The Loneliest Girl in the Universe (Hardcover)
A surprising and gripping sci-fi thriller with a killer twist
The daughter of two astronauts, Romy Silvers is no stranger to life in space. But she never knew how isolating the universe could be until her parents’ tragic deaths left her alone on the Infinity, a spaceship speeding away from Earth.
Romy tries to make the best of her lonely situation, but with only brief messages from her therapist on Earth to keep her company, she can’t help but feel like something is missing. It seems like a dream come true when NASA alerts her that another ship, the Eternity, will be joining the Infinity.
Romy begins exchanging messages with J, the captain of the Eternity, and their friendship breathes new life into her world. But as the Eternity gets closer, Romy learns there’s more to J’s mission than she could have imagined. And suddenly, there are worse things than being alone….
Now nominated as a YALSA Quick Pick!
“Gripping psychological thriller with a very relatable heroine.”
“The Loneliest Girl in the Universe is shocking and brutal and has the best twist I’ve ever read. The sinister realism of Romy’s situation is as terrifying as it is gripping, and I was rooting for her from beginning to end.”
“Loneliest Girl just blew my mind.”
“A fantastic slow-build drama”
“A tense, psychological thriller that will leave you gasping for air.”
“A white-knuckle ride through space, science, love, and fandom. I was completely gripped from start to finish. I can’t wait to see what Lauren James dreams up next!”
“Gripping and utterly addictive. An absolutely stellar read.”
“Whatever your expectations, The Loneliest Girl in the Universe willy defy them. Exceptionally clever storytelling from a talented, versatile writer.”
“This book moves at full throttle from beginning to end. Lauren James isn’t just headed for the stars--she’s already there.”
“[James] skillfully, slowly unspools suspense and dread… This slow-burn genre-blender has surprising twists and turns, and patient readers will be rewarded by the explosive ending.”
[A] stunning twist takes the sci-fi premise into psychological thriller territory…a blur of action in hyperspeed that will leave readers breathless by this end of this satisfying genre mash-up.