Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Review: My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

My True Love Gave To Me
Twelve Holiday Stories
by Stephanie Perkins and More

Publication Date: October 14th 2014
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250059307
Genre: Young Adult | Holiday Stories
Source: Netgalley

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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. (Goodreads)
I was super excited to read My True Love Gave To Me not only because it was edited by Stephanie Perkins, but also because the book of full of really awesome writers, and I couldn’t wait to read their holiday themed short stories.

A few of my favorite stories from the book came from Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, Gayle Forman and Ally Carter. It’s hard to pick between them all, because they were all great stories. Even though these were just short stories, they all would have been wonderful as whole books. The characters were well written and likeable, and I really wanted to keep reading long after the stories ended. (Luckily I was distracted by the next story!) I really enjoyed reading all of these stories.

I also really loved the holiday feel to the book. It put me in the Christmas spirit, and that usually doesn’t happen this early in the year. Now I am itching to read even more Christmas stories!

My only complaint about the book is that the stories weren’t long enough! Yes, I know that these are just short stories, but with each story I started to get attached to the character and storyline, and I didn’t want it to end. But they did. As I mentioned before, all of these stories were well written, and would have made excellent books.

Overall; If you want to read a book of Christmas stories by some really great authors, definitely check out My True Love Gave To Me. It is well worth the read, and will put you in the Christmas Spirit!


  1. I'm excited to read this one. I got it from Netgalley last week. I just want to get through my suspenseful Halloween book phase first before I start working on Christmas reads. I'm glad to see you enjoyed it!

  2. LoL that's a great complaint! Ugh, I kind of wished that I had gotten this galley, but I didn't think I could get in the Christmas spirit in September! XD I'll have to read this in the next month or so! :)

    Amber Elise @Du Livre

  3. Hi Christy! I'm most excited for the short stories of Gayle Forman, Stephanie Perkins, Kiersten White and Laini Taylor. I love these authors and I'm really looking forward to reading something short and sweet for a change. Glad you liked it! I would probably have the same complaint as you. :) Thanks for the lovely review!

    Precious Fragments of Life

  4. This is a book that sounds ideal as we near the Christmas season! Some of my favourite authors have also contributed to short stories in there, so I can't wait to get my hands on this! Awesome review :3

    Check out my post and giveaway: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/10/the-seven-deadly-sins-tag.html


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