My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by Stephanie Perkins (Editor), Holly Black, Ally Carter, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Matt de la Pena, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor & Kiersten White
If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME: TWELVE HOLIDAY STORIES by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins.
I LOVE short story collections, especially Christmas ones! With most collections, there are stories that are absolutely phenomenal, then there are ‘meh’ stories. I am proud to say this collection was consistently great.
All twelve stories appealed to me in different ways. The only theme each carried was the setting of Christmas/New Years. Each author took a completely different twist on ‘holiday’ stories. Some were contemporary and light, others heartwarming and my favourites were tales of folklore and magic.
This collection offers something for all readers. For the young & old alike–this one’s for you. Indulge in tales of holiday mischief, nordic folklore come-to-life and celebrate the meaning for the season.
It is always tricky to review short-stories. I don’t like to ‘dissect’ them as I would a full-length book. With such a short span allotted to tell a story, reviewing it almost seems to spoil it for the readers.
This book is one to add to your shelves and pick up each holiday season.
Included in the collection are the following:
“Midnights” by Rainbow Rowell
“The Lady and the Fox” by Kelly Link
“Angels in the Snow” by Matt De La Pena
“Polaris is Where You’ll Find Me” by Jenny Han
“It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown” by Stephanie Perkins
“Your Temporary Santa” by David Levithan
“Krampuslauf” by Holly Black
“What the Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth?” by Gayle Forman
“Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus” by Myra McEntire
“Welcome to Christmas, CA” by Kiersten White
“Star of Bethlehem” by Ally Carter
“The Girl Who Woke the Dreamer” by Laini Taylor
Thank you, Raincoast Books for the review copy.