Release Date: September 7th 2017.
Publisher: Walker Books Australia.
Source: From Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Cover: Love it! It drew me right in.
Synoposis from Goodreads:
Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never met, never even spoken to – someone who is light years away?
Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission to establish a second home for humanity amongst the stars. Alone in space, she is the loneliest girl in the universe until she hears about a new ship which has launched from Earth – with a single passenger on board. A boy called J.
Their only communication with each other is via email – and due to the distance between them, their messages take months to transmit across space. And yet Romy finds herself falling in love.
But what does Romy really know about J? And what do the mysterious messages which have started arriving from Earth really mean?
Sometimes, there’s something worse than being alone . . .
The Loneliest Girl In The Universe was a breathtaking read. Lauren James has written an impressive sci-fi about a girl travelling in space all alone after the death of the crew. It was a raw and real read that had me gripped from the first page.
Romy Silvers is bound for a new planet. She is alone on her ship, and her communication with Earth takes years to send and receive. She gets by watching her favourite series and writing fan fiction based on it. She thought she’d be alone for the rest of the mission, But then she receives news that a second ship has been sent up and she starts communicating with the boy on it – J. They aren’t close enough yet to communicate any other way but via email, but Romy finds herself slowly falling for him.
When command changes on earth, Romy has restrictions placed on her to preserve the ship, and although the restrictions are making life hard, Romy waits them out, dreaming about J as the days creep closer to when she’ll finally meet him.
When they do meet, it is more explosive than Romy imagined.
This isn’t a simple love story – there is a surprise twist that will leave your heart pounding and on the edge of your seat. It blew my mind. Lauren James has weaved an incredible plot. I loved it.
The Loneliest Girl In The Universe is a gripping space travelling narrative with a stand out main character that felt real. It was an emotional rollercoaster ride, one I was glad I went on. It is a must read. I highly recommend it for all lovers of YA not just those who love sci-fi.
I need to get my hands on more Lauren James books ASAP.
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