It’s been so long, but I’m excited to be doing another awesome book blast to promote one of the coolest authors I know, Paula Stokes. While This is How it Happened isn’t my favorite novel by Stokes, I appreciated how much thought went into spreading awareness for the topics brought up in this story in a way that was natural and thoughtful. Here’s a little bit more about it:
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.
Sound great? Start reading the first four chapters here and enter the giveaway below! Paula is giving away a second finished copy of This is How it Happened with this book blast on Instagram. Check her home feed (@pstokesbooks) for another chance to win. Both contests are INTL and end on July 7th.