Meet Cute

Pub Date   |   Archive Date 02 Jan 2018

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Meet Cute is a delightful collection of "meet cutes" from today's most popular Y.A. authors. The collection was refreshingly diverse and inclusive, shattering heteronormative rom-com tropes. While some stories didn't ring as true as others, there's a little something for every Y.A. fan, ranging from realistic fiction to sci-fi. In particular, I really enjoyed the stories from Nina LaCour, Jocelyn Davies, and Emery Lord (the super-hero flirting was GREAT). If I had any complaint it is that the stories ended, leaving me wanting more. This is my first time reading the works of any of these authors, but I'll definitely be checking them out now that I'm done with Meet Cute.
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Let’s start by saying, “Did you see ALL the amazing authors associated with this book?!?!” Personally I really love collections of short stories, and this book was no exception. There is not one story included that I wasn’t absolutely in love with. Each story was so uniquely adorable, I had a hard time not smiling the whole time I was reading this book. It wasn’t called Meet Cute for no reason, each story is just that, ridiculously light and cute. This was the first time reading many of the authors for me. I must say I’m now excited to pick up any books by each of these authors. I was surprisingly not turned off by any of these instalove stories, probably because I knew what I was...

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Meet Cute was one of the best anthologies I have ever read and this is no exaggeration. I normally struggle reading them so much, mostly because I don’t get immersed into all the short stories. But, low and behold, I absolutely loved every single short story in this one. They were all so different and I loved the take on first meetings and destiny. There is no doubt that it was incredibly cute, not to mention how amazing it was to have some diversity!! I am so glad that there is more and more diversity and more same sex romance in YA fiction now. Every single story was completely original, and although my favourite would have to be Nina LaCour’s short story, Nicola Yoon’s, was amazing...

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Grade: C An e-galley was provided by HMH Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: I really do love this boom of YA anthologies. It introduces me to new writers, and I get to read more from my favorites. Most, however, have stories that seem too short. I didn't feel this was the case with Meet Cute. However, there were stories I didn't enjoy for other reasons. I'm going to highlight some of my favorites and my least favorites with a shout-out to a couple I neither hated or loved, just to give y'all an idea of whether or not you'll like this anthology. My favorite stories were "Click" by Katherine McGee (it was really cute, and the writing...

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Sweetest little book of little stories about falling in love. It was great. Loved it. Awwww.
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I'm not sure if I can do this book justice in my review. I loved it because of the brilliant little stories and the fantastic meetings that were crafted by these authors. This anthology has stories about all different kinds of first meets and many different kinds of relationships. I picked it up to read because it features some of my favorite YA authors and it in no way disappointed, it did leave me wishing for full stories about some of these brilliant characters. From the first to the last in this book, I was happily drawn in and delighted. Thank you netgalley for this ARC for my honest opinion.
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This book was sweet, heartwarming, and just made me happy while reading it. It is so interesting to have a book filled with only the first meetings of those falling in love leaving the reading to imagine everything else that will happen to them. As with every anthology of short stories by various authors there were some stories that I enjoyed more than others, but there were no stories I didn't like. The amount of diversity and representation throughout the stories was wonderful and I love how every story was different and unique and together created a wonderful group. My favourite stories were probably those written by Nina LaCour, Merideth Russo, and Jocelyn Davies.
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I enjoyed this book so much! I read it in two sittings and enjoyed almost all of the stories in it as well. The first two were very slow for me, but other than that, i loved how different all the stories were from one another!
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I usually don't read that many anthologies, but 2017 was a year of surprises! It's sad that this anthology hasn't been promoted enough and I would love it to be seen more on social media! Meet Cute is a series of stories where characters meet each other for the first time. You get to see many different authors and some of them are my favourite ones! I really enjoyed it and I would recommend it!
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This story collection, like most other Young Adult ones, is a bit of a mixed bag. Some of the authors - Nicola Yoon, Nina LaCour, Ibi Zoboi, Julie Murphy - have awesome stories while the rest vary from meh to middling. It's hard to picture too many people getting excited about and enjoying every single story; however, I think it'll be great in libraries so people can read whatever they want without feeling any obligation to read all of it because they paid for it.
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I had so much fun reading this book! It really is filled with cute and fun short stories! I love how the authors spun a tale so unique and witty. All stories are sweet but there are definitely a bittersweet (my favorite) here and there, not all seems realistic but I love just how raw the writings are. It took me two short stories to understand that this is a book full of "how they met" (I don't know why I forgot this given the title). Surprisingly, some of my favorites here are from authors that I'm unfamiliar of. -- Seige Etiquette (Katie Cotugno) // 2 stars Print Shop (Nina LaCour) // 3 stars Hourglass (Ibi Ziboi) // 2 stars Click (Katherine McGee) // 5 stars (VERY UNIQUE AND A...

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This was so well done, the order of the books was perfect. Katie Cotugno starts it off, Wolf and Hailey were a favourite of the entire book, they are locked in a bathroom at a party and it has all the awkwardness and cuteness that entails. Huntley Fitzpatrick closes it off really strong, she is such a talent, I can't wait for a new full length from her! This one was incredibly sweet though!! A few other favourites were by Kass Morgan where 2 genius teens are put together to check their compatibility before a possible mission to Mars, it was really funny, and Jennifer Armentrout's story is the absolute sweetest and has libraries and a love for books which just makes it even better! I read...

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A sweet collection of YA romance stories perfect for introducing readers to new authors while enjoying some beloved favorites.
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One of the most diverse anthologies I've ever read. Most of the stories were cute and unexpected. some of my favorites were "Print Shop", "Oomph", and "The Department of Dead Love". I loved the representation of POC and lgbt+ in this novel, something that is so so important in well written, realistic stories. It was really captivating, and even though I haven't dived into a book for a little while, I felt like this one held my attention from the very first page. The only negative aspect of this entire anthology was that some of the stories felt way too forced and insta-lovey. otherwise, it was perfect.
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You look at the cover and are drawn in by the fact that there are not only a culturally diverse cast of characters, but also various sexualities represented. Then you read the list of contributors. Your jaw keeps dropping at the sight of beloved YA authors. Then you open the book and get lost in the variety of genres contained in its pages. Before you know it, you close the last page and realize that your beloved authors rocked it and you now have a list of authors whose work you now want to explore.
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Anthologies are always the hardest piece of literature to rate. The imense stories that we get to go in & out so quick don't allow me to know the character in a complex way, and one of my favorite part of reading and writing books is the fact that everyone has a different personality. That being said, I really enjoyed this collection. The stories were overall VERY diverse and the selection of authors is also a plausiable element. My favorite stories were: -"Print Shop" by Nina LaCour. I really wish this was a full book, I would totally read it all. -"Click" by Katharine McGee was really fun due to the tinder aspect of it. -"Somewhere That's Green" by Meredith Russo because...

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While it was a short story collection some ideas seemed much more formed than others. I’d rather have read less stories which were more exciting than more stories which weren’t as good
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Meet Cute is an adorable collection of real representations of people and the different kinds of romance stories in this world. I first heard of it earlier this year and I have been extremely excited to pick it up ever since! Not only was the idea creative, but it also features so many amazing authors! MEET CUTE DEFINITELY LIVED UP TO MY EXPECTATIONS AND IT’S NAME, (It was SO cute and let’s see how many times I can’t avoid that word throughout this world) I don’t want to give away the amazing short stories so, first, here was a list of the stories in order of the stories I liked the most. (Though I enjoyed all of them and even though I chose an order I love them all so much and the...

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This book was fine. Frankly, I'd read novels about most of these stories. But reading this helped me learn that I'm not particularly interested in just beginnings - I want middles and ends. I particularly loved Nicola Yoon's though!
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Meet Cute is unlike anything I've ever read before. The stories come from 14 different authors that typically write Young Adult novels and in this collection of stories there is something for everyone to enjoy. I'm going to be honest here, the book starts with Katie Contugo's story and I didn't get it at first. I wasn't liking it that much and felt that way for the first three stories in the book but after finishing each story I found myself wanting more; of the characters, the story, and the budding romance. I think this is exactly what the authors of these stories were aiming to do with this collection of short stories and I think they did it wonderfully. My favorite stories in the book...

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