The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

About The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

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 . . .

Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ½

I may not have been blogging as much as I should recently, but I have been reading! I’ve got plenty of books I’ve really enjoyed to tell you about, so hopefully look out for some reviews over the next couple of weeks…

First up, is almost the first book I picked up at YALC a few weeks ago. Lauren James’ The Loneliest Girl in the Universe. Which attendees were able to buy before its official release on the 7th September.

I was well-behaved and managed to hold off reading it until my train home on the Monday. I didn’t quite manage to finish before the train pulled into the station. It should give you some idea of how much I enjoyed The Loneliest Girl in the Universe. That I called into a café for a chai latte. Rather than head straight home, so I could finish the last few pages.

I’m going to try to not offer up any spoilers for this one, because you’re really better off not knowing anything. It’s going to be hard not to imply though. Because just by taking about it, I may end up implying stuff.

So, stop reading now, if you do want to avoid even the merest hint. If you’ve loved Lauren James books before, then rest assured you’ll love this one too. Lauren’s skill at creating amazing characters is as strong as ever.

Still here? Okay then. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe is so much more than it first appears. Or even as it appears while you’re reading it. All the Lauren James trademarks are there. Great characters… Cracking story… Entertaining writing style… And then takes it up a whole bunch of notches, when the story hits its stride.

Romy, who for most of the book is the only character ‘on the page’ holds your attention. Sure other characters appear in the past or off-screen, but for most of it. We only have Romy for company. And she is such a fantastic, likeable person that you hardly notice.

You will root for this girl so much!

Do yourself a favour and grab a copy as soon as you can.