Happy Thursday and welcome to my stop on the Happy Messy Scary Love blog tour!! I’m so excited to be on this tour, and I’m even more excited for you to read about what Leah Konen would do if she spent the day with Olivia! Read on to find out, plus follow the rest of the tour and enter a giveaway for a print copy of Happy Messy Scary Love!!!Happy Messy Scary Love by Leah Konen
Published on May 14, 2019 by Amulet Books
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance
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As everyone at her Brooklyn high school announces their summer adventures, Olivia harbors a dirty secret: Her plan is to binge-watch horror movies and chat with her online friend, Elm. Olivia and Elm have never shared personal details, apart from their ages and the fact that Elm’s aunt is a low-budget horror filmmaker. Then Elm pushes Olivia to share her identity and sends her a selfie of his own. Olivia is shocked by how cute he is! In a moment of panic, assuming she and Elm will never meet in real life, she sends a photo of her gorgeous friend Katie. But things are about to get even more complicated when Olivia’s parents send her to the Catskills, and she runs into the one person she never thought she would see. This sweet and funny summertime romance is perfect for fans of Love and Gelato and The Unexpected Everything.
What would you do if you spent the day Olivia? Where would you go to eat, hang out, relax, etc.?
I’m pretty sure Olivia and I would have an absolute blast hanging out for the day, and she’s a Brooklyn girl, herself, so it would be quite easy for us to meet up.
We’d start by meeting up for coffee around Prospect Park. Since it’s nice out, we’d definitely go for a stroll around the park and discuss all the latest horror movies—I’m particularly curious to hear what she thinks about Jordan Peele’s Us, because many of my fellow horror-nerds have been divided on that one.
Later in the afternoon, we’d swing by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Downtown Brooklyn to watch one of the newer horror movies—I still haven’t seen Pet Sematary, and hopefully she hasn’t either 😉 Also, their milkshakes are to die for—along with their chips and queso.
If we still had time, we’d head to the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. It’s a museum all about the art of filmmaking, and I just know she’d love it, especially the Jim Henson exhibit.
Of course, it goes without saying that during every subway ride, we’d be chatting movies and writing. With all Olivia’s passion, I have no doubt she’d have plenty of writing tips to offer me!
About the Author
Leah Konen is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied journalism and creative writing. She’s the author of the forthcoming HAPPY MESSY SCARY LOVE, LOVE AND OTHER TRAIN WRECKS, THE ROMANTICS, THE LAST TIME WE WERE US and THE AFTER GIRLS. She lives in Brooklyn and Saugerties, NY, with her husband and their dog, Farley.