Holding Out For A (Brooding YA) Hero

So I’m doing something new with my spring/summer days here, that involves book-related challenges, subtle (and not so subtle) sarcasm, humour and enthusiasm.

Such a departure for my tastes, I know. But here we are.

I am a Broody BFF, and I’d like to tell you how I ended up like this.


To be quite honest, I’m not entirely sure when it happened – but I do remember how.

It’s all the fault of Carrie Ann DiRisio, whom I met over Twitter and through last year’s gloriously fun TremonTEAM adventures. She’s having a book published later this year called Brooding Young Adult Hero’s Guide To Achieving Main Character Status, and when I showed an interest, she introduced me to the star of her book.


Art by Linnea


This is Broody. Isn’t he gorgeous? He certainly thinks so. I was only curious at first, but between that name and those deep, soulful (insert jewel-based adjective here, he has plenty) eyes, curiosity became fascination. Then I found my way to Broody’s Twitter account, and fascination became … a connection.

I mean, I sometimes think I can be world-weary and a bit cynical (who isn’t, these days). But Broody … he can make me forget my troubles, even if only for a little while. Usually because he’s more concerned with his own. Seriously. Even just his jawline could brood for America.

And don’t even get me started on those eyelashes, or that pouting mouth. What good are they if they aren’t beautiful and expressive, am I right?

But sometimes that’s just what you need. A little time to set down your problems, step away and help someone else through their own.

It’s selfless, really. I’m being a good person here.


So I am here for Broody, and here for Broody’s book. I honestly can’t imagine how I got through life before Carrie Ann introduced us… *Stares out a window, sighing wistfully* I wish I could read his book right now.



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