Day 9 of 25 Days of Christmas Reviews: My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins

My True Love Gave to Me by Various YA authors
Published: October 14, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Format: via NetGalley
Rating: 5/5

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.

My Thoughts
Oh where do I start? I’ve always been a sucker for anthologies this one in particular is one of the best. Where else can you get a roundup of some the best YA authors around in one place? Some shorts were heart felt and touching while others were just plain cute I couldn’t stand it! The book contains the following stories…

1 Midnights by Rainbow Rowell
2 The Lady and the Fox by Kelly Link
3 Angels in the Snow by Matt De La Pena
4 Polaris is Where You’ll Find Me by Jenny Han
5 It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown by Stephanie Perkins
7 Krampuslauf by Holly Black
8 What the Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth? by Gayle Forman
9 Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus by Myra McEntire
10 Welcome to Christmas, CA by Kiersten White
11 Star of Bethlehem by Ally Carter
12 The Girl Who Woke the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

While I enjoyed all the stories for different reasons, my personal faves where…

Midnights by Rainbow Rowell this one focuses on best friends throughout the years on New Year’s Eve. We see how they meet and how the friendship grows into something more. I love these two together and when they finally kiss it’s just plain amazing. I was gitty and rooting for these two, classic romance by Rainbow Rowell.

Polaris is Where You’ll Find Me by Jenny Han Omg this is just the cutest thing I ever read! Focusing on a human living in an elf world who is in love with someone everyone else tells her it will never work out with. Sometimes the heart wants what it wants despite logic or anything else.

Some reads are realistic while others aren’t each one will make you look at the holidays differently. There is at least one story that will touch your soul no doubt about it. So do yourself a HUGE holiday favor and grab this book, you’re bound to have a simply wonderful Christmastime reading this awesome book.


  1. I'm going to look this one up right now, Monica! I love short stories and these would be great holiday reads leading up to Christmas. Thanks so much for another great review!

    1. Yes!! You are bound to love more than a few of these Xmas shorts.