Waiting on Wednesday #101: Because You Love to Hate Me by Various Authors

 

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book:

Book cover for Because You Love to Hate Me
Title: 
Because You Love to Hate Me
Authors: Various
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: July 11, 2017

Summary (form Goodreads): 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!

Featuring writing from . . .

Authors: Renée Ahdieh, Ameriie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon

BookTubers: Benjamin Alderson (Benjaminoftomes), Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Whitney Atkinson (WhittyNovels), Tina Burke (ChristinaReadsYA blog and TheLushables), Catriona Feeney (LittleBookOwl), Jesse George (JessetheReader), Zoë Herdt (readbyzoe), Samantha Lane (Thoughts on Tomes), Sophia Lee (thebookbasement), Raeleen Lemay (padfootandprongs07), Regan Perusse (PeruseProject), Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS), and Steph Sinclair & Kat Kennedy (Cuddlebuggery blog and channel).

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Thoughts: 

This anthology looks so different from anything I’ve ever seen before! It is so interesting how 13 authors and 13 BookTubers teamed up to create a collection of short stories about villains. Some of my favourite authors have contributed to this book, and I am excited to see what’s in store. Fractured fairy tales are among my favourite topics in YA, so I am sure that I will love this book. I can’t wait until the summer to have this is my hands.

19 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #101: Because You Love to Hate Me by Various Authors

  1. Angela says:

    This sounds so cool and really different! Getting the villain’s perspective might really change the feel of some of these stories!

  2. LairOfBooks says:

    OHMYGOSH YESSSS!!!! Highly anticipated book for me as well! I also have a ton of respect for Amerie who edited this collection and there are just so many faves both authors & Booktubers in this collabo. Great pick 😉

  3. kimbookbutterfly says:

    Thank you for reviewing this–I hadn’t heard of it and now I definitely want to read! I love anthologies.

  4. Chrisa Anastasiou says:

    This book has so many of my favourite authors in it and I believe it will be a great read! <3

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