Oct 12, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Because You Love to Hate Me (13 Tales of Villainy)

Hosted by Breaking the Spine


Title: Because You Love to Hate Me (13 Tales of Villainy)
Author: Ameriie + multiple authors
Publication Date: July 11, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Anthologies
Add to: Goodreads

This unique YA anthology presents classic and original fairy tales from the villain's point of view. The book's unconventional structure--thirteen of the most influential BookTubers on YouTube join forces (writing-prompt style) with thirteen acclaimed and bestselling authors--gives these mysterious, oft-misunderstood individuals characters a chance to tell their stories, their way.

Like Maleficent or Wicked, these are stories of vengeance, of defiance, of rage. They are stories of pain, of heartbreak, of sorrow. But don't expect a circle of hands. Leave it to the heroes to help the world; villains just want to rule the world. We love to hate them and they hate to be loved, if only because being hated frees them from having to be good.

Contributing authors include bestselling and buzzy names Renée Ahdieh, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon, with a foreword and a story from anthology editor Ameriie.


THIS IS ABOUT VILLAINS. Wouldn't one be excited to read their side of the story? I'm one of those people who is fascinated with the villain of the story. I mean, it takes some effort being evil to annoy/piss me off. And these are short stories so this will be good to pass time.

Here's the list of authors:

  • Ameriie (Editor)
  • Renee Ahdieh
  • Soman Chainani
  • Susan Dennard
  • Sarah Enni
  • Marissa Meyer
  • Cindy Pon
  • Victoria Schwab
  • Samantha Shannon
  • Adam Silvera
  • Andrew Smith
  • April Genevieve Tucholke
  • Nicola Yoon
The Booktubers:

  • Benjamin Alderson
  • Sasha Alsberg
  • Whitney Atkinson
  • Tina Burke
  • Catriona Feeney
  • Zoë Herdt
  • Samantha Lane 
  • Sophia Lee
  • Raeleen Lemay
  • Regan Perusse
  • Christina Riccio
  • Steph Sinclair
  • Kat Kennedy
  •  Jesse George
*I don't know if I got all the booktubers right. I just followed the ones on the cover.


  1. Oh, this sounds AWESOME! I really love this new "fractured fairy tales" genre, and it would be super interesting to see the stories from the other side!

  2. I think this book sounds great as well. When I saw the cover last week, I knew I'd have to eventually have it. Too bad it's such a long wait!

  3. That sounds really awesome! And it's one that's already out!

    1. I PUT THE WRONG DATE OMG. But thanks to you for noticing it, I noticed it too haha

  4. I'm not usually a huge fan of anthologies, but I think this one is going to be great!