Review: Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy

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Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy

by Ameriie, Renee Ahdieh, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, Nicola Yoon, Sasha Alsberg, Benjamin Alderson, Whitney Atkinson , Tina Burke, Catriona Feeney, Zoë Herdt, Samantha Lane, Somani Chainani, Sophie Lee, Raeleen Lemay, Regan Perusse, Christine Riccio, Steph Sinclair, Jesse George, Kat O’Keefe, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera

Published: 01-09-2017
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 368
ISBN: 9781408882764
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
RRP: $14.99
Online price: $13.49
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Imprint: Bloomsbury Children’s Books

My Thoughts…

So, I was super excited for this book, I mean who doesn’t love a good villain story! Plus look at that cover!! And that author line up! But alas it was not for me.

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There were a few outstanding stories that I loved! But I really wanted them to be longer. Some stories weren’t as villainous as I was expecting. Others I just had no idea what was going on, it was like walking in half way through a movie.

Despite all that, I do have to say the writing in this book was fantastic. The booktuber contributions were kind of all over the place. I think that it is great that it was a collaboration with all the booktubers. However, I feel like the input from them should have had some sort of layout to make the book more cohesive.


So, Summing this one up. Okay stories, was expecting more evilness though.
That cover! Kinda worth buying it just for that cover. Plus, the hype!!
Also, there was sooo much hype. I should really know by now not to listen to all that hype and get my hopes up. I just wanted some purely evil stories, is that too much to ask for!

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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book. This has in no way affected my views or opinions on this book (obviously haha)


About the Book…


Leave it to the heroes to save the world—villains just want to rule the world.

In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.

These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like “Medusa,” “Sherlock Holmes”, and “Jack and the Beanstalk” provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains’ acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage—and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again!




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