Hi Everyone, so today I part of Paula's Book Blast of her latest book, THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENED, hitting the shelves in July, which isn't long away. I've only read one other book and that's The Girl Against the Universe which you can find my review here. I absolutely loved that one and I can't wait to finally read this. It's been on my kindle for a while and I hope to buddy read it with the lovely Jasprit soon. Anyways onto the post - here's a little more about the book as well as a giveaway. So spread the word of this amazing book. Go go go!

This Is How It Happened
Release Date - July 11th 2017
Publisher - HarperTeen
Pre-Order - Amazon | Book Depository 

When Genevieve Grace wakes up from a coma, she can’t remember the car crash that injured her and killed her boyfriend Dallas, a YouTube star who had just released his first album. Genevieve knows she was there, and that there was another driver, a man named Brad Freeman, who everyone assumes is guilty. But as she slowly pieces together the night of the accident, Genevieve is hit with a sickening sense of dread—that maybe she had something to do with what happened.

As the internet rages against Brad Freeman, condemning him in a brutal trial by social media, Genevieve escapes to her father’s house, where she can hide from reporters and spend the summer volunteering in beautiful Zion National Park. But she quickly realizes that she can’t run away from the accident, or the terrible aftermath of it all.

Incredibly thought-provoking and beautifully told, Paula Stokes’s story will compel readers to examine the consequences of making mistakes in a world where the internet is always watching…and judging.

Paula StokesAbout Paula
Paula 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.
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  1. I love Stokes and I loved this book! I liked the way it unfolded, and being there as Genevieve dealt with the aftermath.

  2. I love Paula Stokes! Thanks for reminding me this is coming out soon!


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