Book Review : My True Love Gave to Me

12 Christmassy stories to put you in a blissful Christmas mood. The one that makes you think of warm fuzzy socks, your comfortable blanket, a mug of hot chocolate and depending on which part of the world you live in, snow.

This book delivers what it tells you it will, 12 Christmas-based romance novels. I found the style of this book to be quite similar to the book Let it Snow by John Green. Stories range from an LGBT romance to a story exploring growth in relationships across a period of years.

The reason this book made the rounds on reading lists and Christmas reading lists is due to a few interesting aspects of the entire novel.

First of all, the entire novel is a collection of 12 stories, written by 12 different authors. So, each story has its unique voice and writing style, which I enjoyed.

Since each story starts and ends with a single author, the novel spans a range of story backgrounds and storylines. More importantly, this book tries to bring in a range of diversity across the board, something that isn’t often seen in teen fiction novels or YA novels. Today, authors are changing the dynamic of their stories.
This book is perfect for when you want to read something light, or just want to enjoy some YA romance fiction. I enjoyed nearly every story and would recommend this book if it falls under your preferred reading genre.


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

GENRE: Young Adult, Fiction, Romance

PAGES: 321


  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 
  6. Your Temporary Santa by David Levithan 
  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. The Girl Who Woke the Dreame by Laini Taylor 
  12. Star of Bethlehem by Ally Carter

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