Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill (Breaking the Spine) that lets our readers know which books we are most looking forward to! Today I am letting you all know about Because You Love to Hate Me; an anthology edited by Ameriie that consists of 13 short stories written by 13 different authors!
Because You Love to Hate Me has some of the most well-known authors working with Booktubers to create a story about villains, and who doesn’t love the bad guy? I believe a Booktuber is paired with an author and that Booktuber then gives the author a prompt from which a short story is born. Here’s what Goodreads has to say:
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.
Some of the authors taking part are Nicola Yoon, Marissa Meyer, Susan Dennard, Renee Ahdieh, Adam Silver, and Samantha Shannon and some of the Booktubers are Benjamin Alderson (Benjamin of Toms), Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Christina Riccio (PolandBananasBooks) and Regan Perusse (peruseproject)! Today they actually announced which Booktuber has been paired with which author and I am so excited for this! I think it’s going to be an amazing anthology, and I cannot wait to read all the tales of villainy (or not so villains). You can check out the hashtag #RevealtheVillains to check out the pairings and villains we will get to read about!
Until next time, Rhi xx