Thursday, 25 February 2016

Blog Tour Stop & Giveaway - Review: Love Me, Love Me Not by Alyxandra Harvey

Welcome today's stop on the Love Me, Love Me Not by Alyxandra Harvey Blog Tour  hosted by Chapter by Chapter.  Today's stop is a review as well as a chance to enter the great giveaway that is being run throughout this tour.


I always enjoy Alyxandra Harvey's writing. No matter the setting or storyline, whether it be ghosts, the faerie realm or shape shifting. I always know to expect something a little unexpected in her books and Love me, love me now is no exception 

I immediately liked the main character Ana. Smart and focused on school but so naive out about love as she attempts to find it and win her wings. I thought Ms harvey captured that crush on the guy who doesn't know you exist and you are physically unable to speak coherently exceptionally well as well as Anna convincing her self that Edward is the boy for her. i like that we got to see Ana's vulnerability as she becomes aware that the feud in itself has become pointless but has no idea how to go about stopping it when adults and children alike are acting on a grudge that they have essentially been born with and despite Ana, herself being unable to be in the same room as a Renard without a physical fight breaking out. i thought her to be well balanced as a main character even though I sometimes wanted to yell at her for her naivete and indecision.

I loved the way Ms Harvey seemlessly wove the fairy tale of a shapeshifting swans and foxes through modern day life creating and urban fantasy that reads as authentic. I liked that despite the modern setting this still had the feel of a fairy tale. The story line itself was also woven well, with a few different plot lines coming together with precision time to leave a story I didn't want to put down until I reached the end a few hours later.

I also loved the connection between Ana and Pierce. Right from the beginning I could feel the chemistry and I wanted to yell at Ana and Pierce, particularly Ana the more they fought it. i read this on Valentines Day so was probably already in a romantic mood but I felt the romance between these two completely.

All in all, this was an enjoyable read and I give it 4 stars.

Sapphired Dragon XX

Love Me, Love Me Not by Alyxandra Harvey

Love Me, Love Me Not
by Alyxandra Harvey
Publication Date:  February 22, 2016
Genre:  YA Fantasy

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.

ABOUT Alyxandra Harvey

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..

Author Links:  Website | Twitter | Tumblr | Goodreads 

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1 comment:

  1. I'd have to say that the retelling of Little Red Riding Hood is my favorite.