Even though the holidays are over, they can live on in your heart as you read My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories! #CueSappyMusic #FadeToBlack
Book Review: My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
Title & Author: My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Pena, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, Kiersten White
Genre: Young Adult – Short Stories, Holiday-Themed
Release Date: October 14, 2014
Series: Short Story Collection
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
How I Got the Book: Bought
Better Late Than Never
So, I realize this is a late book review for My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories, but I don’t care. The reason I don’t care is because you need to read this collection of short stories regardless of the time of year.
They’re that amazing. And that’s coming from someone who gives SUPER side-eye to short stories. (Seriously, don’t tease me like that, authors!)
But, the author combo was a huge draw. I mean, Rainbow Rowell, Holly Black, Jenny Han AND David Levithan?!?! Take my money, please!!
I’m being sincere when I say that although all these short stories incorporate the holidays in some way, they could certainly be enjoyed any time of year. The one thing they all have in common is that there is romance. Pure unadulterated warm gushy feelings will be had and there’s nothing you can do to stop it.
PLUS: Although most of these stories are contemporary, Holly Black and Laini Taylor add in some fantasy flair. It will probably not surprise you that Holly Black’s was my favorite short story.
It’s titled “Krampuslauf,” and it involves people dressing up as devlish creatures that are like an anti-Santa. Holly Black just WOULD write something like that, wouldn’t she?!
I was just amazed at how complete each story was and how much fun I had reading them.
And, in case you were wondering, the book is 321 pages long, so you’re not getting jipped or anything, content-wise (another fear of mine with short story collections).
BONUS: Do you see the cute people skating on the cover? UM, I’m pretty sure the couples are dressed like the couples from the story. AMAZING!!!
Considering the quality of the writing and the epicness of the authors, I’d seriously consider buying this book regardless of the season. It’s filled with heart-warming stories that gave me so much joy. My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories is a book to love and re-read over and over.