Friday, 26 February 2016

Review: Love Me, Love Me Not

Love Me, Love Me Not by Alyxandra Harvey
Published February 22nd 2016 by Entangled Publishing/Crave

With it's fairy tale influence and Shakespeare setting, Love Me Love Me Not is a charming 
re-imagining of The Swan Maiden crossed with Romeo and Juliet.

Ana is a delightful heroine and Pierce is adorable as her best friend/love interest. The dialogue is snappy and the supporting characters play off against each other nicely. 

I'm not a big fan of the multiple POV - it's more of a personal issue than one with the book and I would have preferred to have one narrator in Ana. However, it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the story. Pierce made me laugh and it was interesting to compare his resolute feelings for Ana with her slow realization of how she felt for him in return.

I loved the imagery of the feather cloaks, the girls dancing in the moonlight and their magical arrows!

This is a fun, quick read with lots of romance, action and magic - an entertaining way to spend an afternoon.

From the publisher:
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.

Meet The Character Interviews: Get up close & personal with Pierce Kent from Love Me, Love Me Not here!

Thank you to NetGalley and Entangled Teen for the ebook ARC to review.


  1. Always glad to tweet and share your reviews!

  2. I'm not a fan of the multiple POV either, but I have read some books where it ends up working for me.

    1. I agree with you. The alternate POV worked for me with this title :)

  3. Thank you for the recommendation of Love me, Love me not! You had me at fairy tale and Shakespeare setting! I must order it! Thanks for all your reviews, they lead me to selections that may have been invisible to me!

    1. You're welcome! I think you will enjoy it - it sounds right up your alley.

      I'm glad my reviews have been helpful for you! x