Myra McEntire

It was good for a while, being empty. I didn’t hurt anymore. But as time went on, it was like I could hear myself from far away, begging for permission to come back.
—  Myra McEntire, Hourglass

I can hardly believe I’m typing this, but …

Four stars!!!

My True Love Gave to Me received its FOURTH *starred* review. Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, and now Booklist:

“Holiday canoodling stories by twelve of the top YA authors? It’s a Christmas miracle! Not since 2008’s Let It Snow … has a compendium of wintry love stories given readers such reason to celebrate. Using her trademark sparkling dialogue, Rainbow Rowell rings in an amorous New Year’s between old pals. Matt De La Peña presents a house-sitter hookup with unlikely results. Jenny Han writes tales of woe and lust between Santa’s adopted daughter and her coworking elves. Stephanie Perkins pairs a tree-lot employee with a shopper who pines for much more. David Levithan’s Jewish St. Nick loves his boyfriend enough to (reluctantly) spread some X-mas magic. Holly Black’s hot Christmas Krampus crashes a swinging holiday soiree. Kiersten White whips up a delicious romance in a struggling Yule-themed diner. And several other big-name writers—Ally Carter, Gayle Forman, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Laini Taylor—craft cozy, clever, totally PG tales of good tidings. This is the substantive stuff of dream stockings: a rollicking, blush-inducing, memorable holiday collection of breezy, bite-sized stories perfect a snug evening next to the fire.”

This anthology will be available for purchase on October 14th!

Mark it to-read on Goodreads. Pre-order it from your favorite independent bookstore, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.

Um, HOW gorgeous is the UK hardback edition of My True Love Gave To Me?! A stunning collection of winter romances, My True Love Gave To Me is edited by Stephanie Perkins, and includes short stories by Stephanie, Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Pena, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor and Kiersten White.

And it’s BEAUTIFUL - a hardback with finishes that include BRIGHT PINK sprayed edges, foiled cover, and gold ribbon marker. We thought we’d show it off in all it’s glory with this handy visual :)

You can get your hands on a copy from 9th October… we are counting down the days!


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My True Love Gave To Me - Valentine's edition

ERR MAAAAA GAHD. There is a NEW edition of My True Love Gave to Me, a collection of winter short stories edited by the one and only Stephanie perkins - just in time for Valentine’s Day. The new edition has a beautiful soft pink cover - with Tiffany blue fairy lights and sprayed edges, gold foil and a sassy raspberry pink bookmark. The content inside is just as stunning - twelve short stories all wrapped up in the prettiest package we’ve seen since, er, the first edition we released (which you can still also get your paws on by the way!).

Now, let’s just take a moment to look at it from every angle under the sun:

And here it is side by side with the original version - try to pick a favourite, we DARE you:

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On the first day of December, My True Love Gave to Me … a beautiful book tree.

February Photo Challenge // Day 12 // Romantic Cover

My True Love Gave To Me edited by naturallysteph

I love the look and feel of this cover so much. I know most people prefer the UK version, but this one is so whimsical. I love it.

The UK cover for My True Love Gave to Me. Look at those fantastic pink pages! I’m so proud of the stories inside this gorgeous-looking anthology.

Holly Black! Ally Carter! Matt de la Peña! Gayle Forman! Jenny Han! David Levithan! Kelly Link! Myra McEntire! Rainbow Rowell! Laini Taylor! Kiersten White! Edited by (and with an additional story by) me!

To learn more about our UK edition, please visit My Kinda Book.