Rating System:

For those of you who don't know, I rate books based on their ability to hold my attention. I don't really like to rip apart someone's hard work. If I don't finish a book, then I don't feel comfortable rating it. So you might see a lot of 4 and 5 star ratings. However, if I do have issues with a book, I will always tell you. Enjoy! (:

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Four-Night Run Book Blitz and Giveaway

Synopsis: J.D. Scrbacek has just won the biggest trial of his career, but even as he crows to the press, his entire life blows sky-high. Was the bomb meant for him, or for his mobster client? In this seaside casino town where the tables run hot and the tensions run high, the odds say the attorney is a marked man.
Alone and on the run, Scrbacek flees into the city’s forgotten underbelly, a ruined corridor called Crapstown, where he is forced to confront the ghosts of his past, his present, and his future. Somewhere in the sordid stream of his own existence lie the answers he needs. But in order to emerge from the depths of Crapstown, Scrbacek must argue for his life before a jury of the forgotten and the damned. Is he lawyer enough to save his own skin?
From the bestselling author of The Barkeep comes a raucous tale of reckoning, racketeering, and revenge.




Book Links: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads


About the author: William Lashner is the New York Times Bestselling creator of Victor Carl, who has been called by Booklist one of the mystery novel's "most compelling, most morally ambiguous characters." The Victor Carl novels, which have been translated into more than a dozen foreign languages and have been sold all across the globe, include BAGMEN, KILLER'S KISS, FALLS THE SHADOW, FATAL FLAW, and HOSTILE WITNESS. He is also the author of BLOOD AND BONE, THE ACCOUNTING, and, most recently, THE BARKEEP, which was a Digital Book World Number One Bestselling Ebook.

Lashner was a criminal prosecutor with the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. before quitting the law to write fulltime. A graduate of the New York University School of Law, as well as the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he lives with his wife and three children outside Philadelphia.



Giveaway: 1 $10 US Amazon GC (open INT) & a copy of THE FOUR NIGHT RUN (US Only)
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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Tome Topple TBR

#TomeTopple Read-a-thon

For those of you who don't know what Tome Topple is, it's a read-a-thon created by Samantha from Thoughts on Tomes. The Tome Topple Read-a-thon will take place from June 5th at 12:00 AM to June 19th at 11:59 PM wherever you are in the world and is all about big books with more than 500 pages! Below I will include Sam's video that has the challenges, co-hosts, a giveaway, and her own TBR.


I was actually pretty excited when I heard about this read-a-thon because I have a few big books that I either need to finish or just need to get over the intimidation and pick up. However, when I was looking around my room I had a really hard time deciding what exactly I wanted to read. Because of this, my TBR (to be read) list is going to be flexible and have a few choices.

My TBR


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling: I chose this books specifically because I actually started it on October 1, 2015. I have since read a bit here and there, but I mostly avoid it because I can't stand Harry and all of his angst. I really just want to punch him in the face most of the time and so I no longer feel myself getting excited to pick it up. I also just really want to be able to move on to the rest of the series so I can no longer be one of the few people that haven't read it yet! Hopefully I can finish this one.

The Elfstones of Shanara by Terry Brooks: I had never heard of this book until I saw the trailer for the show on MTV. At that moment I decided that I had to read the series that came along with it. My book didn't arrive until the day that the show premiered and while I did start it right away, I have not finished it and have yet to start the show. I have heard so many people say how great the show is, but I really struggle to read something once I've seen its adaptation. And while Terry told me at a signing there were enough changes made that I should be okay, I still don't want to risk it. I just want to make some progress.

Arrow Volume Two by Marc Guggenheim & Andrew Kreisberg: I saw that there will be "graphic novel breaks" throughout this read-a-thon and so I chose to pick up Arrow Volume Two. It's the shortest graphic novel I own and I enjoyed the first volume.

The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort: I bought this book because I loved the movie and I wanted to compare the two. Something in me needed to know what was exaggerated for our entertainment, what was toned down, and also what was 100% accurate. I have started this one and I will say that so far it's mostly accurate and one thing was toned down for the movie, but I'm only about 50 pages in. I don't see myself finishing this one during the read-a-thon, but I at least want to read a few more chapters.

The Host by Stephanie Meyer: I purchased this book on a whim because it was $2.99 for a hardcover and I liked the movie enough to be curious. However, it has been sitting on my shelf for at least three years now and I haven't touched it. It just looks so massive compared to my other books. I'm adding it to my TBR as an option because I would love to finally start it, but my main focus is the books that I have already started above.

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan: I am adding this one as another option because I really need to start this series and eventually make it to The Trials of Apollo. I have yet to dislike a book written by Rick Riordan and I won this whole series as a boxed set. It's another set of intimidating books because of their size. Although deep down I know I'll more than likely fly through them like I did with the Percy Jackson series and also Magnus Chase. We'll see if I get to this one.

So that's my TBR. It's kind of ridiculous, but I do not intend to read absolutely every book I have chosen. I am just a mood reader and I like to have my options. I'm very excited about Tome Topple and will be updating my progress on my Twitter and eventually will have a wrap-up right here on my blog. Feel free to leave me your TBR in the comments and or your information. I love making new bookish friends! I hope to hear from you, have a great weekend!
Xoxo,
Gabriella

Friday, May 27, 2016

Crossing the Barrier Book Blitz and Giveaway

crossing the barrier martine lewis


Crossing the Barrier eRev09-eBook

Crossing the Barrier by Martine Lewis 
Genre: Upper YA Coming of Age Contemporary Romance with a touch of Paranormal Published on March 22nd, 2016 Published by BMJ Chanapi Press. 
You can find it on Goodreads here and Amazon here. Crossing the Barrier will be FREE on Amazon during May 26th through May 30th! 
Synopsis: High school student Malakai Thomas, star wide receiver of the varsity team, collides with band member Lily Morgan on his way to football practice. As days go by, Malakai cannot get the petite clarinetist out of his head. Lily Morgan can feel everyone’s emotions. She loses her ability to shield herself against them the day Malakai runs into her. Now she must try to maintain her sanity in the emotional jungle that is high school, as well as deal with her growing feelings for Malakai. Can Malakai get over the social stigma and his own internal struggle to be with Lily? Is Lily’s secret too big to accept, even for him?



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  About the Author:
_JEF6320 Martine Lewis is a forty something who was born and raised in the French speaking province of Quebec, Canada. She spent her childhood looking forward to her summer vacations at the farm, which were a nice escape from the suburbs where she lived. Her first written endeavor was a 200-page handwritten Duran Duran bandfiction which she wrote when she was eleven years old. Of all her written work, this is the only one she no longer has. All throughout high school, Martine wrote more bandfictions and some original work, then she went to write fanfictions in the Star Wars, Buffy and Harry Potter universes. Her fanficiton in the Potterverse are mostly centered on characters of her own creation and can be found on fanfiction.net. Following her viewing of Roswell on Netflix in 2012, Martine wrote book two and three of the Gray Eyes Series, then went on to create the Gray Eyes Series universe in which she has been playing ever since. She writes contemporary coming-of-age romance fiction (young adult/new adult) with a twist. Martine is an avid reader and rollerskater. She loves sushi, hot chocolate on a cold day, and the beach. But what she loves above all else is to curl on her chair with her computer and write more stories for her readers. Martine currently lives in Houston TX with her two cats. 
 Author links:
 website: www.martinelewisauthor.com 
 Facebook: www.facebook.com/martinelewisauthor 
 Twitter: www.twitter.com/authorMartine 
 Instagram: www.instagram.com/martinelewisauthor 
 Goodreads author page: www.goodreads.com/martinelewisauthor 
 Amazon author page: www.amazon.com/author/martinelewis 
 Amazon sell link: http://goo.gl/DJ2w6n


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The Giveaway: 
Follow the link to enter to win a copy of Crossing the Barrier on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/186041-crossing-the-barrier Crossing the Barrier is also FREE on Amazon! GO GET YOUR COPY TODAY! Just click here for your copy!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Under My Skin Book Blitz & Giveaway

Under My Skin
by Laura DiamondGenre: YA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 12th 2016
Swoon Romance


Summary from Goodreads:

Bookish Brit Adam Gibson is one wonky heartbeat away from a fatal arrhythmia. He's torn between wanting to live and knowing that someone else must die in order for him to do so. He needs a new heart.


Adam stops talking to his friends, refuses to meet kids at his new school, and shuts his parents out entirely. His days are spent wondering if can cope with having a dead man's heart beating inside his chest, or if he should surrender to the thoughts of suicide swirling around in his head.


And then a donor is found.


Outspoken artist Darby Fox rarely lets anything stand in her way of achieving her goals. She also happens to be the twin sister to a perfect brother with good looks, good grades, manners, and the approval of their parents - something Darby has never had.


Darby's always had bad timing. She picks the worst time to argue with her brother Daniel. In a car with bald tires, on an icy road in the freezing cold, the unthinkable happens. In a split-second, everything changes forever.


When life forces Adam and Darby together, undeniable sparks fly, and a deep connection is made. But the secret inside of Adam may be the thing that pushes them apart forever.




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Excerpts:
ADAM:
I clutch my well-worn paperback of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein close to my heart. The doctor robbed graves, stealing body parts to create his monster. I suppress a shiver. In a way, the transplant surgeon does the same thing by harvesting a donor’s organs when they’re on the brink of death. If I get prioritized on the list, I’ll be waiting for that poor victim to arrive. Then I’ll steal his or her heart and with it, their life.
Then I’ll be the monster.


DARBY:
Images blur on a merry-go-round from Hell that spins faster with each turn. Sleet pounding the windshield. Daniel fighting with the clutch and brake. The truck’s headlights impaling us. Crunching steel. Daniel’s bloody face.
Pain stretches from my head, dragging its dirty talons down my neck and across my shoulders, ending in cold numbness at my chest. Something presses my body down. I can’t move. I can’t escape it. 


About the Author:
Laura Diamond is a board certified psychiatrist currently specializing in emergency psychiatry. She is also an author of all things young adult—both contemporary and paranormal. An avid fan of sci-fi, fantasy, and anything magical, she thrives on quirk, her lucid dreams, and coffee. When she’s not working or writing, she can be found sniffing books and drinking a latte at the bookstore or at home pondering renovations on her 225 year old fixer upper, all while obeying her feline overlords, of course.


If you’re interested in reading more about Laura, or interacting with her on the web, check out the following links:
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Friday, May 20, 2016

The Way Back to You ARC Review

The Way Back to You by Michelle Andreani & Mindi Scott
5 Stars
Let me start by saying that before even reading the synopsis, I wanted to read this book. I love reading books written by friends because I hope to one day write a book with Grace from Grace Lucy Reviews. Then I read the synopsis. Basically Ashlyn died from injuries following a bike accident and her organs were donated. Ashlyn's boyfriend Kyle and her best friend Cloudy seek out the recipients of said organs. You may be thinking that's not possible according to all kinds of laws and such, but it's all explained, I promise. Anyway, we follow these two on their journey in alternating chapters. So let's get into it, shall we?

Cloudy is, in my opinion, seemingly racked with guilt when it comes to moving on with her life. Kyle is just in denial. As two of the people who loved Ashlyn the most, these two need each other in order to heal. I did enjoy the Kyle chapters a little more than the Cloudy ones, but I figure that's because I read from the female perspective so often that I can get kind of burned out. My favorite addition to this novel was Arm. You're probably a little confused, but you'll get it once you embark on the journey. I don't think it would have been the same without her. Along the way we meet a lot of people, but the most impactful one for me, was Sonia. This woman understood and that's all you need to know.

As I have said, this book is a journey. I mean that emotionally but also it's a legitimate road trip. The authors have divided it by state. Oregon, Northern California, Southern California, Arizona, and finally Nevada. Those last two were my favorite ones. Not just because I live in Arizona either. I find that most of the super meaningful stuff happens there and also the most growth for our main characters. Sometimes getting away from your life for a bit can bring the most clarity and you definitely see that here.

Overall, I loved this book. Every second of it. Despite how many times I cried and believe me, there were a lot of tears shed. I was so emotionally attached to their story and what it all meant. It really made me think about the after and if reincarnation is indeed a thing that happens. The Way Back to You is a funny, heart wrenching, beautiful, and refreshing novel about healing and how you don't have to do it alone. I strongly recommend to anyone who has ever lost someone or anyone who loves a good emotional read. The Way Back to You is actually out now and you can grab yourself a copy at your local bookstore or on the Book Depository if you live internationally. I hope you'll give this one a shot, I'm sure glad that I did.
Xoxo,
Gabriella 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Armchair BEA Wrap Up


So Armchair BEA 2016 has officially come to an end. I really had a great time discovering new bloggers, making friends, talking all things bookish, and even winning a giveaway or two. I was reluctant to sign up because I didn't think I could do a new post each day, but I was finally convinced and I'm so glad. Some of my posts may not have been the best *cough cough* day three *cough cough*, but I had fun! I learned some things from these other people and even made plans to meet some next year! Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I cannot wait to participate next year and every year until I get to go to the live Book Expo America on the East Coast.

Here are my posts in case you missed them:
ABEA Day One: Introduction & Diversity in Books
ABEA Day Two: Aesthetic Concerns Books & Blogs
ABEA Day Three: Beyond the Books and the Blog
ABEA Day Four: Surviving Fictional Worlds

If you want to check out the other participants, they can be found here. What was your favorite topic this week? Are you thinking about participating in the future? Tell me your thoughts in the comments.
Xoxo,
Gabriella

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Armchair BEA Day Four

Surviving Fictional Worlds

What fictional world would you want to live in?
Everyone dreams of being part of a fictional world at one point or another. I am definitely not an exception to that. There are so many to choose from. Who doesn't want to go to Hogwarts, right?! I would really love to live within the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J Maas. Specifically within The Night Court. I still have a little over a hundred pages left in A Court of Mist and Fury, but as I was reading I was often thinking, "These, these are my people." If you haven't picked up this series yet, I really hope you do. The atmosphere is so beautiful despite the darkness that looms. Honorable mentions include Camp Half Blood from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan and Emerge by Tobie Easton. The latter because who doesn't want to be a mermaid?!

Which worlds do you never want to dive into?
The Maze Runner is another one. I actually have read books one through three and I just wouldn't last. I'll leave it to the characters that James Dashner has created. Also, I haven't read these books so I'm just going off of what I have heard about them. I would not want to be a part of the world within either Game of Thrones or The Hunger Games. From my understanding a lot of people die and it's been a running joke within my friends/family that I'd be the person in that Geico commercial who wants to hide behind the chainsaws. You know the one?

Which worlds are you content to stay behind the glass, so to speak, rather than wishing to dive through the page?
Definitely Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. As much as I love the story and the dinosaurs, I am definitely happy to watch from afar. Which is basically what we're all doing when we watch the movies. And while I've only read book one, I wouldn't mind watching The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken from the sidelines. What about you?

Thank you for taking the time to read my fourth Armchair BEA post. I can't believe the week is practically over! I can't wait to do this again next year! I have loved interacting with all of you! Feel free to leave a comment about the fictional worlds you would or would not want to be a part of!
Xoxo,
Gabriella

Friday, May 13, 2016

Armchair BEA Day Three

Beyond the Books

I haven't really ventured outside of the typical novel too much. I've read two graphic novels before and I rather enjoyed them and fully intend on buying more. I would really love to get into comics as well. As far as audiobooks go, I would love to find one that I could listen to without getting distracted. I tried a few samples of some audiobooks and I find that some people really drone on and it causes me to tune them out. Any recommendations? What are your favorite alternative forms of reading material?

Beyond the Blog

I dream of one day having friends nearby that share my love of reading and would like to start a weekly book club. Since I don't have that and neither does my friend Grace, we started a book club on Goodreads despite my living in Arizona and her in Australia. Anyone can join us! Other than that, I regularly update my Goodreads profile and try to converse with other bookish folk on Twitter. What bookish stuff do you do outside of blogging? If you don't blog, just what bookish stuff do you do in general? I'd love to hear from you.
Xoxo,
Gabriella

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Armchair BEA Day Two

Aesthetic Concerns: Books

I judge books by their cover, there I said it. Mostly I rely on the cover to pull me in when I'm browsing. I know I'm probably missing out on a ton of great books because of this, but it's the sad truth about advertising. If I know and like a synopsis ahead of time then the cover doesn't really matter because I know what kind of story I'm in for. I wouldn't say I'm often surprised, while a cover pulls me in, the synopsis is what keeps me around. I can't name a single book that I bought strictly because of the cover without reading the back.

As for how things look on my shelf, I definitely want my books to match. If it's not possible then I obviously have to deal with that. If I can get matching covers in matching formats that's a top priority for me. For example, I bought and loved the paperback copy of Winger by Andrew Smith and the sequel came out last year, but, as it often is with new releases, it was only in hardcover. I have been patiently waiting and will be buying the paperback when it releases this year. If that makes me a "book snob" then so be it. I enjoy having my books matching accordingly.

The last thing to address is whether the cover has to match the story within. I think it's pretty important. However, I'm not put off if it doesn't. Authors do not have control over their covers and as I said before, covers can be what pulls a person in. If it's not a perfect match, whatever. Nothing you can do about it.

Aesthetic Concerns: Blogs

I haven't thought too much about my brand as a blogger. I know that I prefer to take my own pictures of the books that I am reading and reviewing. Other than that I guess I have a format for now; title in blue, rating in yellow, etc. I think if I did put more thought into it, I probably would make some changes. For now I am happy with how I do things. Blogs, along with the people who write them, evolve gradually over time. I'm in no rush to change things.

Do you have any specific requirements for books or blogs to meet in regards to aesthetic? Let me know in the comments!
Xoxo,
Gabriella

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Armchair BEA Day One

Armchair BEA!

Hello and welcome back to my blog! For those of you who don't know, Armchair BEA is the online version of Book Expo America held for those who cannot attend the live event. I personally hadn't heard of it until this year and I was in a definite need to join. So let's give this a shot!

Introduction Questions!

What is the name you prefer to use? You can call me Gabriella.
How long have you been a book blogger? I started blogging a little over a year ago, but about a month ago I decided to switch blogs.
Have you participated in ABEA before? This is my first time doing Armchair BEA and I am quite excited about it!
Do you have a favorite book? My all time favorite book is Water for Elephants and I am definitely do for a reread really soon.
If you could recommend one other book blogger who would it be and why? I would recommend Grace from Grace Lucy Reviews. Her reviews are very thorough and in my opinion, she deserves more attention than she gets.
What book are you most excited for on your TBR? What are you most intimidated by? I'm most excited for my current read, A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas. It was actually my most anticipated book for 2016 and man is it huge. I'd say it's pretty intimidating. However, next month Samantha from Thoughts on Tomes is hosting the #TomeTopple where you tackle big books and I'm thinking of taking on The Host by Stephanie Meyer for that.
How do you arrange your bookshelves? Is there a rhyme or reason or none at all? (& #ABEASHELFIE) I actually don't have a system. I just go by feeling. I keep books by the same author together as best as I can, but other than that it's just chaos and that's how I like it. Despite that, I know where all of my books are. Now my main bookshelf is a not camera ready so my shelfie is actually of all of my overflow as I like to call it.


Day One: Diversity in Books!

I'd love to be able to say that I've read a ton of diverse books and that I have a lot to say on the topic, but I don't and that's part of the problem. I will say that I am starting to see a lot more LGBTQ books coming out and that's just wonderful, but what about racially diverse reads too? Or even diversity like physical limitations or mental ones? I think there are a lot of things that books are lacking, but I am slowly seeing change. I definitely need to get my hands on more diverse reads so everyone feel free to recommend me some!
Xoxo,
Gabriella



Saturday, May 7, 2016

Conversations: Why I Started Blogging


Welcome to my first conversations post! I planned to start last month, but didn't really have much to say on the topics so here we go!

Why did you start blogging?
I actually didn't originally plan to have a blog. I started watching a lot of "booktubers" and I had my mind set on becoming one. Mostly because my writing isn't the best and also because they seem to do a lot of cool stuff. This was my outlook before I realized that bloggers do all of the same stuff, you just might not see it because it's not a video. Anyway, I scrapped that idea because I very quickly realized that I knew absolutely nothing about editing and all of the work that really goes into a Youtube video.

It was actually quite a while after that when I realized that book blogging was a viable option for me. I hadn't seen as many book blogs, mostly because I wasn't following the right people, but I decided it was for me. Yeah, I wasn't as creative as some and for a long time my blog was strictly reviews, but I'm coming out of my shell now.

I'd be lying if I didn't say that the potential free books was a good selling point, but I also wasn't so cocky that I assumed I would be getting some or any for that matter. I still get most of my ARCs from giveaways or NetGalley and that's totally fine by me. I'm just happy to have found my people. Which happens to also be part of me blogging. None of my local friends read. I needed to be able to completely fangirl over the books I was loving and this is where I do that.

Why do you still blog?
Blogging is something I love to do. I may not post every single day like some people and I may not have a ton of variety, but it makes me happy and happiness is something you should never sacrifice. Not only that, I just love sharing what I'm loving and bringing attention to some books that I feel might not get enough.

I love how blogging has connected me to so many cool people. I get to talk to authors, whom I previously treated like celebrities, as if they are my friends and I hope some of them are. In summary, blogging has brought this shut in out into a whole new world. One which she never wants to leave.

I'd like to here about you. Do you blog? Have you thought about it, but didn't think it was for you? Tell me in the comments or better yet, write up a conversations post of your own. You can find current and future topics here.
Xoxo,
Gabriella

Monday, May 2, 2016

Girl Against the Universe Book Blast & Giveaway!

Girl Against the Universe Book Blast & Giveaway!

Gabriella: Welcome! Let's be real, you're probably here for the giveaway and that's okay! This book is totally amazing and if you're interested you can check out my review of it here. If not, feel free to continue on to the exciting stuff! I wish you luck!

Paula: Girl Against the Universe will release on May 17, 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

Here’s the official flap copy for the book:

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.

Just for fun, here’s my idea of the book in a single word:

And the book in a single 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! 
Gabriella: If those don't hook you, man who am I kidding? THEY WILL!

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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Here’s even more good news: Score an e-book of The Art of Lainey for just $1.99 all week!

I hope you'll pick up a copy of Girl Against the Universe, or really any of Paula's books because they're amazing. Feel free to fangirl with me in the comments and/or give your thoughts on the special preview. If you read it, feel free to write "See you next week, Dolphin Hater." in the comments as kind of secret wink.
Xoxo,
Gabriella