My fellow readers, get ready to get your swoon on! I am so excited to get to be part of the Brooding YA Hero’s Street Team. What is Brooding YA Hero, you ask? Well, Brooding YA Hero’s Guide to Achieving Main Character Status is an AWESOME book scheduled to release in October, book details below. The Brooding YA Hero is also a Twitter account that you NEED to be following. It is absolutely hilarious and oh so swoony!!! Follow Broody McHottiepants here!
In honor of Broody, I’m going to be featuring some of my favorite books that, of course, include brooding YA heroes. I’m a huge fan of all of the Shadowhunters books, and Cassandra Clare has some of the best broody love interests in all of her novels. Here are a few of my favorites!
Broody Shadowhunter Boys
Jace Wayland – Between his rather, ummm, complicated relationship with his father, his sometimes fraught relationship with his adoptive family, and his forbidden love for another character in the series, Jace can certainly brood with the best of them.
Will Herondale – If having a curse put on you that guarantees that anyone who loves you will die won’t turn you into a brooding YA hero, I don’t really know what will. Will has to keep everyone he loves at arms length in an attempt to keep them from returning his feelings, while also playing up the whole debauchery-loving, bad-boy role.
Simon Lewis – There’s nothing like an unrequited love to fuel one’s inner broodiness. As if that weren’t enough, try being an outcast amongst humans and downworlders alike! Poor, Simon!
Alec Lightwood – As if being gay in an underworld that refuses to accept you for you are weren’t enough, Alec also happens to fall in love with boys who are forbidden to him, either by the ever-watchful Clave or his own family.
About Brooding YA Hero’s Guide to Achieving Main Character Status
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’s Guide to Achieving Main Character Status, 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), 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.
- Title: Brooding YA Hero’s Guide to Achieving Main Character Status
- Author: Carrie Ann DiRisio
- Publisher: Sky Pony Press
- Pub Date: October 3, 2017
Who are some of your favorite Brooding YA Heroes? What authors do you think have the best broody characters in their books? Have you added this book to your TBR list yet?