Publication Date: February 22, 2016
Genre: YA Fantasy
Blurb Description: Dating isn’t easy when you’re in the middle of a blood feud.
Anastasia Vila’s family can turn into swans, but just once she’d like them to turn into responsible adults.
After hundreds of years, they still cling to the blood feud with the Renard family. No one remembers how it started in the first place—but foxes and swans just don’t get along.
Vilas can only transform into their swan shape after they have fallen in love for the first time, but between balancing schoolwork, family obligations, and the escalating blood feud, Ana’s got no time for love. The only thing keeping her sane is her best friend, Pierce Kent.
But when Pierce kisses Ana, everything changes.
Is what Pierce feels for her real, or a byproduct of her magic? Can she risk everything for her best friend? And when the family feud spirals out of control, Ana must stop the fight before it takes away everything she loves.
This Entangled Teen Crave book contains language, violence, and lots of kissing. Warning: it might induce strong feelings of undeniable attraction for your best friend.
Alyxandra Harvey lives in a stone Victorian house in Ontario, Canada with a few resident ghosts who are allowed to stay as long as they keep company manners. She loves medieval dresses, used to be able to recite all of The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, and has been accused, more than once, of being born in the wrong century. She believes this to be mostly true except for the fact that she really likes running water, women’s rights, and ice cream. Aside from the ghosts, she also lives with her husband and their dogs. She likes cinnamon lattes, tattoos and books.
It was only after I signed up to be on the Blog Tour for Love Me Love Me Not did I find out that it was a retelling of another story – which sort of made it lose its ‘WOAH! Original’ factor, but kept me at the same amount of excited, because I adore retellings.
There has been only one other book I’ve read about wings or feathers or birds and it was not a good experience for me (See Feather Bound) so I was a bit sceptical when I read the synopsis, but this was an Alxyanrda Harvey novel, and I’ve read a couple and really liked them, so I thought “Why not?”
I love taking chances on books that I normally wouldn’t put at the top of my TBR, but I am SO glad that I did with this one! Don’t get me wrong, it has a few flaws, but it was a good book nonetheless.
Anastasia Vila comes from a family that can turn into swans. Before a Vila can turn into a swan they have to fall in love first, which is Ana's main problem. She wants her wings, but she also wants to get through school, where her best friend is in love with her. As I’ve mentioned numerous times, I’m a complete sucker for best friend romances, and this one was no exception, except for the fact that they never felt like friends, just already in the cat and mouse game stage. Which kind of sucks, but I can deal.
I guess what I liked the most about this book was that it wasn’t just a romance, but had the most bizzare twist! I mean, SWAN WINGS? Fall in Love, and sprout wings. WOAH.
I’m not going to tell you what happens, but suffice it to say, if you’re looking for something different and out of the box, this should be it!