Meet Cute by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Meet Cute

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 s...

Details Meet Cute

TitleMeet Cute
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherHMH Books for Young Readers
GenreYoung Adult, Romance, Short Stories, Contemporary, Anthologies

Reviews Meet Cute

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    so it turns out love is a real and not fake thing that exists!! who knew? I certainly did not!It might be sort of horribly ironic that I rated almost half these stories a very mixed and very mediocre three stars. BUT there were some super great standouts, hm? Some that might… I don’t know… warrant buying this entire collection?Okay. Somewhere That’s Green by Meredith Russo was fantastic and important and so worth the read. Oomph by Emery ...
  • Nat
    Sometimes I just need to get sucked into a feel-good story and stay there until I'm finished. Thankfully, I accomplished just that with this anthology full of short bursts of sweetness with meet-cutes, butterflies, first impressions, and so much more. SourceJust some of my personal memorable stories from the book:• Nina LaCour's Print Shop:Funnily enough, this story opens with our main character, Evie, receiving her first job where she's se...
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  • High Lady of The Night Court
    This is a wonderful book and will help you get out of a reading slump if you are in one.All the stories in this book dealt with quite the range of topics and every single one is vastly different than the rest. Every author approached the topic of a meet cute in their own way and watching how they laid out their stories was beautiful. I suppose this book is so easy to read because there is a lot less apprehension in the reader because we simply kn...
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    Average rating: 3.2/5My rating: 3/5This had such high points and low points, which is exactly how I feel after every single anthology I read. I think the concept of this whole collection was nice, but I would have liked a couple more stories from male perspectives - and a m/m story perhaps? Don't get me wrong, I loved how many f/f stories were in this, but I think it could have benefited from some other narrators. But let's get into my specific f...
  • Heather
    4.5 LOVED this! Definitely one of my new favorite YA anthologies! There were 4 stories in this collection I gave 5 stars to! Such an adorable, diverse and fun read!* I will be filming a review on this where I tell you my individual ratings for each story which I will then post to here!*
  • emma
    I LIKE LOVE, OKAY.from an artistic standpoint, that is. i like romantic comedies. i like romantic subplots in my favorite TV shows. all the best songs are about love. i read an endless string of disappointing contemporaries because every once in a while, i find one that makes me feel something.i'm cynical and pessimistic and sometimes mean. i can be bitter and hardhearted. but i like love-related i was excited for this book, and, to some d...
  • Nina
    *Thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Actual Rating: 3.54/5 stars Siege Etiquette by Katie Cotugno: 2 stars Unfortunately, I disliked both the POV of this story and the author’s writing style. Siege Etiquette was cute, but I also think that it wasn’t that interesting and I definitely wouldn’t be interested in reading more of this story. Print Shop by ...
  • Carmen
    Let's just get into this.STORY ONE: SIEGE ETIQUETTE by Katie CotugnoYour heart is a siren wailing deep inside your chest.Hailey hides out with farmboy Wolf when police come to bust up her friend's party.Some things really annoyed me about this story.For one thing, Cotugno lets us know that there is a darkness in Hailey's life. What is it? How can we possibly be in her head and not know? I hate when authors pull this shit. The narrator has some de...
  • Maureen
    All of these stories were PRESH! Anthologies are sometimes not my thing but THESE ALL WERE. MEET CUTES ARE THE BEST.My faves were Something Real, The Unlikelihood of Falling in Love, The dictionary of You and Me, The Intern, and Click. But I actually really liked all of them? The lowest rating I gave an individual story was 3.5/5 sooooooo ya know.
  • Cesar
    2.5 starsI’ve come to the conclusion that I’m probably a soulless husk with a stone-cold heart.Which, if you met me IRL, that wouldn't be far from the truth.A bit of an overexaggerating, I know, but I certainly felt like one reading Meet Cute.I think I’m in the minority where I didn’t like Meet Cute. When it comes to cute things to me, it varies. Red pandas are cute.*boop*And even some romance is cute. Especially anime romance because let...
  • Larry H
    4.5 stars. Meet Cute was an absolutely enjoyable, memorable collection of stories about that first magical encounter.Boy, this book lived up to its name!! Subtitled "Some People Are Destined to Meet," this collection of 14 stories by some of YA’s leading authors and others who should be better-known, left me in a great mood, high on love and romance.Each story tells of how two people meet (not always cute right away) and a spark is felt. Som...
  • Stacee
    I don’t normally read anthologies, but this topic of meet-cutes and all of these fantastic authors, I just couldn’t resist. I read a couple of paragraphs of each story to decide if I wanted to continue. I read all of the stories except 4 of them and the stories that I did read were fantastic. Lots of great characters and clever set ups and representation. Some kissing, but looooooots of sweet moments. My ultimate favorite was JLA’s story th...
  • Alyssa
    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet by various authorsPublisher: HMH Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: January 2, 2018Rating: 4 starsSource: eARC from NetGalleySummary (from Goodreads):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...
  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    RATING: 4.5/5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⠀One word: Awww💕. Nicely done, authors, nicely done. This is the first anthology I’ve read ever!TOP TEN FAVORITE STORIES...⠀[1] THE WAY WE LOVE HERE-Dhonielle Clayton. (4.5/5) I need to check out one of her books ASAP!![2] THE DICTIONARY OF YOU AND ME- Jennifer L. Armentrout. (4.5/5) Takes place in a library, do I need to say more?⠀[3] OOMPH- Emery Lord. (4/5) I love Emery Lord’s stories.💛[4] 2...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    This wasn’t quite as cute as I was hoping it would be, but there were some gems mixed in so I’m not mad about it. SIEGE ETIQUETTE by Katie Cotugno - 2 stars PRINT SHOP by Nina LaCour - 4 stars HOURGLASS by Ibi Zoboi - 3 starsCLICK by Katherine McGee - 5 starsTHE INTERN by Sara Shepard - 2 starsSOMEWHERE THAT’S GREEN by Meredith Russo - 4 starsTHE WAY WE LOVE HERE by Dhonielle Clayton - 3 starsOOMPH by Emery Lord - 5 starsTHE DICTIONARY OF Y...
  • Beatrice Masaluñga
    Thank you HMH Teen for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewMeet Cute is a collection of contemporary stories about cute first encouters turned into romance. Not all people enjoy insta-love but once in a while, you'll want it if you're looking for something fluffy. The stories were hit or miss to me but my favorites were written by Katharine McGee and Sara Shepard (both were new to me authors). Overall, this is a nice and likable col...
  • Erin
    The most appropriately named book of the year for 2018 might just be this short story anthology featuring some of the hottest YA authors. Whether you're looking for that first love or you're feeling a bit nostalgic, these twelve stories may just leave you feeling a little more "cutesy" inside.Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review.
  • Selene
    I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you NetGalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Books for the advanced reading copy of the anthology Meet Cute. The authors I have read from before are Nina LaCour, Katherine McGee, Julie Murphy, Sara Shepard, and Nicola Yoon. I can’t wait to read the new to me authors in this anthology that I’ve heard wonderful things about like Jennifer L. Armentrout, Katie Cot...
  • My_Strange_Reading
    #mystrangereading Meet Cute: Some People are Destined to Meet by Various Authors ⭐️⭐️Meh. I think after some reflection I'm going to bump this down to 2/5. I just really didn't enjoy it. If you like short stories, you might enjoy it. If you love 'meet cute' stories, then you will like it, but I just realized while I was reading each story that the 'meet cute' isn't the part of the story that I like. I enjoy the growth of a relationship an...
  • Charlotte Annelise
    This short story collection was really fun to read and I liked that there was so much variety in all of the stories. Some were more heavy on the romance and some put more focus into the overall plot. Romance is my favourite genre, so I am glad this book exists! I was also so surprised that there were four LGBTQ+ short stories, which was great. Siege Etiquette by Katie Cotugno - 3/5 starsSiege Etiquette is about a popular girl at a party who ge...
  • Romie
    On average, I gave this book 3.70. It's not bad, but it shows that some of the stories weren't good. Some of them got 1/5 or 2.5, a few got 5/5 but that's because I'm more generous when I rate short stories because I rate both on the story and the potential it has to be a great book.I would like to say that this anthology still ended up disappointing me ... first because the cover is false advertising, you get a few f/f relationships, but most of...
  • Dana
    Aw what a cute, mushy, adorable collection of meet cutes! There is a huge range of stories in here, bursting with originality and tons of diversity. Some of the stories were a little cheesy for my taste, but most left me with a smile on my face, and the characters fondly in my thoughts long after I finished the story. I think this book would make a very cute valentines day gift.Buy, Borrow or Bin Verdict: BuyCheck out more of my reviews hereNote:...
  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    Total Average Rating of all the Short stories: 3.57 stars SIEGE ETIQUETTE by Katie Cotugno: 3/5 stars Wolf and Hailey. The queen bee and the sort of loser. There was a lot going on in the few pages that stirred my curiosity. What happened to her past and what changed with how people treat her. The chemistry between the two definitely exists but alas, it ended too soon. This is definitely an idea that could work really well in a full-blown novel....
  • shannon ✨
    actually getting more and more excited for thiseeekk!!— 3.75 out of 5 Stars 🌟• siege etiquette - 1 star• print shop - 3 stars• hourglass - 3.25 stars• click - 4 stars • the intern - 4.25 stars• somewhere that’s green - 2 stars• the way we love here - 1 star• oomph - 4 stars• the dictionary of you and me - 4 stars• the unlikelihood of falling in love - 4.25 stars• 259 million miles - 3.75 stars• something real - 4 st...
  • ambsreads
    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG - CHECK IT OUT HEREThe Meet Cute anthology was an interesting one. There were so many authors and so many stories. Some I couldn’t wait to end and others I wanted to be extended to fill the pages of a novel. For this review, I’ve tried to review each story featured in this anthology. They’re quite short but I find it difficult to rate an anthology as a whole (3 is what I just figured was the average among thes...