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Blog Tour: The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (Creative Post + Giveaway!)

Posted June 9, 2020 by Kait in Book Tours, Bookish Memes, Creative Post, Giveaways, Top Ten Tuesday / 4 Comments

Blog Tour: The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (Creative Post + Giveaway!)

Happy Tuesday and welcome to my stop on the The Falling in Love Montage blog tour!! (And also today’s Top Ten Tuesday post!) I have something really exciting to share with you today! Read on to find my creative post, more about the book and author, plus follow the rest of the tour, and enter to win a print copy of The Falling in Love Montage!

Blog Tour: The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (Creative Post + Giveaway!)The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth
Published by HarperTeen on June 9, 2020
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 368
Goodreads

Saoirse doesn’t believe in love at first sight or happy endings. If they were real, her mother would still be able to remember her name and not in a care home with early onset dementia. A condition that Saoirse may one day turn out to have inherited. So she’s not looking for a relationship. She doesn’t see the point in igniting any romantic sparks if she’s bound to burn out.
But after a chance encounter at an end-of-term house party, Saoirse is about to break her own rules. For a girl with one blue freckle, an irresistible sense of mischief, and a passion for rom-coms.
Unbothered by Saoirse’s no-relationships rulebook, Ruby proposes a loophole: They don’t need true love to have one summer of fun, complete with every cliché, rom-com montage-worthy date they can dream up—and a binding agreement to end their romance come fall. It would be the perfect plan, if they weren’t forgetting one thing about the Falling in Love Montage: when it’s over, the characters actually fall in love… for real.

I’m combining my blog tour post with Top Ten Tuesday today, and I’m going to recommend TEN SAPPHIC BOOKS TO READ THIS SUMMER (+1 Bonus December Release!)! The Falling in Love Montage is an AMAZING f/f book, so if you like that, you may also enjoy…

Blog Tour: The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (Creative Post + Giveaway!)Girl Crushed by Katie Heaney
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on April 7, 2020
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 304
Goodreads

Before Quinn Ryan was in love with Jamie Rudawski, she loved Jamie Rudawski, who was her best friend. But when Jamie dumps Quinn a month before their senior year, Quinn is suddenly girlfriend-less and best friend-less.

Enter a new crush: Ruby Ocampo, the gorgeous and rich lead singer of the popular band Sweets, who's just broken up with her on-again, off-again boyfriend. Quinn's always only wanted to be with Jamie, but if Jamie no longer wants to be with her, why can't Quinn go all in on her crush on Ruby? But the closer Quinn grows to Ruby, the more she misses Jamie, and the more (she thinks) Jamie misses her. Who says your first love can't be your second love, too?

Blog Tour: The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (Creative Post + Giveaway!)Late to the Party by Kelly Quindlen
Published by Roaring Brook Press on April 21, 2020
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 304
Goodreads

Seventeen is nothing like Codi Teller imagined.
She’s never crashed a party, never stayed out too late. She’s never even been kissed. And it’s not just because she’s gay. It’s because she and her two best friends, Maritza and JaKory, spend more time in her basement watching Netflix than engaging with the outside world.
So when Maritza and JaKory suggest crashing a party, Codi is highly skeptical. Those parties aren’t for kids like them. They’re for cool kids. Straight kids.
But then Codi stumbles upon one of those cool kids, Ricky, kissing another boy in the dark, and an unexpected friendship is formed. In return for never talking about that kiss, Ricky takes Codi under his wing and draws her into a wild summer filled with late nights, new experiences, and one really cute girl named Lydia.
The only problem? Codi never tells Maritza or JaKory about any of it.
From author Kelly Quindlen comes a poignant and deeply relatable story about friendship, self-acceptance, what it means to be a Real Teenager. Late to the Party is an ode to late bloomers and wallflowers everywhere.

Blog Tour: The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (Creative Post + Giveaway!)The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar
Published by Page Street Kids on May 12, 2020
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 400
Goodreads

When Dimple Met Rishi meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this rom com about two teen girls with rival henna businesses.When Nishat comes out to her parents, they say she can be anyone she wants—as long as she isn’t herself. Because Muslim girls aren’t lesbians. Nishat doesn’t want to hide who she is, but she also doesn’t want to lose her relationship with her family. And her life only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life.
Flávia is beautiful and charismatic and Nishat falls for her instantly. But when a school competition invites students to create their own businesses, both Flávia and Nishat choose to do henna, even though Flávia is appropriating Nishat’s culture. Amidst sabotage and school stress, their lives get more tangled—but Nishat can’t quite get rid of her crush on Flávia, and realizes there might be more to her than she realized.

Blog Tour: The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (Creative Post + Giveaway!)You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
Published by Scholastic Press on June 2, 2020
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 336
Goodreads

Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it's okay -- Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor.
But when the financial aid she was counting on unexpectedly falls through, Liz's plans come crashing down . . . until she's reminded of her school's scholarship for prom king and queen. There's nothing Liz wants to do less than endure a gauntlet of social media trolls, catty competitors, and humiliating public events, but despite her devastating fear of the spotlight she's willing to do whatever it takes to get to Pennington.
The only thing that makes it halfway bearable is the new girl in school, Mack. She's smart, funny, and just as much of an outsider as Liz. But Mack is also in the running for queen. Will falling for the competition keep Liz from her dreams . . . or make them come true?

Blog Tour: The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (Creative Post + Giveaway!)You Don't Live Here by Robyn Schneider
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on June 2, 2020
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 368
Goodreads

In Southern California, no one lives more than thirty miles from the nearest fault line. Sasha Bloom is standing right on top of one when her world literally crumbles around her. With her mother now dead and father out of the picture, Sasha moves in with her estranged grandparents.
Living in her mom’s old bedroom, Sasha has no idea who she is anymore. Luckily, her grandparents are certain they know who she should be: A lawyer in the making. Ten pounds skinnier. In a socially advantageous relationship with a boy from a good family—a boy like Cole Edwards.
And Cole has ideas for who Sasha should be, too. His plus one at lunch. His girlfriend. His.
Sasha tries to make everything work, but that means folding away her love of photography, her grief for her mother, and he growing interest in the magnificently clever Lily Chen. Sasha wants to follow Lily off the beaten path, to discover hidden beaches, secret menus, and the truth about dinosaur pee.
But being friends with Lily might lead somewhere new. Is Sasha willing to stop being the girl everyone expects and let the girl beneath the surface breath through?

Blog Tour: The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (Creative Post + Giveaway!)Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
Published by Bloomsbury YA on July 7, 2020
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Retellings, Romance, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 400
Goodreads

It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl’s display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from again.
Sixteen-year-old Sophia would much rather marry Erin, her childhood best friend, than parade in front of suitors. At the ball, Sophia makes the desperate decision to flee, and finds herself hiding in Cinderella’s mausoleum. There, she meets Constance, the last known descendant of Cinderella and her step sisters. Together they vow to bring down the king once and for all–and in the process, they learn that there’s more to Cinderella’s story than they ever knew . . .
This fresh take on a classic story will make readers question the tales they’ve been told, and root for girls to break down the constructs of the world around them.

Blog Tour: The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (Creative Post + Giveaway!)Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
Published by Flatiron Books on July 7, 2020
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 336
Goodreads

There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it's not just a story.
As the day of her twin brother's wedding approaches, Soraya must decide if she's willing to step outside of the shadows for the first time. Below in the dungeon is a demon who holds knowledge that she craves, the answer to her freedom. And above is a young man who isn’t afraid of her, whose eyes linger not with fear, but with an understanding of who she is beneath the poison.
Soraya thought she knew her place in the world, but when her choices lead to consequences she never imagined, she begins to question who she is and who she is becoming...human or demon. Princess or monster.

Blog Tour: The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (Creative Post + Giveaway!)Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters
Published by HarperTeen on July 21, 2020
Genres: YA, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 368
Goodreads

If I could have a fiddle made of Daddy’s bones, I’d play it. I’d learn all the secrets he kept.
Shady Grove inherited her father’s ability to call ghosts from the grave with his fiddle, but she also knows the fiddle’s tunes bring nothing but trouble and darkness.
But when her brother is accused of murder, she can’t let the dead keep their secrets.
In order to clear his name, she’s going to have to make those ghosts sing.
Family secrets, a gorgeously resonant LGBTQ love triangle, and just the right amount of creepiness make this young adult debut a haunting and hopeful story about facing everything that haunts us in the dark.

Blog Tour: The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (Creative Post + Giveaway!)I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch, Victoria Ying
Published by Imprint on July 28, 2020
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 304
Goodreads

Rhodes and Iliana couldn't be more different, but that's not why they hate each other.
Hyper-gifted artist Rhodes has always excelled at Alabama’s Conservatory of the Arts despite a secret bout of creator's block, while transfer student Iliana tries to outshine everyone with her intense, competitive work ethic. Since only one of them can get the coveted Capstone scholarship, the competition between them is fierce.
They both escape the pressure on a fanfic site where they are unknowingly collaborating on a graphic novel. And despite being worst enemies in real life, their anonymous online identities I-Kissed-Alice and Curious-in-Cheshire are starting to like each other...a lot. When the truth comes out, will they destroy each other's future?

Blog Tour: The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (Creative Post + Giveaway!)Lobizona by Romina Garber, Romina Russell
Published by Wednesday Books on August 4, 2020
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 400
Goodreads

Some people ARE illegal.

Lobizonas do NOT exist.

Both of these statements are false.

Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who's on the run from her father's Argentine crime-family, Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida.
Until Manu's protective bubble is shattered.
Her surrogate grandmother is attacked, lifelong lies are exposed, and her mother is arrested by ICE. Without a home, without answers, and finally without shackles, Manu investigates the only clue she has about her past--a mysterious "Z" emblem—which leads her to a secret world buried within our own. A world connected to her dead father and his criminal past. A world straight out of Argentine folklore, where the seventh consecutive daughter is born a bruja and the seventh consecutive son is a lobizón, a werewolf. A world where her unusual eyes allow her to belong.
As Manu uncovers her own story and traces her real heritage all the way back to a cursed city in Argentina, she learns it's not just her U.S. residency that's illegal. . . .it's her entire existence.

Blog Tour: The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (Creative Post + Giveaway!)The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley
Published by HarperTeen on December 1, 2020
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 464
Goodreads

Melody McIntyre, stage manager extraordinaire, has a plan for everything. Lead actor need a breath mint? She’s on it. Understudy bust a seam? Mel’s sewing kit is at the ready. Not only is her Plan A foolproof, she’s got a Plan B, and a Plan C, because actors can be total fools.
What she doesn’t have? Success with love. Every time she falls for someone during a school performance, both the romance and the show end in catastrophe. So, Mel swears off any entanglements until their upcoming production of Les Mis is over.
Of course, Mel didn’t count on Odile Rose, rising star in the acting world, auditioning for the spring performance. And she definitely didn’t expect Odile to be sweet and funny, and care as much about the play’s success as Mel.
Which means that Melody McIntyre’s only plan now is trying desperately not to fall in love.

Ciara Smyth is a social work student by day, writer by night and cat enthusiast 24/7.

Her first YA novel – about memory, rom-coms and girls who like girls – will be published in Summer 2020 by Andersen Press in the UK and HarperCollins in the US.

She previously worked as a teacher and mental health trainer. She enjoys jigging (verb: to complete a jigsaw) and claims to enjoy yoga in order to cultivate a zen persona that is shattered approximately ten minutes after you meet her.

She is from the south of Ireland but has lived in Belfast for so long that her parents make fun of her Northern accent.

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Have you read any of these books yet? I finished You Should See Me in a Crown a few days ago and it was AMAZING!!! Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!

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4 responses to “Blog Tour: The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (Creative Post + Giveaway!)

  1. These look so good. I love that cover of The Falling in Love Montage. And Late To the Party sounds awesome as well. Also… this is a pretty good cover collage post! Lobizona- wow.
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