secondary characters who need their own novels

13 December 2014

because I think they're fabulous, so hundreds of other people around the world should too.
therefore when I eventually have my own group of willing minions, their first task will be to pen the wonderful novels that will star secondary characters as main characters. don't say you wouldn't be pleased. so without further ado: (and if you know me you can guess who is first.)
1. zuzana.(daughter of smoke and bone trilogy) if you didn't know I was going to say this then where have you been and why weren't you here? I actually have good reasons to place her first as well, it just isn't an irrational love for her character - how could you even say that? She is an fearless, minute czech marionette who is best friends with a blue-haired girl and doesn't blink over anything: an apocalypse? let's start making the t-shirts already, teeth-thieves, angels? lemme at it. (and yes i know she has a novella already, but give the girl space! she may be small but that doesn't mean she has nothing to say.
2. roza. (rose under fire). this book would be brimming with sass and spilling over with sarcasm. and who doesn't what a book like that? she was one of the 'rabbits' in a nazi concentration camp and consequently, after having pain and torture inflicted on her, she is merciless, mean and magnificent. oh and she's also crippled, having had things gouged out of her legs and other things put in., and hey; she's only 16.
 3. roar. (under the never sky trilogy). i really really like roar. and in most of the book i was more interested in perry than roar and what his past. so yes, i want a novel with roar and liz in. (and yes again i know the novella has been written about this, but i haven't read it yes much to my pain). so i need a novel. it makes total sense..also i'm intrigued about his talent..i want to know more about how it affects him and how he deals with it. please tell me you've all read this series i hate skirting round spoilers..
4. cadet captain thorne. (the lunar chronicles). he loves himself, he's funny, he lies all the time, so i personally would love a book by him, you wouldn't know what to expect, and half of what he says would probably be untrue. maybe even all of it to be honest. and an important question needs to be answered that i must know: did he actually start a prison riot over the soap conditions? i mean i wouldn't put it past him but really? who knows.
5. rowan. (throne of glass series). this character really intrigued me and i felt like the back-story of his life and how he came to be where he was would be such an interesting story. maybe it'll be delved into later on in the series but eh, he could have his own novel?
so i present you with an important set of two questions: if you could pick one secondary character to have their own novel who would it be? and secondly, anyone gifted in the creative writing spectrum? anyone want to be my loyal minion? anyone want to write any of these above novels? oh. that was more than two questions..


  1. I really like Zuzana! She made me laugh a lot during DoSaB! I have yet to read the other two but I hope she gets to appear often. I really love her snark and fearless personality. Small but terrible. :'D The other characters in your list are familiar but I haven't read the books they're in. I read Throne of Glass but haven't tried the rest so that's why Ronan seems unfamiliar (but hey he's quite popular!).

    A lot of secondary characters deserve their own full-length story. I even find some of the side characters more entertaining than the main. HAHA. It happens.

    Great post! :D

  2. Captain Thorne. Yes. His personality is so awesome (and resembles Tony Stark aka Iron Man but he doesn't nearly get much done) that I would love to read a novel is his perspective.
    Another character would be Tori from Divergent, kind of like a backstory of the dystopian world before Tris came along.

  3. YES TO THORNE AND ROZA. OMG ROZA'S BOOK WOULD BE AMAZING AND VERY VERY BITTER AND SASSY. And Thorne's Pov I already love because he had a few chapters in Scarlet. So *nods* That would be a 100% perfection. I kind of wish Marissa Meyer might write a sequel about him?! ;-)

  4. Zuzana is awesome! I really, really, REALLY need to read the rest of the trilogy! I'm also planning on reading the Throne of Glass series because I've heard SUCH good things about it, so I'll definitely be picking that up soon! :D


  6. Everyone LOVES Roar so I can't help but be curious how a novel of his own would play out... As for the others, I don't know them that well. :O

  7. I would love a Roza story! I want to know what happened to her afer the war. How she moved on with her life. I want to know everything!

  8. Ooh yes, Zuzana! I’ve only read the first book so far, so I have no idea what happens yet and have the little novellas to look forward to, but just from the first book she is so neat! I love the way she is, and how fantastic she is for Karou. And I want her romance to blossom, too!
    AND YES! You really hit the spot with Rowan. I hadn’t even thought that, but it would be so interesting to see his back story. I want it! I want it!
Hum… if I could pick one secondary character to have their own story, it would be… The Quagmires from a series of unfortunate events. A book about their beginnings. And a book about how they meet up with Violet, Klaus and Sunny again, in the future, and have very happy lives together. That would be splendid.


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