Blog Tour: Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy | Interview | Giveaway

We are thrilled to be part of Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy tour! Today, we are sharing an Q&A with Author Andrew Smith, check it out below.

This tour also includes a giveaway courtesy of Bloomsbury Children’s.

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Released: July 11th 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Leave it to the heroes to save the world--villains just want to rule the world.

In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains' points of view.

These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like "Medusa," Sherlock Holmes, and "Jack and the Beanstalk" provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains' acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage--and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again!

1. What makes BYLTHM stand out from other books you've written or read before?

I think BECAUSE YOU LOVE TO HATE ME is unique in its unabashed admiration for villainy and evil. Everyone loves a great bad guy, and now we finally have a chance to express that love openly. Also, we in the YA business recognize the significant contribution that has been made to the genre by bloggers and BookTubers who love our stories--so what a fantastic way to bring together some of the driving forces in the evolution of YA literature!

2. Is there something you hope your readers take away from BYLTHM?

Nothing more than an insatiable drive to buy copies for every human being they know.

3. Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?

There are countless authors and books that have influenced me and continue to influence me. I have read some remarkable books that are coming out in 2017, and this gives me faith that literature is continuing to evolve in remarkably impressive ways. The main authors who've influenced me as a kid and as an adult: Kurt Vonnegut, William Faulkner, Salman Rushdie, A.S. King.

Andrew Smith is the award-winning author of several Young Adult novels, including the critically acclaimed Winger (Starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist, and Shelf Awareness—an Amazon “Best of the Year”) and The Marbury Lens (A YALSA BFYA, and Starred reviews and Best of the Year in both Publishers Weekly and Booklist).

He is a native-born Californian who spent most of his formative years traveling the world. His university studies focused on Political Science, Journalism, and Literature. He has published numerous short stories and articles. Grasshopper Jungle, coming February 11, 2014, is his seventh novel. He lives in Southern California.

Follow the tour, tomorrow check out:  Bumbles and Fairy-Tales


  1. I can't wait to read this. I love that there are some of my favorite authors and new authors for me to meet. Thank you for this giveaway!

  2. Question two is absolutely adorable! Thanks for hosting!!!

  3. Is this giveaway international?

  4. This book contains impressive talent! I can't wait to read these retellings.

  5. This sounds like a great and unusual collection.

  6. Great post and interview! I love reading the villain's POV now and then. Thanks for hosting!

  7. I agree with Andrew's answer for question 1! We need more books that focus on the villain's journey, because who doesn't like a good villain? :P


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