My True Love Gave to Me
St. Martin's Griffin
[October 14, 2014]
egalley via Netgalley/publisher
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. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or Kwanzaa, there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons to stay indoors and fall in love.
Authors: Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black, Ally Carter, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Matt de la Pena, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, Kiersten White
As I think you guys have picked up, it wasn't a great fall for me. And when I decided to pick this up, I needed some happiness in my life.
I've never finished an anthology, though. Read a few stories maybe, skipped ahead to one by my favorite author, but never a full thing all the way through. Until this one. I read and basked in every single story in this collection.
It's really not that much of a shock. These authors are all amazing - I've only not read anything by two of the authors on this list, so I knew that going in. And they're all romances, but ones I can read in quick shots to get my happy endings. I giggled and I teared up and I knew in the end, I'd be swooning.
I don't know what else to say about this, honestly. It's an absolute gem, full of incredibly well written, lovely stories. The holiday twist was amazing and something I didn't know I wanted to see until I read this. I can't think of any stories that were really weak or that stood out in particular because each one was wonderful. Seriously, I recommend picking this one up, even though the holiday season is just about over. You can get a head start or enjoy some holiday cheer all year round.