Saturday, March 30, 2013

Center Stage March 2013 Character Spotlight

Center Stage is a monthly feature hosted by Ginger-Read Reviews, in which we highlight a character from the books we've read in the past month.

March 2013 Center Stage Character:
Malachi from Sanctum by Sarah Fine

Sanctum by Sarah Fine

I knew from the second that Malachi appeared in Sanctum that he was going to be my character of the month. At first he seems all deadly killer warrior, not that there's anything wrong with that. At all. As you get to know him, though, you see that he's also kind, compassionate, and completely self-sacrificing. Malachi's past is heartbreaking, but he's managed to channel tragedy into strength. I just love the complexity of his character.

I don't think any description of Malachi that I can come up with is adequate, so here's a much better portrait of him from Lela, the protagonist of Sanctum, in Chapter 8 of the novel:

"His features were smooth and unlined, and yet somehow still carried that air of ferocity and defiance I'd observed before. The deep voids of his eyes were surrounded by thick, black lashes and full of confidence and threat. It was as if he'd already assessed my weaknesses and ticked off all the possible ways to kill me, so now he could relax and be friendly. His was not a soft face, but it held a harsh, dangerous sort of beauty. Dangerous being the operative word. I reached out carefully to shake his hand, like I might pet a viper or a shark."

8 comments:

  1. Ooh, I love that description. I am such a huge fan of characters that elicit many feeling from me, this guy sounds like just that. Great choice, marking this book boy as one to read!

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    1. This was a fantastic book, and Malachi is one unforgettable character. He made me laugh, he almost made me cry, and he definitely made me swoon!

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  2. Totally awesome description, my sweets! I can see why you were enamored with Malachi!
    This book sounds fabulous, I'm definitely going to add it to my tbr, too!
    Here's My CS for this week!
    Happy Reading, lovelies! =D

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    1. I hope you love Sanctum, Carmen! I can't wait to read the sequel; I miss Malachi terribly!

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  3. Oh amazing description Lee - you just made me want to read Sanctum even more (and I was already quite eager after reading your review!) That quote just got to me, and like you I know I'm going to love Malachi :D Thanks for sharing ♥

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    1. I can't wait to hear what you think of it, Micheline! I can't rave about this book enough!

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  4. Hah I just added him as one of my book boyfriends for this Tuesdays TTT! I loved him too :)

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    1. He's just such an amazing character and one of the most swoon-worthy fictional guys I've read about in a while!

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