Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy

October 24, 2016

Here’s a thing that’s happening: I am writing a short story for a new young adult anthology!

BECAUSE YOU LOVE TO HATE ME: 13 Tales of Villainy


Release date: July 11, 2017

Pre-order it: Amazon | IndieBound |Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

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.

Here’s Ameriie being adorable and talking about the cover reveal:

I was pretty over the moon when Ameriie asked me to contribute to the anthology, and I had so much fun writing the story! The book is a fun collaboration between YA writers and booktubers, including:

Benjamin Alderson (Benjaminoftomes); Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia); Whitney Atkinson (WhittyNovels); Tina Burke (ChristinaReadsYA & 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); Steph Sinclair & Kat Kennedy (Cuddlebuggery)

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