Published by Macmillan Children's Books on 9th October 2014
Source: Bought Physical Copy
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ...This beautiful collection features twelve gorgeously romantic stories set during the festive period, by some of the most talented and exciting YA authors writing today. The stories are filled with the magic of first love and the magic of the holidays.
As soon as this book hit my radar I knew I’d have to get my grubby mitts on a copy. I mean, look at that author line-up! You couldn’t get any better if you tried. Well, I don’t think you could, anyway. There’s some old favourites mixed in with authors whose writing I’m yet to try for myself, and My True Love Gave to Me was the perfect way to be introduced to those authors.
For the most part, My True Love Gave to Me is full of excellent holiday-themed stories. And, much to my surprise, they aren’t all contemporary stories. There’s a few paranormal ones thrown into this anthology too, which I loved. My personal favourites had to be those by Stephanie Perkins, Myra McEntire and Kiersten White. Kiersten White’s story almost had me in tears, dammit. As I said on twitter, nice stepdads get me every time. Every. Single. Time. As with all anthologies, there were a few stories I didn’t enjoy as much. Not because they were bad, but a couple of them confused me so much, I didn’t really have a clue what was going on as I was reading, which was a shame.
On the whole, My True Love Gave to Me is a wonderfully festive read, perfect for that run-up to Christmas. If filling up your belly with warm fuzzy feelings as you read something you enjoy doing, then this is definitely a book for you.