Tuesday, December 15, 2015

My True Love Gave to Me Mini Review: The Lady and the Fox

Book Title: My True Love Gave to Me
Editor: Stephanie Perkins
Story Title: "The Lady and the Fox"
Story Author: Kelly Link
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
Source: St. Martin's Griffin for Review
If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year's there's something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.

Mini Review: "The Lady and the Fox"

The second story in the anthology My True Love Gave to Me is called "The Lady and the Fox," and it was written by YA author Kelly Link. This short story introduced me to Ms. Link, whom I'd never heard of before picking up this book.

While I wasn't completely stunned by "The Lady and the Fox," but I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed Link's writing style and the magical realism that she brings to life. It's a bit mysterious, and she never really reveals everything. It kept me reading because I wanted to know more about Daniel, Miranda, and everyone involved in their lives.

Ms. Link brings her characters to life by bringing in a lot of human emotion. There were times when I was sad, there were times when I smiled, and there times when I felt empathy for one of the main characters, Miranda. 

While I enjoyed "The Lady and the Fox," I wouldn't say that it was one of my favorite stories in the book. I felt like something was missing from the story to really wow me. 

Kelly Link is an American author of short stories born in 1969. Her stories might be described as slipstream or magic realism: sometimes a combination of science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, and realism.

post signature

No comments :

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.