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. I was so excited to see that Ali had started this feature because I love raving (and sometimes ranting) about literary characters! And now I have a legitimate excuse to do so!
February 2013 Center Stage Character:
Adrian Ivashkov from The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Richelle Mead's The Indigo Spell was one of my most anticipated reads of this year, due in large part to Mr. Adrian Ivashkov. I confess to not immediately falling for his charms way back when he made his first appearance in the second Vampire Academy book, Frostbite. But Adrian is a persistent fellow, and it wasn't long until I was swooning over him, too.
I love Adrian for his endless supply of snarky comments and how he lives in the moment. Yes, he possesses a pretty healthy ego, but underneath the swagger is a kind, generous heart. Adrian will do anything for the people he cares about.
My favorite thing about Adrian, though, is his sense of humor. You seriously never know what he's going to say next. Whether he's telling everyone that his name is Jet Steele or inventing a fake fraternity called Alpha Yam Ergo, Adrian is unpredictably hilarious. Each time I being reading a new Bloodlines novel, I can't wait to see how many times he'll make me laugh. I think this quote from Sydney from Chapter 3 of The Indigo Spell sums up Adrian perfectly:
"We looked up and found Adrian standing above us, dashing in his shades of blue. His face was the picture of perfect politeness and restraint, meaning something disastrous was probably about to happen."