I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review, this does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review in any way.
Maybe it's the long crazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult authors and edited by the international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.
Featuring stories by Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Stephanie Perkins, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, and Jennifer E. Smith.
I've said it before in reviews, but I'm not the biggest fan of short stories, but I'd heard great things about the collection of short stories My True Love Gave To Me
edited by Stephanie Perkins
released way back when in 2014. So I went into this collection of short stories with a very open mind, and I'm glad that I gave short stories a chance!!
Now, I'm not about to say that I adored all twelve of these stories, because that wouldn't be true. There were some that didn't appeal to me, and others that I loved!
In particular these short stories stood out to me as favourites:
Head, Scales, Tongue, Tail by Leigh Bardugo
The End of Love by Nina LaCour
In Ninety Minutes, Turn North by Stephanie Perkins
Inertia by Veronica Roth
Before reading these short stories I'd never read anything by Leigh Bardugo or Nina LaCour, and yet they were the authors of two of my favourites!! And that's something I found that I really liked about this book, I was able to read a variety of different authors, many of whom I'd never read before. I'll definitely be looking up some of these authors to find some of their books to add to my TBR, so if you have any recommendations please let me know!
I definitely felt that Summer Days and Summer Nights
had a range of YA love stories, with something for every reader to enjoy! It's a great collection and definitely a book that would be great to dip in and out of during summer!
'Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories' Edited by Stephanie Perkins