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Sunday, January 3, 2016

My True Love Gave To Me~ Review


This book is different than other books. It is actually twelve holiday short stories written by twelve different authors. I love books like this, they are so light and easy to read because you'll just read one story a day and then you have something new. The pace is always consistent, there are no drags in the story because they are different stories each time.

It's awesome!

I actually read this in early December, finishing it before Christmas, but with the holidays and the new year, I didn't get around to posting it yet, so here it is now.

Reviewing every single short story would take a long time, so I will review it as a whole and then pick out a few honorable mentions.

As a whole: Every short story really just made me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside, each one was filled with the holiday spirit and the magic that is Christmas. Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt De La Pena, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Leviathan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Stephanie Perkins, Rainbow Rowell, Lani Taylor, and Kirsten White, all wrote their own short story and added it into the over all book.

It was extremely fun to read each one, every author has their own writing style, their own little niches and ways of wording things. Each little story was a like a sneak peek into how that author writes, how they develop characters, how they make you feel while reading their story. For the author's I've read before and love already it was refreshing, and for the ones I haven't read, it was snack to hunger me for more.

Because of the size of each story it was easy to read through the book without any dull moments, you didn't get tired of the characters because you saw them for so brief. I highly recommend this book and other short story collection books to anyone who maybe doesn't have the longest of attention spans. This one in particular was fun, light, fluffy, entertaining, magical and had that holiday spirit everyone looks for during the holidays.

********************Honorable Mentions*****************

*Midnights By Rainbow Rowell
      - Great character development
      - Tension between Mags and Noel could be felt
      - Super cute plot
      - Did the time lapse very well

*Polaris Is Where You'll Find Me By Jenny Han
       - AHHH! SO CUTE
       - Love the name Flynn
       - Flynn was a great character
       - Cute plot with elves and a human girl
       - Her story reminds me of this hilarious Christmas song!
       - Please watch: Elf Creep

*It's A Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown By Stephanie Perkins
       - Relatable with the perfect voice
       - Great development for the relationship between Marigold and North
       - Love the family business and holiday names, especially North
       - Amazing development of North (He's super hot)

*What The Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth By Gayle Forman
       - Love Gayle Forman
       - Love how it takes a different religious viewpoint
       - Endearing moments between Russell and Sophie

*Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus By Myra McEntire
       - HILARIOUS!!!!
       - Vaughn sets fire to the church
       - Gracie is a very sweet character
       - Couldn't stop laughing

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