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The Loneliest Girl in the Universe – Lauren James

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 . . .

Look, the SCI-FI thriller/horror books that I have read [attempted] I haven’t got along with. *cough* Illuminae*cough* BUT THIS WAS FREAKING FABULOUS. I don’t usually that books on spaceships because I have a fear of being lost in space and floating away throughout all eternity. Yeah. When films have scenes in space and all that creepy shit happens, I usually feel extremely faint. Anyways,

With this I felt the perfect mixture of fear but enjoyment. I was like shit, shit, shit, I hope she doesn’t fall out of the door (this wouldn’t have been that easy) or holy crap, what if she runs out of fuel?? I just.

This mixed creepy, humour, romance, loneliness – it was a blend of a bit of everything and it never felt too much. The suspense was built up, and then bam PLOT TWIST, and you were just left gripping those pages, mouth hanging open, heart beating like OHHHH MY GODDDDD ROMY YOU IDIOT, DON’T DIE!!

Honestly. Romy is the perfect blend of female heroine. She’s capable and independent and at the same time this makes her vulnerable and gullible and leads her into this mess. BUT YOU CAN’T BLAME HER. This poor girl has been on her own.


I was like NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I felt so bad for her. And then she made that discovery and I nearly cried with relief/happiness with her and I hope one day she gets to set foot on an actual planet.

(please be a second book, I need this)

BUT YES. THIS WAS 290 PAGES OF PURE FABULOUSNESS. I admit, to begin with, I was a bit sad it was so short, but that’s perfect. It meant it wasn’t dragged out at all.




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