Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bring on the Mistletoe: My True Love Gave to Me

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins
St. Martin's Press, Expected Release Date: October 14, 2014

*E-Galley provided by the publisher via NetGalley - Thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.*

Is October a bit early to be talking about Christmas and the holiday season? In my opinion, yes. However I actually read this book back in August during the dog days of summer, and even though I usually like to save my holiday cheer for the right time of year, this book left me smiling from ear to ear.

See? It even makes me rhyme!

In this collection of twelve stories by some of the most prominent and popular young adult authors at the moment, readers will be gripping these pages in one hand and a mug of hot chocolate in the other. Each tale incorporates romance to various degrees, but the focus here is not always about romantic love, but love in its many forms. Between parents and children. Between friends. Between total strangers. Some of these stories will make you swoon, others may leave you drying your eyes, but almost all of them will leave you thinking.

For readers like me who have started to make re-reading Let it Snow and Dash & Lily's Book of Dares an annual holiday tradition, My True Love Gave to Me is another worthy addition. Ordinarily I'd say more than this about a book I enjoyed so much, but I'll actually be posting mini-reviews of each of these stories in my Short Story Saturday segment, but in an extended edition, posted in the 12 days leading up to Christmas!

Comments welcome, and, as always, happy reading!

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