Can’t Wait Wednesday – Spotlight on THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE by Lauren James


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE by Lauren James.   I have to admit that the cover of this book is what really drew me to it – that image of the girl sitting alone, surrounded by all of that darkness and looking out at the vastness of space.  As I started reading the synopsis, I got really excited when I saw that it’s actually a sci-fi thriller, which wasn’t at all what I was expecting based on the cover.  I especially want to know what J’s mission is and why it makes Romy suddenly think that there are worse things than being all alone in space.  It sounds so ominous…



Publication Date:   July 3, 2018


From Goodreads:

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….


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

34 replies
  1. Verushka
    Verushka says:

    Oh my gosh, I agree about the cover — it’s gorgeous, and so lonely at the same time. From where the blrub started, I did not expect it to end on such an ominous note — you have me intrigued!

  2. Brooke
    Brooke says:

    I’m usually NOT a Sci-Fi girl but this sounds amazing!! I’ve seen the cover floating around but hadn’t stopped to read the synopsis–I’m hooked!!

  3. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    Ooh that last sentence really does pull you in. I’m not always a huge fan of books set in space; they really freak me out. LOL I’m curious though!

  4. Helena @ The Life of a Booknerd Addict
    Helena @ The Life of a Booknerd Addict says:

    Really!!!😱I haven’t seen this book around yet. But I haven’t been one for a wild either.😂 But you are right, the cover is catching and the synopsis is even better. I hardly read sci-fi but for some reason, it seems to grow on me, lately and this one sounds pretty good. Thank you for featuring it, Suzanne. I hope you have a wonderful day 💋 xoxo

  5. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    Is this being re-released? I swear, I thought it came out last year some time. And it’s been sitting on my Amazon wish list for quite a while. Now I’m curious and have to go look it up. LOL Either way, I agree that this sci-fi thriller sounds super interesting!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I went back and looked at Goodreads and I think it was released in some form late last year and is now being re-released. Not sure why.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks! Oh and I just tried to visit your blog and I’m getting a weird fatal error message every time I try to click on a post.

  6. Daniela Ark
    Daniela Ark says:

    I think I saw this ARC on Netgalley and didn’t request it because I had too many ARCs pending BUT I remember thinking OH WOW this concept sounds so good! SO YES! I’m looking forward to this one too!

  7. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    I wouldn’t have expected a sci-fi thriller either, looking at the cover. It sounds like it will be good though. I hadn’t heard of this one, but it sounds like one worth checking out! Thanks for the head’s up!

  8. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks
    Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks says:

    This one is really exciting indeed, I have seen it around the blogosphere a lot and really wanted an ARC at one point 🙂 don’t remember if I requested.. Must have! Cause I think I remember getting turned down xD

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I haven’t tried to request it yet but if you got turned down, I’m sure I would too. I’ll definitely read this one when it comes out though.

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