I’d been wanting to read this little beauty since it’s release and then I was lucky enough to win a giveaway run by the lovely Jenn and found myself in possession of a SIGNED copy. Talk about luck! Well, a little bit of luck at a bad time as the day I received the book I had just missed my flight and it would be a few days before I could re-schedule it. Needless to say I was thrilled to start reading it!
“On bad days, I worry about my responsibilities until my gut cramps and my head feels full of knives.” – The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
I read no reviews before reading this book nor did I read the blurb, and I would absolutely suggest that that is the best way to go into it, and so I will be giving very little away in this review, other than what can be found on the back of the book, which let me tell you, does not do the book justice!
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 . . .
Lauren James has solidified herself as one of the masters of plot twists. I certainly did not see the one coming at the end of this book… The Loneliest Girl in the Universe is the perfect YA psychological thriller, not to mention it’s set in space… I mean come on! Her description of the setting was so spot on that I could close my eyes and I would be sitting alongside Romy at the command centre of the ship.
How did I rate it?
The book had a lot to live up to for me as I had heard so many people raving about it and I will tell you now it did not disappoint and this was definitely a 5/5 stars for me! If you buy one book in the next week, make sure it’s the Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James. You can pick up your copy here
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