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Love Me, Love Me Not

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  129 ratings  ·  64 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 211 pages
Published February 22nd 2016 by Entangled: Crave
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Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.)

“I was going to ruin everything. And I just couldn’t seem to stop myself.”

This was a good retelling, and I liked the romance.

Ana was a bit blind to her feelings in this book, and even when Pierce told her that he loved her, she didn’t seem to believe him! I really wanted her to figure out how much she liked him, but it did seem to take her a while.

Paula M
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really liked the idea of Swans vs. Foxes. So original! And just like I expected, very much swoonyyyy. Full review to follow!
Stephanie (Bookfever)
Anastasia 'Ana' 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. Between school, obligations to her family and the feud they have with the Renard family, how can she find the time to fall in love? Luckily Ana's best friend Pierce is around. Only Pierce is in love with her, which she has been pretty much blind to, until Pierce kisses her and everything changes.

I really did like Love Me, Love Me Not.
Annelise Lestrange
Jan 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: jennifer miers
Review originally posted on The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange :)

I received this copy from Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review. Let's go :D

The Story

Ana is just your regular small town girl, struggling with school papers, family feuds and to get the attention of her dream boy Edward. Of course that everything would be so much easier without her swan heritage, family weird traditions and blood feud, that kept her and all the Vilas on their toes, and if she only could carry a
Jan 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Anastasia Vila is a Swan Maiden. All the females in her family have the ability to gain their wings and transform into swans once they fall in love. Ana's family is full of traditions and study hard to not only learn their magical powers but to defend themselves. You see, one of the traditions of the Vila's is their long standing blood feud with the Renard family. The Renard's are foxes. All of their family members can transform into foxes once they reach puberty and foxes and swans just don't g ...more
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Blending the mythology of The Swan Maiden folktales with blood feuds, including but not limited to Romeo & Juliet, I really loved this short novel with distinct fantasy and magical elements. Ana (short for Anastasia) Vila is someone who carries the magic of the swan within her. Unlike her aunts and some of her cousins, she hasn't yet shifted into her swan form yet — she needs to fall in love with someone who loves her before that can happen. The Vilas have a long-standing blood feud with the Ren ...more
When I read the synopsis, it wasn't something I would have normally read, but I loved some of Alyxandra's other books, so I wanted to give it a shot.

I liked Ana and Pierce well enough. The BFF to more is one of my favorite plot lines and I did love that we got both of their POVs. There are a lot of secondary characters in this story and I struggled to keep them all straight in my head.

The magical aspect was interesting. I did like the Romeo and Juliet like aspect, but the escalation of the feu
Sharon Mariampillai
I received a copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

April 2018 Review:

Actual Rating: 3.25

This was an alright read. I first read this book 2 years ago, and I thought the story was good. This time, I thought the story was good. However, I still think the fact that Ana kept denying her feelings for Pierce made the story less enjoyable because she was constantly denying herself the chance of earning her wings. I thought that was ridiculous and confusing. I did not really enjoy the s
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: stand-alone
This was interesting and something that reminded me a lot of Romeo and Juliet, if only for the whole feud thing. The whole two people falling in love with each other but their families are enemies didn't happen here so I was glad that the author decided not to go that route since it's been overused and cliche.

I liked that romance was important, the fact that the Vila women have to find love in order to turn into swans was a key factor in the story, but at the same time, it didn't really take awa
Andrea Heltsley
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this newest Alyxandra Harvey book! It was very much the style of her other creative books. The book was a mashup of Romeo and Juliet with The Swan Princess. The romance was so sweet throughout the plot. I loved the richly imagined setting of this story. The way of the swans and the characters belonging, read like a special way of life. Then the characters from the fox family brought up chaos between the families. The petty fighting and wars lent a fun part of the plot. The things the feu ...more
Haraiah Eve
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
“You don’t have to love me back, Ana. But you can’t keep telling me I don’t know my own feelings.”

Full review at Random Things In Action
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Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I received an e-arc of Love Me, Love Me Not by Alyxandra Harvey from Entangled Publishing: Crave in exchange for an honest review, this has in no way influenced my thoughts or feelings about the book.
As soon as I saw this book I knew that I had to read it for a few reasons. 1. I love the author. I adore Harvey’s Drake Chronicles, it was one of the first YA series that I read actually. 2. The plot sounded extremely interesting.
Love Me, Love Me Not fo
*I received a copy from Entangled Publishing for review. All opinions are 100% my own.*

I read Red by Alyxandra Harvey last year and it reignited my interest in YA paranormal. This book went in a completely different direction and I absolutely adored it. The plot line is reminiscent of The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore with a family feud that revolves around magic. The Vilas have the ability to shift into swans and every full moon, the young girls who have not yet earned their wings d
Shawna Cramer
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book from Entangled for an honest review:

Love Me, Love Me Not is a teen love story with a Romeo and Juliet twist to it. Instead of the traditional Romeo and Juliet though it is with Vilas (swans) and Renards (Foxes). and like Romeo and Juliet there is a blood feud but THAT is where the similarities really end...

Ana Vila can only transform into her swan shape for the first time after she has fallen in love ....and I don't mean familiarity love, loving herself or items, I mean REA
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Love me, Love Me Not
By: Alyxandra Harvey
Publisher: Entangled
Source: Netgalley

First I want to thank Netgalley and the publisher in letting me read this. So I have to admit I was surprised by this one, I requested it, and then started to doubt. I mean it was an interesting premise, swans vs foxes.

It had different elements of the Swan Maiden, and a little of Romeo and Juliet. However Romeo wasn't the enemy, he turned out to be the best friend. You know from the description that there is romance,
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle, arc, audiobook
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Why this book?

Not gonna lie I read it because of the cover

What I thought

There is so many problems I have with this book. First off nothing happens until halfway into the book. Second It wasn't fleshed out enough I needed more. I also didn't like the lack of romance we didn't get any until the end of the book. Oh by the way i'm not counting the thing she had with Edward, because everytime he showed up I was just like "g
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored the Drake Chronicles and REALLY hope that we get some Vila spin-offs from this first novel as there's tons of cousins.

Ana is a swan maiden. She only gets her wings when she finds love; however, she's pretty awkward toward her crush, Edward. Her best friend, Pierce, silently harbors love for her, but she's so blinded by wanting her wings, she can't see what's in front of her.

The Vilas & Renards (fox shifters) have been fighting a blood feud for as long as any of them can remem
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)

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I received this book for free from Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Rating: 2.5

I’m not going to lie. I found it a little difficult to read this. I spent half the time confused about what was going on and why, and the other half obsessively trying to figure out which Stratford it was set in, especially since they kept mentioning Shakespear
Jan 09, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: dual-povs
Magical World Swans vs Foxes

This book was OK. I felt like it had a lot in it but wasn’t long enough to fully explain. So many different characters it was hard to keep up with who was who. Felt like this could have been better.

My favorite character was Pierce and his love for Ana! Wish I could have had some more moments between them though.
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Versión en español: LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT  (o como ya saben, mi título alternativo Ámame, no me ames) 

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** I received an ARC copy in exchange of an honest review **

* 4/5 stars *

As you may know —or not—, lately, I’ve read a lot of new authors, and Alyxandra Harvey was not the exception; LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT is my first read for an Alyxandra’s book —she has others, of course— and I wanted to read this book since the day I saw the cover, t
When I first saw the announcement from Entangled Teen about this forthcoming book from Alyxandra Harvey, I was immediately intrigued. I knew right away that I wanted to read it, so when I saw the invitations for the cover reveal and then blog tour from Chapter by Chapter I jumped at the chance to participate. I’m so glad I did, because I loved the book!

My only experience with the fairy tale of the swan sisters, at least recently, is with Feather Bound by Sarah Raughley. I really liked that book,
Kelly Gunderman
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, netgalley-reads
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Let me begin this by saying that I really hate writing negative reviews. I mean, I always feel kind of bad about it, but I also don't want to lie, so here we are.

I had such high hopes for Love Me, Love Me Not. Never having read anything else by Alyxandra Harvey, I was excited, because her books have been raved about by so many in the blogging community. However, I really felt let down after reading this book. I
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I didn't know what to expect from this book when I went in although I heard it was a retelling. Only after I finished reading this book I understood which one it was, I had not read the actual book but I did watch a barbie movie as a kid. :-P

Ana is a swan maiden. She only gets her wings when she finds love. She's desperate to find true love otherwise she has
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Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Good

I've never read anything about swan shifters though I've heard of the folktales, so that part really intrigued me. This was a cute story about Ana and her family of swans. They only turn into a swan if they fall in love so this is largely a romance story as well. There is also a family feud here which added a lot of action, intensity, and mystery to the story.

I enjoyed the characters a lot. This was told through Ana's POV and alternated to Pierce's POV. Pierce is Ana's best friend and he
Feb 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 / 5 Fangs

This book was definitely a fun and quick read. I though Harvey did a great job at taking an old tale and putting her own modern twist on it.

I really liked the main character, Ana. I thought she was a strong and caring person. She was a little oblivious when it came to the romance department, but most teenage girls are. I really liked Ana's best friend, Pierce. Pierce was adorable and extremely loyal to Ana. I loved reading from his POV. I really connected to his character due to th
May 15, 2016 rated it liked it
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**I received an eARC of this book via NetGalley from Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review**

I’ve been a fan of Alyxandra Harvey’s book since middle school. The bookstore that I found the first book in The Drake Chronicles in, Hearts At Stakes, isn’t even open anymore. But to be fair, independent bookstores and chain bookstores didn’t stand a chance in that town, so it’s no surprise. I jump at the opportunity to read her new stuff and ho
Feb 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I thought that this story was very unique in the way that Alyxandra Harvey used names for the characters and referenced it to Mythology and included some of Shakespeare type blood feuds. Very interesting in the way that she does this. I thought that it made for a very interesting read and I am glad that I picked this one up.

Anastasia (Ana) is looking for love so that she can shift into her swan form for the first time. Finding love for the first time makes this happen. While there is a huge blo
Feb 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, preternatural, 2016
Love Me, Love Me Not has a gorgeous cover. I'd love to have this one on my shelf. So pretty!

Beyond that, this is a pretty solid YA read. I love the worldbuilding around the swan and fox shifters. There's a satisfying sense of history between these two feuding groups, with layers of tradition built into both the feud and the daily lives of the shifters. While there was a lot that wasn't explained or entirely spelled out, I did have the sense that there were reasons behind the different elements o
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