Monday, May 2, 2016

Book Blast with Giveaway: Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

Hello guys~ Paula Stokes, author of the upcoming Girl Against the Universe and Vicarious, is on the blog today sharing some fun things! Please welcome her!!

Paula: Girl Against the Universe will release on May 16, 2016. I am so excited to share this book with the world, and particularly with people who are struggling with PTSD, survivor’s guilt, anxiety, shyness, or people who just feel like the odds are stacked against them. Maguire’s story is full of struggles and triumphs, new friends and family bonds. Even if your life is totally peachy at the moment, there’s a good chance you’ll find Girl Against the Universe funny and inspiring. I hope you give it a try.

Here’s what some amazing authors had to say about the book:
“Filled with equal amounts of empathy, humor, and heart, Girl Against the Universe is an empowering story about finding the courage to piece your life back together, even when it feels irreparably broken.”
--Tamara Ireland Stone, NYT bestselling author of Every Last Word

“I loved this sweet, slow-burn romance. Sports fiction at its best!”
--Miranda Kenneally, bestselling author of Catching Jordan

“Romantic, honest, and deep, Girl Against the Universe is one of those books where I couldn’t believe that the characters were only a figment of the author’s imagination—they simply jumped off the pages with their beautiful flaws and hard-earned wisdom.”
--Sarvenaz Tash, author of The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love

"Absolute perfection. Completely magical. Girl Against the Universe is a poignant, beautiful story."
--Ann Aguirre, NYT bestselling author of The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things
Girl Against the Universe by Paula StokesGirl Against the Universe
by Paula Stokes
May 17, 2016
400 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Maguire is bad luck.

No matter how many charms she buys off the internet or good luck rituals she performs each morning, horrible things happen when Maguire is around. Like that time the rollercoaster jumped off its tracks. Or the time the house next door caught on fire. Or that time her brother, father, and uncle were all killed in a car crash—and Maguire walked away with barely a scratch.

It’s safest for Maguire to hide out in her room, where she can cause less damage and avoid meeting new people who she could hurt. But then she meets Jordy, an aspiring tennis star. Jordy is confident, talented, and lucky, and he’s convinced he can help Maguire break her unlucky streak. Maguire knows that the best thing she can do for Jordy is to stay away. But it turns out staying away is harder than she thought.

From author Paula Stokes comes a funny and poignant novel about accepting the past, embracing the future, and learning to make your own luck.

Just for fun, here’s my idea of the book in a single word:
GATU in a word
And the book in a single GIF:
GATU in a gif
And even the book in a single song:
Want more info? Click HERE to read the first three chapters of Girl Against the Universe!!!!!

And what would a book blast be without a GIVEAWAY? Check out the Rafflecopter for how you can win a finished copy of the book—INT. US winner will received signed book. INT winner will receive order from The Book Depository + signed bookplate. If you live in a non-TDB country, you can win an e-copy of the book.


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  1. I don't really have a specific good luck charm or superstition. I just try to be positive and confident and hope good things comes back to me!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this!

  3. When my son was doing kids' theater he told me he was tired of everyone saying break-a-leg, so I said, "What do you want them to say? You suck?" He said yes, so from that point on when anyone in our family is performing we tell them "you suck" for good luck. Ha ha. Thanks for this fab giveaway. :)

    1. Aww that's so sweet! My tutor used to say 'break a leg' to my sister and me. She said it's a better saying than just plain old good luck ;)


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