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Because You Love to Hate Me
Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy | Ameriie,
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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hissingpotatoes
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Mehso-so

2.5/5⭐ As usual with anthologies, there were a few standouts but most fell short. The best stories were Riccio's, Ameriie's and Burke's, Meyer's, and Schwab's. Individual ratings and notes at https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2799154417. #OWLsReadathon2019

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Pickpick

Short stories about Villains. My favorite part was the information about the challenges the authors were answering and the responses from the other authors. #shortstories #halfbloodbingo

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BookishGirl06
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#roses #literarylove thought of this when I saw the prompt

vkois88 This one is on my TBR! 12mo
Sarz Beautiful design! 12mo
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glitterkitty459
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#currentlyreading #catsoflitsy #Romeothecat 💖
Liking these short stories so far. A good #OctoberRead #villains 🖤

Linsy Great cover! 💜 1y
Erofan Yes!👍 Cool cover! And cute sleeping kitty!😻 1y
Slajaunie Pretty Baby! 1y
Sace What a sweet picture! 1y
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BookishGirl06
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#septemberstats #readingresolutions my stats for this month. I‘m hoping I read more next month. I feel like my counts have gotten smaller with the last couple months.

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BookishGirl06
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Mehso-so

I liked it. Some of the stories were really interesting and others were ok.

Velvetfur That cover artwork is gorgeous though! 1y
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BookishGirl06
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#bookimcurrentlyreading #septinbooks18 I will be reading both of these today actually.

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BookishGirl06
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I am loving this cover. Creepy, yet pretty

Dr._Who_number10 Tell me how this book goes!! I‘m intrigue💕📚😱 1y
vkois88 This one has been high up on my wishlist for sooooo long... I keep adding it to, then taking it out of my cart! 1y
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TheNextBook
Bailedbailed

I‘m bailing and early. I was on my 3rd short story when I just genuinely lost interest. Like the comcept seemed nice but I didnt care for it. None if the 3 stories I tried really grabbed me at all. The writing was okay but I‘m not invested. I‘m moving on.

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TheNextBook
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This is the next short story collection for #keepingitshort! I am in love with this cover! Absolutely in love and I‘m hoping this is a decent collection of stories! I‘ve seen mixed reviews about it.

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glitterkitty459
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Books a Million #bookhaul !!! All these for just under $20!! They're having a bunch of sales at my location

I'm most excited for the tagged book, it's been on my tbr for a while. And I Darken is one of my all-time favorites and I didn't own a copy until now
The Philippa Gregory is three books in one!
And then that #chunkster Edgar Allen Poe- 800 pages! 📚📚📚

Happy Friday!🎉

Erofan Beautiful!😍 2y
GenreMinxReviews That‘s fabulous! 😍 2y
tracey38 I wish BAM was still around here. Loved that store. 2y
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marti86
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Mehso-so

I liked only two stories out of 13

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Bookaholicforlife
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I finished the sea witch with my morning tea and breakfast and I have to say, I can see why everyone seems to like it. It‘s one of my favorites so far along with “Shirley and Jim” and “Jack”

chlolovesbooks Been meaning to read this book for a while but haven‘t gotten around to it yet 😂 2y
Bookaholicforlife @chloeeblack lol. It‘s pretty good. 2y
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Bookaholicforlife
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My power is out but I have a flashlight and a fear of the dark so instead of trying to get back to sleep. I‘m gonna get some reading done. Everyone who reads this book says that they love this short story so I‘m both excited and afraid to read it.

DivineDiana Hoping power is restored soon! 2y
Bookaholicforlife @DivineDiana thanks! Me too! 2y
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Bookaholicforlife
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For those who have read this short story in #becauseyoulovetohateme what did you think of it? For me it wasn‘t one of my favorites. In fact, it may be my least favorite so far; but maybe I just need to re-read it. If you liked it what did you like about it and should I look at it again?

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#Temporary 🧜🏼‍♀️🐟🐠 #QuotsyApril18 🌺

#BookNerd 📚💙

Meeko93 2y
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Bookaholicforlife
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A quote from because you love to hate me. Personally, I like believing in fairytales.

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Bookaholicforlife
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What better way to spend a sleepless night than with a nice cup of tea in a makkachin mug and a bedtime story based on Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty

398.2 I really enjoyed this book. 2y
Bookaholicforlife @398.2 I‘m really enjoying it so far too! I usually read one story a night before bed. So far my favorite is Shirley and Jim. 2y
398.2 That‘s a good one. I really enjoyed Blood of Imuriv. It‘s amazing what some of these authors came up with. 2y
Bookaholicforlife @398.2 that was a good one too. I also liked Jack. It truly is amazing 2y
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#Macabre 🧜🏼‍♀️ #QuotsyJan18
#BookNerd 📚💙

MayJasper Good find 👏 2y
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EchoLogical
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Bailedbailed

My first bail of the year... This wasn‘t a terrible book or anything, I just couldn‘t get into it. I‘m not a huge fan of short stories but I wanted to give it a shot anyway because Ameriie did the editing. The few stories I read were brief but not very interesting, which was unexpected because villains are typically interesting by nature. I might revisit this one in the future but for now I‘m calling it.

ghosthost I hope your next book is better. 2y
EchoLogical @ghosthost Thanks. I've started Sing, Unburied, Sing for the #BOTMbuddyread and it's off to a good start. 2y
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GondorGirl
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Pippin had a rough day getting shots at the vet, so tonight he's getting extra snuggles whilst I read my new book.

#CatsOfLitsy

Lcsmcat Poor Pippin! 2y
JessClark78 ❤️ 2y
Lmstraubie Awwww 2y
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GondorGirl
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Thank you so much @kamoorephoto! This was the nicest surprise when I opened my ereader at the phlebotomist office this morning! And I was just getting ready to start a new book- but now this one comes first! ❤❤❤

kamoorephoto You‘re welcome 😽💓💓💓💓 2y
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ness
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My partner got me some bookish stuff, too! #slytherwin

Seekingtardis I. Love. That!!!!!!! 2y
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raelaschoenherr
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Mehso-so

I always like getting the perspective of a villain/antihero, but short stories are a hard way to fully explore/flesh them out. And because the authors were given specific parameters of what villain tale to tell, they were more limited than if they wrote their own idea. I only read the stories of authors I knew: Ahdieh, Dennard, Meyer*, Schwab, Shannon*, and Yoon. I don‘t care about the booktubers, so I didn't read any of the essays. (* favorites)

EchoLogical Just bailed on this today. Totally agree 2y
raelaschoenherr @EchoLogical Yeah, too bad. Better to save your time for the good stuff! 2y
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dizie_lizie
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

What a fun read! I love a good villain origin story, and this collection has lots of twists and deliciously bad turns. #villans #badgirlsguidetovillainy #beavillian

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PandaPanda
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Has anyone else read this yet? It looks really interesting! #13 #novemberbythenumbers @JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

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melrailey
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These are pretty addicting short stories. I‘m having a hard time in some deciding who is the bad guy. #readalong #Deweys24HourReadathin

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Natalia
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟
4 stars! This antology was overall well written and captivating. Maybe just that booktubers parts were kind of unnecessary for me sometimes. Also some stories I liked more and some less. That's why I give this rating😊

#becauseyoulovetohateme #ameriie #septread #ya #bloomsbury #fantasy #shortstories #anthology

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StormyReads
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Mehso-so

Book Review!

My very first anthology and I was not disappointed! I went in knowing that there are some stories you'd like, and others...well, not so much. But i think each villain story would appeal to someone and there is something for everyone in this book.

3.5/5 🌟

#villainisbae

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StormyReads
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A beauty and the beast retelling! Loved it!

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Mccartershanon
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Pickpick

See my full review here: https://youtu.be/HXoqi-2YZJY 📖💕

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Mccartershanon
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One of my faves from Because You Love To Hate Me

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DuskAngelReads
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Mehso-so

Some were great, some not so much.
I really liked The Sea Witch, Beautiful Venom & Death Knell. Death Knell was my fave!
Good but not favourites were Jack, Shirley and Jim, Marigold & Julian Breaks Every Rule.
Meh was Sera, Indigo and Shade, You You It's All About You, The Blood of Imuriv & The Blessing of Little Wants.
And I strongly disliked Gwen and Art and Lance!

Mini review for each story on www.duskangelreads.com

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victoriaburstrom
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Pickpick

4/5⭐️ I really really enjoyed this anthology! I rated three stories as 3/5⭐️, four stories as 4/5⭐️ and six stories as 5/5⭐️.

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booksbeneaththestars
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Next up on my reading list is this beauty! I love Villains so I really hope this is something special!!
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Have you read it? If so what did you think? Was the Villains brilliantly evil? 💙
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#booknerdigans #bookobsession #booknerd #bookgeek #bookdragon #booklover #bookworm #bibliophile #book #books #bookish #reading #igreads #bookcover #coverlove #epicreads #epicbooks #bookcommunity #bookphotography #becauseyoulivetohateme #villains

Sophoclessweetheart I've been wondering about this one ❤️🙈 2y
booksbeneaththestars @MythicReads I shall let you know if it's good! 💜 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Thanks babe x 2y
booksbeneaththestars @MythicReads No problem sweetie 💜 2y
Msmithbooks Hey! I'm a book blogger and I'd love it if you would check out my blog and follow it if you like ☺️ https://bibliobakes.com 2y
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Mccartershanon
Pickpick

I was genuinely surprised, a majority of the stories were really good! As with all anthologies some were better than others, but no matter what every story still had a cool new take on some classic villains. I also liked being able to read a commentary on the story after each one - they were always good for a laugh. Overall a solid read and I definitely recommend

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victoriaburstrom
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Starting this pretty book now!🌹

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ec27_kat
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Pickpick
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ClarissaLeStrange

“You don‘t have the guts to be what you wanna be. You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your f@*$!n‘ fingers and say ‘That‘s the bad guy.‘”

—“TONY MONTANA” IN SCARFACE

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ClarissaLeStrange
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+"For me, villains are extremely important factors in young adult literary fiction. Without them, how do we see the good in a novel?"

-Benjamin Alderson

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ClarissaLeStrange
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Mehso-so

3/5 🌠

Just okay.

I enjoyed reading about villains. I understand them though. haha Who doesn't love dramas?!

Recommended to everyone!

:)

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Thefuzzybookworm
Mehso-so

At first, I gave this book an overall rating of 4 stars, but now I feel like it's more of a 3.5. The stories are a hit or miss. I loved some of them, but hated some of them! My favorites are the ones by Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, and Marissa Meyer! You can read my full review on my blog-- the link is on my profile!

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auroralector
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Mehso-so

Honestly, some of these stories were really lackluster and I'm kinda unsure how to feel about the collection as a whole. Some stories really knocked my socks off, Nicola Yoon, Cindy Pon, Samanta Shannon, Sarah Enni were my faves and Victoria Schwab, Adam Silvera and Renée Ahdieh get favorable mention, but worst were the YouTuber commentaries. To me it just felt like a gimmick to get the word out and get this book hyped... Maybe only two were ok.

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Escape_reality18
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Doodling and some reading on the agenda for this afternoon. 🤓

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Mccartershanon
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Seriously I'm in love with this book

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Mccartershanon
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Currently loving Because You Love To Hate Me 😍😍🙌🙌

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Liz_Freyja
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So happy with this one !! Curious what they made out of it 😁❤

scripturient Welcome to Litsy! 😊 3y
Liz_Freyja Thanks to you for putting it on my radar !😘 3y
DebReads4fun Welcome to Litsy! 3y
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tammysue Welcome!!😊 3y
JoRead Hi there, welcome litten! 3y
UwannaPublishme Welcome! Welcome! Get ready for loads of fun and many new books on your #TBR. 😊🎉👍🏻 3y
Betty Looks like a FUN book! 3y
Scurvygirl Welcome to Litsy!! 3y
Liz_Freyja Thanks everybody!!! So welcoming 😄 3y
Robothugs Welcome to Litsy 😊 3y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 3y
SharonGoforth Welcome!! 😊 3y
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Escape_reality18
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I received this lovely book in the mail today and can not wait to start it tonight. 😍#bylthm#13talesofvilliany

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398.2
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Pickpick

This was such a fun book. It's made up of short stories by different authors. Each author was given a "challenge" by a booktuber about a different example of villainy. I enjoyed some more then others. All time favorite was The Blood of Imuriv. I wish Renee Ahdieh would write a whole book about it. Soooo good!

zsuzsanna_reads Sounds like a great concept. 3y
398.2 @zsuzsanna_reads it was! It's interesting what the bloggers gave the authors and then see what the authors came up with. These authors imaginations are amazing. I was blown away by a couple of them. 3y
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aeeklund
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Pickpick

As with any short story anthology, some stories were better than others, but overall this was a fun and interesting read. There's a short essay after each story (by the blogger who challenged the particular author) about villainy, and many of them drew attention to issues of feminism and the struggle of the Other. I was fascinated by the format, and some of the stories were truly spectacular. First book for #24in48 down!

elkeo_TheBookDragon Worth buying even if I really just want the Victoria Schwab story? 3y
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