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Happy Messy Scary Love

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: May 14th 2019 by Amulet Books
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    Mini review:

    Trigger warning: None till the point I read.

    DNF

    I received this E-ARC via Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

    I have read the authors previous book and was excited to dive into this! Unfortunately I didn’t like it.

    I liked the writing but soon found out that’s all I liked. I didn’t care for the main character or her friends. As I read on I lost interest.

    Still recommend.
    Max Baker
    Jan 22, 2019 rated it liked it
    Thank you Netgalley for providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review

    This is a book I was really excited for for exactly one reason. It's a romantic comedy about horror movies. I love horror movies, love everything about them, and when I found out this was about two horror fans falling for each other I was sold. And, even though I had problems with this book overall, I'm glad I read it and I'm glad it's getting published because it shows just how fun horror can be. I'm so happ
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    Sarah
    Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Omg so so cute!!! 😍
    Catherine ♡
    Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
    *Thanks to NetGalley for a free e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.*

    Actual Rating: 4

    Ooh. I liked this! When I first requested it on NetGalley, I was a little hesitant. The story centers around Olivia; unlike everyone else, she has no plans for summer, having been rejected from NYU's screenwriting program. So her plans are to stay home, binge-watch horror movies, and chat with an online friend, Elm. But then Olivia is forced by her parents to work at a ziplining company over summer, and there
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    Mindy
    Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
    2.5/5

    **Disclaimer: I received a free electronic ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

    Honestly, this was a miss for me. As cliche and predictable that this was, the execution just didn't meet my expectations. Let's start with the characters. First off, Olivia (aka Carrie) wasn't anyone special. Whiny, but not the worst MC. Her reason for sending Jake (aka Elm) Katie's picture in place of her own is kind of pathetic, or at least the way she explains it made it seem so (like seriou
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    Leah
    Feb 05, 2019 rated it liked it
    Shelves: read-2019, ya
    Somewhat middle of the road YA title, with a bit of an excessively coincidental premise. Good for film fans, both horror lovers and romcom aficionados. Would have been well-served not to have multiple Big Cathartic Conversations to wrap everything up all in back-to-back chapters.

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC.
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    Leah Konen grew up in a two-stoplight farming town in Washington State before moving to suburban North Carolina, where there were many more stoplights and lots of sweet tea. After studying journalism at the University of North Carolina, she headed to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. When she’s not working on novels and articles or writing for fashion brands, she enjoys devou ...more