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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

[Blog tour] The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna + Giveaway!

In which Sophie Sophia, our fantastic protagonist, lists down the ways on how you can get over a crush, pronto~

When I first saw the line up for the blog tour, I was so overwhelmed because I got to be in a tour with other fantastic bloggers, and I also get to showcase this awesome book about a girl named Sophie Sophia who has a Shaman Panda. Cool, right?

The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna
Published July 11th 2013 by Philomel

Sophie Sophia is obsessed with music from the late eighties. She also has an eccentric physicist father who sometimes vanishes for days and sees things other people don’t see. But when he disappears for good and Sophie’s mom moves them from Brooklyn, New York, to Havencrest, Illinois, for a fresh start, things take a turn for the weird. Sophie starts seeing things, like marching band pandas, just like her dad.

Guided by Walt, her shaman panda, and her new (human) friend named Finny, Sophie is determined to find her father and figure out her visions, once and for all. So she travels back to where it began—New York City and NYU’s physics department. As she discovers more about her dad’s research on M-theory and her father himself, Sophie opens her eyes to the world’s infinite possibilities—and her heart to love.

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Sophie Sophia in The Theory of Everything sees things. She has a shaman panda. She loves music from the 80's! But she also has a crush. Because no matter what's happening in life, there's always room for a crush, right? But what about when you want to get over them? Well, since Sophie likes to make lists, she made one exclusively for Amaterasu Reads about exactly that: getting over a crush. May this list help you with moving on – even if you don't have a giant panda.

How To Get Over A Crush, Pronto
By Sophie Sophia

1. Deface said crush's face with a mustache.
2. Look at it, daily, to remind you of his/her fictional dark side.
3. Immerse yourself in a new hobby like water ballet. Or wallet crocheting!
4. Watch cult classics while eating mounds of chocolate-chocolate chip ice cream.
5. Hang out with your shaman panda. You have a crush on him, too. Who wouldn't? He's a panda.
6. Take a deep breath and get ready for the next crush. (It's already on its way...)


Because Kari Luna is overflowing with awesomeness, I have SWAG to giveaway! If you want to win an awesome poster and a set of buttons (picture shown below), answer this question:

How do you deal with a crush when you don't want to have it, anymore?

Leave your answers in the comments section and a way to contact you! Best answer wins! This contest is OPEN INTERNATIONALLY, ends AUGUST 4th. If you spread the word about the contest, I will forever love you. :)

Continue the tour – and get the low-down on Sophie and mixtapes – Friday, July 19th, at Perpetual Page Turner

About the author:

Kari Luna is a teen novelist and whimsicologist. Her YA debut, The Theory of Everything, combines string theory, 80's mixtapes and shaman pandas in one book without making you dizzy! Almost. Watch the awesome video here: And find Kari, here: tweet: @wordette blog:

My review for The Theory of Everything will be posted tomorrow, so watch out for it!


  1. Okay, I think I'm an expert at this.

    1. I make sure I don't see him.
    2. I don't stalk him online. Which really hard because I just about stalk anyone.
    3. Immerse myself into reading books and watching movies and TV shows! I'm bound to realize these fictional boys are so great and that my crush can't compare. That I'll find someone better. Haha!

    The buttons and the poster, GAH, they are so cute! Hope I win! <3

  2. Hmm, I would try to find reasons to dislike him and flaws in his personality which would make me wanna hate him. I would try to look around for someone else far more better than him. Would spend great time with my best friends and family such as shopping, cinema,etc so that I won't be able to think of him.

    Cute Giveaway :)

    1. Delete the pictures of crush, which I probably saved in my super secret folder on my hard drive
    2. Unfriend and unfollow crush on facebook and twitter respectively to abolish stalkerish habits which consists of me staring at his profile picture all day and liking/favoriting most of his updates
    3. Hide under an invisible magic cape if crush ever tries to talk to me (because let's admit it: if i let him talk to me, i wouldn't be able to resist those charming good looks)
    4. If crush has a hot brother or cousin, focus hormones on them instead
    5. List down the many cons of liking crush and put it beside my bed, like a mantra
    6. Realize I'm so much better off without stupid crush
    7. If all else fails, move to another town.

    Just in case, here's my email ureta.hazel [at] yahoo [dot] com

  4. Crush Memory Wipe

    1. Set your cellphone with a fifteen minute alarm then lie totally still on a bench. Imagine that this was how time crushing on was like. Going nowhere. When the alarm goes off you'll be relieved to finally be able to move (on).

    2. Buy a bag of candy and leave it on a park bench. Watch for an hour or until someone picks it up. Know that is pretty much what you did while crushing on said person. Is it really worth continuing?

    3. Give your best friend sour candy and watch him/her eat it. Get that their facial reaction is how they feel on the inside when you keep talking about this crush over and over. Embarrassed yet?

    4. Treat yourself to spa-day and pick a sexy male masseuse.

    5. Do not go looking for a relationship just to get over a crush. This move leads to disaster.

    6. Close your eyes if the first thing you see in your mind's eye isn't that old crush. You're ready to move on. If not go to back through these tips again but set the alarm five minutes longer each time. Only time will tell how much you love yourself (and your free time) enough to move on.

    Cool giveaway, what a great way to get readers to interact with your post.

    You may love me forever:



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