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On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
In YA, there are two selling like hotcakes. There are also a lot of new anthologies out for adult readers, especially in ebook format.
Here's a look at just a few books out there right now:
~Young Adult Anthology Collections~
MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME
This is the hot book this season, so you likely already know about it--and may have even alraedy read it! I've been taking my time and reading it slowly.
Now, I'm kicking myself for starting before December because there are TWELVE stories.
I am just connecting the dots now. We're supposed to read one story a day for the Twelve Days of Christmas!!!
The anthology features stories from Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black, Ally Carter, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Matt de la Pena, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, and Kiersten White. (Super house list, right? I'd heard of and/or read all but ONE of these authors before!!!)
But THEN...THIS HAPPENED:
Do you buy the book from the US that's easily accessible, where the cover creatively features all twelve couples from the stories skating around the ice?
OR do you buy the REALLY PRETTY ONE from the UK? You can import it from The Book Depository right now for $12.58 in hardcover. NOT a bad deal! (That's like, $1+change per story!)
Look at how pretty...it has hot pink pages:
How do you choose!?
LET IT SNOW
This one features three stories that intertwine and come together in little ways, but also stand on their own. It features stories from John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle.
Let me tell you, every John Green fan has asked for or owns this one!
According to many news sources, including Deadline and Variety, LET IT SNOW has been optioned for film by Universal this past fall! IMDB lists it as "In Development" and...that's all we know right now!
~Adult Anthology Collections~
These aren't selling in crazy numbers the way the YA anthologies are, but there's still something for everyone!
For the Paranormal Lover...KISS OF CHRISTMAS MAGIC
Like Werewolves, Shifters, Vampires, Elves, Witches, Dragons, Fey, Ghosts, and More? You're in for a good read with at least one of these twenty stories!
These anthology collections don't mess around!
The collection can be had on Nook, Kindle, etc. for only 99¢!
For the Inspirational Romance Lover...CHRISTMAS IN SNOW VALLEY
This collection features stories from six authors that all take place in Snow Valley, Montana.
The blurb states,
Snow Valley, Montana, is a small community with the tradition of doing Christmas big. Festivities begin with tree lighting in the town square the day after Thanksgiving and continue until the culminating romantic Christmas Ball. From the Polar Express to a Winter Carnival, there's something for every wonder-filled child--and every couple who's in love--or about to be.
The collection is $2.99 on Nook, Kindle, etc.
For the Kelley Armstrong fan...GIFTED
I've never read Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld series. I have, however, read and reviewed the first Cainsville novel, OMENS.
I was immediately intrigued by the idea of a short story featuring Gabriel....when he's much, much younger, and doing the crazy gargoyle hunt that is talked about in OMENS. OMG, I need to read this!!!
I love the way the cover looks like a package, and the creative title, too. It's GIFTED from Kelley to us. The people in the stories are GIFTED. Great pun!
The collection is $2.99 on Nook and (at the moment) $2.87 on Kindle!
For the Romance Lover...BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE
While the title is based on my least-favorite Christmas song in the ENTIRE WORLD (But we won't go into the idea of why naming a romance anthology after a date rape song is a bad idea here...), the anthology collects five authors together and promises to be full of "sizzling" stories that will warm you right up.
The collection is led by Best Selling Author Jennifer Probst, whose novels have been on the NYT list this year.
This anthology is IN PRINT and can be found at your local bookstore. The e-book version is virtually the same price as its print sister (One think I hate about mass market/ebooks! Never a sale here, so why buy it digitally except for convenience?)
For the Hollywood Fan
MISTLETOE AND HOLLYWOOD
MISTLETOE AND HOLLYWOOD
Hollywood? What's that about a new book??
You may have gathered from my recent A Week of Shooting Stars event that I enjoy books about actors/singers/etc. So now I want to know more about the series being featured in MISTLETOE AND HOLLYWOOD!
Natasha Boyd writes the Eversea series and Kate Roth writes the Desire Resort series. I've never heard of either one, so I'll be looking them up. (Have you? Are they any good??) These short stories take place after both series have ended and reunite readers with the main couples, so I'm sure lots of spoilers abound!
MISTLETOE AND HOLLYWOOD is only 99¢ on both Nook and Kindle.