Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy


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).

Title:Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy
Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:339 pages

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

  • Adam Silvera

    I can't wait for you all to meet my villain. And I'm also praying you'll never HAVE to meet her. *EVIL LAUGH**CHOKES ON SOUR PATCH KIDS**RESUMES EVIL LAUGH*...

  • Victoria Schwab

    My story is about Death waking up at the bottom of a well. ...

  • Raeleen Lemay

    THE BOOK IS NOW IN MY HANDSSSSS I'm so excited to finally read all of the other stories and essays! Lord knows I've read mine about a hundred times lolIf you want to know a little bit more about what ...

  • emi

    3.384/5 starsVillains, the deliciously wicked. We love to hate them and they hate to be loved, if only because being hated frees them from having to be good.I read this book solely because of Victoria...

  • Ben Alderson


  • Melanie

    Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy is a short story anthology that was curated and edited by the amazing, and so very talented, Ameriie. Seriously, Ameriie is an angel and I'm so thankf...

  • Lala BooksandLala

    Official rating is 3.75 out of 5 stars. The author's stories themselves were enjoyable, but overall not as evil as I hoped, though I did appreciate seeing the varied versions of what a "villain" could...

  • Ameriie


  • Hari ~Brekker-Maresh~

    Oh, Victoria Schwab is a co-author?*buys book*FULL REVIEW UP NOW!!!So 13 authors collab with booktubers and create villains. The booktuber chooses a theme/challenge and then the author has to write a ...

  • Kimi

    Update: *gasps* Look at it. Just look at it.Update:Okay, so I'm seeing a good number of my lovely Goodreads friends that are actually unhappy about this book and I'd like to address the issue. Basical...