Book Review: Meet Cute by Jennifer Armentrout (+ other authors)

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.

Anthologies are always hit or miss for me.

The reason being is that whenever I started getting into it, it’s over. I start really liking a couple and wanting to know more about them but it switches to the next story and nothing. I get nothing.

Like Martha and June from Something Real by Julie Murphy. I wanted to read so much more about those two, I was extremely sad it was over.

And Tyler and Moss from The Dictionary of You and Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Meeting over a book. An overdue library book? How freaking cute is that.


This was definitely an enjoyable way to spend the last couple days. If you want quick reads that you can pick through, check this out.

The Dictionary of You and Me
Something Real
The Intern
Somewhere That’s Green
The Way We Love Here
The Unlikely Likelihood of Falling in Love
The Department of Dead Love
Print Shop
Siege Etiquette
259 Million Miles
Say Everything

4 Stars
*actual rating 3.57

Until next time,



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