Tuesday, October 20, 2015

CAN'T WAIT TO READ: Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

Release date: May 17th 2016
Publisher: Harper Teen
Purchase: Amazon

Synopsis via Goodreads:

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.


About the Author
Paula StokesPaula Stokes is half writer, half RN, and totally thrilled to be part of the world of YA literature. She started out writing historical fiction under a pen name and is now branching out into other YA genres.

When she's not working (rare), she's kayaking, hiking, reading, or seeking out new adventures in faraway lands. She's petted tigers, snuggled snakes, snorkeled with stingrays, and once enjoyed the suction-cuppy feel of a baby elephant's trunk as it ate peanuts from her palm. Her future goals include diving with Great White sharks, learning Krav Maga, and writing a whole slew of novels, not necessarily in that order.



24 comments:

  1. Oh what a lovely cover! Sounds good, Shane. Thanks for sharing. :D

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  2. I love Paula Stokes! This sounds like just my sort of book... and not just because I am clumsy!

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    1. Lol I can be a bit clumsy too. Actually I've never read Paula so I'm looking forward to what her writing has in store for me :)

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  3. Oh yes!! This one is amaziiiing!! *makes all the grabby hands*

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    1. Lol let's hope we both get early copies :)

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  4. The cover looks absolutely gorgeous, wow! I also really like the synopsis, so I'll definitely add this to my TBR list! It sounds veeery interesting and like something I could enjoy! Thanks for sharing! :D

    Here's my WoW! :)
    Yvonne @ A World Between Folded Pages

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    1. I agree! Love the cover and synopsis. So interesting.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I hadn't heard about this one. I enjoyed this author's other series!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

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    1. I need to check out her books.

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. Oh, NICE pick, Shane!! I can definitely relate to Maguire! Not that I cause bad luck for other people, but I do seem to attract it to myself sometimes.....lol.

    This sounds like such a sweet, touching novel! I am definitely adding it to my Goodreads TBR! Thanks for the heads up!

    Thanks as well for commenting on my own WOW! Happy Wednesday!! : )

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    1. Hey Maria!
      Yeah, I go through a series of bad luck sometimes too. I think it's just something humans deal with but we also have to try to keep positive and not let it get us down :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Thanks for checking out our page. Great synopsis I'll def check this book out.

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  8. Aw! I think I like Maguire already. This sounds so promising! Here's mine: http://editingeverything.com/blog/2015/10/21/wow-up-against-the-night/

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    1. Indeed, it does :)

      Thanks for coming over!

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  9. Paula has some wonderful-sounding books publishing in 2016! I look forward to reading this one. I hope you enjoy it when you read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful week. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  10. I love that orange color! My goodness! I want this even if just for the cover but the synopsis just made me want to read it.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. That sounds like an interesting read. I know I am horribly unlucky sometimes and clumsy but wow sounds like she's way more unlucky. This sounds interesting.

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    1. I know right, can't imagine being that unlucky. Or maybe she just thinks she brings bad luck to others but in fact, it has nothing to do with her :)

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  12. this one sounds really good. new to me. thanks for sharing

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  13. This sounds interesting Shane... I'd like to see if Jordy can break her curse!

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