Happy Sunday, everyone! I’m so thrilled to participate in the Sunday Street Team blog tour for Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character Almost as Awesome as Me! This book was an absolute delight to read. Check out my review below!
About the Book
Title: Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character Almost as Awesome as Me
Author: Carrie Ann DiRisio
Pub. Date: October 17, 2017
Publisher: Skypony Press
Ever wished you could receive a little guidance from your favorite book boyfriend?
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, his secret formula for guaranteed love triangle success, and how to make sure you secure that sequel, all while keeping his hair perfectly coiffed.
Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character Almost as Awesome as Me reads like part satirical writing guide and part YA narrative. The combination of the two elements is funny, entertaining, and an absolute delight to read.
This book is the perfect read for writers and book bloggers. Broody brilliantly points out some major tropes and plot devices in YA fiction, and while the tone is light and satirical, it also sheds some light on things that are done frequently in YA fiction, both the things that are done really well and the things that need to be done better.
I really enjoyed the narrative of Broody and his Evil Ex-girlfriend. In fact, I found the two of them so entertaining, my one criticism of this book would be that I would have loved more of them!
Beneath the humor and the wonderfully silly storyline, Carrie Ann DiRisio has included some really important social commentary that everyone, not just those of us in the book community, need to be more aware of.
To add an extra layer of fun to this book, there are quizzes, diagrams, and illustrations that readers are sure to enjoy.
I’m so glad I had the opportunity to read and review this book. It definitely gave me some critical insight into the books that I’m reading every day, and I can’t wait to see more from author Carrie Ann DiRisio!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
About the Author
Carrie Ann DiRisio is a YA writer and creator of @BroodingYAHero. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA with one large fluffy cat, and is currently pursuing her masters in business, although her true dream is to become a Disney Villainess, complete with a really snazzy gown.
In addition to writing and plans for world domination, she also enjoys running, coffee, Krav Maga, and knitting.
Follow the Sunday Street Team Tour
Thanks so much to Sunday Street Team for having me on this tour! Be sure to check out all the other incredible blog posts below!
10/1 Tour Stops
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Interview – When Curiosity Killed The Cat
Review – Bri’s Book Blog
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10/8 Tour Stops
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Interview by Illustrator –Books N Calm
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10/15 Tour Stops
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Guest Post Illustrator – Bookishly Thinking
Interview – Book Stacks Amber
Review – Mikayla’s Book Shelf
10/22 Tour Stops
Guest Post – The Heart of a Book Blogger
Interview Illustrator – The Petite Book Blogger
Review – The Bibliophile Confessions
Guest Post Author – Curly Hair Bibliophile
10/29 Tour Stops
Guest Post Illustrator – Fafa’s Book Corner
Interview – Tween 2 Teen Books
Review – Roecker Reviews
Interview Illustrator – Pondering The Prose
Have you pre-ordered your copy of this wonderfully broody book yet? Who is your all time favorite brooding YA hero?