Today is day 23 of our challenge.
Only one more night and it’s Christmas Eve!
The day’s choice is about character development.
And I am featuring BRYCE QUINLAN from Crescent City by Sarah J Maas.
Bryce being half fae and a total party girl was not how I expected my main female character to be! Taking drugs and alcohol, hooking up with strangers in bars etc was so not my idea of Sarah’s heroine.
Everything changed after that shocking and traumatizing event!
Bryce was nearly unrecognizable in her sobriety if not for her snark and sarcasm.
Bryce is someone who has been mocked and overlooked by every supernatural being in this world except for her badass shifter friend Danika. The casts ideas and disdain of super natural beings for humans or half humans is going strong in that book and is a major theme: how the high and mighty angels oppress the other side of the planet.
But she grew a tough skin and is showing her middle finger at every supernatural mocking her or trying to bully her.
Even the archangel Mica or the Autumn Fae king and his heir are not spared.
Without any notable power, Bryce has her pride and will be mocked by no one! She also knows how to fight and fire a gun!
No surprise when she was paired with the Umbra Mortis, feared assassin of the Governor, Hunt Athalar that she mocked the authority of the male. She made very clear that she was not afraid by Hunt and would not bow nor cower.
It was gleeful to see Bryce play the vapid party girl, prioritizing her appointment at the nail salon over their mission. Or so it seemed. Because all along Bryce kept surprising me! By her loyalty. By her kindness and selflessness. By her protectiveness. By her intelligence. By her dedication. She had a wolf’s heart!
I loved that she had no super power yet still faced monsters and dangers head first! It reminded me of Kestrel in The Winner’s Curse who was no gifted warrior but has a mind so sharp it was her best weapon!
And you, what character surprised you by its development in 2020?
Thanks for reading!