December 8, 2014

Holiday Review: My True Love Gave to Me

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by: Various Authors (Oct. 2014)
320 pages
Genre: Holiday/Romance/Cheer
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Source: The library.
Goodreads Summary: 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.

My Review

If you are in the mood for a holiday read I suggest you give My True Love Gave to Me a chance. It contains 12 charming stories written by some of everyone's favorite young adult authors. It was too difficult to summarize the book as a whole so I'm going to break it down into 12 very tiny reviews. Here is the list of the stories and their authors along with each story’s individual star rating.

Midnights by: Rainbow Rowell – Full of Rowell adorableness, this story is all about love on New Year’s Eve. (5 stars)
The Lady and The Fox by: Kelly Link – This is a mysterious folklore type story full of snow and Christmas. (3 stars)
Angels In The Snow by: Matt De La Pena – I deem this to be the one that left me the most unsatisfied. (4 stars)
Polaris is Where You’ll Find Me by: Jenny Han – I want more! This story was cute, funny, and unique. (4 stars)
It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown by: Stephanie Perkins – This was all smiles. I loved the characters. Perkins didn’t disappoint. (5 stars)
Your Temporary Santa by: David Levithan – A much deeper/emotional read, but still funny. (4 stars)
Krampuslauf by: Holly Black – Almost a little too weird for me, but it was still good. (3 stars)
What The Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth?by: Gayle Forman – Downright heartwarming and fun. (5 stars)
Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus by: Myra McEntire – This was a very basic and typical holiday story. (3 stars)
Welcome to Christmas, CA by: Kiersten White – This could be a Hallmark Christmas movie and I would love it. This embodies Christmas Spirit, just look at the title! (4 stars)
Star of Bethlehem by: Ally Carter – I give this one points for being different, but take away points for being a tiny bit boring. (4 stars)
The Girl Who Woke The Dreamer by: Laini Taylor – This was a good way to end the book, full of hope and uniqueness. (5 stars)

The Bottom Line: This is a wonderful read that will get you in the holiday spirit. I'm not a big reader of short stories, but I had no issue enjoying these.


  1. I AM READING THIS SO VERY SOON. Not my next book but my next next book :) I am so excited!

    1. It was super cute!!! :D I can't wait to see what your favorite story is.

    2. It's guaranteed to put a smile on your face and make you even more excited for the holidays!

    3. Ok so I am like half way through so I have more to say now! I really liked the Rowell story but thought the Link story turned weird real fast and was kind of difficult to read. I liked the one by Matt de la Pena but I do wish their was more closure. I don't know if Jenny Han is an author for me - I always feel like the black sheep when it comes to her work. I really liked the north pole setting but felt like it ended too abruptly - I definitely wanted more closure on this one. Leviathan's - not sure if I understood it. I actually really liked Holly Black's story! It was a refreshing change of pace I thought. And I am on Gayle Forman's now :)

  2. Sounds perfect for putting one in the holiday mood. Thanks for visiting my WoW post.

  3. This sounds like a good read for the holidays! I will definitely have to check it out! :D

    Thanks for sharing!


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