Hey YA fans, have we got a special treat for you! Not too long ago, I got a chance to read Carrie DiRisio’s Brooding YA Hero, a satirical how-to guide starring our favorite male lead Broody McHottiepants about the tropes of young adult fiction. It’s not only a hilarious read, it’s full of fun activities and quizzes that’ll keep you entertained and informed.
Based on the hilarious Twitter sensation, Brooding YA Hero is also a great read for aspiring writers on unfortunate tropes to look out for and good habits for creative writing. In my interview with DiRisio, we talk about the wonderful potential of the YA genre, and all the influence it can have on young readers. Amazing illustrations by Linnea Gear makes this book a delight for anyone who loves these Broodys, but also want more from them.
Gosh, I sure am glad I’m a ridiculously attractive, mostly evil dude.
If I was an attractive evil lady, I’d never get a redemption arc.
— Brooding YA Hero (@broodingYAhero) July 10, 2017
Here’s the synopsis:
“Have you ever wished you could receive a little guidance from your favorite book boyfriend? Ever dreamed of being the Chosen One in a YA novel? Want to know all the secrets of surviving the dreaded plot twist?
Or maybe you’re just really confused about what “opal-tinted, luminous cerulean orbs” actually are?
Well, popular Twitter personality @broodingYAhero is here to help as he tackles the final frontier in his media dominance: writing a book. Join Broody McHottiepants as he attempts to pen Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me, a “self-help” guide (with activities—you always need activities) that lovingly pokes fun at the YA tropes that we roll our eyes at, but secretly love.
As his nefarious ex, Blondie DeMeani, attempts to thwart him at every turn, Broody overcomes to detail, among other topics, how to choose your genre, how to keep your love interest engaged (while maintaining lead character status), what’s his secret formula for guaranteed love triangle success, and how to make sure you secure that sequel, all while keeping his hair perfectly coiffed and never breaking a sweat.”
One lucky reader will win an advance copy of the book, and survive the dreaded plot twist. Just make sure you’re following @TheMarySue on Twitter and tweet this:
I’m entering @TheMarySue’s #BroodingYAHero #giveaway to #BecomeaMainCharacter @BroodingYAHero https://www.themarysue.com/giveaway-brooding-ya-hero/
Sorry international friends, but this giveaway is U.S. only. Best of luck, future heroes.
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