I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Love Me, Love Me Not by Alyxandra Harvey
Published by Entangled: Crave on February 22nd 2016
Genres: Chicklit, Paranormal, Romance, YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Source: for a Blog Tour
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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.
Thank you to Chapter by Chapter for letting me take part in this tour. I love fantasy books and I’ve been a big fan of YA fantasy so when I read the blurb I was intrigued.
Ana is a girl that, once she falls in love, can turn into a swan. I found the process of this quite bewildering. Not the fact that she could turn into a swan but there was this whole business with cloaks that I found strange.
It was quite obvious from the beginning that Pierce and Ana were meant to be together but Ana was just fighting it so hard that she couldn’t see it yet.
Ana’s family has had a blood feud with the Renards for generations. The feud has lasted so long no-one even knows why it started. This had hints to Romeo and Juliet and I think the author was heavily influenced by this story.
This was a good story with a really good twist but I think the Swan element could have done with a bit more development. It seemed everything they did was a little rudimentary and could do with an update to the 21st century but I enjoyed the book all the same.
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