Love Me, Love Me Not

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Love Me, Love Me Not

Well written with an interesting premise and lovely prose. I adored Pierce and I loved the relationship between him and Ana and how sweet and beautiful it was. But honestly, none of it balanced out the frustration for me.

There was just way too much rank stupidity for my taste, besides the fact that I wanted to facedesk over all the weird girl-focused crazy that was going on.

The family feuding is intense and it is intensely stupid. No one remembers why they're fighting. People get nasty at each other, try to kill each other, and then get surprised when the other family blames them for Bad Things.

The grownups don't act like grownups, which yes, is mentioned in the blurb, but what isn't mentioned is that none of the grownups apparently care enough to teach these swan girls how to survive in the real world. Ana wants her high school diploma, almost an must to get a job in this day and age, and apparently no one gives a damn about helping her. It's like - as if it weren't enough that society at large already tells girls that we need true love to be completed, these are girls that actually really do need love to get a vital piece of themselves or they end up eating raw fishheads and attacking random people. All this at an age when honestly, a girl has better things to do - like think about about their future and jobs and careers and options beyond love.

I didn't like the premise where if the swan girls didn't get their cloak, they went a bit batty in the head. Especially since they had to fall in love to get the cloak. Especially since apparently loving yourself isn't sufficient. I'd argue very hard that loving yourself and seeing yourself clearly should be way more important than loving someone, but what do I know?

And then there's the crazy and the evil and the right out unforgivable. There's the requisite mundane person trying to benefit off magical creatures. There's the ungrateful, desperate human who is willing to sacrifice the other for their own blood. There's a lot of blood and death and killing and it got a bit too dark for me.

Love me, Love me not is a good book, but it seriously wasn't my cuppa. Recommended with great reservation.

Book Blurb for Love Me, Love Me Not

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.

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2016 3.00