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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Review: Love Me, Love Me Not by Alyxandra Harvey

Title: Love Me, Love Me Not
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Publisher: Entangled Crave
Publication Date: February 22, 2016

From Goodreads: 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. 

Including, maybe...Pierce. 

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.

My thoughts: This is a retelling of the Swan Maidens, and I am not really familiar with that fairy tale, so not sure as to whether it was well done or not.  I did enjoy the premise of the story and I always like it when there is tension between a couple.  In this case, Pierce is in love with Ana - but Ana is so focused on trying to find her true love she can't see what is right in front of her.  

There is magic, but it was a little confusing as to what they could, or how they did it.  A little more explanation would have helped me to understand their abilities more - it might also have helped me to separate the characters. 

Speaking of characters, there were a lot of secondary characters and I had trouble keeping them apart.  I also think that the characters in general could have been fleshed out more and that would have given me more reason to become invested in them.  

  


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1 comment:

Vicki said...

I like books with just a few characters. The book I'm reading now has too many and it hurts my head trying to keep them straight.

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