This unique YA anthology presents classic and original fairy tales from the villain's point of view. The book's unconventional structure--thirteen of the most influential BookTubers on YouTube join forces (writing-prompt style) with thirteen acclaimed and bestselling authors--gives these mysterious, oft-misunderstood individuals characters a chance to tell their stories, their way.
Like Maleficent or Wicked, these are stories of vengeance, of defiance, of rage. They are stories of pain, of heartbreak, of sorrow. But don't expect a circle of hands. Leave it to the heroes to help the world; villains just want to rule the world. We love to hate them and they hate to be loved, if only because being hated frees them from having to be good.
Contributing authors include bestselling and buzzy names Renée Ahdieh, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon, with a foreword and a story from anthology editor Ameriie.
Hardcover, 320 pagesExpected publication: July 11th 2017 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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Eee, I'm super excited about this one :D It sounds so exciting. I don't really love anthology books, but even so, I'm super excited about some of these stories. Okay, yes, I'm mostly just excited about the stories by Soman, Marissa and Victoria. But I will be reading them all and I do hope that I will love all the stories :D Villains are pretty awesome. Sometimes. And I cannot wait to read these stories about them.
What are you waiting for on this classic Wednesday?