Blog Tour: Celebrate the paperback release of GIRL AGAINST THE UNIVERSE with Giveaways!

Posted May 18, 2017 by Samantha in Blog Tours, Giveaways / 1 Comment

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Hi everyone! If you don’t know this by now, I’m a HUGE fan of Paula Stokes’ fantastic contemporary, GIRL AGAINST THE UNIVERSE. Like, this book has a very big portion of my heart, y’all. So, I’m super thrilled to be part of the paperback release blog tour! Paula has lined up 7 days of I N C R E D I B L E giveaways. Below, you’ll find info about the giveaways, the book, and more!




From the author of The Art of Lainey and Liars, Inc. comes a fresh, contemporary story about a girl coping with PTSD and the boy who wants to help her move on from the past. Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen or Jenny Han.

Sixteen-year-old Maguire knows the universe is against her. No matter how many charms she buys off the internet or good luck rituals she performs each morning, horrible things happen when she’s around. Like that time the roller coaster jumped off its tracks. Or the time her brother, father, and uncle were all killed in a car crash—and Maguire walked away with barely a scratch. Despite what her therapist tells her, Maguire thinks it’s best to hide out in her room, far away from anyone she might accidentally hurt. But then she meets Jordy, an aspiring tennis star who wants to help her break her unlucky streak. Maguire knows that the best thing she can do for him is to stay away, but it turns out staying away may be harder than she thought.

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Paula: Hi everyone! Girl Against the Universe releases in paperback on June 6, 2017 and I’m so excited about that I decided to do an entire blog tour of giveaways to celebrate! In the story, main character Maguire creates her own list of seven challenges to help her overcome her fears. This week I have seven challenges for you, and seven chances to win a shiny GATU paperback 😀 These contests are international, but due to shipping costs US winners will receive signed copies sent by me and INT winners will receive their books from Wordery or The Book Depository, with signed bookplates mailed separately.

All contests will end on May 31, 2017. All winners will be contacted via Instagram, Twitter, or email as well as posted on my blog in early June. If you’re going to enter a Twitter or Instagram challenge, be sure your account is set to public during the contest period so I will be able to see your entries.


Ready for more winning??


Challenge #4:

Bookstagram an image of a book that made you feel particularly empowered or happy after you read it. It can be MG, YA, or adult. You can take a picture of it yourself or download the cover image and use that. Your post must include these tags so I can find it: @pstokesbooks, #GirlAgainstTheUniverse, #SevenDaysSevenGiveaways, and #Happy. You must also tell, in a sentence or two, why the book made you feel good. Here’s an example entry you can use as a model if you like:

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Here’s #AlongForTheRide, a book that made me feel #happy, for @pstokesbooks #GirlAgainstTheUniverse #SevenDaysSevenGiveaways challenge! I loved this story because of how Auden grew as a person and realized her preconceived notions about everyone were wrong. Check out for how you can enter to win!

Got lots of happy-making books you want to share? You can make up to three posts to enter up to three times by May 31, 2017. Questions? Put them in the comments 🙂

If you’re new to Paula Stokes lovely novels, check out this chart to find out which of her books you should read first! (Also note her upcoming darker contemporary THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENED isn’t on the list, but you can preorder its July release now!)

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Schedule of Blog Tour Stops:


Seven Days, Seven Giveaways Paperback Blog Tour

May 15-May 21


Adventures of a Book Junkie


My Bookish Itinerary


Mary had a Little Book Blog


The Forest of Words and Pages


Xpresso Reads


In Love With Handmade


Author Paula Stokes


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