So here we are… the last day of Brigid Kemmerer Week. I’m pretty sad, but I’m also happy because I had a lot of fun working on this and I look forward to doing more things like this in the future! I think it’s a great way to spread my love for an author and their work, and a great way to connect with other readers who love that author’s work! It’s also a fantastic way to spread the word about this author’s books already out and upcoming!
Brigid Kemmerer Books Book Tag!
A Curse So Dark and LonelyAnother Great Fairy Tale Retelling!
In general, I believe Marissa Meyer is one of the best YA authors out there who does fairy tale retellings. Her Lunar Chronicles series follows retellings of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Snow White, but in the future with cyborgs and lunar colonies!
Harper LacyAnother Story With A Disabled Character
In Curse, Harper has a form of Cerebral Palsy that affects her leg, and Brigid did some great research for this book. Another great book with great representation of someone with a disabilities is Brave Enough by Kati Gardner. Cason Martin is the MC of Brave Enough. In it, she learns she has cancer and has to go through chemo treatment where she eventually loses one of her legs below the knee and has to learn how to navigate life as a former ballerina. This is a spectacular cancer positive story where the character with cancer doesn’t die! Lives a normal life!
Prince RhenAnother Character That Starts Out Cocky But Ends Up Thoughtful
Dorian Havillard from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. In the first book, he is cocky, a player, sarcastic, and a womanizer. As he matures throughout the books, he becomes smarter, more thoughtful and more considerate to women’s feelings.
Scary GreyA Scary Sidekick Character
In Curse, Grey is Rhen’s body guard, right hand man, and trusted confidant. I think Kell Maresh from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab is also like that for the crown prince of his kingdom Red London, Rhy Maresh.
Letters To The LostA Book With Letter Writing
I want to say my answer for this is The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. It’s been a few years since I last read them, but I thought I recalled letters being written between Will and Tessa, and Will and his family. I mean, it’s not exactly as if he could just text them in 18th century London.
Declan MurphyA Character That Is Closed Off & Grumpy Until Love Interest Shows Up In Their Life
Alec Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. He is Scared because he is still closeted, and closed off to everyone emotionally. Until he meets Magnus Bane. As the series progresses, you can really watch him open up and become a happier person.
Juliet YoungA Character With A Hobby They Pick Back up After Grieving
Feyre Archeon from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. In the beginning, Feyre was always painting whenever she could get her hands on some supplies. After the events of the end of the book, she can’t pick up a paintbrush because it gives her flashbacks to her previous life, but she learns to manage and overcome her anxiety enough to pick up her paint supplies again around the 3rd and 4th book.
More Than We Can TellA Book Or Series With Characters That Overcome Their Traumas Together
I think an obvious answer for this one would be The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Katniss and Peeta endure so much throughout these books, and I specifically remember a part at the end of the series where they are both learning how to live normally and learning how to overcome depression, anxiety, PTSD and more. It’s a big turning point for them and I was proud of their growth.
Rev FletcherA Character With A Unique Name
Rev chose his name because it meant something to him and didn’t have ties to his old life, and another character with a meaningful, unique name is Piper McLean from the Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan. Her Grandfather her her cry after she was born and noticed how strong her voice was, and hoped that someday she would learn all of the Cherokee songs, most notably the Song of The Snakes, hence the name Piper.
Emma BlueA Character Who Is Skilled With Electronics
I’ll be honest, I have not read this book, but the first character that came to mind that fits the bill is Emika Chen from Warcross by Marie Lu. Emika is a hacker who enters into a big virtual reality game where she has to hack to win. (I think. Like I said, I haven’t read this yet but it’s on my TBR for this year!)
Brigid KemmererAnother Auto-Buy Author On Your List
After Curse comes out, I can almost guarantee that I will be buying her next 5 books at least. Another author is my list is Karen M. McManus. I read One Of Us Is Lying last spring, and I think I reread it 3 more times that year alone. I was super fortunate enough to get an arc of her most recent book, Two Can Keep A Secret which was just as good (if not better) than her first book so you better believe that I’ll be buying her other books.
And there it is, my Brigid Kemmerer book tag! I made this one so if you use it please link back to me but if you want to share it, go for it! This was fun to fill out!
Brigid Kemmerer Week Wrap-Up!
This week has been pretty awesome. 2 book tags, 3 reviews, and a recommendation post? Where did I even find the personal motivation to do all of this? I’m glad I did though, because I have had a lot of fun and I can’t wait to do it again sometime. What was your favorite post I did? Did you participate? Will you be doing your own Author Week sometime? IF you do, let me know because I’d love to check it out! When I first had the thought to do this, I did it in typical Sam fashion. I wanted to take the weekend before Tuesday and post one review of Brigid’s books a day; But then I thought to myself “why only do 3 days when I could do 7?” So here I am, on day 7.
Thank you guys so much for reading along, and to Brigid, if you’re reading this, Happy Publication week on A Curse So Dark And Lonely! You deserve all the success you get for it because this is an amazing book. Thank you for taking time to talk with your fans and mail bookplates to everyone! If I had physical copies of your books, I would totally take advantage of it ;D Here’s to celebrating A Heart So Fierce And Broken next year! ❤