) our beloved protagonists. This is for the third wheel in the love triangle (can you have wheels on a triangle?), for the BFFs, the family members, or even just the kind and loving (or deceitful and creepy) stranger who shows up and changes the game. We all know these stories wouldn't hold up without support so I'd like to take the time to highlight the best secondary characters I come across. This is an opportunity to talk about what makes these characters special, maybe to speculate what their world would be like without them, or maybe cast them in their own primary roles. If you'd like to create a SCS post leave your link in the comments and I'll check it out!
Today it's all about
Jules - Die For Me
Review from GR
After the tragic death of Kate Mercier's parents in a horrific car accident, Kate and her sister, Georgia left home and moved in with her grandparents in Paris, leaving their tainted life to start anew. Paris was beautiful, but it held no beauty for Kate who was still grieving for her loss.
Until someone beautiful walked into her life.
A mysterious young man who possessed beautiful eyes, a look to die for. Someone who happens to die 3 days in a month, have the ability to float around, dormant and wakes up after 3 days. A revenant.
Full review at Goodreads.
While I am in love with the main characters, Vincent and Kate, I am far more attracted to the secondary and most likely the best character in the story - Jules Marchenoir.
He may just be an artist, but to me he's my knight armoured with crossbows, daggers, knives, swords, paintbrushes and probably a bazooka in the future. While he can be flirtatious, he is also incredibly understanding and compassionate.
Like Vincent, Jules is a revenant, a noble existence who dies in someone else's place. As if that wasn't enough, he didn't just do it once, dying has been his second nature, and he has nothing against it. For most of us, such unselfish behavior would be seen as a heroic act, but Jules didn't even take pride for what he had done.
While all Revenants are noble creatures, I like Jules in particular because he added a spark to the story, and apparently a spark is what I needed. I don't think I would've loved the story as much if Jules never existed.
I wish there is a book just dedicated to Jules, and I hope he will find true love too.
(I read this book last year so I don't really remember much details about the story, I apologize if my post sounded more like a girl ranting on her crush!)