"Waiting On" Wednesday: Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes (WoW #2)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week I am featuring:

Title: Girl Against the Universe
Author: Paula Stokes
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected publication date: May 17, 2016
Pre-order links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Book Depository | Indiebound

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.

(image and summary lifted from Goodreads)

Why I’m waiting:
  • That pretty cover. *drools* 
  • Because reasons.
  • Seven "secret" messages hidden in the book. To see what I mean by "secret" messages, check out the guest post Paula Stokes did in Fiction Fare. All gems, TBH.
So what book are YOU waiting for today? Post your WoW link at the comments section! I’d love to stop by. :)


  1. Thanks for dropping by on the blog! I have an eARC of this one! Hopefully I could get to it soon! Have a wonderful day!

    My WoW!

    Kate @ The Bookaholic Blurbs!

  2. Ohh yes! Paula writes awesome stories! I hope you love!!

  3. Sounds like a fun one. I want to see how her luck turns.

  4. I want this one so bad too! I read one of the author's other books before but it was under her pseudonym and historical so I am excited to read a contemporary of her's, especially one that sounds this goof.

  5. This sounds like it's going to be not only really good but fun!

    Sarah @ Aphonic Sarah

  6. I'm really excited for this! I'm normally not someone that reads about sports, let alone tennis, but I loved The Art of Lainey so I'm sure I'll love this one!