Title: My True Love Gave to Me
Authors: Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Pena, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, and Kiersten White
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publish Date: October 14, 2014
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "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 enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year's there's something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love."
My Two Cents:
"My True Love Gave to Me" is a collection of swoonworthy stories from some huge name YA authors. Each story centers on the winter holidays, a time of year when so many people are ready to cuddle up with their true love or at least stories of true love. This book covers so many kinds of love and it was the perfect read for me this time of year.
Some of my favorite authors are featured in this book, which I loved. I also loved how different all of the authors are from each other. Each story feels very different, which definitely added to my interest and enjoyment of this book. There is something here for everyone that enjoys a good YA love story! This book definitely fits into the category of "cozy reads," which I love to read this time of year!
My favorite story in the book was actually the first one, "Midnights" by Rainbow Rowell. I am a huge fan of Rowell's other books and was thrilled to see her appear in this book. Rowell manages to capture all of those amazing things about being a teenager on New Years in the throes of first love. The story felt really realistic and even though it was a short story, she does a great job of making the reader feel like they really know the character! There are a lot of other good stories in this book but this one was definitely my favorite!
Overall, this is a great pick for anyone looking for a great read that will have you feeling the love!