Monday, December 28, 2015

Shon Review My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories


Title / Author: My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday
Stories by Stephanie Perkins (Editor), Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Pena, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, Kiersten White
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Year Published: October 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Short Stories, Romance, Contemporary, Holiday, Christmas
Source: Bought
Rating:  3/5 stars

Other Titles from this Author: Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, Isla and the Happily Ever After

Synopsis

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 Review

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories is twelve short stories from twelve bestselling young adult authors.  With that many bestselling authors in one book, you would think that this book would be a slam dunk.  It was not.


Midnight by Rainbow Rowell
Rating: 1.5/5 stars
Not a good start to the book.  I have very little desire to read a full story from Rainbow Rowell after reading this short.


The Lady And The Fox
Rating: 1/5 stars
HOW IS THAT A HOLIDAY STORY!  


Angels In The Snow by Matt De La Pena
Rating: 1.5/5 stars
The story of a staving college student during winter break.


Polaris Is Where You'll Find Me by Jenny Han
Rating: 3/5 stars
I had such high hope for this story.  I read my first Jenny Han books this year.  So, I was hoping this story would save me.  It started of good but the ending was let then satisfactory.


It's A Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown by Stephanie Perkins
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Not a big fan of Stephanie Perkins after read Anna and the French Kiss (see my review here) but, this was a cute story. 

Your Temporary Santa by David Levithan

Rating: n/a
After reading the previous story, I could not get into this one.  Will try again next year.


Krampuslauf by Holly Black
Rating: 0/5 stars
Why?!?!?!!?

What The Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth? by Gayle Forman
Rating: 5/5 stars
I really like this story, I have only read one book by Gayle Forman, and that was If I Stay. I am curious to read other works by her.

Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus by Myra McEntire
Rating: 5/5 stars
The title caught me off guard but, I really enjoy this one.  It was a cute story. I might have to check out other works from Myra McEntire.

Welcome To Christmas, CA by Kiersten White

Rating: 5/5 stars
Another cute story. I enjoy reading this one also. I might have to check out other works from by Kiersten White.

Star of Bethlehem by Ally Carter
Rating: 5/5 stars
Yet, another story I like. Might have to check out other work by Ally Carter.

The Girl Who Woke The Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Rating: n/a
After reading the previous story, I could not get into this one.  Will try again next year. Maybe!

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