Until Christmas, I will be reviewing the short stories from My True Love Gave To Me. There will be a review every other day. These will be shorter than the usual reviews and will always include the same criteria on which they will be graded.
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Christmas feels: ★★/5
It is more New Year than Christmas, but it still has the end of the year feel.
Romance feels: ★★★★/5
The twist at the end made me laugh out loud - it is original and funny at the same time!
If you have been on my blog before, you might have seen this review for Fangirl - in which I basically just Fangirl about how much I love the book.
So when I opened My True Love Gave To Me and saw that the first short story was from Rainbow Rowell, it immediately made my day better. My parents just left London, the weather is shitty, there hasn't been any snow yet and I needed a pick me up. What better author than Rainbow?
Since it is a short story, I can't really say much about the plot without giving everything away, but here is a very basic summary: Mags celebrates New Years Eve each year with a bunch of friends. New Years 2014, the main setting of the story, is the first New Years every is celebrating together after going away to college. The friends are reunited and it turns out certain things have changed.
As per usual with Rainbow, it is a love story but it isn't cliché at all. She always manages to bring in a surprising element and this short story is no exception - you have to read it to find out a cute and funny twist at the end.
It wasn't really Christmasy, because it takes place on New Years Eve, which was a bit of a bummer, since I expected a lovely Christmas story. But still, it was a really good read and it definitely gives you the feels. I hope the other stories in the book will be more within the theme, but this was a good start to the book.