‘My True Love Gave To Me’ edited by Stephanie Perkins – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads

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.

My Review

As with all collections of this sort some stories I preferred more than others:-

“Midnights” by Rainbow Rowell

SO FREAKING CUTE!!!! Why can’t her books be like this story?????

*shudders at the memory of the abomination that is Fangirl*

Okay so abomination is probably a tad harsh but still…. Oh well…. *sigh*

4.5 stars maybe??

“The Lady and the Fox” by Kelly Link

Weird and wonderful; I still don’t quite know what happened but I know I liked it!

4 or 3.5 stars

“Angels in the Snow” by Matt de la Peña

This had a melancholic and bittersweet vibe to it. Liked it a lot.3.5 to 4 stars

“Polaris is Where You’ll Find Me” by Jenny Han

Got bored, confused… pretty much lost the will to live….

1 star. Less if I could.

“It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown” by Stephanie Perkins

Sheer Christmas perfection

5 stars

(And yet ‘Lola and The Boy Next Door’ is one of my most loathed contemporary YA reads!!! Guess authors can happily still surprise us)

“Your Temporary Santa” by David Leviathan

Adorable with moments of sadness and joy

4 stars

“Krampuslauf” by Holly Black


1 or 2 stars depending on my mood

“What The Hell Have You Done Sophie Roth?” by Gayle Forman

A cute Hanukkah themed story that I really enjoyed.

Plus the whole apple pie and cheese thing sounds AMAZING!!!!!!! Before you think that it’s weird just remember that a good strong cheese and apple are a natural pairing; a ploughman’s lunch frequently combines the bread, cheese and pickles with apples!!!

3 to 4 stars

“Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus” by Myra McEntire

Honestly, I was just bored.

What happened??


Did I care???

That would be a no….

One star and move swiftly on!

“Welcome to Christmas, CA” by Kiersten White

Somewhere between cute and meh…
The premise was great. Something lacked for me in the execution

2 stars; maybe 1 star if I’m feeling Scrooge-like!!!

“Star of Bethlehem” by Ally Carter

Random!! But intriguing.

3 stars-ish!

“The Girl Who Woke the Dreamer” by Laini Taylor

What an un-Christmassy ending!! Quirky weird story but come on!!! I wanted to end with tinsel and sparkle!
Pfffftttt whatevs!!!

2 stars
(Would have been 3 if Santa had made an appearance #JustSaying)

So overall I think I’ll say three stars

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6 thoughts on “‘My True Love Gave To Me’ edited by Stephanie Perkins – Book Review

      1. I read the first two books and was like uh no. I’m sorry but it’s not healthy for someone to lust after you because you hate them.

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