Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Five top SFF books with broody male characters

Brigid Kemmerer is the New York Times bestselling author of dark and alluring Young Adult novels.

A full time writer, Kemmerer lives in the Baltimore area with her husband, her boys, her dog, and her cat. When she’s not writing or being a mommy, you can usually find her with her hands wrapped around a barbell.

The latest title in her Cursebreaker series is A Vow So Bold and Deadly.

At Tor.com Kemmerer tagged five of her favorite sci-fi & fantasy novels with broody male characters. One title on the list:
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

This Russian-inspired fantasy series about the magic-wielding Grisha is amazing, and I’m sure you know someone who’s talking about it. I know everyone is obsessed with the Darkling, and I get it, but my heart was always for Mal. He’s the best friend, the boy next door, the guy who does what he has to do because he’s so clearly in love with the girl, but he’s going to sigh and mutter about it the whole time. He also has some really cool tracking powers. I was honestly more interested in Mal than I was in the Darkling. (Well, until Nikolai stole my heart. But I’d never call him brooding, so he doesn’t make this list.)
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue