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.
Check it out on goodreads! 4.5 stars
The Lady and The Fox by Kelly Link- I was rather reminded of a Scottish fairy tale I read a while ago. It was interesting enough. Christmassy. Fey-like.
Angels in The Snow by Matt de la Peña- Cute and Christmassy. I liked the spanish influences.
Polaris is Where You'll Find Me by Jenny Han- This one was cute and unique. I liked that it was set in the North Pole, it was the only one that Santa and his Elves appeared in it.
It's A Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown by Stephanie Perkins- Oh wow, so cute and definitely lived up to my expectation of it being written by Stephanie. :)
Your Temporary Santa by David Levithan- Cute. Dunno if I got the meaning of it. But cute and I really liked the characters and writing.
Krampuslauf by Holly Black- Quite interesting. I really liked the folklore bit and it was original. If a bit violent or vengeful, it's still a unique twist.
What the hell have you done Sophie Roth? by Gayle Forman- Cute, I liked the writing and I liked the style or vibe.
Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus by Myra McEntire- Really cute and wasn't what I had been expected. Really enjoyed it and the characters and setting.
Welcome to Christmas, CA by Kiersten White- I really liked it was cute and American feeling. I enjoyed the ending so much and the Spanish and the characters. Had some really funny parts too :)
Star of Bethlehem by Ally Carter- Cute and a very interesting twist!! It was also quite funny.
The girl who woke the dreamer by Laini Taylor- Interesting and quite unique feel. Pretty good I guess. It was a bit darker.
So overall, it was a very cute collection. I'm pretty sure that this was my first anthology that wasn't fantasy, horror, supernatural, or dystopian and I enjoyed it. Probably much more than I have the others. It was much lighter for one and it definitely put me into the holiday spirit! I think that I enjoyed every story, even the ones that were slightly darker. There wasn't one that wasn't unique or well written either, there were loads of amazing authors! If you're looking for a holiday book to read, I would highly recommend this one as I thoroughly enjoyed it :) And it was cute! (sorry for my repetitive use of that word but it's the most adequate I think)