meet cute review

Meet Cute was one of the books that I received for my birthday back in April. Many thanks to my friend Ines who bought it for me!

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.

This incredibly talented group of authors brings us a collection of stories that are at turns romantic and witty, epic and everyday, heartbreaking and real.


I liked Print Shop by Nina LaCour – I really need to read some of her books!

The Unlikely Likelihood of Falling in Love by Jocelyn Davis

The Dictionary of You and Me by Jennifer L Armentrout

The Department of Dead Love by Nicola Yoon

I wasn’t a huge fan of Dhonielle Clayton’s story, or the stories that began the collection, really. I felt like the collection got stronger as they went on.

The main gripe that I had with this collection was that although there was a m/m couple on the cover of the book, there was no m/m story! The stories were also quite West-centric.


2 thoughts on “meet cute review

  1. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

    I’m glad that you found a few stories in here you really enjoyed, despite the lack of complete representation. Sorry the cover misled you! Overall, your reaction is how I feel about most short story anthologies: I’m glad I read them, but I know that I won’t love them all. It sounds like you’ve got some new authors to check out, however. I hope you find their books AMAZING.


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