Brooding YA Hero by Carrie Ann DiRisio

Brooding YA Hero

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. Joi...

Details Brooding YA Hero

TitleBrooding YA Hero
Release DateOct 17th, 2017
PublisherSkypony Press
GenreYoung Adult, Humor, Contemporary, Did Not Finish

Reviews Brooding YA Hero

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Oh, this was hilarious and SO necessary. If you've been following the Brooding YA Hero Twitter account, then you'll have a general idea of what to expect here. Total sass and affectionate ridiculing of the books we all love, while at the same time highlighting some VERY IMPORTANT THINGS. It's told from the POV of Broody, who's trying to write his own story since authors currently aren't all picking him to be the quarterback, prince, vampire, or w...
  • Josu Grilli
    Wow.Me esperaba un libro lleno de comedia y me he encontrado una guía que me ha hecho aprender muchísimo. Claro que es mediante el humor, pero es probablemente lo más original que he leído en años. (Junto quizá, a Libro)En sí este libro se concibe como una guía para convertirse en personaje principal. Te enseña a seguir paso por paso los clichés más conocidos y repetidos de la literatura juvenil, y por tanto, te hace ver sus fallos y e...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    Update 12.15.17 → Lowered to 3 stars after rereading excerpts and realizing how incredibly repetitive the writing actually is. :/---"Young adult fiction is potential captured and frozen - a bright bolt of lightning caught on the page for everyone to read. It is both universal and incredibly personal, changeable and yet constant."If you've ever visited the Brooding YA Hero twitter bio, you're already familiar with the snark, irony, and self-awar...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    Oh boy, it's here and it's sassy. list of not so subtly dragged authors• William Shakespeare• Stephanie Meyer• Cassandra Clare• J.K Rowling• John Green• Jane Austen• AND MORE So Brooding YA Hero is one of my favourite bookish twitters. The tweets that come out of it are always simultaneously funny and perceptive of the general YA community. I was excited to read this: I expected major sass, a bit of lowkey dragging and tea to be spi...
  • Katie Hanna
    WELL THIS MADE ME LAUGH. A lot. It also made me think, a lot. And what more, really, do you look for in a book?
  • alice (arctic books)
    I adore @broodingYAhero on Twitter, and I was so excited when I found out there was going to be a book. This novel is so much fun; it included a bunch of lists that encapsulated many heroes, including the main character, love interest, villain, and everything in-between. There were many fun quizzes, and a LOT of tea was spilled. If you want a good laugh or a break from the cookie-cutter contemporaries and fantasies, be sure to check this one out....
  • Josh
    It's hard not to fall in love with Broody.I got to check out the first couple chapters, and if you're a fan of Broody's twitter feed, you're going to enjoy this. Can't wait for the rest!
  • Nikki (Book Allure)
    I received an ARC from Skypony Press in exchange for an honest review. “Did I do something wrong?” Well. That was a given. He usually did at least fifteen things wrong per book, but only in a swoony, romantic way, where all could be fixed when he took off his shirt. I expected Brooding YA Hero only to dissect every YA character I have ever read about–which it did–but I wasn’t expecting a plot! The story is about Broody McHottiepants wri...
  • Whispering Stories
    Book Reviewed by Nia on www.whisperingstories.comThis book has been getting some excellent buzz on Twitter – so much so that even I was aware of it! I’ve even been following @broodingYAhero for a while now, which is very entertaining and filled with tongue-in-cheek pearls of wisdom about the YA genre.Funnily enough, YA isn’t normally by bag but there’s always the odd one that catches my eye (not only because YA titles seem to get the pret...
  • Angelica
    Ever since my friend showed me the Brooding YA Hero twitter page, I knew I had to read this.This book is a satirical breakdown of how most YA novels are written and it brilliantly points out many topics that definitely need to be discussed. It is a criticism on the harmful tropes authors use in YA, making fun of lazy writing and cliched development. It also speaks a lot about the stereotypes and plain lack of diversity that goes into writing YA,...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    I got 45% of the way through the physical book and had to stop reading it. I understand what the book was going for but for me, it seriously missed the mark. I don't like using a star rating on a book I DNF'd but this was just awful. It wasn't a story so much as a satirical textbook for YA authors/readers. It wasn't particularly inventive and didn't say anything that those who read YA a lot haven't said already, it just condensed it all into one ...
  • Ann Mellor
    I love this account!!! I can't wait for this book!
  • Nikki King
    I've been chosen as one of @broodingYAhero's street team members for their new book called Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me. If you don’t know anything about the swoonworthy guy, you should head on over to @broodingYAhero on twitter to get a taste for his tweets. You won’t regret it, and soon we’ll be in competition for his attention. I first met the amatory and effulgent character when I first joined tw...
  • Silvana [The Book Voyagers]
    I was so excited for this book to be quite honest. It is just a super cute idea and we all have a soft spot for Broody in our hearts. He always spills tea in his Twitter and calls out authors/storylines/plots/tropes use in books and defends many stuff as well. This book is a mix of that. It's like a fun How Not To guide to write main characters.Expect lots of fun quizzes, recipes, A LOT spilling of tea and Broody is here to reveal all the secrets...
  • Melissa Chung
    I want to thank Sky Pony Press for sending this book to me for free for an honest review. I received this book a few months ago and have only now gotten around to reading it. This book was super fun to read. I'm giving it 4.25 stars. It really was on it's way to being 5 stars, but at times it got a little redundant. What is this book you might ask? The cover is so appealing with it's cute character smirking on the cover and the light blue backgro...
  • Anna (Ink of Books)
    Bestätigt meine Sicht auf YA sehr, öffnete aber auch in manchen Dingen die Augen.Mal sehen, wie viel YA ich je werde wieder lesen können, ohne es in Kategorien einzuteilen...
  • Līga Sproģe
    9.5/10, truly fantastic!Šis bija negaidīti labi! Kādu laiku atpakaļ twitter parādījās lielisks parodijkonts Brooding YA Hero, kurš gaumīgi pavilka uz zoba populāras klišejas jauniešu literatūrā. Protams, tas ātri vien kļuva mežonīgi populārs. Tā veidotāja Carrie Ann DiRisio pat saņēma piedāvājumu izveidot grāmatu.Te sākās āķīgākā daļa - ja, tas parodijkonts ir foršs, bet kā no atsevišķiem tvītiem izveidot ma...
  • Dvorah
    I was very fortunate to get an ARC of Broody's new book, and oh my gosh, guys. This book.The premise is deceptively simple: Twitter's very own brooding book boyfriend is going to teach us how to become a Main Character. But there are so many layers. It's one part self-help book, two parts social commentary, with a dash of writer's guide and lots of sass.Perhaps most impressively, it pulls off a consistent humor, all while moving between three di...
  • Ronni
    This book is an absolute joy. Broody is a wonderful main character, laugh out loud funny. But the book isn't just a tongue-in-cheek look at YA tropes. It also touches on some major issues, but in a very sensitive way. In addition, there are such neat sections, such as fun quizzes.I also like how Broody breaks down parts of books, story structure, and fandom into fun, bite-sized pieces. I have the ARC, so I didn't get to see all the lovely artwork...
  • Lauren Hopkins
    I get the twitter account but if you're attempting to dismantle YA tropes and really hit home the point of diversity it would really help if your own book gave more than 5 pages total to diverse characters itself. I don't want to hear your moral through the very thing you're rallying against. Writing the whole story as "the problem" and then in the last 4-pages doing a character lamentation as you finally realize the problem doesn't change the fa...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Read a lot of YA fiction and/ or follow the author(s) on Twitter? Then, you absolutely need this hilarious and necessary book in your life. The author does a fantastic job of translating the tone of Broody's tweets into a full length book. Blondie definitely steals the show, and, you know what? After all this talk of werelemurs, I wouldn't mind seeing one!
  • Laura Anderson
    I was lucky enough to score an arc of this book, and I could NOT. STOP. LAUGHING. And thinking.The sentences are quippy and quotable, and the characters are laugh-out-loud hilarious, but that's all just trappings to a truly thought-provoking and challenging satire on the books we love, the books we hate, and the books we love to hate.The book begins as Broodie McHottiepants is dumped by an Author, so he comes to the conclusion he should probably ...
  • TheBibliotheque
    "And your clothing budget will skyrocket because every time you pose dramatically for a book cover, all your buttons will fly off"Carrrie Ann DiRisio, I seriously wish we were best friends.This book is something else. Something brilliant, something loaded with the most delicious irony and something absolutely hilarious. If you are one of these YA readers that even if they appreciate the perfection of the YA hero, they often roll their eyes at all...
  • Stacy Fetters
    "At the very least, don't you want to spend more time with me when you're awake and not just when I'm romantically/ creepily/ obsessively watching you slumber from outside your window?" We have all seen Broody's twitter and we all fell madly in love with him. With his peckish good looks and his one liners that would melt the underwear off the Queen. Most of us craved more of this sensation. Now is your chance to get an even closer look at him in ...