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The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by 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 . . .

Woah it's good.

I read this book in one sitting because I literally couldn't put it down. It's completely addictive and so tense all the way through. I loved seeing where it went and the twists and turns as it got there.

Romy's story is a fascinating one. She's the only crew member of a ship flying to a new planet to set up a new earth for future generations. What I loved particularly about her is that she's such a normal girl in extraordinary circumstances. She writes fan fiction, she binges her favourite TV shows as well as having a brilliant working knowledge of astrophysics so she can run the ship, keep it on course and set up a new planet upon arrival.

The story gets going when Romy finds out that she another ship is about to join her mission and she's about to be joined by a boy only a little bit older than herself with whom she communicates via messages. I enjoyed seeing how their communication developed over the course of the story and how intense things became as the story unfolded before me.

All in all an awesome read which was awesome.