It is no secret that Sarah Rees Brennan's The Demon's Lexicon trilogy is one of my obsessions. I've forced everyone I know into reading it, I spend hours debating different couples and scenes, and when The Demon's Surrender finally shows up at my door, I may just burst into song and run around my house screaming "SURRENDER!". But, it's not just her books - I think SRB herself is pretty darn awesome. And she recently tweeted that there is apparently a website dedicated to "calling [her] a b*tch". So, what to do? Tell her how much I adore her, of course!
WARNING: Lots and lots of excessive gushing and fangirling below!
You know that question about the ten people you'd most like to have dinner with, living or dead? You would be on my list (and I'm sure dinner would be a very interesting event). Because, Sarah, I love you. Not in the romantic sense, but in the sense that if I ever met you, I might spontaneously combust with joy. I don't love you just because you wrote The Demon's Lexicon trilogy, although those are some amazing books. But aside from your mad writing skills, you seem to be a genuinely nice person. You reply to your fans on Twitter and have discussions with us. You are witty and absolutely hilarious. Your comments on TV shows and movies are better than watching them myself. You fight passionately for feminism, equality, and YA. In fact, this awesome blog post you wrote is something that I go and read when I'm feeling kind of unmotivated and tired of all the sexism, racism, homophobia, etc. in the world. Your essays are well thought-out and interesting. You bring up important issues and defend reading, diversity, girl power, and lots more. You inspire me to be a better writer, and frankly, a better and more accepting person. Plus, we share a love of evil guys (Barron!), kick-a** girls, and families in YA.
So, thank you for writing such wonderful books and for being an all-around awesome person. I hope I didn't creep you out too much, and that I get to meet you one day and tell you all this in person! ;-)
A Marmalade Fish