Bloomsbury USA assembled an all-star lineup for Because You Love to Hate Me. Bestselling authors of YA fantasy teamed up with your favorite BookTubers to tell the compelling stories of classic villains, from Medusa to Moriarty. Tales with villain protagonists aren't new, by any means, but it's fun to see the digital and print sides of the book community coming together to create something magical.
If you read a lot of YA, or watch a lot of BookTube videos, your faves are almost certainly included in Because You Love to Hate Me. The BookTubers provided their paired authors with brief writing prompts, which then blossomed into fully-realized stories of betrayal, deceit, and angst.
Check out the full list of authors and BookTubers below, and read on to find out which villains your favorite YA writers love the most.
Because You Love to Hate Me includes stories written by:
Renée Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn)
Ameriie (BooksBeautyAmeriie on YouTube)
Soman Chainani (The School for Good and Evil)
Susan Dennard (Truthwitch)
Sarah Enni (First Draft podcast host)
Marissa Meyer (Cinder)
Cindy Pon (Serpentine)
Victoria Schwab (A Darker Shade of Magic)
Samantha Shannon (The Bone Season)
Adam Silvera (More Happy Than Not)
Andrew Smith (Winger)
April Genevieve Tucholke (Wink Poppy Midnight)
Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything)
Writing prompts were provided by the following BookTubers: