Riddles in Mathematics by Katie Cotugno: 3/5 stars
This story was mildly predictable but sweet. The main character is in love with her brother's best friend.
Dread South by Justina Ireland: 4/5
WOW! A super fun story with zombies during the slavery period of U.S. History.
Omega Ship by Rae Carson: 5/5 HOLY SHIT!
Two boys and a girl are the last remaining humans in existence and have inhabited a new planet. That HOLY SHIT factor is for the main character being a straight badass and not choosing between two boys, but *SPOILERS* choosing herself.
La Reyencha del Tango by Renee Ahdieh: 4/5
The main character is visiting Brazil and is (conveniently) a pro-tango dancer which leads to her finding herself in a triangle between a douchey guy and a "Tango God."
Cass, An, and Dra by Natalie C. Parker: 3/5
This story was interesting but dry. Cass can see the future of her choices when she is about to make a big decision, but still has to choose.
Lessons for Beginners by Julie Murphy: 4/5
The main character gives kissing lessons to couples where kissing is an issue, and finds herself coming between a relationship.
Triangle Solo by Garth Nix: 2/5 Meh.
This one felt very middle-grade-esque. Two boys are in a school band on another planet (where it seems like Earth has colonized) and are visited by a girl from their past.
Vim and Vigor by Veronica Roth: 5/5 YAY!
A group of girls are mourning a death of one of their friends and comes back together one more time for a movie premiere of their favorite female superheroines which leads to another "future seeing."
Work In progress by E. K. Johnston: 0/5 Nope.
I couldn't even get through the first few pages of this one, the narrator shifted without any way of referencing who it was and it was just overall confusing and not appealing. #sorrynotsorry
Hurdles by Brandy Colbert: 4/5 UGH THAT ENDING!
Mavis is a track star set who has been training to eventually go to the Olympics, but when her best friend's brother returns from rehab, she questions her life choices.
The Historian, The Garrison, and the Cantankerous Cat Woman by Lamar Giles:
5/5 HOLY SHIT!
This story is great for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but is a little confusing in the beginning. Overall it was FREAKING FANTASTIC! The main character is the "Giles" of this Universe and has to make a tough decision regarding the person who is the town guardian's life.
Waiting by Sabaa Tahir: 5/5 bc SABAA!
The main character's best friend (who she is in love with) is in jail while she prepares to leave for Stanford with a boy who is in love with her. SO GOOD!
Vega by Brenna Yovanoff: 2/5 stars
This one was a bit confusing until you understood who was speaking, but from what I understood, the love triangle was between Las Vegas (the city), Elizabeth, and Alex, who hates living in Las Vegas. It showed both the nightlife scene and how people living in Vegas live.
A Hundred Thousand Threads by Alaya Dawn: 4/5 stars
This one took some getting used to as you definitely have to figure out who is narrating or questioning or explaining, but it is worth sticking with! It takes place in the future in Mexico while a small town is being overtaken and industrialized by powerful people who are also involved in a trafficking scandal.
Before She Was Blood by Tessa Gratton: 0/5 stars
Nope. Tried. Gave up.
Unus, Duo, tres by Bethany Hagen: 5/5 stars
If you don't read any other short story in this anthology, READ THIS ONE! It is set in a private school where two vampires attend and meet a girl who has leukemia. Interesting concept as well as carry out. I loved it!
Overall, this anthology gave me all of the feels. Like all romance fan girls, I love a good love triangle, but what made this anthology special was that there was so many diverse authors that I wasn't familiar with and now can go find more from them.