Friday, February 9, 2018

Review: Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet

Title: Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet
Author: Various Authors
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018
Publisher:HMH Books for Young Readers 
Format: paperback
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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.

This review is long coming but I am a little glad that I waited. I do have to admit that I have found a hard time with anthologies and I never could figure out why. However, I am happy, no ecstatic to say Meet Cute is that one anthology that I throughly enjoyed and fell in love from the very first story until  the very end. 

One of the greatest things about this read was the diverse case of authors, characters and stories that this book brought. My level of excitement continuously grew as I delved deeper and deeper into the book. It honestly felt like I was in a boy walking into a candy store for the first time. 

While reading I wondered if this what I do when I meet someone that I this is cute or attractive for the first time. Then, as I begin to ponder more on it all I could do was check off what the characters were doing and I was like, "Yep, I do that. Yep, I do that too. Oh boy, do I do that!"  

Overall I think this is the anthology that is going to push me to read more. I was captivated the whole time and it just felt nice to just get a glimpse of these characters. Are there stories where I wish there was more. Yes! But who wouldn't. 

If you are looking for that one book that is perfect for the Valentine season or just looking for a book that will make you fall in love over and over again, this is the book for you. 

I give this book 4 souls! 

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