Miss Riki’s Review:
This collection of short stories written by some of the best names in Young Adult literature is a bag of mixed goodies. Inside you’ll find gems by authors like Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black, Rainbow Rowell, and David Levithan. While each story is centered on the holiday season and does feature a romance, they are each unique and as varied as can be. You’ll be pleased to find a diverse collection, featuring a myriad of races, religions, ethnicities, and sexual orientations.
Since each story stands alone, you’re free to dip in and enjoy these twelve holiday romances in any order you like, and they’re short enough to spend just a cup of hot cocoa or two on each one. Whether you read them one at a time or delve in for the whole book, you’re sure to find the perfect story to get you in the holiday spirit.
Among my favorites were MIDNIGHTS by Rainbow Rowell (OMG- these characters are so darned cute!), THE LADY AND THE FOX by Kelly Link (magical!), and ANGELS IN THE SNOW by Matt de la Peña (I fell in love with the protagonist!)
This is the perfect book for easing into the holidays, from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day.