Title: the Loneliest Girl in the Universe

Author: Lauren James

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: September 1, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Where I received the book: I received a copy of this book from Walker Books Aus in exchange for a honest review.

Star rating:★★★★

Summary: 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 . . .


i was recommended this book by my lovely friend sarah. my god i’m glad.

this is the first book i’ve read by lauren james, and it certainly won’t be the last. i absolutely love her writing style, it flows so well and is easily. although at times it was slow and boring due to the nature of the book, i still really enjoyed reading it.

i’ve seen many people describe this book as a “psychological thriller” but there is nothing thrilling about it. science fiction, most definitely, but it was fairly easy to guess the plot.

i really enjoyed reading about romy, she was so relatable and fun. if it weren’t for her, the loneliest girl in the universe would’ve been very boring (seeing as it’s set as a girl in a spaceship by herself).

overall, i really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend others to pick it up asap.

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