It’s live!! Cover Reveal: Vicarious by Paula Stokes + Giveaway (International)



Hello, YABCers!

Today we’re super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for VICARIOUS by Paula Stokes, releasing August 2016 from Tor Teen. Before we get to the cover, here’s a note from Paula:

I am so excited to be here on YABC revealing the cover for VICARIOUS. This book has been the slowest of all my books as far as path to publication. I wrote it way back in 2012, but due to a variety of factors (finishing grad school, overlapping deadlines with my work-for-hire books, my option clause, etc.) it didn’t go out on sub until the end of 2013 and it’s not hitting the shelves until over four years after I started writing it. Having these characters in my brain for so long has made them incredibly real to me. I wanted a cover that did justice to their story and struggles, so what I asked for was a fierce-looking Korean model, the St. Louis skyline, and a dark, gritty futuristic feel. So basically this cover is everything I’ve ever dreamed of, and then some. Even the little things like the swirls of snow, the tilted horizon, and the fonts are perfect. I am so grateful to my editor Melissa Frain and the design team at Tor for coming up with this incredible cover art! I hope you love it as much as I do 🙂

~ Paula Stokes (VICARIOUS, Tor Teen)




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by Paula Stokes
Release date: August 2016
Publisher: Tor Teen
About the Book
Winter Kim and her sister, Rose, have always been inseparable. Together, the two of them survived growing up in a Korean orphanage and being trafficked into the United States.
Now they work as digital stunt girls for Rose’s ex-boyfriend, Gideon, engaging in dangerous and enticing activities while recording their neural impulses for his Vicarious Sensory Experiences, or ViSEs. Whether it’s bungee jumping, shark diving, or grinding up against celebrities at the city’s hottest dance clubs, Gideon can make it happen for you, for a price.
When Rose disappears and a ViSE recording of her murder is delivered to Gideon, Winter won’t rest until she finds her sister’s killer. But when the clues she uncovers conflict with the neural recordings her sister made, Winter isn’t sure what to believe. To find out what happened to Rose, she’ll have to untangle what’s real from what only seems real, risking her life in the process.
Great for fans of All Our Yesterdays, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Inception, Vicarious is an unforgettable, action-packed, high-tech thriller.



b2ap3_thumbnail_Paula-Stokes-2-web-res.jpgAbout the Author

Paula Stokes grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where she studied psychology, education, and nursing. In between her degrees, she worked as an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea. Paula is the author of several books for teens, including Liars, Inc. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.


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Giveaway Details

One winner will receive a signed ARC of VICARIOUS (when available). 

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

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43 thoughts on “It’s live!! Cover Reveal: Vicarious by Paula Stokes + Giveaway (International)”

  1. Tasleema begum says:

    Wow this book sounds awesome. The ViCE aspect sounds like such a cool concept. Really looking forward to this one!

  2. Zachary Flye says:

    I’ve been wanting to read this book since Paula first told me about it! The cover is absolutely gorgeous and I love that they didn’t white-wash the protagonist! I can’t wait to read this futuristic murder mystery.

  3. Ashley says:

    That cover is awesome and the book sounds way different than anything I’ve read before. Can’t wait to read it!

  4. Denise H says:

    Love the cover and looking forward to reading this book!

  5. Shannon Mizikoski says:

    I LOVE the synopsis of the book, and the cover is great- I love the pops of yellow, they draw my attention 🙂

  6. danielle hammelef says:

    I love the cover! I have never read or even heard of a book with this plot for YA, so I’m excited to read how you did it. I love mysteries and action and your book promises this and so much more.

  7. Betul E. says:

    The cover is BEAUTIFUL!! And the synopsis is awesome! cant wait to read this book!!

    Betul E.

  8. Tammy VanScoy says:

    The cover is catchy. The story sounds very interesting. The idea of seeing her sister’s murder is creepy. Inception is one of my favorite movies (Joseph Gordon Levitt heck yeah).

  9. Petra says:

    Great cover. The model looks fierce! Sounds really interesting. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was the first thing that came to mind when I read the synopsis.

  10. raphaela p. says:

    beautiful.i am definately going to read this 😀

  11. Mariana says:

    Sounds awesome! I definitely think it’ll be interesting. As for the cover, I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover but I really like it.

  12. Rhea says:

    I LOVE Paula Stokes and Liars, INC is one of my favorite books of all times…needless to say, I am super excited for Vicarious 🙂 Thanks so much for the giveaway

  13. Amanda S. says:

    I loved Lainey and Liars so I was pumped about this. Then I read the synopsis…more pumped. Then the cover? WOW! Paula then solidified it for me by saying the cat in it looks a little like my weirdo Peanut. I can’t wait for this book!

  14. Cintia says:

    The cover is stunning. I can’t wait to read this! It sounds like it’s gonna have a bit of everything I like in my books, and tough ladies too!

  15. Susan T. says:

    This sounds super exciting and I love the cover! The main character sounds like she kicks butt!

  16. Kristy Petree says:

    I love the synopsis and cover. I’m a big fan The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and all things YA (including Paula’s last book, Liars, Inc.). I love the angles and dimension on the cover, plus I’m a Missourian so that skyline is pretty awesome to see on a book cover. Thanks!

  17. Emily says:

    The cover is gorgeous and I’d read anything by paula stokes

  18. Kira NenadVuletic says:

    Another SUPER SPECIAL AWESOME COVER and interesting story ! Yes , please!!!

  19. Karen Woodard says:

    Both have me very excited!

  20. Echo Lawburn says:

    The cover gives off a very adventurous look and the description is so well written!!:p

  21. Paula Stokes says:

    Thanks for all your lovely comments and good luck to everyone in the contest! 😀

  22. Bieke says:

    This sounds SO awesome! 😀 And that cover is fabulous!

  23. Mariana Pèrez says:

    😀 I love the cover. It’s very interesting. As for the synopsis, the book send to have a very good concept and I can’t wait to read it

  24. Roxanne says:

    I love the cover and the book sounds so interesting, I can’t wait to get my hands on this!

  25. Love ’em both!! Sounds (and looks) kickass!

  26. Kalani says:

    It’s really nice though I like the cover for Liars, Inc. better! 😀

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  28. karin says:

    This book sounds amazing! I love the cover and the synopsis 🙂

  29. Vivien says:

    This sounds like such a great adventure. Love the cover!

  30. Caitlin says:

    The cover is really cool. Winter looks like a woman of action. The book sounds very exciting, and I would love to read it!

  31. Victoria says:

    The cover is beautiful and the story sounds so good!

  32. JackieS says:

    I like that the cover immediately anchors me in a specific place. I also like the sense of motion. This one sounds great!

  33. Kara S says:

    The cover lets me know to raise my expectations — big things are coming! It definitely reminds me of a movie poster for a summer blockbuster.

  34. Sahar A. says:

    The cover looks badass and I think the synopsis was a nice change from the typical YA trends right now 😀

  35. Brianna says:

    Love it. Love it love it love it 🙂

  36. Fantasy Angel says:

    OMG THIS BOOK SOUNDS AMAZING! I love the synopsis so much and the cover is awesome! I can’t wait to read this!! Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

  37. Alyssa Susanna says:

    I will be looking out for this book next year! I need more mysteries/thrillers in my life. 🙂 Lovely cover – probably my favorite of Paula’s/Fiona’s books!

    Thank you!

  38. rebecca says:

    she looks really tough and cool:)

  39. Jinkee says:

    Cover looks great and the story sounds interesting.

  40. Jessica Fox says:

    The cover reminds me of a scene in Underworld wear Selene is standing on top of a tall building. The synopsis sounds great, if the author can pull it off… we will soon see.

  41. Ashley says:

    The cover is incredible and the story sounds just awesome. More diversity in YA! 😀 *grabby hands*

  42. Karen Mikusak says:

    Love the cover and synopsis. Looks like an interesting book.

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