The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

A surprising and gripping sci-fi thriller with a killer twistThe 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...

Details The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

TitleThe Loneliest Girl in the Universe
Release DateJul 3rd, 2018
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction, Fiction

Reviews The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    This is a book about learning to be yourself without needing someone else, and a book about loneliness, and a book that occasionally gets really fucking scary. It plays on your deepest fears. It's a page turner — I found myself turning pages so quickly that I got a full 100 pages through without even checking the page count. I am one of those people who obsessively checks page counts. What did this book do to me. I feel like this is a book I re...
  • Alice Oseman
    HAHA. you think you can tell what this book is about from the blurb? no, no. the blurb of this book reminds me of Deadpool's marketing. you know the Deadpool movie poster where it makes it look like a fluffy romantic comedy and then you get in the cinema and there are people being brutally murdered, limbs being hacked off, etc. you're gonna go into this book thinking you're gonna read one thing and then it's gonna tear you, and itself, apart. jus...
  • jessica
    if youre going into this thinking it will be a fluffy sci-fi romance set across the stars (like me), then youre in for quite the surprise! and i mean that in the best way possible. this wasnt what i was expecting, not at all. the first 200 pages catch the reader up on the whole galaxy expedition situation and introduce romy and j, who share cute emails back and forth with each other. all is good in love and space. and then page 201 happens and ev...
  • Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
    This review can also be found on my blog, Dana and the Books. If you're going to read only one book in September, make it The Loneliest Girl in the Universe. I was one of the lucky space troopers who managed to buy an early release copy at YALC back in July. I kept seeing announcements throughout the weekend that it had sold out and were scrambling to find more. When I finally arrived on Sunday, the first thing I did was make a beeline for the Wa...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    Wow - what a thrilling, terrifying, weird little book.
  • Lucia
    The Loneliest Girl in the Universe is another example of great premise going to waste. Whoever writes blurbs at HarperTeen should get a raise because every time I finish a book by HarperTeen I vow to never read anything by them again only to break this resolution as soon as I come across some of their amazing blurbs. Unfortunately, as in the case of this book, great blurb does not guarantee great read.Storytelling - 1 STARSetting of The Loneliest...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    This was chilling and fantastic. I LOVED this book. Omg. Omggggggg.
  • Riley
    whoa this book was such a surprise. I picked it up on a whim and didn't know much about it but it wasn't at all what I expected. It was actually kind of terrifying at parts.i really loved this
  • Emer
    My advice... Know as little about this book as you can before reading it!! Some very jumbled thoughts:It started off feeling highly illogical and then I somehow forgot that this messed up logic was annoying me *shrugs shoulders*So I got caught up COMPLETELY in the storyline and well *PHOOOF* any capabilities of thinking like a normal human being I had went out the window. *waves bye bye to my brain*I got increasingly more paranoid as Gabby will t...
  • Eli
    Ahhh this was so good! I didn't really have a clue what this is about, but it was so surprising and gripping! My only negative point is that a certain someone is somehow evil without a real reason? But yeah, other than that pretty brilliant!
  • Warda
    Nope. Just nope. I think I'm being generous with the 2 star rating, but the book got slightly interesting towards the end, but I still didn't care for it. I didn't care for one aspect of this book. *sigh*
  •  ✨ Dianna ✨ (mylifeasannaidreading)
    "Love take so much energy, and it just leads to pain. I think it's probably best for people to be self-sufficient. If I was strong enough to be independent, then I wouldn't be so desperately lonely. I'm sure of it." This book was cruel. Like the MC, I was led to believe that this is just a sappy space romance. But here's the thing: the blurb was nothing but a self-effacing description of this book and its true purpose was to tear your expectatio...
  • Ahmed Ejaz
    "Someone outside of a situation is never able to truly judge the best actions to take." Disgusting. That's the first thing came to my mind after finishing it. It could have been so much better than this. Literally! And it was going better. But shit happened!!!! The story is about a girl named, Romy, who is on the ship, The Infinity, which is going to a distant planet having suitable conditions for life. This is the program by NASA. She is all al...
  • Amelia
    I honestly just thought this book was going to be about a young teenager who falls in love with someone she doesn't know in person. But I was so wrong! There was a twist I did not see coming until it was revealed. A romance with a huge twist. As soon as I hit 100 pages I struggled to put it down! Anyone who loves stories like this I highly recommend you pick it up. I'm really sad this book was as short as it is.
  • Romie
    “But some days it's hard to remember the exciting parts. I get stuck in the memories. It's hard to focus on the future when the past is so distracting.”I fell in love with this book the moment I read the first line. I remember I sent my best friend a message saying, ‘you know this feeling when you start a book and you know it's going to be a new favourite? That's what I'm feeling right now.’ I just knew. And I wasn't wrong.This book has a...
  • Kayla Dawn
    It could have been a bit longer, the ending came quite quickly but I loved it. Even though you spent most of your time with one character in the same setting it doesn't get boring. You're to invested in the backstory and what's about to come.
  • Rae
    Fun side note to begin this review. I apparently had no clue how to spell “loneliest” before I began typing this title and spell check kept sneaking an extra “e” in there! Now I know! The Loneliest Girl in the Universe was such an entertaining, different, and surprisingly good book! I have heard so much about it lately and when it kept popping up I finally broke down and decided I needed to see what the hype was all about. I didn’t real...
  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    “I’ve got the half-real fear that creeps up on you in the middle of the night, making you think that there is a monster in your room.” This should have been a five star reading. The book has a unique and interesting take on grief and loneliness. It should have been a favorite read for me, but that damn ending... This is a curious little book. We have our main protagonist, Romy. Who is a sixteen year old girl that was born in space. Her par...
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    ♦ Video Review ♦The Loneliest Girl in the Universe is a book that will blow your mind for sure, even if you think you know what you're getting yourself into.I loved following our main character Romy on her daily routine and to see her just trying to have a good life on this ship while being all alone.The concept around this is so intriguing and has so much packed into it, you cannot even guess. This book will catch you off guard for sure. A...
  • Maddie
    My favourite Lauren James book yet! She masters all the plot twists and the slow release of information and revelations so you never know who you can trust (just like Romy!) It felt like a very classic psychological thriller set in space while also being completely unpredictable. The setting was so atmospheric and the way the novel progresses is absolutely amazing. As soon as things started to go wrong, I couldn't put the book down. With such a b...
  • Book Roast
    A strong 3 stars, close to 4 but not quite. It was just what I needed, a very easy going almost fluffy (romance??) sci-fi (although definitely had dark bits). Atmosphere and intrigue where the strongest parts in this book for me. It's about a girl who's born in space and thus has very limited social experiences (although social, and other, skills a bit too developed to be believable from psychological point of view but let's not get into that too...
  • Robin Bonne
    This book was not what I expected. It got dark, and then even darker. The author created an eerie sense of paranoia and isolation. Sci-fi horror done right.
  • Mari
    I surprisingly read this book really fast considering that it was set in a single place for its entirety. I can’t believe how gripping this was!While reading I guess I was mainly terrified by the fact that Romy had been alone on the spaceship for years and years and that she still had to wait like 20 years more without living a proper life. Being alone and stuck in a single place for an unquantifiable amount of time is a new phobia of mine now ...
  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
    I was so excited to get this book, it was one of my most anticipated upcoming releases for this month, and it did not disappoint.I found the beginning a little slow, like maybe the first 50-75 pages. It’s really well written though! The format is so interesting, it goes from like kind of first person descriptions of Romy’s life, and also emails, audio messages etc. It slowly feeds in more information over the book, and I loved that, it added ...
  • Stacey (prettybooks)
    Even though The Loneliest Girl in the Universe isn't out until September, I had to pick it up because people wouldn't stop talking about it. I'm rubbish at resisting hype and I just had to see what magic Lauren James created this time.I love a good space story and The Loneliest Girl in the Universe made me realise how much more YA sci-fi I need to discover. I obviously do not read/watch enough because I had to engage Lauren in a lengthy conversa...
  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    I read The Loneliest Girl in one sitting, and had an absolute blast! I feel like the marketing is half the magic, because it sets up your expectations so well, that you can only be surprised by the story! Lauren's writing is so entertaining and she handled having (practically) just one character soooo well. I loved how the suspense built, and the ending was really satisfying. It's definitely my favourite of her books so far!
  • Justine
    The summary for this book doesn't really prepare you for what is in reality a neat psychological thriller. As others have said, this is a book best read blind, and is the perfect way to fill a rainy day or a chilly night.
  • Monica
    3.5 - I just didn’t love this quite as much as everyone else, but it is definitely a fun read! I just felt like the build up didn’t lead to an amazing ending.
  • Liv (Оља)
    1.5/5I am never trusting booktubers again. Ever. I get burned every time with something they make look interestig and good.The motif behind the big thing was awful and nothing I could ever believe. Romy was annoying and trying to be Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl in space - which was UNBEARABLE. At this point in time I feel like mental health rep is just thrown in everywhere so that the SJWs won't complain about it. And with all due respect, you can fi...