I’m extra excited to be doing one of these book blasts for Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes! I’m utterly in love with this book, and it’s on my shelf of all-time favorites in the contemporary genre. I posted a review that you can check out here, if you want to know why I’m all heart-eyes for it. This post will have some extra information about the book, a giveaway (fun!), and an ebook deal! 😀
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.