Thursday, December 28, 2017

Book Review: Meet Cute

Title: Meet Cute
Author: Various
Genre: Young Adult | Romance | Anthology
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 2, 2018
Source: Publisher
Format: Audiobook

Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. MEET CUTE is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of "how they first met" from some of today’s most popular YA authors. 
Readers will experience Nina LaCour's beautifully written piece about two Bay Area girls meeting via a cranky customer service Tweet, Sara Shepard's glossy tale about a magazine intern and a young rock star, Nicola Yoon's imaginative take on break-ups and make-ups, Katie Cotugno's story of two teens hiding out from the police at a house party, and Huntley Fitzpatrick's charming love story that begins over iced teas at a diner. There’s futuristic flirting from Kass Morgan and Katharine McGee, a riveting transgender heroine from Meredith Russo, a subway missed connection moment from Jocelyn Davies, and a girl determined to get out of her small town from Ibi Zoboi. Jennifer Armentrout writes a sweet story about finding love from a missing library book, Emery Lord has a heartwarming and funny tale of two girls stuck in an airport, Dhonielle Clayton takes a thoughtful, speculate approach to pre-destined love, and Julie Murphy dreams up a fun twist on reality dating show contestants (goodreads)

This anthology will have something for everyone!
Now I am not your usual contemporary romance reader, but Meet Cute kept pulling me with its promises of endearing introductions in diverse settings. I was lucky enough to receive an audiobook and each narrator did an absolutely fantastic job. I loved how each story was delivered and it was fun to recognize narrators from other novels they performed. 

The stories themselves were generally winners for me, I think that was because of the different kinds of love that were explored and how wondrously diverse each story was. There were stories about trans teens, interracial romances, and even some fun fantasy and sci-fi thrown in. My favorite story was The Way We Love Here by Dhonielle Clayton and I can't wait for everyone to experience it as well! Below you'll find my star rating for each short story. 

Siege Etiquette

Print Shop


The Intern

Somewhere That's Green

The Way We Love Here


The Dictionary of You and Me

The Unlikely Likelihood of Falling in Love

259 Million Miles

Something Real

Say Everything

The Department of Dead Love


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